Modern Slavery Act: is your business ready?

Migrant workers working on a Thai boat, Samut Sakhon, Thailand. Photo: ILO

Upcoming courses

  • 21/11/2017 -
    10:00 to 17:00
    De Vere Colmore Gate
    Birmingham
    United Kingdom
£ 500 Non-members
£ 450 ETI members

ETI’s new one-day training on Modern Slavery helps you to understand the impact of the new Modern Slavery Act and the steps companies should be taking. 

The course covers:

  • Understanding definitions & how they relate to the law: modern slavery, forced labour, trafficking, exploitation
  • Making a Modern Slavery Statement – legal requirements & how to approach it (reviewing existing statements, criteria for a good statement)
  • Due Diligence – what should be included, how it works
  • Remediation – key considerations and approach in ensuring access to remedy
  • Drafting your own statement with peer & stakeholder input

What makes this course different?

Most modern slavery courses currently available are developed for and delivered to companies only, and cover criminal elements of the problem – case studies, how to spot the signs, who to contact in specific cases. ETI’s course is different because it takes a multi-stakeholder perspective. It will enable you to consider who will be reading & reviewing your Modern Slavery Statement and what should inform it. While there are many approaches to due diligence and remediation, our approach is informed by the ETI Base Code, international law & guidance. It includes perspectives from companies and the trade unions and NGOs who will be scrutinising company policy and practice. 

Bespoke options

We also deliver this course to teams within a single company, tailored to your business.

Alternatively, we run the course under a partnership model in which a company hosts the training and invites their suppliers. Course material is tailored and where appropriate, co-delivered to take account of the companies’ specific requirements in relation to their own suppliers. 

To discuss bespoke options, contact the ETI training unit: 020 7841 4350 or training@eti.org.uk

Consultancy and support

ETI is also pleased to offer bespoke consultancy / advisory support for companies developing their Modern Slavery Statement. This is delivered by ETI in partnership with Anti Slavery International – known for its expertise in this area. Please contact Cindy Berman if this is of interest.