Supporting the sector to identify, prevent, mitigate and remediate modern slavery risks and labour exploitation
Due to significant labour demand, a severe skills shortage, complex supply chains and the prevalence of indirect and self-employment, the built environment is a high-risk sector for modern slavery and wider exploitation.
The Modern Slavery Group brings together senior procurement, supply chain and sustainability leads from major UK housebuilders, infrastructure clients, FM service providers, main contractors, suppliers and sub-contractors. It looks at opportunities to drive a common approach to combatting modern slavery and labour exploitation, through the upskilling of their own workforce and the wider supply chain.
The group also leads the People Matter Charter which was launched in 2018 to help organisations up and down the supply chain address the common people related challenges in one workforce strategy.
People Matter Charter
Diversity, exploitation, wellbeing, employment conditions and training & skills are common challenges faced by organisations and their supply chains. People issues are vast, yet all connected.
The People Matter Charter was created to help organisations up and down the supply chain address these challenges together, in one workforce strategy. The Charter has eight commitments that can apply to any organisation, of any size.
Key deliverables for the Modern Slavery Group:
Update / refresh / review existing School resources
Develop common heatmap for exploitation risks in the built environment
Showcase best practice through events
New resources on operational support for identifying and responding to modern slavery
To be the UK’s leading collaboration to combat modern slavery in the built environment
Drive impact / grow the number of signatories to the People Matter Charter
Explore some of our key Modern Slavery resources:
Key Modern Slavery Learning Pathways:
Meet the Team:
EJ and Will are here to help Partners to get involved with the Modern Slavery Group.
The dates for all Modern Slavery Group meetings have now been set for 2023/24. Please see below for further details and the notes from previous meetings.
|4th October 2023, 14:00pm – 16:30pm||Microsoft Teams|
|7th December 2023, 14:00pm – 16:30pm||Microsoft Teams|
Download notes from any of the previous Modern Slavery Group meetings below.
12 July 2023 | 25 April 2023 | 16 February 2023
7 December 2022 | 27 September 2022 | 14 July 2022 | 22 May 2022
2 November 2021 | 29 September 2021 | 8 July 2021 | 20 January 2021
19 November 2020 | 24 July 2020 | 21 May 2020 | 23 January 2020
2 December 2019 | 20 November 2019 | 12 September 2019 | 5 June 2019 | 28 March 2019 | 9 January 2019
26 September 2018 | 12 June 2018 | 10 January 2018
23 November 2017
The Modern Slavery Group brings together senior procurement, supply chain and sustainability leads from our School Partners listed below. The group collaborate through the School to drive a common approach to combatting modern slavery and labour exploitation, through the upskilling of their own workforce and the wider supply chain.