Modern Slavery Toolkit: Waste and Recycling Sector

This toolkit by IPHR, with the support of other organisations including CIWM, is aimed to provide businesses a best practice guide on how to address the risks of modern slavery within the waste and recycling industry and supply chain.

This toolkit will provide practical guidance for staff in all areas of business including:

  • Human Resources
  • Procurement
  • Operations and technical
  • Corporate responsibility and sustainability

And includes

  • An introduction to Modern Slavery
  • The risks of Modern Slavery within the waste and recycling sector
  • Practical guidance for business on implementing effective management systems to prevent, detect and report modern slavery
  • Additional resources

The audience for this guide is both big and small businesses, and whilst some businesses may already have measures in place, this guide can be used to help review the effectiveness of existing policies and procedure. It can also guide smaller businesses who do not need to comply but wish to develop a robust strategy in line with the Modern Slavery Act.

The Modern Slavery Act was passed by the UK Government in 2015, and is the first piece of UK legislation that focuses on the prevention of slavery and servitude.

Access the toolkit here.

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