Modern Slavery

LUPC's sole aim is to secure for its Members the very best possible value from the acquisition of goods and services, without causing harm to others. Being Member-owned and –led, we want to promote the values and good practice around responsible procurement that reflect those of our Membership. One of the six key objectives in LUPC’s corporate strategy is to become a leader in making ethical trading and sustainability available to our Members.

Read more about our Responsible Procurement and Modern Slavery policies and strategies

Read our 2018 Modern Slavery Statement

Free eLearning: Protecting Human Rights in the Supply Chain

LUPC, in collaboration with our partner consortium APUC and the University of Greenwich, has developed an eLearning suite on Protecting Human Rights in the Supply Chain, developed especially for public procurement practitioners.

Users will learn why protecting human rights in the supply chain is important to the public sector, how to assess and prioritise risks, monitoring supply chains, responding to abuses and measuring and reporting effectiveness. There’s also a module on compiling your annual Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement under the Modern Slavery Act.

The suite was written by Dr Olga Martin-Ortega, Reader in Public International Law and leader of the Business, Human Rights and Environment Research Group at the University of Greenwich and LUPC Director, Andy Davies FCIPS. We thank the University of Greenwich and Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges for their kind support in co-funding this project.

You can access the eLearning suite, for free, by registering your details. LUPC will only use this data in relation to modern slavery communications and not for sharing with third parties.

You can also read our full Guide for Public Procurement Practitioners: PDF icon Protecting Human Rights in Supply Chain.