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 polices that incentivise and support responsible practice, and by support initiatives such as the ‘Employer Pays Principle
  • contribute to the growing knowledge base of promising practices for protecting workers from fraud and exploitation in the recruitment process.

“The UK and our partners are going further, showing leadership and setting out these new principles designed to drive out slavery from the supply chains of the goods and services we all use.” said Vicoria Atkins, Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability.

Find out more about why the UK government is focusing on responsible recruitment as a way to prevent modern slavery