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Aggregate Industries signs up to fight against modern slavery

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Aggregate Industires has pledged its commitment to cracking down on modern slavery and labour exploitation in partnership with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA), the UK’s foremost investigative agency for labour abuse.

The firm, which has over 330 sites and more than 4100 employees, produces and supplies a range of construction materials such as aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete, and precast concrete products.

Aggregate Industries joins influential organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and companies such as Sir Robert McAlpine and Morgan Sindall Group who have also pledged their support for the GLAA’s protocol.

“We pride ourselves on being a responsible business, committed to providing ethically sourced products and services," said Donna Hunt, Head of Sustainability for Aggregate Industries. “And whilst we have our own programmes focusing on identifying and eradicating the exploitation of vulnerable workers in our supply chain and business operations, we believe that by working collaboratively with other responsible businesses, sharing information and raising awareness, we will all have a much more effective impact in tackling this across the whole industry."

“We are pleased to see Aggregate Industries become the latest big player in construction sign up to the protocol and join us in the fight to eradicate modern slavery and labour exploitation across the country," said GLAA Deputy Director of Business Change Mark Heath.



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