Category: Modern Slavery

NEWS: Governments prioritise responsible recruitment to tackle modern slavery

The UK together with the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia has agreed four key principles for nations to implement to tackle modern slavery in global supply chains. One of those four principles is focused on promoting responsible recruitment policies and practices; in particular, governments are encouraged to: advance responsible recruitment practices, including by implementing… Read more »

NEWS: Leading retailers commit to responsible recruitment in tackle modern slavery statements

A report from Ergon Associates,  ‘Modern Slavery Reporting: is there evidence of progress?’, reviews the modern slavery statements of 150 businesses and finds those companies taking the lead on reducing modern slavery are committing to the development of new policies on fair recruitment for migrant workers.  “From our conversations and work with companies it is clear that… Read more »

NEWS: Fair recruitment is vital to end forced labour by 2030

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has published a report reviewing the policies and programmes in place globally in order to achieve Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals to end forced labour by 2030. The detailed report focuses on the strategic framework for addressing forced labour – prevention, protection, remedy and enforcement and fair recruitment… Read more »

PRESS RELEASE: Guidance launched to support responsible recruitment of workers during Covid-19

Monday 1st June – Today, the Responsible Recruitment Toolkit (RRT) and Stronger Together jointly launch a practical guide to implementing responsible recruitment during and coming out of Covid-19. Since the World Health Organisation declared Coronavirus (Covid-19) a global pandemic on 11th March 2020, Governments around the world have taken different approaches to ‘lockdown’, ‘social distancing’… Read more »