The BHRE provides training on management of human rights risk in the supply chain and the prevention of modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking. We are currently running a series of training courses for Higher Education institutions under the umbrella of the Higher Education Procurement Academy (HEPA). 

Delivered by Dr Olga Martin-Ortega, this half day course will give an overview of the social and human rights risks in the supply chain of products procured by the higher education sector and the responsibilities of public buyers towards these chains. It will provide the international and national context and specific assessments of industry conditions. In particular it focuses on the new obligations under the Modern Slavery Act and will ensure that you not only understand your modern Slavery statement but also the requirements to develop this over time. Attendance at this event will also contribute to your CIPS CPD hours - you will be able to claim 3.5 taught hours via the CIPS website. If you are interested in these trainingins please contact Emma Keenan at HEPA ( 

We also provide consultancy services in these areas, including how to draft a “Transparency in the Supply Chain” statement under Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act, how to include socially responsible supply chain clauses in procurement contracts and pre-tender questionnaires and generally on corporate human rights due diligence in the supply chain. To discuss these services, please contact us at or click here to fill our contact form.