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Practical resources to tackle modern slavery in construction

Paul Hodgson | December 4, 2017

Stronger Together and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) recently launched a series of free practical resources, ranging from workplace posters and multi-language worker leaflets to one-day seminars, in an effort to tackle modern slavery in the construction sector. The initiative is supported and contributed to by some major firms in the industry, including Saint-Gobain, Westfield, Multiplex and Willmott Dixon. A similar initiative in retail, launched in October 2013, led to major company- and industry-level initiatives, as we shall see below. Supporting partners of the current programme include: Anti-Slavery International, Crimestoppers, the government body Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA), and the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB).

Stronger Together states that detected cases of forced labour and labour trafficking within the U.K. construction sector are increasing, despite focus on the issue. The group adds that many businesses are not... To get the full story, subscribe now.