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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 »

NEWS: Over a hundred apparel and footwear companies commit to responsible recruitment

Developed in conjunction with the American Apparel & Footwear Association and the Fair Labor Association, 123 apparel and footwear companies have signed an Apparel & Footwear Industry Commitment to Responsible Recruitment. Each signatory commits to ensuring no worker pays for their job; workers retain control of their travel documents and have full freedom of movement;… Read more »

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 »