CEF’s People & Skills Task Force: Modern Slavery guidance

The CEF’s People & Skills Task Force has developed a concise guidance booklet on modern slavery. Modern slavery comes in many different forms and is a growing issue - while it’s not always easy to spot, it’s a real problem and the construction industry is one of the most at risk sectors.

In 2015 the UK government introduced the Modern Slavery Act which consolidated previous legislation in this area focusing on the prevention and prosecution of modern slavery and the protection of victims. It also sought to invoke transparency in supply chains by requiring all businesses with a global turnover of £36m or more which supply goods or services in the UK to publish an annual slavery and trafficking statement.

The People & Skills Task Force has drawn on a wide range of sources including from CIOB to help inform and raise awareness of this important topic and the guidance booklet includes:

  • An introduction to modern slavery and the different forms it can take
  • A checklist of actions that can be taken to tackle modern slavery within organisations and supply chains
  • Links to key online resources including from CIOB, charity STOP THE TRAFFIK and others.
  • A drafted template of a modern slavery statement which can be adapted by members

The full document is available here.