The Modern Slavery Act 5 years on

About this webinar

The Modern Slavery Act (2015) was enacted in October 2015. Five years on, during Anti-Slavery Week, several experts will share with you their insights on what effective strategies they have seen implemented during the last half-decade to address modern slavery.


  • Online only
  • All Levels
  • Modules: 0
  • Study: N/A
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free
13 October 2020 – 12:00 to 13:00

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Who's it suitable for?

Legal professionals. Looking to expand their knowledge within modern slavery.

C-suite and directors. From HR and finance directors to CEOs, make sure your legal responsibilities are covered.

Accademics and students. This course is a great introduction to anyone wanting to know more about the topic.

Learning outcomes

01. Understanding and addressing the risks to exposure of modern slavery within your direct business operations and / or global supply chains

02. Insights that will help you learn, manage and de-risk your business to modern slavery

03. The modern slavery act and how to develop a compliant statement

04. Ongoing monitoring and remedy


Why study with Ardea?

Doing the course will make you both more confident when talking about modern slavery and human rights and give you a deeper understanding.

You’ll learn the theory, see real-life case studies and get to grips with the legal parameters and how to apply them within your organisational setting.

Come away with strategies to ensure what you’ve studied has a lasting impact.

About the speakers

Session moderator

Colleen Theron
CEO, Ardea International and a tri-qualified lawyer.

Fiona Reynolds


Fiona is the CEO of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), a UN supported organisation with more than 3,000 signatories representing over US $90 trillion in AUM.

Appointed in 2013, Fiona has 25 years’ experience in financial services. She joined the PRI from Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, where she spent 7 years as CEO. Fiona serves on the Board of the UN Global Compact, is a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council, the Global Advisory Council on Stranded Assets at Oxford University, the UN Business for Peace Steering Committee, the Global Steering Committee for the investor agenda on climate action and the Steering Committee for Climate Action 100+. Fiona has been a member of the UK Government Green Finance Taskforce and is on the Advisory Board for the UK Green Finance Centre. In 2018 Fiona was named one of the 20 most influential people in sustainability by Barron’s magazine.

Helen Carter

Lead Consultant at Action Sustainability

Helen is a procurement professional who over the last 12 years has been focusing specifically on the issues of sustainable procurement and supply chain transparency. Since the launch of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 she has been supporting the construction industry through the Supply Chain Sustainability School in raising awareness on the issue of Modern Slavery. In addition to this she has produced resources and training materials to support businesses in implementing due diligence processes and go beyond the legislation.

Shayne Tyler

Group Compliance Director at Fresca


Shayne is the Group Compliance Director for a leading fresh produce supplier to retail accounts. A practical and hands on Director with over 25 years of people leadership within the food industry. He relies on over 20 years of experience directly managing variable levels of employee exploitation identification and resolution, where he has actively helped shape legislation, guidance, best practice and support mechanisms for the prevention and eradication of worker abuse. Systems employed throughout this time have demonstrably helped his business PREVENT cases of exploitation, PREPARE for those they could not prevent, help PROTECT the most vulnerable, and work with authorities to PURSUE those responsible.

Additional speakers

  • Patricia Carrier, Project Manager at BHRRC;
  • Alex Trautrims, Associate Director at Rights Lab;
  • Justine Currell, Executive Director at Unseen, MSA Helpline.

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