This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It constitutes the slavery and human trafficking statement for Mercer Limited (the Company) in respect of the financial year ending 31 December 2018.
Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organisations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Mercer has more than 23,000 employees based in 44 countries.
The Company is part of the Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) group which is a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in risk, strategy and people. The MMC group has approximately 65,000 employees worldwide.
MMCs other main operating companies are Marsh and Jelf (insurance broking and risk management), Guy Carpenter, (reinsurance and intermediary advisory services) and Oliver Wyman (management, economic and brand strategy consulting).
Our Supply Chain
As a professional services provider, the Company does not operate in an industry where modern slavery is prevalent but nevertheless is committed to taking steps to uncover any potential risks within its supply chain.
The Company uses a central procurement process operated by MMC which trades with in excess of 60,000 suppliers across over 82 different countries.
The Company has various policies in place which aim to minimise the risk of modern slavery or human trafficking, and encourage reporting of any related concerns, including:
The Company includes a specific requirement for compliance with modern slavery legislation in its standard terms and conditions and contracting agreements with suppliers.
The Company's Modern Slavery Policy has been rolled out to all staff, and incorporated into induction training. It includes information on who staff should contact if they have any concerns.
Employees are encouraged to report any concerns or suspicions regarding the presence of modern slavery within the supply chain.
An Ongoing Commitment
Mercer recognises that tackling modern slavery requires a continuing year-on-year commitment and will continue to undertake due diligence in our supply chain and review and improve procedures to help identify and prevent the risk of modern slavery or human trafficking occurring.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and has been approved by the Board of the Company on 23 May 2019.