What did the study seek to achieve and how was it carried out?
APM sponsored a research investigation through its APM Research Fund involving the University of Warwick, the University of Leeds and University College London to help awareness of this important issue and to understand how project practices need to change to eliminate modern slavery.
In order to answer this question, the research team undertook a Delphi exercise with experts representing project practitioners (e.g. from organisations such as HS2 and Sir Robert McAlpine), NGOs (e.g. The Bingham Centre and The Institute for Human Rights and Business) and professional membership organisations (e.g. The International Association for Cost and Contract Management and the Royal Institute of British Architects), as well as academic researchers and individual experts.
We hope the report will be of interest to project professionals and organisations involved in practical project delivery, academics and researchers engaged in modern slavery and multi stakeholder initiatives or research and for professional bodies amongst others.