Ahead of BRE and Sustain Worldwide’s conference – Responsible & Ethical Leadership for Global Construction Supply Chains – we invited three construction industry professionals to discuss their fight against modern slavery.
So much has changed since Ecobuild 2016; things that one would never have imagined possible happened… Leicester City won the Premier League and now face a fight for survival; the political arena globally now looks very different 12 months on too. So we look upon Ecobuild 2017 from a different lens than perhaps we might … Continue reading “Ecobuild 2017: from traditional sustainability to more social sustainability?”
The Centre for Sustainable Products at BRE has a long tradition with product environmental assessment with products such as Environmental Profiles and the Green Guide to Specification. Over the past few years I have seen this evolve from a very quantitative approach to recognise the broader sustainability issues that touch procurement and supply chain assurance. … Continue reading “Ethical Labour Sourcing – A big leap for BRE, the industry and society”
This article first appeared on the Thompson Reuters Foundation News website. In the past few years in particular we have noticed an awakening in society and industry to the harsh realisation that modern day slavery is real and affects people from all nations and in many businesses and supply chains. It is estimated (see Walk … Continue reading “Modern Day Slavery: It is people that will rescue people”
Sir Robert McAlpine announced as first contractor verified under BRE’s Ethical Labour Sourcing standard
One of the UK’s leading building and civil engineering companies, Sir Robert McAlpine, has become the first contractor to be verified under BRE’s Ethical Labour Sourcing (ELS) Standard. BRE, an international, multi-disciplinary, building science organisation, developed the Standard BES 6002 in February this year, in response to the 2015 Modern Slavery Act. Earlier this year, … Continue reading “Sir Robert McAlpine announced as first contractor verified under BRE’s Ethical Labour Sourcing standard”
New action programme, by APRES, to support the responsible and ethical sourcing of materials, products and people The APRES (Action Programme on Responsible and Ethical Sourcing) Eight Pathways Model is launched today via a White Paper produced by world-leading building science centre, BRE, and academic partner, Loughborough University. APRES aims to combat global human rights … Continue reading “Eight Pathways Launched to Combat Modern Slavery and Unethical Practices in Supply Chains”
BRE Global, the certification arm of BRE, has announced Marshalls plc as the first organisation to be verified against its new Ethical Labour Sourcing (ELS) standard. The ELS standard provides organisations with a framework to verify their systems and processes in relation to the Modern Slavery Act and continuously improve their ethical labour sourcing practices. … Continue reading “BRE Global presents its first Ethical Labour Sourcing verification certificate”