VinciWorks

Modern Slavery Act

Training Suite

Train your staff on the Modern Slavery Act

Since VinciWorks released its first course on modern slavery a year ago, thousands of employees and suppliers have used the course as part of their internal compliance programs.

Among the overwhelmingly positive feedback we received, many companies felt they needed a more comprehensive course for procurement teams and a shorter course for general staff. We have therefore created a suite of courses to suit the needs of an entire organisation.

Suite details

  • Engaging, with a fully mobile friendly layout
  • Fully customisable to include internal procedures
  • All courses satisfy the legal requirements of the Modern Slavery Act
  • Courses vary from 10-45 minutes long

About the Modern Slavery Act

On 1 July 2015, the new Modern Slavery Act came into force.

The Modern Slavery Act is one of the toughest laws in the world that tackles the serious and brutal crime of slavery.

Modern slavery is a form of organised crime in which victims are treated as commodities and exploited for criminal gain. The victims of modern slavery come from all walks of life and can be found all over the globe. They are often unwilling to come forward to law enforcement or public protection agencies, which means it has becoming increasingly important for commercial organisations to take a proactive role to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within their businesses or any related supply chains.

In the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, the government solidified this need by introducing an important new provision focused on transparency. The provision will require commercial organisations to publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement beginning in 2016. The statement must include a report of the steps taken during the past financial year to ensure that these human rights violations are not taking place in any part of a business or its supply chains.

Teenager working in a thread mill
Working in a thread mill, Kolkata, India. Photo credit: Dipayan Bose

Preventing Exploitation

This 20 minute course teaches employees about the Act and explains how they can identify signs of slavery in the supply chain. It uses scenarios that are tailored to different industries and can be customised to include internal procedures.

This course:

  • Provides background on the scope of the issue
  • Reviews the legal requirements under the Modern Slavery Act
  • Teaches staff how to identify slavery in the supply chain
  • Provides examples of red flags
  • Explains the organisation's internal reporting procedures

Practical Steps for Procurement

VinciWorks now has an advanced course for those who have completed the first course. Modern Slavery: Practical Steps for Procurement is a 45 minute course tailored to procurement teams that gives further insight into modern slavery in supply chains. The course includes useful resources for ensuring your organisation’s supply chain is free from slavery. It can be fully customised to suit internal procedures.

Who should take this course?

  • Senior management
  • Compliance teams
  • Procurement specialists
  • Logistics teams
  • Any staff tasked with carrying out a supplier audit

Raise your awareness

Our latest course can be taken by all staff. The 10 minute course highlights the commitment companies have to modern slavery and, like the two other courses, is fully customisable. This shorter course will present important issues concerning modern slavery and how to prevent it.

Who should take this course?

The creation of this course is as a direct result of client feedback, that companies need a more comprehensive course for procurement teams and a shorter course for general staff. The course is suitable for all staff, allowing organisations to ensure that all their staff are appropriately trained in how to prevent modern slavery in their supply chain.

Free Compliance Guide

Organisations with over £36m in revenue must publish a slavery and human trafficking statement within six months of their financial year. This guide details the steps you must take to prepare a statement. It includes sample statements, practical examples and checklists. You can download the guide here.