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Code of practice reaches 150 milestone

Code of practice reaches 150 milestone

More than 150 organisations have adopted the Welsh Government’s ground-breaking Code of Practice on Ethical Employment, helping ensure better working conditions throughout supply chains, Economy Minister Ken Skates announced at an event in Wrexham recently.

The code was first launched in 2017. The code is designed to eliminate modern slavery and support ethical employment practices. In signing up, public, private and third sector organisations commit to a series of actions, designed to tackle illegal and unfair employment and working practices.

The event, held at Glyndŵr University, included:

  • a keynote speech from Ken Skates, AM
  • an overview of the code from Sue Hurrell, Welsh Government
  • an example of putting the code into practice, from Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd
  • advice on the Living Wage from Cynnal Cymru
  • an overview of what is being done to tackle modern slavery in Wales, from Steve Chapman, Wales Anti-Slavery Co-ordinator, Welsh Government

The milestone further solidifies the importance and ambition of the code in Wales, and more organisations are encouraged to sign up. All organisations that receive funding from Welsh Government, either directly or via grants or contracts, are expected to sign up to the code.

Further information on the code and how to sign up.