Tackling Modern Slavery in the Construction Sector (February, Manchester)

9:30am – 4:30pm | 9 February | Manchester

In this one-day interactive workshop you will gain an understanding of the prevalence of modern slavery within the construction sector, your responsibilities and the best practice associated with tackling it.

Although no respectable business would choose to be associated with exploitation, human rights abuses often infiltrate and remain hidden.  Detected cases within the UK construction sector are escalating. Many businesses are not aware that this exploitation may be taking place within their operations and supply chains today, from raw material production to manufacturing and site labour.

Developed with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and delivered by experts from the construction sector this course will ensure you are informed and equipped to address forced labour, implement good practice and minimise the risk to your business.

Tackling modern Slavery in the Construction Sector is a Stronger Together workshop. We are a business-led multi-stakeholder collaborative initiative aiming to reduce modern slavery by providing guidance, training, free resources and a network for employers, suppliers, sub-contractors and labour providers. Our Construction programme is delivered in associated with the CIOB, and sponsored by Multiplex, Saint-Gobain, Westfield and Willmott Dixon. 

Up-and-coming workshop dates include:

·        9th February, Manchester, 9:30am – 4:30pm

·        14th March, Bristol, 9:30am – 4:30pm

·        11th April, London, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Book now to secure your place:www/stronger2gether.org/training

Suitability: This workshop is ideal for construction site managers and project managers; those responsible for tackling modern salary within their business, HR and labour agencies; and those responsible for addressing human rights risks across the whole supply chain.

Outcomes: By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Understand how modern slavery occurs in the construction sector: the potential risks, impacts and the business case for tackling it
  • Know how to spot that someone may be being exploited and how to respond
  • Be familiar with creating a strategic framework for tackling slavery in global supply chains
  • Be confident in their next steps to deter, detect and deal with modern slavery in their business and have the tools they need to implement what they’ve learnt.

Trainer bio:

Course facilitator Sonia Gandhi is an expert in ethics and equality within the construction, energy, infrastructure and public sector. Sonia has specialised in modern slavery and ethical labour practices within the UK and within the global supply chain. She is an experienced corporate social responsibility professional with a background in sustainability, social value, ethics & equality and human rights policy.