Korean MCNs ban together to combat Modern slavery in supply chains

Over 50 Multination corporations attended consultation workshop on eliminating modern slavery and trafficking within Korean supply chains was held in Seoul on 13 February 2019. The event, led by IOM Republic of Korea (ROK) and UN Global Compact (UNGC) Network Korea, aimed to raise awareness of workers rights and encourage Multinationals to implement fair recruitment policies.

“Along with the growing demands for MNCs’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), this workshop was designed not only to strengthen Korean actors’ understanding of the vulnerabilities of migrant workers, but also to encourage them to play an important role in promoting fair and ethical recruitment,” said Mihyung Park, IOM ROK Head of Office.

The workshop encouraged businesses not only to comply with legislation and UN recommendations, but to be leaders in implementing anti-slavery policy. Representatives from MNCs saw presentations on national legislative developments, international standards of CSR, Corporate Responsibility in Eliminating Slavery and Trafficking (CREST) project and the International Recruitment Integrity System (IRIS).

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