The Consumer Goods Forum has called on businesses around the world to help fight all forms of forced labour from global supply chains by not tolerating forced labour within their operations. The International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) reaffirmed this.
Professor Richard Wilding has been named one the of UK Top100 Corporate Modern Slavery Influencers of 2018 in an inaugural Index, created by BRE and Sustain Worldwide.
The number of potential victims of modern slavery reported to the authorities rose by more than a third to 5,145, a report by the National Crime Agency has revealed.
More than 40 per cent of the government’s major suppliers fail to meet the basic legal requirements of the UK Modern Slavery Act, according to a survey by sustainability consultancy Sancroft and Tussell, a data provider of government procurement information.
Two brothers have been ordered to pay back £167,650 in criminal gains after they trafficked vulnerable men from Poland to work in a Sports Direct warehouse in Shirebrook, Derbyshire.