UK Modern Slavery Statement

Financial Year
This statement is to cover financial year ending 31st December 2024.

Introduction to MGAC
MGAC are an independent professional services company specialising in programme management, project management, cost management, and other construction related professional services including health and safety, specifically within the UK. We operate internationally out of offices in Washington, DC, Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Montenegro, as well as our UK based offices in London, Birmingham, Brighton, and Glasgow. Further information can be found about our structure and areas of operation at

Parent Company
Ultimate Parent Company                         Mark G. Anderson Consultants, Inc.
Immediate / UK Parent Company            MGAC UK Holdings Ltd

This policy statement applies across all UK based offices, entities, and associated supply chains that operate under the MGAC UK Holdings Ltd parent company. This policy will be reviewed and amended each financial year, and in any event whenever any material changes take place to our structure or our areas of operation.

The purpose of this policy is to outline the MGAC commitment to the elimination of modern slavery and to meet our obligations under the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015. MGAC have a zero-tolerance approach to the existence of slavery and/or human trafficking in any form throughout our business and our supply chains.

Our Policy
MGAC will not knowingly engage in any business activity where any form of slavery, human trafficking, or child labour takes place, and we apply the same standards throughout our supply chain. All direct employees and supply chain members are made aware of this policy and are required to uphold this commitment to comply with this legislation without exception. MGAC conducts all our business dealings to the highest standards of integrity and transparency and will not tolerate anything which may compromise these standards.

Related Policies
Other MGAC ethical policies that support our Modern Slavery Policy and are available upon request include:

  • Business Ethics Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Recruitment and Selection Policy
  • Grievance Procedure
  • Anti-Bribery Policy

Management and Approach
The UK based management board for MGAC are responsible for establishing and managing compliance with all statutory, administrative, and ethical policies for the business and in terms of our Modern Slavery policy they ensure that:

  • The policy is transparent and communicated to all UK based employees
  • Recruitment policies are fair and comply with best practice and UK legislation
  • All UK based staff receive the relevant living wage or above
  • Potential new employees are suitably vetted for identity and right to work in the UK
  • The firm provides robust wellbeing and mental health support via our dedicated in-house team
  • The firm maintains a diversity, equality, and inclusion (DEI) support group
  • We encourage the reporting of any issues or concerns by our employees and suppliers through our anonymous whistleblowing arrangements
  • Suppliers are vetted and regularly reviewed to ensure compliance with the 2015 Act
  • Due diligence checks are undertaken on suppliers and business partners to ensure compliance with all MGAC ethical policies and fair wage levels

Risk Management
As a professional consultancy firm where most work is undertaken by employed Directors and staff, our supply chain exposure is minimal. The risk of modern slavery, human trafficking, or child labour occurring directly within our organisation is virtually zero although we will continue to apply the approach set out above to ensure that this remains the case.

In the UK, overall responsibility for this policy sits with our Managing Director although he is supported by his executive team, an Executive Director responsible for each region and the national Director for Risk and Compliance. All staff recruitment and/or supplier arrangements must be vetted and approved by at least one member of this senior management team.

MGAC operate a wide range of ethical policies (including modern slavery) and training is provided to all those responsible for and/or involved in any of our in-house initiatives or support groups. Regular communications are issued to all MGAC employees by our support groups to inform and encourage active participation across the business.

Recorded Incidences of Modern Slavery
To date 0 (Zero) incidences of modern slavery have been reported, recorded, uncovered, or suspected within MGAC or our supply chain partners.

Looking Forward
MGAC will continue to review all of our areas of operation to maintain compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 including:

  • Reviewing and updating this statement each financial year
  • Publishing this statement on our website and registering it on the government’s web portal
  • Maintaining a 0 (zero) KPI for incidents of reported modern slavery within MGAC and our supply chain
  • Applying best practice recruitment policies
  • Working closely with our existing supply chain to enforce compliance with the act
  • Carefully vetting any prospective new suppliers or business partners for compliance with the act
  • To operate our business in an ethical and transparent manner and to inform, support and train our staff on all aspects of this policy

Approval of Modern Slavery Statement
The MGAC modern slavery statement was approved by the UK management team on the 5th April 2024.

Ashley O’Connor

Executive Managing Director

Issued: April 2024