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nmcn join as Sponsors of Tackling Modern Slavery Programme

25th February 2021

We are pleased to announce that we’ve signed up to become a sponsor of ‘Stronger Together’s Construction Programme’

We join a growing group of international businesses in committing to tackle modern slavery in the construction sector by promoting greater awareness, developing capability and providing sector-specific support through tools and resources.

Pamela Zielinski, Stronger Together’s Construction Programme Manager stated, “We are delighted to welcome nmcn as Sponsors of our growing Construction Programme. They join an active group of businesses (The Carey Group, Multiplex, Saint Gobain, Willmott Dixon and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield) in publicly committing to tackle modern slavery in the construction sector. The Sponsors work to decrease the risks of modern slavery in their business and through their supply chain by sharing their learning and by funding our sector-specific workshops, and a range of free resources. We are excited to work collaboratively in 2021 and beyond to tackle modern slavery in UK construction.”

Established by Stronger Together in October 2017 together with development partners, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Construction Programme aims to bring industry wide change. To date, the programme has focused on:

  • Improving site education– by providing free pragmatic resources, including videos, worker posters and leaflets in multiple languages and free policy and process templates to increase awareness and address Modern Slavery risks.
  • Assessing the risks – developing pragmatic tools such as the Tackling Modern Slavery in Construction Toolkit and the Supplier Self-Assessment Questionnaire to risk assess all levels of the supply chain from labour to materials.
  • Increasing knowledge and capacity– through sector-specific training to ensure construction businesses across the supply chain understand Modern Slavery, how it affects the sector, how to spot the signs and introduce a best practice strategic framework to ensure effective steps are taken.
  • Shared and collaborative learning – with the Sponsors who make up our Steering Group, we explore practical challenges and co-develop solutions to increase organisational capability and effectiveness in tackling modern slavery.

Jamie Swanston, our Group Procurement and Supply Chain Director and Project Sponsor, said: “At nmcn we place sustainability at the centre of our business and aim to have a positive impact on everything we touch. We are excited to work with Stronger Together and to draw on industry best practice on modern day slavery and supply chain engagement.

“It will be a step forward in addressing the potential risks of modern slavery and labour exploitation in our supply chain as well as contribute in the Stronger Together Construction Steering Group to tackle this prominent issue. This will support the great work we are delivering as part of our 2025 Positive Impact Plan and Better Business priority.”

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