Ensure you are not part of the slavery problem.

The Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard takes you a step further than the Modern Slavery Act by committing you to adopting the principles of ethical labour sourcing in relation to your products and services, and to actively identify and eradicate the exploitation of vulnerable workers over time.

Be recognised for your ethical sourcing practices

Be globally recognised as an exemplar in ethical sourcing practices by signing up to be verified to the Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard.

Full details of the Ethical Labour Sourcing standard are on ELS – Green Book Live.

Book an ELS advice clinic:
NEC, 23-25 May 2018

edie Live 2018

For further information about the Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard
book a one-to-one session with BRE at edieLIVE, NEC, Birmingham.

What is the Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard (ELS)?

This standard has been created to recognise those who wish to seek third party assurance of their responsible and ethical business practices and provide a maturity pathway to make improvements continuously.

BRE’s ELS Standard specifies the requirements for organisational management to demonstrate an on-going commitment to the principles of ethical labour sourcing as part of a holistic framework.

The framework comprises criteria for evaluating the maturity of the performance of the organisation under twelve issues. The overall verification is not based on an aggregation of the levels of maturity in these issues, but is based on a commitment to improve through an agreed set of objectives.

Participation in the standard can be achieved through self certification or to a more robust level using third party verification.

ELS online

Self-assess, register and present evidence for verification in one place.

This standard has been created to recognise those who wish to seek third party assurance of their responsible and ethical business practices and provide a maturity pathway to make improvements continuously.

This ELS Standard specifies the requirements for organisational management to demonstrate an on-going commitment to the principles of ethical labour sourcing as part of a holistic framework.

ELS online is the new accessible way to start using the ELS standard. The online platform is identical to the BRE Global ELS standard v2 giving companies of all sizes an opportunity to demonstrate continuous improvement on human rights due diligence.

Visit www.elsonline.co.uk

Do you know what’s happening in your supply chain?

When the Modern Slavery Act came into force in October 2015, the issue of slavery in business and the construction industry was brought into sharp focus.

The Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard, BES 6002, enables you to demonstrate to customers, partners and other stakeholders, your company’s commitment to eliminating any possibility of trafficking or slavery in your supply chain.

The Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard provides a framework against which companies can examine and assess their own practices. They can then showcase their ethical sourcing credentials by gaining third-party Ethical Labour Sourcing verification from BRE Global, and setting agreed objectives to demonstrate continuous improvement.

Human rights abuse in supply chains is of great concern to all stakeholders, from consumers to legislators:

“Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms.”

SDG, Modern Slavery & The UK construction Sector Industry Charter

A chilling reminder of the size and extent of the problem from the Global Slavery Index:

“The Global Slavery Index estimates the prevalence of slavery based on more than 50,000 interviews in 53 different languages. Most shocking is the simple fact that there are 46 million slaves in the world, generating $150 billion in criminal profits.”

Inverse Culture, Countries with the most slaves? Report.

Verification to the Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard (ELS)

The highest level of assurance possible to the Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard. A third party review of your assessment; a verification visit to your HQ and the setting of your ELS objectives for continuous improvement.

For more information

For further information about the ELS Standard contact:
Dr Shamir Ghumra
enquiries@bregroup.com