One-day workshop, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Understand the responsibilities and best practice associated with tackling modern slavery in global supply chains.
Forced labour and labour trafficking are hidden crimes undertaken by exploitative employers, intermediaries and criminal gangs. Many businesses are not equipped to tackle the risk of modern slavery. Supply chain risks are characterised by groups vulnerable to labour exploitation including migrant workers undertaking unskilled or irregular work; young people and unskilled or illiterate workers and displaced people and by the use of third party labour providers for recruitment and employment. Effective strategies to tackle the risk of modern slavery require: a good understanding of where risks lie in the supply chain; an action plan to tackle those risks, remediation policies and effective monitoring and reporting.
Developed and delivered by labour rights experts from the retail sector this one-day participatory course will ensure you are informed and equipped to address forced labour in your supply chains, implement good practice and minimise the risk to your business.
By the end of the workshop you will:
- Know what modern slavery, forced labour and hidden labour exploitation are
- Understand how and where modern slavery occurs in supply chains, the potential risks and impacts of this to your business, and the business case for tackling it
- Be familiar with creating a strategic framework for tackling slavery and human rights including developing an action plan for addressing risk with suppliers
- Be confident in your next steps to address modern slavery in your business’s supply chains and have the tools you need to implement what you’ve learnt.
This workshop is ideal for:
- Individuals responsible for labour practices in supply chains including HR, procurement, technical, responsible sourcing, social compliance and risk management
- Worker representatives, auditors and others with a responsibility in the area of modern slavery
- All industry sectors operating complex supply chains, particularly food, agriculture and horticulture, garments, general merchandising and consumer goods retail and manufacturing.
Attendees should have a good understanding of modern slavery, we recommend attending the ‘Tackling Modern Slavery in UK Business’ workshop first.