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 some businesses have reviewed the adequacy of their policy framework with regard to modern slavery and they have developed new internal standards. Fair recruitment is one of the main areas where policy development is concentrated. According to one  online retailer ‘The focus on modern slavery in general has allowed us to identify gaps in our own policies and issues such as the Employer Pays Principle that are not covered by standard Codes’.”

Download the full report here.