Supply Management magazine is a publication of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). The February 2016 print and online edition feature on Modern Day Slavery lauds the efforts of Patagonia and Nestlé for facing up to the reality that forced labor exists in corporate supply chains and focusing on efforts to effectively address the problem.
What commodities present the highest risk for human trafficking and forced labor? Verité’s newly released report outlines risks of forced labor faced by workers in 43 of the world’s most important primary commodities. We conducted this research as part of our program to prevent human trafficking in federal and corporate supply chains, sponsored by the US Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
Verité’s recently released report An Exploratory Study on the Role of Corruption in Labor Migration examined three illustrative transnational migrant worker recruitment corridors – Nepal to Qatar, Myanmar to Malaysia, and Myanmar to Thailand – to identify the points in the recruitment process where bribes or illicit payments are solicited and paid; the entities implicated; the range and nature of such payments; and the corresponding benefit that accrues to the employers of migrant workers.
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