This statement is made pursuant to section 54 (1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 30 September 2017.

Organisation’s structure

Mintel Group Ltd. is a global market intelligence agency with offices in Belfast, Chicago, Kuala Lumpur, London, Mumbai, New York, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Stuttgart, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto. We have teams of researchers on all continents who work with many of the world’s leading market data and research suppliers in order to provide our clients with a unique perspective on the consumer landscape and a clear roadmap to navigate it. We have over 850 employees worldwide.  We are a key member of the Market Research Society.

Our policies on slavery and human trafficking

We have zero tolerance for slavery and human trafficking.  We are committed to no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our own business. We will implement and enforce effective systems and controls to address the risk of modern slavery and human tracking in our supply chains and our own business. As part of our obligation to report on our steps to combat potential slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our own business, we are developing a specific Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy which will be put into place during our financial year ending 30 September 2017. This policy will reflect Mintel’s commitment and resolve to maintain appropriate systems and controls to ensure that slavery and human trafficking have no place within our supply chains and our own business.

 

Due Diligence and Oversight

To ensure that our key supply chains support our commitment, Mintel intends to develop a supplier questionnaire which will seek information regarding our key supplier’s policies and approaches to assist Mintel in evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks posed by our suppliers, and understanding the steps being taken by them to address such risks within their own businesses. This questionnaire will be sent to all existing key suppliers and potential new suppliers, and the responses audited to assess any such risks. We intend to re-issue the questionnaire to suppliers at regular intervals to keep us fully informed as to any such risks within our supply chain. Besides developing and implementing the questionnaire, we will also develop a dedicated compliance team which will consist of representatives of the following key departments in our organization:

 

  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • IT
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Sales

 

The initial task of the compliance team will be to set performance indicators under the Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy.

 

Training:

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, Mintel will provide training to all current staff as well as future employees on the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

 

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Peter I. Haigh

Global CEO

 

Date:   27 April 2017