Action Sustainability forms partnership with Ardea International Modern Slavery & Human Rights

Action Sustainability has joined forces with Ardea International to tackle supply chain exploitation.

Action Sustainability and Ardea International have utilised their unique combined expertise in supply chain management and modern slavery risk mitigation to design an implementation programme for organisations to increase transparency within their supply chains. The programme offers a new and unique framework which is the first to be launched into the market and is applicable to all industries.


Helen Carter (left) and Colleen Theron (right) together in modern slavery partnership – Action Sustainability and Ardea International

The programme covers three key aspects – awareness, evaluation and implementation – aiming to increase supply chain sustainability and resiliency. With an emphasis on modern slavery and labour exploitation, it will provide organisations with a strategy to develop their approach to larger environmental, ethical and human rights issues within their business and supply chains.

Action Sustainability Lead Consultant Helen Carter was pleased about the partnership, “We are excited to bring this initiative to the market with Ardea International. There is a real opportunity for businesses to finally implement best-in-class procurement to tackle serious issues like modern slavery and other human rights breaches.”

Ardea International Director Colleen Theron echoed the enthusiasm, “I am thrilled to be working with Helen and Action Sustainability on this initiative. There are various solutions in the market to tackle supply chain transparency, but our unique combination of legal and commercial expertise will offer a more comprehensive approach to developing responsible business frameworks and managing supply chain complexity.”

The implementation programme is designed to be tailored to support individual business requirements, regardless of how far along a business is on their supply chain transparency journey.

For more information contact



For more information

Helen Carter
Lead Consultant, Action Sustainability
Ph: +44 (0) 7825 059 085
Twitter: @helenjc72

Colleen Theron
Director, Ardea International
Ph: +44 (0) 7714 979 936
Twitter: @Ardeaint