July 4th, 2022
The university’s Modern Slavery Working Group has continued to take action over the last year following its published and nationally recognised blueprint to become a slavery-free campus.
The university launched a pioneering 38-step blueprint to achieving a slavery-free campus in July 2021, led by our Chancellor, Baroness Lola Young.
This ambitious, transformational approach was the first of its kind globally and is aligned with the principles of the Modern Slavery Act (MSA) 2015.
Founded on research led by the university’s Rights Lab, the blueprint acts as a guide for all universities to take action towards becoming slavery free.
A team has been built to deliver the blueprint in full by 25/26 that reflects UoN’s supply chain and flow of funding in the university. Some achievements this year have been:
The university intends to lead the HE Sector in this work globally and inform the approach taken by other public sector organisations.
To date, the blueprint has been adopted by universities in the UK, US and Australia as well as the Cabinet Office, local Councils and also the Commonwealth Games. This dissemination will accelerate action to end modern slavery globally by 2030.
Finally, the team’s work was recently recognised at the national Go awards where they were highly commended in the Social Value category amongst all public sector organisations in the UK.
Dr Lisa Carroll, chair of the working group said:
“During this year we have continued our relentless work towards the slavery-free campus, both within the university and in the wider community.
We have the right team to deliver, our blueprint to guide us and a passion to enact meaningful change. We look forward to achieving even more in 22/23.”
You can read the university’s latest Modern Slavery annual statement here.
If you have any comments or questions on this work, please contact MSA@nottingham.ac.uk.
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