On Thursday 9 March, at One Friar Gate Square, Bondholder the University of Derby, the International Policing and Justice Institute and the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) are hosting a one-day conference to help the business community to understand how they can help to ensure that their supply chains are free from modern slavery and all forms of labour exploitation.
The event has the full support of five East Midlands constabularies — Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire — who work closely with the GLA to bring to justice that those companies and individuals who are knowingly employing workers that are being exploited.
Dr David Walsh, the organiser of the conference, explains why this event is so important: “Many companies in the developed world unwittingly support human trafficking, especially when they employ staff based overseas — many of whom are trafficked or otherwise exploited.
“However, with businesses operating in an increasingly global economy it is very challenging for UK-based companies to ensure that their supply chains are free from bonded or otherwise exploited labour.
"This conference is about taking practical steps that all companies can follow that will help identify modern slavery and help to bring an end to this trade in human misery.”
The conference includes a presentation from Dr Alistair Redfern, the Bishop of Bondholder Derby Cathedral.
To book onto the event, please click here.