Modern Slavery

Odgers Berndtson is committed to the highest standards of professionalism, ethical behaviour and integrity in all that we do. As part of these standards, we are committed to opposing modern slavery in all forms. We do not tolerate it within our business and will not work with suppliers and / or clients who do not hold the same high standard.

Our commitment is outlined in our Human Rights and Modern Slavery Policy, and we annually publish a statement on the steps we have taken to continue to ensure modern slavery and human trafficking are not taking place within our direct operations or within our supply chain.

This statement is published on behalf of Odgers Group Limited, International Resources Group Limited and IRG Advisors LLP pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in respect of the financial year ended 30 April 2023. References to “Odgers Berndtson,” “we,” “us,” “our” or the “firm” are to these named entities.

Odgers Berndtson is a global executive recruitment business specialising in permanent and interim positions together with leadership and assessment services operating through a number of separately constituted and regulated legal entities which provide services in accordance with the relevant laws of the jurisdictions in which they respectively operate. Further information about the Odgers Berndtson global business, including information on the countries in which we operate, can be found on our website.

Our business mainly employs professionally qualified and skilled people.

Our supply chain consists of goods and services to assist us in the work we undertake. Our relationships with subcontractors, suppliers and their employees, business partners, agents and others working on their behalf (collectively “Third Parties”) principally include professional services and consultancy, property, facilities management, human resources, information technology and marketing.

We train all staff in matters relating to modern slavery and encourage them to report any abuses they come across either in our business or that of our suppliers and / or clients.

Our policies in relation to slavery and human trafficking.

Our policy framework includes a range of people policies that outline our commitment to modern slavery and human trafficking risks in our business. Relevant policies include:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Policy: encourages all our people to value diversity and respect each person’s individuality, and toensure that no person, client or candidate receives less favorable treatment on the basis of colour, race, nationality,ethnic or national origins, sexuality or gender, disability, age or religion or belief.
  • Whistleblowing Policy: offers individuals a confidential mechanism for disclosing suspicions or knowledge of possible impropriety to protect the firm, its brand, people and clients by delivering an early warning when something goes wrong.
  • Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy: sets out the firm’s rules and what is expected of all our people. We expect the same standard of conduct from suppliers in all dealings on our behalf.

These policies have been made available to all of our people.

We comply with all applicable employment law relating to employee terms and conditions, including pay, and have been accredited as a UK Living Wage Employer by the Living Wage Foundation.

The firm is committed to addressing the health and wellbeing of our people. We provide a full Employee Assistance Programme.


Due to the nature of our services, we have a limited supply chain. We believe our risk for violations of the Modern Slavery Act are low although we keep this under review and particularly in our limited supply chain.

The Company Secretary is the individual responsible for the compliance with the Modern Slavery Act. We monitor our compliance annually and consider any additional measures each year.

This statement is approved by the Board of Directors.

David Peters Company Secretary August 1, 2023