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Walk Free Foundation launches guide to tackle slavery in supply chains

UN Global Compact Network Australia | September 11, 2014

The Walk Free Foundation has launched a new guide for business aimed at tackling modern slavery in supply chains. It provides a practical ‘how to’ guide on what businesses can do to prevent human trafficking, forced labour, debt bondage and the sale and exploitation of children occurring in their supply chains. It notes vulnerabilities in supply chains, and is targeted at procurement, supply chain and sustainability professionals across all sectors.

Modern slavery is a significant issue which has real effects on business. 30 million people are estimated to be enslaved, of which 68 per cent are subjected to forced labour. Globally, the ILO estimates that forced labour generates approximately $150 billion in profits annually.

A copy of the guide is available here.

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UN Global Compact Network Australia