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Sedex and Verité published a briefing for tackling modern day slavery in global supply chains

Posted: Monday 28 July 14, 7.00am GMT

Sedex has partnered with the award winning training, consulting and research NGO, Verité, to publish a new briefing tackling modern day slavery risks in global supply chains.

The Modern Day Slavery Briefing presents latest thinking on the risks and manifestations of human trafficking and other forms of forced labour in the supply chains of multinational enterprises. It includes insights from Verité and Sedex on the root causes, how workers are affected, and indicators of forced labour in factories and on farms.

The briefing highlights the specific vulnerabilities of migrant workers, the role of labour brokers, and the mechanisms that can result in modern day slavery, with guidance on what businesses can do to reform recruitment practices to protect their workers.

Launched at the 2014 Sedex Global Responsible Sourcing Conference, the briefing includes recommendations to help buyers and suppliers tackle modern slavery. These cover key areas such as such raising awareness of the issue, establishing appropriate policies, supply chain mapping, assessing impact and reviewing progress, supplier accountability and collaboration.

Click here to download the Modern Day Slavery Briefing.

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