Modern Slavery Statement for the financial year 2016

CITB are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.

Our business, organisation, structure and supply chain

CITB is the Industry Training Board for construction and its mission is to “attract and support the development of people to construct a better Britain”. Our vision is for British construction to have a recognised, world-class, innovative approach to developing its workforce to deliver quality in the built environment.

CITB is registered as a charity in England and Wales (Reg No 264289) and in Scotland (Reg No SC044875).

We have approximately 1300 employees working at CITB offices and National Construction Colleges located across the UK in England, Scotland, and Wales. We encourage our employees to work flexibly and have a large mobile workforce who don’t have a specific office base.

Our CITB purpose

CITB is devoted to building competitive advantage for the construction industry and the people who work in it.

  • Individuals have the skills to compete for the best jobs and develop fulfilling careers
  • Companies have a highly skilled workforce that gives them a unique selling point in their sector
  • The industry has the skills to meet its clients' needs and future challenges
  • UK plc has an industry that is world class and can compete with the best on the world stage

Our supply chain

CITB has a number of a key supply chains supporting the goals of the organisation. Resources have been assigned to working with our supply chains in a number of areas including the adherence to this Act.

Our policies

CITB has a number of policies relating to s.54, transparency in the supply chain that will be reviewed and updated accordingly as follows:

  • Procurement policy
  • Equality & Diversity policy
  • Recruitment policy
  • Safeguarding policies

We will

  • Comply with the legislative and regulatory requirements of the act
  • Carry out due diligence and risk assessment of areas of our business to assess the level of risk
  • Ensure that our supply chain including contractors and other service providers are aware of the requirements of the legislation 
  • Develop and promote awareness of the modern slavery issues through provision of information and training to our colleagues 
  • Determine appropriate method of measuring effectiveness of the actions we are taking against modern slavery

This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that the CITB has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.

Sarah Beale

Interim Chief Executive

May 2017

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