New VinciWorks course ‘Modern Slavery: Practical Steps for Procurement’ helps eradicate slavery from any supply chain

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28 March 2017

VinciWorksVinciWorks, a leading provider of online compliance courses for international business, has launched a brand new, fully customisable course designed to help companies investigate and eradicate modern slavery from their supply chains.

Modern Slavery: Practical Steps for Procurement is a 20 minute course that is tailored to the supply chain side of a business. It gives procurement teams real-life scenarios and practical steps to identify and act on modern slavery abuses across all parts of the supply chain. It follows on from VinciWorks’ highly regarded first course on the topic; Modern Slavery: Preventing Exploitation, which has been downloaded over 2,000 times.

Howard Finger, CEO of VinciWorks and a pioneer of e-learning, said:

“Modern slavery is one of the true horrors of the 21st century. VinciWorks’ new course helps procurement teams who are out in the field or engaging with suppliers to understand the red flags that might suggest wrongdoing and know the steps to take if slavery is found. Every business can work to make their supply chain more transparent and more hostile to slavery.”

The course takes users on a step by step journey from investigating multiple tiers of the supply chain, understanding high risk countries and products, reviewing sector-specific risks, undertaking a site visit, and asking pointed questions of suppliers to uncover wrongdoing. The course includes customisable downloads and checklists so procurement teams can implement outcomes from the minute they have completed it.

Training staff on spotting the signs of slavery significantly improves the chance of finding the world’s more than 21 million slaves, including tens of thousands in the UK. The Modern Slavery Act, as well as various European and international rules, holds companies liable for slavery that occurs anywhere in their supply chain. This course supports procurement professionals to better understand how modern slavery can hide in the supply chain, how to find it, and how to stop it.

Modern Slavery: Practical Steps for Procurement is available from today. You can demo the course here.

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