Stronger Together is a multi-stakeholder initiative aiming to reduce modern slavery, particularly hidden forced labour, labour trafficking and other hidden third party exploitation of workers.
Together with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) we have developed a specialist, in-depth industry programme supporting construction companies in tackling modern slavery. The Construction Programme project sponsors are Multiplex, Saint-Gobain, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Willmott Dixon and the sector-specific programme continues to grow.
In this programme, businesses across the supply chain are supported in taking action to mitigate modern slavery within their own operations, with their sub-contractors and suppliers, their labour providers, their service providers and beyond. A specialist training workshop and free resources such as a best practice toolkit are available. “Concrete” is a powerful short film based on a true story that highlights the importance of site managers and others in the industry knowing how to spot and respond appropriately to potential incidents and victims of modern slavery. The programme provides a safe platform and support network for sharing challenges and good practice with peers and experts.
“Stronger Together has a track record of delivering results for the most demanding of companies and their sector-specific programmes are proven to work. Delivered as part of the programme, Stronger Together’s training sets out more than legal or due diligence requirements – it shows what is right. Time and again, the training creates those “light bulb” moments when you know you have something to deal with. As a result its very powerful.”
Chris Blythe, Chief Executive, The Chartered Institute of Building
“Our decision to join Stronger Together reflects our commitment to combatting modern slavery and human trafficking within our business and our supply chain. It doesn’t mean telling people what to do – it means learning, sharing information and making sure this is a journey we are all on together. We are actively working to create a common approach and implement effective measures to tackle modern slavery in the construction industry, and we are delighted to co-sponsor Stronger Together’s construction programme.”
Dr Eva Gkenakou, Sustainability Director, Multiplex Construction Europe
If you are interested in becoming a Construction Programme project sponsor please get in touch.
Concrete: our awareness raising short film to find out more about exploitation in the construction sector.
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The CIOB is the world’s largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership. The CIOB has a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society, and has been doing that since 1834. Its members work worldwide in the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment. The CIOB accredits university degrees, educational courses and training. Its professional and vocational qualifications are a mark of the highest levels of competence and professionalism, providing assurance to clients and other professionals procuring built assets.