This joint agreement with some of the biggest names in UK construction is aimed at eradicating slavery and labour exploitation in the building industry.
The document commits signatories to:
- Work in partnership to protect vulnerable workers
- Agree to share information, where possible, to help stop or prevent the exploitation of workers
- Work together to manage information sensitively and confidentially
- Commit to raising awareness within the supply chain
- Maintain momentum through this protocol by communicating regularly
All parties have agreed to raise awareness within supply chains to help to prevent and protect workers from exploitation or abuse and take necessary steps to ensure that exploitation and abuse of workers is recognised and addressed with appropriate safeguards put in place to ensure that exploitative practice is not repeated.
Organisations sign up to the protocol independently, to help reduce opportunities for exploitation and slavery within the industry. The GLAA does not assess signatories current employment and/or supply chain practices, and should any exploitative behaviour within an organisation come to light, enforcement action will be taken.
If you'd like more information about the protocol please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more...
The Construction Protocol: How the GLAA and the construction industry work together.
Brief guide to the protocol: What you get, who it is for and how to get involved.
The People Matter Charter: Information about the Supply Chain School's People Matter Charter. Sign up for free.
Stronger Together - Construction: Stronger Together with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) have developed a specialist, in-depth industry programme supporting construction companies in tackling modern slavery.
Construction protocol survey results 2021: Summary of responses from signatories of the construction protocol.
Construction protocol survey infographics 2021: Highlights from the survey results.