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PRESS RELEASE: New expert guidance published on eliminating recruitment fees charged to workers

Second edition of the acclaimed, comprehensive and practical toolkit ‘Eliminating Recruitment and Employment Fees Charged to Workers’ now available for free download from  There is widespread agreement that the charging of recruitment fees to workers is exploitative with the UN-backed Alliance 8.7 stating that, “debt bondage, through the manipulation of debt by employers or… Read more »

PRESS RELEASE: Responsible Recruitment Toolkit launches pioneering one-stop, practical capacity building tool.

The globally pioneering Responsible Recruitment Toolkit (RRT) is now launched to support global brands and retailers to embed responsible recruitment practices in their supply chains. Exploitation of workers during the recruitment process presents one of the greatest human rights risks in supply chains. New legislation, international standards and growing evidence and awareness are driving brands,… Read more »

NEWS: Exploitative recruitment practices uncovered in research on palm oil sector

A new report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA), commissioned by The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Palm Oil Working Group, uncovered several indicators of forced labour, including high recruitment fees in the palm oil industry in Indonesia and Malaysia. “Malaysia and Indonesia are leading producers of palm oil, together accounting for 86 percent of global production… 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 »