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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 »

NEWS: M&S Responsible Recruitment week

In February, M&S focused an entire week on the importance of employing responsible recruitment. The week included a series of events and activities with suppliers to build understanding of best practices, to share challenges, and to strengthen working to accelerate responsible recruitment throughout supply chains both in the UK and internationally. M&S also announced they… Read more »

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 »