McGregor Boyall Statement on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking


This statement sets out McGregor Boyall Associates’ actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to our business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our own business and its supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

As part of recruitment and staffing industry we recognise that we have a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.

McGregor Boyall is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

Organisational Structure

This statement covers the activities of McGregor Boyall Associates Ltd and McGregor Boyall Associates Pte Ltd.

McGregor Boyall Associates is a privately owned employment business and consultancy providing permanent and contract / interim professionals to a wide range of public and private sector clients across a variety of disciplines; such as IT, Change & Transformation, Risk, Compliance, Legal, Marketing, HR, Digital, Procurement and BI and Analytics.

To support us in our business activities we use a range of suppliers for advertising and candidate sourcing, as well as standard business suppliers such as stationery and technology providers.

McGregor Boyall currently provides recruitment and consultancy services in the following regions:

  • UK and Europe
  • Middle East
  • Asia Pacific

Supply Chains and Clients

McGregor Boyall Associates recognises that some of the sectors in which its clients operate may be more susceptible to human trafficking and slavery than others, but McGregor Boyall is committed to driving high standards across all of our supply chains, irrespective of sector.  We believe that, in conjunction with the rigorous policies implemented by our clients, we can drive out any aspects of human trafficking and slavery from ours and our clients’ supply chains.

McGregor Boyall places overriding importance on working only with suppliers and clients who place equal importance on their obligations towards eliminating modern slavery that McGregor Boyall does.  McGregor Boyall will not work with any organisation that is unable to demonstrate an equal commitment to this subject, irrespective of any statutory obligation to do so.

Where McGregor Boyall is engaged as a first or second tier supplier we audit such organisations against legislative compliance, including compliance with the Modern Slavery Act, and identifies any legislative non-compliance to its clients.  McGregor Boyall as an independent Compliance and Pre-employment Screening Team and are required verify a worker’s right to work in the relevant country before we can supply their services to clients.

Training and Review

McGregor Boyall has a modern slavery policy with guidance for employees on factors which could indicate that a worker may be subject to undue influence.  Employees are actively encouraged to report any suspicious activity or circumstances to the Modern Slavery Helpline on 0800 0121 0700.

McGregor Boyall’s Leadership Team believe that driving out slavery in any form from its supply chains is fundamental and central to the aims and values of McGregor Boyall.  Accordingly the McGregor Boyall Leadership Team has approved this statement and McGregor Boyall’s Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy. 

This Statement and the accompanying Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy will be reviewed annually, unless there is a requirement to review it more frequently.

Laurie Boyall
Group CEO
McGregor Boyall Associates Ltd

Last updated: April 2018

Download our policy on Modern Slavery here.