Contractors sign up to ethical labour commitments

Seven contractors have joined forces with SCAPE to reaffirm their commitment to eradicating modern slavery in the construction industry.

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…organisations will collaborate in creating industry best-practice guidance…

pbctoday writes:

To mark World Anti-Slavery Day 2021 (18 October), Balfour BeattyKierMorgan SindallWillmott Dixon, Mace, Sisk  and McLaughlin & Harvey have all pledged to increase their efforts to tackle unethical supply chain practices and boost employment opportunities for survivors of modern slavery.

The pledges will see independent 24/7 modern slavery helplines established across SCAPE projects to support victims and whistle-blowers in reporting concerns or incidences.

The Ethical Labour working group operated under the advice of ACHILLES and Mark Heath of Mercaston Solutions on modern slavery and a former deputy director at the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority.

The firms involved will also increase their engagement with social enterprises who support survivors of modern slavery through SCAPE’s Social Partnership Portal.

The Ethical Labour Working Group founded by these organisations will collaborate in creating industry best-practice guidance in relation to workforce engagement and labour audits.

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