Archbishop of Canterbury to visit Derby

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

Bondholder University of Derby and the Bishop of Derby are hosting a conference on the reality of modern slavery, with guest of honour, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The conference marks the tenth anniversary of the creation of the Athens Ethical Principles, drawn up in 2006 by representatives of global businesses and the United Nations. The principles are a seven-step charter designed to urge companies in all countries to ensure zero tolerance of trafficked labour in their business operations. More than 2,000 companies have signed up to pledge their support, including world-leading brands.

This conference will give businesses in the East Midlands the opportunity to find out more about the legal and moral dimensions of modern slavery - and encourage them to give their own support to the Athens Ethical Principles.

During the conference, a number of companies and organisations will be publicly declaring their support for the principles by signing a pledge, witnessed and counter-signed by the Archbishop.

The conference takes place on Thursday 23rd June, 10am - 1:30pm - to register for the event please visit