OC&C Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

OC&C is a leading global strategy consulting firm, providing advice on the most complex issues facing today's leading private and public sector organisations.

At OC&C we are committed to upholding the highest moral and ethical standards in all areas of our business and operations. We are guided internally by a commitment of care towards our workforce, our clients, and the impact of decisions we advise upon. Our Global Code of Conduct, Professional Standards Policy and general working practices reflect the necessity to care for our people, and to promote wellbeing and integrity above all else. Our staff are trained on these policies and are expected to understand and adhere to them at all times. Monitored by our Global Risk and Audit Committee, these policies also highlight how to report concerns and how such concerns will be handled, including the assigning of a fully independent external ombudsman.

Given the nature of our business, our supply chain is not hugely complex. We rely on well-established service providers such as advisory services, insurers, lawyers and benefits providers. Other suppliers we engage relate to the functioning of the office environment which includes housekeeping staff, the supply of kitchen equipment, and basic office and information technology supplies. In accordance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we are confident that the risks within our supply chain are sufficiently low. In the event that we do identify that there is a risk of human trafficking or modern slavery in our supply chain we are prepared to take necessary steps, and should any suppliers fail to comply then we would not hesitate to find an alternative option.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive culture in which people of all backgrounds can thrive, with full expectations set out in our Bullying & Harassment and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion policies. Our recruitment processes encourage applications from all, regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, transgender status, disability, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, and socioeconomic background. To support this, we only use specified, reputable employment agencies. We also have a number of staff network groups which actively support the inclusion of all of our colleagues in the firm and raise awareness of important issues. All OC&C employees complete training on anti-racism and cultural inclusion as well as topics such as unconscious bias to ensure these principles are embedded throughout the firm.

This statement is in relation to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and is in respect of the financial year ending in 30 April 2023.

Approved for and on behalf of OC&C Strategy Consultants LLP and OC&C Services Limited, OC&C UK Hold Co Limited.

Tim Cook

Partner

20th September 2022