Business in Combat: Eradicating Modern Slavery in Supply Chains

Modern Slavery We're hosting this conference for business leaders who are committed to eradicating all forms of labour exploitation from their supply chains

Event date: Thursday, 9 March 2017 at 8.30 AM

‌When and where‌ ‌

  • Thursday 9 March 2017 
  • 8.00am - 4pm
  • One Friar Gate, 4-6 Agard St, Derby DE1 1DZ

In 2016 the slave trade became the second most prolific criminal activity in the world. 

Police constabularies of Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire, in collaboration with University of Derby and Gangmasters Licensing Authority are hosting this conference for business leaders who are committed to eradicating all forms of labour exploitation from their supply chains.

Many companies in the developed world unwittingly support human trafficking, especially when they employ staff based overseas — some of whom are trafficked or otherwise exploited. However, with businesses operating in an increasingly global economy it is challenging (and there has been no legal imperative) for UK-based companies to ensure that their supply chains are free from bonded or otherwise exploited labour.

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 states that companies with an annual turnover of more than £36m are legally obliged to ensure that their supply chains – in the UK and overseas – do not employ people who have been trafficked or are working against their will.

The corporate world is playing an increasingly important role in helping to bring an end to modern slavery and human trafficking. As such the conference brings together important players to hear and contribute ideas to help eradicate the scourge of modern slavery through collaboration and partnership.

Speakers include:

  • Kevin Hyland OBE - The UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
  • Paul Broadbent - Chief Executive, Gangmasters Licensing Authority
  • Dr Alistair Redfern - Bishop of Derby & Lead for Modern Slavery in the House of Lords 
  • Caroline Haughey - Criminal Barrister, Furnival Chambers
  • Shayne Tyler - Operations Executive, Manor Fresh Group 
  • Steve Gibbons - Director, Labour & Human Rights, Ergon Associates
  • Emma Scott - Representation Manager, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

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