APRES Model Launched to Combat Rights Abuses

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An article in Construction Global explains that APRES (Action Program on Responsible and Ethical Sourcing) is a new Eight Pathways Model that was announced yesterday via a White Paper.  The program will strive to fight global human rights abuses, calling for updated cultural approaches and demands.

“Produced by world-leading building science center, BRE, and academic partner, Loughborough University, the model provides a professional approach to the responsible and ethical sourcing of materials, products and people working in property and construction markets worldwide. It presents eight pathways to best practice that takes organisations and individuals from the level of ‘Baseline’ to ‘Best in Class’ performance.”

The pathways described in the initiative are 1) Organisation Strategy and Policies; 2) Management Systems; 3) Assurance: Compliance & Auditing; 4) Assurance: Reporting; 5) Procurement; 6) Financial Management; 7) HR, Recruitment, Staff Training & Development; 8) Communications, External Relations and PR.

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