Modern Slavery Act Transparency statement


Statement on slavery and human trafficking for the financial year 2019/20

This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Developing Expert's modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year 1 September 2019 to 30 August 2020.

This statement provides background to our organisation and our supply chains, and sets out the steps we have taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our organisation or any of our supply chains.

Our organisation

Developing Experts (DE) is a limited trading company with the company number 09824688. As at 30 August 2020, we had approximately 6 employees.

DE’s objectives are to build and recruit future talent pipelines for industry through its science curriculum.

Our activities are overseen by our Board of Directors who have ultimate responsibility for all that we do. DE's day-to-day management resides in the Executive Board which reports directly to the Board of Trustees. 

Our policies and procedures

DE has a number of policies and procedures which reflect our commitment to acting properly in all of our business relationships, and we ensure that we implement and enforce effective systems and control.

DE has a commitment against slavery and human trafficking in all forms and strives to act ethically, at all times, in all of our work, business dealings and various relationships; ensuring that slavery and human trafficking does not take place within our organisation or our supply chains. As such, the Procurement Division is continuing to work to finalise our Ethical Sourcing Policy.

DE’s policies and procedures are applicable to all our employees as well as to those engaged on a temporary or consultancy basis.

The current key policies and procedures which contribute to minimising the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking in our organisation and our supply chain include the following:

Our supply chains

We deal with many organisations and we use suppliers to support the operations of our organisation. The key areas in which we engage suppliers to provide goods and services are:

DE’s template agreements and standard terms and conditions require external suppliers to comply with the law. This includes specific reference to DE’s commitment against modern slavery and human trafficking, and the terms require external parties to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Our supply chain due diligence

The Procurement Division, working with the Legal and Risk divisions, has continued to review and assess our procurement processes to ensure that we take into consideration the different risks associated in our supply chains, including modern slavery and human trafficking, and that we seek to mitigate risks. We continue to review our policies and procedures, to ensure that they are effective and appropriate, and we will update these as necessary.

We carry out due diligence checks on key suppliers and will monitor their compliance with applicable law; including in relation to slavery and human trafficking.

We are satisfied that our key suppliers have appropriate policies in place in relation to modern slavery and human trafficking. We will continue to review all of our suppliers and regularly assess our key suppliers in more detail to ensure that they have appropriate policies in place to minimise the risk of slavery and human trafficking in their business.

Due diligence and monitoring is ongoing and under periodic review, as is the due diligence questionnaire that new external suppliers wishing to contract with DE must complete.  This is to improve supplier vetting and to minimise a range of risks, including slavery and human trafficking. This is being led by our Procurement Division; working with the Legal Division.


We work hard to ensure that adequate information and training is provided to all DE employees, contractors or visitors on all relevant matters.

In terms of information and training:

Our Procurement Division, assisted by our Legal and Risk divisions, will continue to seek out information and training to help identify risks in both our organisation and supply chain, including in relation to slavery and human trafficking. In 2020-2021, we hope to support the continued delivery of training to staff by updating the training modules on modern slavery and human trafficking.


Sarah Mintey MBE
CEO and Founder
16 April 2021