Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Tackling modern slavery through transparency (postponed)

This event is being rescheduled for March, this page will be updated when a new date is confirmed.

In 2015, the UK Government enacted the UK Modern Slavery Act, requiring large businesses to report on their actions to combat modern slavery in their supply chains. This event will provide an opportunity to assess whether companies are taking concrete action on modern slavery and human trafficking.

It is estimated that 17,000 business now have to report under this requirement since the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act. This Visions for Change event will explore what companies are really doing to combat modern slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains.

Attendees will have the opportunity to review and discuss Modern Slavery Act statements, assessing whether companies are taking concrete action. During the event attendees will populate the Wikirate online platform with information from these statements, which will be incorporated into the 2018 edition of the Global Slavery Index.  

The event is organised by the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, in partnership with the Edinburgh University Sustainable Development AssociationWalk Free Foundation and WikiRate.

The Walk Free Foundation is an anti-slavery organisation that aims to end modern slavery within a generation. WikiRate is an open research platform that focuses on the collection, analysis and discussion of corporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data.

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Feb 27 2018 18.00 - 20.00

Tackling modern slavery through transparency (postponed)

Entry is on a first come first served basis. If you are late, we cannot guarantee your place.
This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties.

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ