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21 Mar 2017

Institute for Human Rights and Business

Call for contributions: Research into the Facilities Management Sector

The UK Modern Slavery Act has increased the focus in the UK on the conditions of workers in both direct and extended supply chains. Facilities management is a growing sector within the UK and globally, but more awareness is needed of the ways in which companies in the sector can positively and negatively impact the rights of their workers, including their temporary and migrant workers.

IHRB is embarking on a project to engage with companies in the facilities management sector in the UK to better map the structure of the sector, the policies facilities management companies use to set out their responsibilities, and the practical challenges they face in implementing them.

The aim of the project is to develop recommendations and tools to support companies in the facilities management sector to implement their human rights responsibilities.

Companies with significant facilities management operations and related industry associations are invited to participate and provide direct insights into the sector, good practices, and key challenges. For further details, please contact IHRB's Waleria Schuele.