Ignorance is no longer an option when it comes to slavery in the supply chain

The US Department of Labor biannually publishes a List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report covers 148 goods produced in 76 countries. The purpose of the Report is to shine a light on conditions of overseas workers and provide concrete actions US trading partners can take to accelerate efforts to eliminate child and forced labour.

Ritika Burman, a corporate responsibility associate with SGS, provides advice on what companies can do to ensure that child or forced labour is not present in their supply chain. Burman recommends companies implement policies and codes of conduct which conform to required regulations, map their complete supply chain, identify areas in the supply chain where the highest risks exist, and monitor all areas of the supply chain starting with higher risk areas.

View the full interview with Ritika Burman here.

Sonja Duncan