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a zero-tolerance approach

As a Responsible Business, we have a duty to protect our people and supply chain.

That’s why we’re shining a spotlight on Modern Slavery and empowering our teams with the knowledge that will enable us to ensure that worker exploitation does not present itself within our operations.
We’re working closely with Unseen, to ensure we educate and offer the knowledge needed for our teams to #SpottheSigns of worker exploitation.

Modern slavery, City sky line with crane, construction site
There are thought to be tens of thousands of cases of worker exploitation in the construction industry. In the UK alone, the construction sector ranks third among the top five industries for reported worker exploitation.

Spot the signs of worker exploitation here

Modern Slavery in the construction industry

Modern slavery in the construction industry is a significant problem globally, with various forms of worker exploitation occurring at different stages of the construction process.

A lot of exploitation can be hiding in plain sight, often due to its complex and subtle nature. Exploitation cases vary on a spectrum from unsafe working practices such as inadequate PPE,
to labour abuse and forced labour.

More examples include:

  • Working more than 48+ hours a week
  • Inadequate rest periods and access to basic amenities
  • Not being paid the national minimum wage or having pay withheld
  • Not having a contract of employment
  • Tied accommodation
  • Confinement or restricted movement, observed in transportation to and from work sites
  • Monitoring
  • Emotional / physical abuse
We take a zero-tolerance approach to worker exploitation and are committed to ensuring that all our employees and subcontractors, as well as the people who work on our behalf, are educated and protected.

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2023

As a subsidiary company of Morgan Sindall Group, we adhere to the group-wide statement set in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Click here to view the full statement.