Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

This statement comprises the slavery and human trafficking statement of the
OPEN Health Group of Companies (“OPEN Health”) for the current financial year. OPEN Health takes the welfare of people very seriously and is committed to engaging with suppliers who share our values. OPEN Health has a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking, and we expect our supply chains to take the same stance.

The OPEN Health Business and Structure

The OPEN Health Group is an international, full service, marketing, communications and market access group, specialising in providing marketing, communications, market access and public relations services, including (without limitation), providing real world evidence and analysis; healthcare analytics and economics and market access advice; brand fostering, differentiation and management services; medical writing and digital marketing support and advice; creation of visual artwork and graphics for marketing purposes; patient engagement advice and services, healthcare related information technology development (including bespoke software as a service); independent medical education for the healthcare industry; and other healthcare consultancy services. Founded in 2011, the OPEN Health Group has grown both organically and through acquisition.

OPEN Health has a global presence, with permanent offices in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States.

The OPEN Health Policy on Slavery and Human Trafficking

We do not tolerate any form of modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business.

Our current values and Our Ethical Business Conduct Policy are aligned with and support the United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as well as the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015. These laws and Codes impose moral obligations on our employees to help us uphold the International Bill of Human Rights as well as the core conventions of the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

Monitoring

We have a third-party managed whistleblowing helpline in place throughout the business to which all employees have access if they feel they cannot raise their concerns internally. Our helpline provides a secure way for employees to report any concerns or suspected cases of misconduct, including suspicions of forced labour or trafficking activities. The helpline number is communicated to employees through the induction process and the Group intranet.

We have implemented supplier due diligence as part of our quality management system which is being implemented this year and our employees acknowledge and support our Ethical Business Conduct Policies. In the following year, we will work on enhancing our Supplier required codes of conduct as part of our ongoing compliance and quality standards program including our full policy on Slavery and Human Trafficking. This is aimed at ensuring no slavery or human trafficking takes place in any part of the OPEN Health business or in our supply chain.

Supplier Adherence to our Values

We have a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking and expect all aspects of our supply chain to comply with this approach. OPEN Health will not use any supplier entity knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.

Training

All employees are provided with an induction programme when they join the company which includes HR, Compliance and Legal policies and procedures.

Contact

Any questions, comments or requests relating to this statement should be addressed to: LegalandContracts@OpenHealthGroup.com

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the slavery and human trafficking statement of the OPEN Health Group LLP.

David Rowley, CEO
OPEN Health Communications LLP
January 2020