Masterclass: Combatting modern slavery through supply chain due diligence Old Street, London, UK

There are an estimated 49.6 million victims of modern slavery across the world. With reports of the value of at-risk products consumed by G20 countries annually total $354 billion – no supply chain can be considered risk free.

With increasing regulatory due diligence requirements, focus from the investment community through ESG reporting, and more informed consumer expectations, organisations need to raise the bar when it comes to tackling modern slavery issues.

Using breakout groups and interaction throughout, this masterclass is full of practical hints and tips to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to develop and implement a tailored, prioritised, risk-based approach to combatting modern slavery.

By attending this masterclass you will:

• Discover the latest on the evolving landscape of due diligence legislation and how this will impact your international supply chains.

• Understand how to identify and map risk, and discover the tools and templates to help.

• Gain knowledge of supply chain mapping – what it is, when to use it and how to do it.

• Understand how to develop and implement a prioritised procurement strategy to address and mitigate modern slavery risk.

• Acknowledge the role of collaboration and stakeholder engagement in successful due diligence.

• Be confident in understanding what’s good practice around remediation.

• Explore the types of KPIs and measures you can use to monitor and report your performance.

Target audience: Procurement and/or supply chain professionals – including all those who influence any element of procurement and/or supply chain. This would include specifiers, cost consultants, buyers, contract managers, bid teams, supply chain, commercial, design, etc.

About the speakers

Helen Carter

Helen has been working in sustainable procurement for over 16 years and in the area of modern slavery and human rights for the last 8 of that. Specialising in training, policy and strategy development, and procurement interventions she has worked with Action Sustainability and numerous clients in numerous sectors, Government, Defence, FMCG, Construction and Infrastructure.

In 2018, Helen was awarded the title of UK Modern Slavery top 100 influencer for her work within the field of modern slavery and human rights. In 2022, she played a vital role in developing the new BS25700 – Organisational Response to Modern Slavery, which aims to guide organisations on how they can develop their own organisational requirements and work with their supply chain to embed effective Modern Slavery due diligence.

EJ Allen

EJ brings 20 years of experience in developing sustainable supply chains and works across our modern slavery and social value teams. Alongside her work in the built environment to help identify and prevent exploitation and modern slavery, she is Construction Sector Manager for the award-winning Supply Chain Sustainability School.

Anna Cantwell

Anna has been working within the sustainability industry for over 8 years, with an extensive background in sustainable procurement, modern slavery, and social impact. She has experience across a range of sectors including construction, manufacturing, finance, and government.

In 2018, Anna was awarded the title of UK Modern Slavery top 100 influencer for her work within the field of modern slavery and human rights.


“Morgan Sindall has had invaluable support from Action Sustainability with regards to shaping an action plan to combat modern slavery within our extensive supply chain. The depth of experience of their team has helped us in identifying areas of risk, and working alongside our procurement team, it has resulted in the production of a best-in-class action plan that benefits from the close working commitment from the Action Sustainability team. Without doubt, they are to be considered leaders in this field” – Graham Edgell, Supply Chain Director, Morgan Sindall

The knowledge and passion from the trainers made all the sessions successful, and the high level of interaction ensured the messages were well received by a range of attendees. The training has led to an increased awareness and knowledge of modern slavery in supply chains, and conversations have started about the next steps taken by both councils to continue this work.” – Charlotte Jamieson, Modern Slavery and Exploitation Coordinator, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster City Council

“The work achieved with Action Sustainability has helped us identify medium to high risk spend categories where modern slavery may occur and helped us in creating a tender process to help manage this risk. Through creative work and collaboration from both our teams, we are working to raise awareness amongst our colleagues of where modern slavery can occur so we can continue to tackle this issue both within the GLA Group and our supply chain” – Stuart Coates, Responsible Procurement Manager, Transport for London (Greater London Authority).

“The training was really engaging, extremely informative and interesting. Really made you think about understanding the full supply chain of goods and services and how this may affect our agreements.” – Yorkshire Water

For more information

Helen Carter
Lead Consultant