As a leading global management consulting firm we uphold the highest moral, ethical and legals standards in all we do. This includes ensuring that slavery, unlawful child labour and human trafficking are not taking place in our business or in our supply chains. Following is a statement of the steps that Bain & Company, Inc. and its affiliates ("Bain") have taken in support of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
About Bain & Company
Bain is one of the world's leading management consulting firms. We work with top executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions and deliver the sustainable success they desire. We advise global leaders on their most critical issues and opportunities: strategy, marketing, organization, operations, technology, digital, advanced analytics, transformations, sustainability, corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions, across all industries and geographies. We operate through more than 50 offices around the world.
Bain is guided by our "True North" – our unwavering commitment to always do the right thing for our clients, our people and our communities. True North defines the internal culture and values that make our firm special. They are reflected in our Professional Standards and our comprehensive global Code of Conduct, which reinforces our pledge to act with integrity and govern our conduct and behaviour. These ensure that our working and employment practices are ethical. Read more on our people and values.
For some of our sustainability and social impact initiatives outside our own business, visit our Social Impact site.
Bain is a service provider; the success of our business hinges on our principal asset: a highly skilled and educated workforce. We take great pride in being the only company to earn a number one ranking on Glassdoor’s "Best Places to Work" list on three separate occasions, and we have consistently ranked in the top four since Glassdoor founded the list in 2008. The nature of the services we provide and the policies and procedures we already operate mean that we consider ourselves to be at ‘low risk’ risk of slavery, unlawful child labour or human trafficking existing within our own business.
In relation to our supply chains, we make little use of services demanding unskilled labour and those products and services we do consume are sourced from reputable suppliers. We will remain vigilant to ensure that this remains the case and have developed a Supplier Code of Conduct that sets out the high standard of ethics that we require from our vendors and contractors worldwide.
We will continue to review our vendor contracts and sourcing processes periodically to ensure that our zero tolerance policy towards slavery, unlawful child labour and human trafficking is upheld.
This statement is for the financial year ending 30 April 2017, in accordance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
- Michael Garstka | Director, Bain & Company, Inc. United Kingdom