Workshops

Are you prepared for the UK Modern Slavery Act (2015) new compliance requirements?

Workshops to prepare you for the changes ahead


Overview

The UK Government has published its response to the transparency in supply chains consultation on proposed changes to supply chains reporting under the Modern Slavery Act. It has committed to strengthening the transparency in supply chains provisions by amending section 54.

The new legislation will:

  • Extend the reporting requirement to public bodies with a budget of £36 million or more;
  • Require organisations to cover specific topics in their modern slavery statements and publish them on the new Government registry by a single reporting deadline; and
  • Introduce civil penalties in line with the ongoing development of the Single Enforcement Body for employment rights and issue an update on this in due course.

What will the new requirements mean for your business?

The new requirements represent a more detailed and rigorous reporting process – with a greater likelihood of sanctions for non compliant statements and non-reporting. Now is the time to prepare for the changes you will need to undertake in your next statement.

How we can help:

    • Our workshop is designed to build on your existing knowledge of the requirements of the UK Modern Slavery Act (2015.)
    • You will learn about the next steps you need to take to demonstrate continuous improvement of your modern slavery statement in line with Government recommendations, the level of detail to include, and what best practice looks like.
    • Prior to the workshop, you will be able to access e-learning on combatting modern slavery risk in business and supply, in order to provide an excellent introduction to the course.

Who is the training for?

      • Company secretaries
      • Legal professionals
      • Procurement directors and managers
      • Finance directors
      • Compliance professionals
      • Ethical and sustainability directors and managers
      • Supply chain directors and managers
      • HR personnel

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

    • Identify what the legal requirements of the Modern Slavery Act are
    • Describe the requirements of the UK Guidance on modern slavery reporting
    • Understand what due diligence procedures should be met
    • Describe the requirements of the steps an organisation should take under the Modern Slavery Act to address modern slavery risk
    • Explain how COVID-19 has impacted reporting requirements for modern slavery statements
    • Implement the learnings from the training to improve your modern slavery statement

Workshop leader

Colleen Theron, Director, Ardea International

Colleen is a tri-qualified solicitor and founder of Ardea International, a specialist company that provides sustainability, business and human rights and modern slavery expertise to enable companies to meet both their legal obligations and develop voluntary best practice standards. She is a fellow of IEMA and a research fellow of the Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery, St Mary’s Twickenham.

She has over 25 years of legal and commercial experience of working with business, organisations and NGOs across sectors on both a strategic and operational level and provides training and online resources to both directors and employees on human rights, modern slavery and sustainability issues.

Colleen has an LLM (with distinction) in Environmental Law from the University of Aberdeen. She sits on the advisory board for LexisPSL Environment, is an independent board member of APSCA disciplinary board for member firms, and was one of the Top 100 Corporate Modern slavery influencers in the UK in 2018.

Booking

We’ll be hosting these workshops via Zoom

CPD hours (per workshop): 3

Prices (per workshop):

Members £275+VAT
Students £245+VAT
Professional subscribers £300+VAT
Non-members £350+VAT

Workshops

23 June 2021

09:00 - 12:30 BST

Session full

22 September 2021

09:00 - 12:30 BST

Register now

Booking

We’ll be hosting these workshops via Zoom

Timing: 09:00 - 12:30 BST

CPD hours (per workshop): 3

23 June 2021

Session full

22 September 2021

Register now

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