CIOB trio among top modern slavery influencers
Chris Blythe, Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) chief executive, and two other people involved in the organisation's new report on worker exploitation in construction have been named among the top influencers on modern slavery.
Emma Crates, who researched and wrote Construction and the Modern Slavery Act, Tackling Exploitation in the UK, and professor Jacqui Glass at Loughborough University’s school of architecture, building and civil engineering, who was quoted in the report, also featured in the 2018 Annual UK Top 100 Corporate Modern Slavery Influencers’ Index.
Chris Harrop, group marketing and sustainability director at construction products firm Marshalls was also named.
The list, developed and delivered by BRE and Sustain Worldwide, recognises individuals from all business sectors, media and academia, who are influence leaders in raising awareness to end modern slavery and labour exploitation.
The full list was revealed yesterday, ahead of a black-tie recognition dinner on 26 September at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Independent anti-slavery commissioner Kevin Hyland is to step down from his role.
Hyland was appointed in 2014 by prime minister Theresa May while she was home secretary and was the first commissioner of his kind for tackling modern slavery.
He will take up the position of chief executive of ChildFund Ireland. The Home Office said it would announce the appointment of his successor shortly.