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6th APRES Annual Conference announced

The 6th APRES Annual Conference on ‘Responsible and ethical sourcing – a professional approach for materials, products and people’, will be held on 29 November at 11 Cavendish Square in London.

Aimed primarily at clients, developers, architects, construction, sustainability and procurement professionals, contractors, suppliers and manufacturers, the 6th APRES conference will provide a strategic overview of responsible and ethical resourcing, details of the latest tools and guidelines, and insights into the latest research. This highly interactive conference will seek to gain practical insights from delegates into the opportunities and barriers for increased responsible and ethical sourcing.

Since the inception of APRES in 2011, there has been a significantly increased awareness of the importance of responsible and ethical sourcing in minimising the impacts that the construction industry supply chain has on resources, the environment and people around the world.

Clients and stakeholders increasingly expect the ethical and transparent sourcing of products and labour for construction projects, while the UK government has sought to strengthen policy, regulation and guidelines through policy instruments such as the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Industry therefore has more awareness, codes of practice and tools than ever before; but how can we best improve the implementation of responsible and ethical sourcing consistently across all professions and what are the gaps in both policy and research needed to embed it into the mainstream? These are the questions being addressed by APRES, through initiatives such as the APRES Annual Conferences. Your place at the 6th Annual Conference can be booked here.

For more information:
Laura Cox
[email protected]
0333 321 88 11