CIWM Group Policy Statement on Compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015

CIWM is a company incorporated by Royal Charter and a registered charity. It is the sole member of the charity WAMITAB and owns CIWM Enterprises Ltd, its trading arm. This statement applies to all three bodies.

The combined turnover of the CIWM group is below the statutory threshold (£36m) for reporting under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘the Act’). However, the Trustees of CIWM are committed to ensuring that the CIWM Group adopts high standards in all its governance and related activities and so have adopted this statement of policy on compliance with the Act.

CIWM is the professional body for people working in the waste and resources management sector in the UK and abroad. Its charitable objects are:

“to advance for the public benefit the art and science of wastes management worldwide and so to promote education, the protection of public health and the preservation of the environment, and for that purpose to further promote and maintain good standards of practice, competence and conduct by all its members"

CIWM also provides training courses, seminars and events, publications, advertising and sponsorship and may use contracted trainers, recognised venues, etc for their delivery.

CIWM Enterprises Ltd is a trading subsidiary of CIWM and delivers two non-primary purpose events on behalf of CIWM and may use contracted trainers, recognised venues, etc for their delivery.

WAMITAB provides qualifications in the waste management and ancillary sectors, primarily through a network of centres and assessors. Its charitable objects are:

“to advance education in the sciences of waste management, waste disposal, (including waste contracting, processing, management, recycling and transportation) and ancillary sectors including but not limited to facilities management, for the public benefit in both the United Kingdom and worldwide”

The CIWM Group wholeheartedly supports the aims of the Act and will not accept modern slavery in its business or its supply chains.

We keep this matter under review and consider it when supplier or contractor contracts come up for negotiation; currently none of our activities are considered as an area of high risk.

CIWM is also in the process of updating its Constitution and Codes of Conduct to incorporate professional conduct requirements in line with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.