Last year ‘An Independent Impact Assessment of the Stronger Together Initiative’ was conducted to measure the impact of the Stronger Together programme between October 2013, when the initiative began, and June 2017.
The assessment focused on suppliers in the UK consumer goods sector who had attended the training workshop ‘Tackling Modern Slavery in UK Businesses’. Feedback was attained through an online survey and almost 200 individuals responded.
Key findings showed that:
• 96% of respondents agreed that Stronger Together had increased their knowledge and understanding of what modern slavery is
• 84% of participants agreed that attending Stronger Together training helped them tackle modern slavery
• 87% of respondents strongly agreed or agreed that being involved with Stronger Together has helped them prepare and understand how to manage potential situations of forced labour
• As a result of engagement with Stronger Together 72% respondents said that their senior management made a commitment to tackle modern slavery in their business and supply chain.
The full report can be downloaded from our website here: www.stronger2gether.org/resources
The report also highlighted an interest from businesses to hear more case studies from others involved in the Stronger Together initiative demonstrating good practice or experiences which led to lessons learnt regarding tackling modern slavery.
If you have a case study to share please contact us on [email protected].
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