Stronger Together runs three industry specific programmes:

Consumer Goods

The Stronger Together initiative was launched in 2013 by David Camp, Chief Executive of the Association of Labour Providers (ALP), a Stronger Together Development Partner alongside Co-op, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose. Since then Stronger Together’s Consumer Goods programme is now supported by the UK’s 10 major supermarkets: Aldi, Asda, Co-op, Lidl, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose. The programme continues to grow and be a ground-breaking example of industry change through a collaborative approach.

In this sector-specific programme, businesses across the UK and global supply chain are supported in taking action to mitigate modern slavery within their own operations, with their suppliers, their labour providers, their service providers and beyond. A range of interactive training workshops and a comprehensive suite of free resources which are available to download, give pragmatic step-by-step guidance for addressing modern slavery appropriately and responsibly.

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Construction

In 2017, Stronger Together launched a programme in collaboration with industry development partner the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), to address modern slavery in the construction sector. The programme is sponsored by Multiplex, Saint-Gobain, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and Wilmott Dixon.

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.

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South Africa

Stronger Together South Africa was launched following funding from the UK Home Office Modern Slavery Innovation Fund and is being delivered in partnership with local partners the Wine and Agricultural Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) and the Sustainability Initiative of South Africa (SIZA).

The programme involves and aims to facilitates dialogue between South African producers of fruit and wine, national and international retailers and importers, and other key stakeholders to address modern slavery in the fruit and wine producing industries in South Africa. It also provides a range of interactive training workshops across South Africa and a comprehensive suite of free resources which are available to download and give pragmatic step-by-step guidance for addressing modern slavery appropriately and responsibly.

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Bespoke training and support services

Stronger Together offers in-house training and consultancy services to meet your organisation’s specific needs, and support you to tackle modern day slavery within your business and supply chains. Our training and support services can be delivered in any business, in any sector, in any country, by our network of expert trainers, consultants, and lawyers.

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