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IHRB at Symposium on the UK Modern Slavery Act and Ethical Labour in Construction

02 November 2016.

The  construction and engineering sector, along with many other industries, are being subjected to increased scrutiny regarding forced labour and trafficking within their operations. Individual companies, professional bodies and industry trade associations are undertaking substantial work to better understand where the risks of exploitation lie within their operations and how they can be prevented.

On 10th November, Neill Wilkins of IHRB will join with industry representatives and other stakeholders at the House of Commons for a Symposium on the UK Modern Slavery Act and Ethical Labour in Construction. 

This industry event, organised by the Building Research Establishment, will focus on the requirements, implications, challenges, risks, responses and opportunities raised by the Modern Slavery Act's Transparency in Supply Chains clause in order to drive continuous improvement at construction, worksites and within associated supply chains and explain the contribution the industry  must make to prevent trafficking and forced labour.

Further details of the event can be found here.