Modern slavery is a challenge faced by our whole industry. We are committed to working with others to take steps to eradicate modern slavery in our supply chain. Construction has the second highest rate of modern slavery and we have a duty to play our part in helping to address this. We have helped to develop training material and actions for the UK sector to raise awareness about modern slavery. We have now trained more than 280 colleagues to recognise the signs of modern slavery.
How are we working to eliminate modern slavery?
- We have a Suppliers Charter that ensures our suppliers are committed to the norms set out by the International Labour Organisation. These include respecting employee rights, occupational health and safety and reducing the negative impact on the environment.
- Our Buyers agree to our Purchasers Charter. This commits them to acting in a responsible manner in line with our principles
- We encourage Saint-Gobain suppliers to complete the Stronger Together ‘Tackling Modern Slavery in the Construction Sector’ training programme
- An e-learning module has been developed for our colleagues to learn more about the issues around forced labour and modern slavery
- Stronger Together, with the support from Saint-Gobain, CITB and CIOB, launched a hand symbol to empower victims of modern slavery to get help
We're committed to working with others to take steps to eradicate modern slavery in our supply chain. Construction has the second highest rate of modern slavery and we have a duty to play our part to address this.
Our Modern Slavery Statement details the policies and procedures we have in place and the actions to reduce the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking within our supply chains and our businesses.
Mike Chaldecott, CEO Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland
We collaborate with Stronger Together, an international not for-profit organisation that supports businesses with the aim of creating a world where all workers are recruited responsibly and have fair work, free from exploitation. Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland, with other industry sponsors, has helped shaped the Stronger Together construction programme which aims to tackle modern slavery in the sector. As part of this Stronger Together runs specialist training workshops and provides free resources, including a best practice tackling modern slavery toolkit for businesses