How to Avoid Forced Labour in your Supply Chain
Monday, 08 February 2016

A must for many companies in the UK with new requirements in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and for businesses all over the world seeking to ensure they trade ethically and protect their brand reputation.

A Stop Slavery Today campaign running 8 – 12 February 2016


A must for many companies in the UK with new requirements in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and for businesses all over the world seeking to ensure they trade ethically and protect their brand reputation.

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1. Document your supply chain. It's not enough to know who's supplying you with a product or component. You also need to know who's supplying them, ideally at least two levels up the chain.

 

2. Assess the risk of forced labour. Forced labour is most common but not exclusive in south Asia, China and central Africa. The more deeply your company is deployed in those regions, the higher the likelihood of forced labour in your supply chain.


 

3. Tighten up your contracts. If you deem there's risk, amend your contracts with your suppliers to have large financial penalties if they fail to disclose suppliers or use suppliers who are found to be using forced labour.

 

 

4. Audit your supply chain. If at all possible, make a personal inspection of your supply chain or hire a specialist to do so. It's essential to flush out the problems yourself rather than carry out damage control after it has become public knowledge.

 

5. Move your supply chain. If you discover or even suspect there's forced labour in your supply chain, your #1 priority must be to find another source for your product. This might increase your costs in the short term, but it will be well worth it in the long run.

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Modern Slavery Forum    15 February 16
How to Avoid Forced Labour in your Supply Chain    08 February 16
Tackling Modern Slavery in the Hotel Sector in Wales    26 January 16
Transparency in Supply Chains – A Practical Guide    17 November 15
Home Office Notification of Modern Slavery Cases    11 November 15
Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner – Strategic Plan 2015-17    30 October 15
Steps Companies Should Take    13 October 15
Modern Slavery Act 2015    12 October 15
How widespread is forced labour in the UK    07 October 15
Typology Of Forced Labour    03 October 15
The Requirement for Transparency in Supply Chains    01 October 15
The 2015 International Association of Women Police conference    04 September 15
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World Day Against Trafficking in Human Beings    05 August 15
#KnowTheSigns    24 July 15
Wales Anti-Slavery Conference 2015    20 July 15
Welsh Assembly Government Anti-Slavery Conference    17 June 15
7 days and 7 faces of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking    12 June 15
Tackling Hidden Labour Exploitation - Stronger Together Exeter Event    28 April 15
Human Trafficking Event    22 April 15
The Modern Slavery Bill is now law    22 April 15