This investigation is funded by the Association of Project Management and has been carried out in conjunction with UCL and the University of Leeds. Modern Slavery involves the recruitment, movement, harbouring or receiving of people through any means for the purpose of exploitation. It is an extensive problem and one that causes immense human suffering. International Labour Office figures suggest that there are 24 million victims of Modern Slavery or forced labour at any time around the world with a substantial proportion of these people working on project related activities.
This investigation has used a Delphi approach to seek views from key practitioners on how to eradicate modern slavery from projects. The practitioners consulted include project organisations (such as HS2, Jacob, MACE and Sir Robert MacAlpine), professional organisations (such as ICE, RIBA and the APM), NGOs (such as the Institute for Human Rights in Business and the Centre for Business and Human Rights) and Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.
It has used a Delphi approach to identify multi-level challenges associated with eliminating modern slavery from projects.
The findings of the investigation have now been published by the APM and can be downloaded here: