In 2017, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) estimated that over 40 million people across the globe were working under duress and various degrees of enforcement. Additionally, they confirmed that exploitative labour practices have earned private businesses almost US $150 billion in profits.
Slavery and human trafficking, as depicted in literature, movies and academic research, makes us believe we will know how to prevent this type of injustice. However, it can be difficult to pinpoint instances of modern day slavery due to its ambiguous nature. Much of it is hidden in the far reaches of global supply chains remaining invisible to organizations, businesses, and regulatory bodies.
With unique insights from industry and sustainability leaders, this white paper will help you:
- Understand prominent forms of modern slavery
- Clarify the regulatory laws recently enacted to counter this problem
- Learn how to root out slavery in your supply chain