Construction is one of the most at risk sectors with 18% of global forced labour victims working in the industryDownload the due diligence checklist
With 40 million victims estimated by the Global Slavery Index 2018, there are more people enslaved than ever before.
Centre for Social Justice calculated that the estimated figure for victims of modern slavery in 2020 was 100,000.
“Modern Slavery is the illegal exploitation of people for personal of commercial gain. Victims are trapped in servitude, which they were deceived or coerced into, and cannot leave.” Slavery Free UK
In 2019, Operation Fort saw eight individuals convicted in the UK’s largest anti-slavery prosecution with up to 400 victims. Traffickers infiltrated different industry supply chains and generated more than £2m, demonstrating that exploiters are highly adaptable and that no supply chain is safe from modern slavery.
Do you understand your responsibilities under the Modern Slavery Act 2015? Do your employees and supply chain know how to spot the signs of modern slavery? What can you do to set up your sites to combat modern slavery? What due diligence can you demonstrate? Do you understand where the risks lie in your supply chain, both in the UK and overseas? How do you embed best practice in combatting modern slavery in your procurement?
Spotting The Signs Of Modern Slavery In Business
Developed by Unseen UK, this video presents some of the signs of modern slavery in business. Useful for employers and on-site supervisors.
Right to Work & Immigration
Companies are legally obliged to ensure that any employee recruited has a right to work in the UK. The checks made to ensure someone is in the country legally can also be used to spot victims of exploitation.
See the guidance and videos that outline the legal requirements when recruiting staff in our resource library.