Illegal workers and modern slavery

Heron Bros recognised the need to highlight the challenges the construction industry faces in relation to Illegal Workers and Human Trafficking.

Heron Bros Modern Slavery Policy defines the processes in place to ensure their supply chain are conducting right to work checks and can also carry out similar spot checks.

The construction company went one step further by implementing a Human Trafficking awareness programme.

Illegal working is linked to wider abuse and exploitation of workers, tax evasion and breach of other workplace regulations. In extreme cases, it can involve modern slavery.

Heron Bros’ Human Trafficking awareness programme included:

  • A Human Trafficking toolbox talk and media presentation was delivered to all sites on how to identify and report modern slavery
  • On site workshops were delivered by a charity called ‘Invisible Traffick’ to raise awareness, educate and provide active support. The charity delivered a clear message delivered to all site employees about dangers of Human Trafficking, how to spot it and how to report it.
  • A Credit card sized human trafficking reporting card was given out at induction stage and placed around the site in communal areas. The card provides details on who to contact to report potential cases.

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