Modern Slavery Act

Modern Slavery Act

Modern Slavery Act Statement

1 Introduction from the Managing Partner

It is a priority for Delaware Digital LLP (Delaware UK) to ensure that we conduct our business ethically, engage with responsible suppliers and work to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking throughout our organisation and in our supply chain. This statement highlights the activities we have undertaken during this financial year to combat modern slavery in our organisation and supply chain.

2 Our Business 

Delaware UK is part of the Delaware group, a global IT consultancy that partners with leading technology providers such as SAP and Microsoft to deliver advanced digital solutions. We develop, innovate and implement technology transformations guiding our clients towards an intelligent future. Delaware UK has over 300 employees across the UK and Ireland. Its client base is worldwide and spans a range of industry sectors including retail, oil and gas, defence and professional services.

3 Our Supply Chains

We have identified three main categories of supplier within our business:


These are contractors who support our business and work on our client projects and include personnel from other companies in the global Delaware organisation


These are our partners who provide services to our business (such as recruitment, compliance support, insurance and professional advice)


These are our partners who supply goods to our business (such as IT hardware, software, stationery and branded merchandise)

4 Our Policies and Processes

We have in place various policies and processes that underpin our commitment to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.

Our recruitment and HR processes are designed to ensure that all employees are entitled to work in the UK and to protect our employees against coercion.

We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and to protect whistleblowers. Our Whistleblowing Policy provides our employees with a process to raise concerns without fear of retaliation.

We foster long-standing relationships with our key suppliers and make clear our expectations of business behaviour.

This year we identified the need for, and began developing and implementing, the following documents to further strengthen our approach:

  • an Anti-slavery Policy which will reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains;
  • the Delaware Code of Conduct which will establish a framework for ethical behaviour, empowering our employees to make the right decisions and to uphold our values and commitment to act ethically and with integrity and respect; and
  • a Supplier Code of Conduct which will set out the steps we expect our suppliers to take to prevent slavery and the use of forced labour in their organisations and own supply chains. It will also require our suppliers to commit to certain standards in relation to wages and benefits, equal opportunities and the protection of human rights.

5 Risk of Modern Slavery Practices in our Business and Supply Chains

Given the nature of our business as an IT services provider, we consider the risk of modern slavery practices in our organisation and supply chains to be low. We will continue to review, develop and enhance our policies and processes to ensure that they remain appropriate to address the complex challenges raised by modern slavery practices and to ensure Delaware UK’s continuing compliance with modern slavery laws.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Delaware Digital LLP’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 31 December 2023.

This statement was approved by the members of Delaware Digital LLP on 28 June 2024.

Ian Greenhalgh

Managing Partner, Delaware Digital LLP