Modern Slavery Statement

Carrot aspires to meet the highest professional, legal, and ethical standards. Carrot supports the protection of international human rights, and the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor. We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain or any part of our business.

1. Our Company

Carrot Fertility is a global fertility care platform focused on providing fertility care for all — regardless of age, race, income, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or geographic location by partnering with employers and health plans.

Through our deeply vetted clinic and agency network and our care navigation platform, Carrot supports individuals on their unique journeys through fertility preservation, male-factor infertility, IVF, pregnancy and postpartum, adoption, gestational surrogacy, menopause, and more.

2. Our Supply Chain

Carrot’s supply chain is comprised of services. We have nearly 10,000 providers in our network globally, which consists of roughly 4,000 fertility clinics, 2,400 providers across labs, cryobanks, menopause, reproductive urology/andrology, and 3,500 providers including agencies, attorneys, and gamete shipping companies. Carrot also has several vendors who provide additional products and services to members including wearables and fertility testing kits.

Carrot is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all business relationships and expects its vendors to follow all applicable legal and regulatory requirements. When selecting vendors, Carrot engages in a review and management process and only enters into contractual relationships with vendors that commit to strong compliance terms (e.g., privacy, security, export controls).

Carrot believes the overall risk of modern slavery in our supply chain is low because:

  • The services we support are provided by skilled, highly educated professionals.
  • Carrot’s workforce is highly educated, skilled, and subject to rigorous background checks and accountability measures.
  • Carrot conducts thorough due diligence (e.g., analysis of governance structures, conflicts, and human rights standards)  before entering new markets.

3. Our Policies

Carrot is committed to conducting our business in a lawful and ethical manner. Our Code of Conduct sets out guiding principles of professional conduct and how Carrot employees should always act lawfully, ethically, and in the best interests of Carrot. All Carrot employees receive the Code of Conduct during the onboarding process at Carrot and participate in compliance training, which reinforces Carrot’s commitment to an equal, inclusive, and harassment-free environment. Employees are also encouraged to raise questions or report suspected violations of our Code.  

Carrot has a number of internal policies to ensure the organization is conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner, including:

  • Recruitment, hiring, and employment policies
  • Background check policy 
  • Non-harassment policy 
  • Whistleblowing policy 
  • Vendor management policy

As Carrot grows it will continue to refine its compliance practices to enforce core standards for ethical behavior.

4. Actions Taken and Due Diligence Processes for Modern Slavery

Carrot takes steps to ensure the integrity of its supply chain including through analysis and review of:

  • Vendors
  • Subcontractors
  • Consultants
  • Partners
  • Professional Services Companies

Carrot encourages an open environment for reporting where individuals both internal and external to Carrot may raise concerns about possible breaches of our Code of Conduct or suspected violations of policy, laws and regulations. Carrot is also committed to ensuring no individual is retaliated against for reporting good faith concerns. Carrot will promptly investigate all reports of unethical, illegal or inappropriate activity. To date, Carrot has not received any reports suggestive of modern slavery.

5. Training

Carrot aims to improve its response to identifying and addressing modern slavery risks through the use of its learning management system to educate its employees. Carrot will continue to look for opportunities to increase awareness within our organization, and to ensure a high level of understanding of modern slavery risks within our supply chain.

6. Ongoing Efforts

Carrot intends to continue our efforts to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place within our supply chain by taking the following steps:

  • Include modern slavery policy in Carrot’s Code of Conduct. 
  • Require employees to complete modern slavery and human trafficking training. 
  • Including modern slavery statements in third party due diligence.