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Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

PA Consulting Group (PA) prizes its ethical approach and is committed to complying with all laws and regulations applicable to our business. Our commitment is reflected in our policies which require all PA people to act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships. This includes taking steps to ensure that there is no human trafficking or slavery in our supply chain or within any part of our business.

Our organisation

PA is a consulting, technology and innovation firm which employs over 2,600 people and operates globally from our principal offices in the UK, US, Europe and the Middle East.

PA Consulting Group Limited is the ultimate parent company of the PA Group, whose principle operating subsidiary in the UK is PA Consulting Services Limited. PA Consulting Services Limited provides a range of consultancy services to government and industry which are delivered by its employees and by employees of PA Holdings Limited, a fellow group company.

PA is a UK Living Wage accredited employer and, since 2007, has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact, a platform for encouraging and promoting good corporate principles and learning experiences in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Our Code of Conduct

At PA we define success as achieving exceptional results that have a lasting impact on businesses, communities and individuals worldwide.  Our success as a consulting firm is founded on a set of core values – inspired by client value, passionate about people, achieving success through shared endeavours, prizing our ethical approach, seeking to excel and creating commercial success. 

Our Code of Conduct and our Corporate Social Responsibility policy are based on these core values and drive the way we behave and govern our conduct towards our employees, our suppliers and our environmental, economic and social responsibilities.

Supplier selection

We choose suppliers on the basis of fair and transparent principles and we expect all our suppliers to abide by our Code of Conduct while they are working with PA. Our policy is to place contracts with suppliers who adopt sustainable practices in line with appropriate international and local guidelines and standards. We monitor our suppliers’ compliance with these standards via our supplier pre-qualification questionnaire which includes mandatory sections on compliance with laws and regulations, including the Modern Slavery Act.

Employment practices

PA is an equal-opportunity employer worldwide and is committed to recruiting from a diverse talent pool. We invest care, time and effort to attract and hire our people and support them in reaching their maximum potential. We treat all our people with dignity and respect and provide a productive working environment free from discrimination, victimisation, coercive pressure, bullying and harassment.

PA uses only specified, reputable employment agencies to source labour and always verifies the practices of any new agency it uses before accepting workers from that agency.

Feedback and whistle-blowing

We encourage people across PA to take active responsibility for improving our performance, whether through enhancing working practices or drawing attention to behaviours or other issues which give them concern. Our employees are able to raise concerns anonymously through a confidential whistle-blowing helpline that is operated by an external firm. Third parties, including clients and suppliers, can similarly provide feedback (anonymously or named) through PA’s external website.

This Statement is made by PA Consulting Group Limited and its subsidiaries pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and was approved by the PA Consulting Group Limited Board of Directors on 8 December 2016.

Alan Middleton
Chief Executive Officer
PA Consulting Group Limited


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