You may recall our blog last June looking at Sports Direct’s practice, treatment of employees and Modern Slavery within their supply chain. Yesterday the two brothers who trafficked 18 people from Poland to the UK were jailed for 6 years under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Modern Slavery brothers jailed
As reported by the BBC, Erwin and Krystian Markowski supplied employees to Sports Direct, but failed to adhere to the Modern Slavery Act in the following ways;
- Labour Exploitation
- Human Trafficking
- Passport Holding
- Breaches of an Individual’s Basic Human Right
Sports Direct, who under the Modern Slavery Act must ensure there are no signs of Modern Slavery in their supply chains welcomed the decision with a statement.
At eLamb we are working with UK and US based organisations across the Construction, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Telecommunications and Hair & Beauty industries to deliver off the shelf and custom Modern Slavery eLearning courses and assessments.
If you’re responsible for the learning and development or training of your employees, are you confident that your colleagues are well versed in the Modern Slavery act? Do they know how to vet the supply chain and spot the potential signs of Modern Slavery?
If you’d like to learn more about our off the shelf Modern Slavery eLearning course or how we could work with you to design a custom Modern Slavery training course that includes your company policies and procedures then drop us a line or give us a call. We could help you comply with the Act in a matter of weeks.
Did you know?
- If your business has a global turnover of £36 million or more your business must must ensure there is no slavery in any part of your business. This includes your supply chains
- In 2015 it was predicted that there were between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of Modern Slavery in the UK alone
- Last year 289 offenses were prosecuted under the Modern Slavery Act
- It is estimated that there are more slaves today than there ever has been.
- The Prime Minister has set aside £33 from the aid budget to fund initiatives
- eLamb can help with Modern Slavery eLearning course & assessment