Aggregate Industries is bringing modern slavery into the spotlight at a first-of-a-kind event being held today.
The Leicestershire company wants to demonstrate its commitment to combating modern slavery and creating an ethical business for all by hosting its inaugural Supplier Day.
As one of the founding partners of the Supply Chain Sustainability School, Aggregate Industries works with other businesses, including its suppliers, to share best practices and provide guidance, in order to improve standards of performance across the construction supply chain.
For the event, the company will be hosting subcontractors from its surfacing division and suppliers of load and haul vehicles.
During the day, Helen Carter from the SCSS will be facilitating a modern slavery workshop, sharing practical advice on how to combat this growing problem.
Discussions on the day will also focus on cross industry issues such as drug and alcohol requirements and how to collaborate to tackle these.
Donna Hunt, Head of Sustainability at Aggregate Industries, said: “A sustainable supply chain is critical to the success of our organisation as a whole. How can we be truly sustainable if the businesses that constitute our supply chain aren’t? Good supplier engagement is key to achieving transparency, better communication, gaining performance data to support our sustainability credentials.
“Our supplier engagement days are invaluable opportunities for us to share our vision, our values and to clarify our expectations of our suppliers. These discussions help everyone understand and address risks, and also share any best practice, ideally resulting in opportunities for improvement or for deeper collaborative working. We hope this is just the first in a series of supply chain focused events.”