Newly released online training courses expand support for front line supervisors and recruiters to aid compliance with Modern Slavery Act 2015.
GRC training specialist Eukleia Training has partnered with Stronger Together to launch two online “Tackling Modern Slavery” training modules. The first of these training modules is for first line supervisors in any at risk employment sector, while the second is to support the recruitment agencies sourcing staff for these businesses.
These new modules expand the training support offered to business by Stronger Together. Organisations may request a free trial of the online “Tackling Modern Slavery” modules for recruiters and supervisors at http://stronger2gether.org/training.
The courses have been launched to coincide with Anti-Slavery Day 2015 and with the implementation of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This Act requires every business trading in the UK with over £36m turnover to publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement on their website, outlining the steps they have taken to ensure that there is no modern slavery in their business and global supply chain.
This process will require training of procurement and supply chain management staff, as well as those in HR, recruitment and operations throughout the supply chain.
According to Stronger Together’s David Camp, “Slavery is not a thing of the past. The Home Office estimates that up to 13,000 people are held in slavery in the UK and globally this figure is put at 36 million. That’s 1 in 200 people being held in slavery, today.
Simon Cooper at Eukleia Training added “We are excited to work with the Stronger Together team to develop these new courses on this important topic. They have been designed to provide businesses with the training materials they need to raise awareness of these issues, and to take steps to do the right thing to eliminate the exploitation of workers in their own facilities or their supply chain. “
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- Eukleia Training is a specialist training provider, helping businesses to meet their obligations for governance risk and compliance. As part of the Learning Technologies Group PLC, Eukleia provides online training for international companies in financial services and other sectors. Eukleia Training has worked with Stronger Together to develop the online training modules for the Modern Slavery training programme. For more information, please visit www.eukleia-training.com
- Stronger Together was launched in 2013 as a collaborative business led initiative to equip UK employers and recruiters with the practical knowledge and resources to tackle modern slavery by providing free good practice guidance and tools through www.stronger2gether.org and so support industry to combat forced labour, labour trafficking and other hidden worker exploitation in their business and supply chains.
- Stronger Together development partners are the Association of Labour Providers (ALP), the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) and Migrant Help. The project sponsors are Aldi, Asda, Co-operative food, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose. The supporting partners are Anti-Slavery International, British Frozen Food Federation, British Retail Consortium, British Growers Association, Crimestoppers, Food & Drink Federation, Forced Labour Monitoring Group, International Organization for Migration, Recruitment & Employment Confederation, Salvation Army and Sedex.GRC training specialist Eukleia Training has partnered with Stronger Together to launch two online “Tackling Modern Slavery” training modules. The first of these training modules is for first line supervisors in any at risk employment sector, while the second is to support the recruitment agencies sourcing staff for these businesses.