For the construction sector, the implications of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, are impactful, challenging and present risk for every company regardless of its annual turnover.

The Act affects everyone and requires companies with an annual turnover of greater than £36m to make a statement on the steps it has taken during that financial year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of its own business nor any of its supply chains - the Transparency in Supply Chains (TISC) clause.

The consequence of the TISC clause is EVERYONE in the sector is involved in ensuring modern slavery, forced labour or human trafficking is not occurring within its own direct business areas or operations and its supply chains - wherever in the world they take place.

If the Act impacts everyone, so we need a collective and collaborative construction sector mobilisation. The Modern Slavery & Ethical Labour in Construction Leadership Symposium is the sector's forum to debate the Act's requirements, implications, challenges, risks, responses and opportunities.

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