Businesses unite to tackle forced labour
The Consumer Goods Forum has launched a plan to eradicate forced labour from its members’ supply chains.
The business group, which includes around 400 retailers, manufacturers and service providers globally, believes that the problem can be tackled more effectively by companies working collaboratively.
The International Labour Organisation estimates that there are around 20 million people in forced labour worldwide, 90% of them exploited in the private sector. It defines forced labour as where people are coerced to work though violence of intimidation, or by more indirect means such as retention of identity papers.
The forum ...