Modern Slavery in waste and recycling

Modern slavery in waste and recycling webinar

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To mark Anti-Slavery Day on October 18th, the Indirect Procurement Human Rights Forum are pleased to invite you to a free webinar on modern slavery in the waste and recycling sector. We are delighted to be launching our new Modern Slavery Protocol; a voluntary agreement and public pledge of commitment to work collaboratively to tackle modern slavery and prevent exploitation or abuse of workers.

We will also be sharing insights from a collaborative programme we ran with eight organisations in the sector to hear directly from workers and identify common risks and vulnerabilities. We’ve used these learnings to explore opportunities to work together to drive improvements and protect workers and businesses from exploitation.

With a fantastic line up of speakers, we’ll also be

  • exploring the current labour market challenges and human rights risks,
  • hearing about the experiences of survivors of modern slavery and how you can support the #wastesectorsayszero campaign
  • learning what the data collected by the UK Modern Slavery Helpline can tell us about how to help prevent this awful crime.

Our speakers:

  • Ray Parmenter, Head of Technical and Policy, CIWM
  • Jacob Hayler, Executive Director, Environmental Services Association
  • Gillian Haythornthwaite, Chief People Officer, nGaje
  • Susan Banister, Accounts Director, Slave Free Alliance
  • Justine Carter (Currell), Director, Unseen
  • Afiya Howe, HR Business Partner, Biffa
  • Diane Crowe, Head of Group Sustainability, Reconomy
  • Jade Oliver-Morris, Human Resources Director, Smart Solutions

CIWM said: “It’s important that all stakeholders in the waste and resources sector play their part in eliminating this abhorrent practice, which blights our sector, and this voluntary protocol is another tool in the armoury to achieve this.

“We would urge everyone in our sector to read and act upon the advice and guidance contained within this latest publication and the IPHR Modern Slavery Toolkit, which was published in October last year.”

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