Eliminating Modern Slavery from Major Projects


7th Aug 2020
12:30pm - 01:30pm
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How clients, contractors & other major project organisations can rid themselves and their supply chain of the scourge of modern slavery.

Modern Slavery involves the recruitment, movement, harbouring or receiving of people through any means for the purpose of exploitation. It is an extensive problem and one that causes immense human suffering. The International Labour Office suggests that there are 24 million victims of Modern Slavery globally with a substantial proportion of these working on project related activities. Projects are particularly susceptible to Modern Slavery as they have complex flows of material and labour that need to be constantly reconfigured for each unique project context.

Modern Slavery causes reputational risk to organisations from both customers and investors. But the risks are not just reputational. Damages to victims of Modern Slavery can be crippling and a number of countries, including the UK, have introduced laws to prevent Modern Slavery that result in criminal prosecutions if they are violated.

Against this background, this webinar offers those who deliver major projects, in whatever capacity, insight into eradicating modern slavery from their operations. It brings together the practical experience of two organisations, HS2 Ltd and Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, with the results of a research investigation carried out by Professor Naomi Brookes at WMG, University of Warwick that was funded by the Association of Project Management.

Attendees at this webinar will receive a thought-provoking message on how they will need to respond personally and organisationally if the blight of modern slavery is to be eradicated from major projects.


Naomi Brookes, Professor of Complex Programme Management, WMG University of Warwick

Alice Hands, Head of Ethical and Sustainable Procurement, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd

Kate Wilson, Head of HR Employee Relations and Employment Policy, HS2 Ltd.


Please register for the webinar on the Bentley Systems On24 webinar page.


7th Aug 2020