Global companies Should Take the Lead in Fighting Modern-Day Slavery

By Katie Bacharach

A new briefing by Sedex Global and Verite has found that it is possible to remove modern-day slavery from global supply chains, but only if global companies contribute to greater transparency and collaboration, according to the IPS News Agency

The briefing outlines modern-day slavery statistics and highlights issues such as “broker-induced hiring traps” that had not been addressed sufficiently before. The briefing also emphasizes the risks businesses face with regard to modern-day slavery and provides recommendations for brands and suppliers to engage in ethical practices in supply chains.