How Human Trafficking Impacts the Supply Chain!

Source: Journal of the United States Council for Internatinal Business

Human trafficking is a very large and profitable crime, affecting all sectors of society. Today, there are about 27 million people worldwide who are victims, including men, women and children.

The forms of human trafficking readily seen are bonded labor, debt bondage, fraud, coercion and other forms of modern slavery. To better assist companies in grasping this problem and taking the proper steps to address it, the USCIB, along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the International Organization of Employers, organized a forum in February at the Atlanta headquarters of The Coca-Cola Company, on “Engaging Business: Addressing Human Trafficking in Labor Sourcing.”

USCIB members ManpowerGroup and the NGO Verite launched a new guide to help companies prevent trafficking in their labor sourcing. “An Ethical Framework for Cross-Border Labor Recruitment,” provides a detailed framework for combating human trafficking and forced labor.

“Today’s environment requires businesses to be global and talent to be mobile, therefore ManpowerGroup has made it a priority to be at the forefront of ensuring that global recruitment markets operate transparently and ethically.”

Source: “Human Trafficking in the Supply Chain.” Journal of the United States Council for Internatinal Business. XXXIV.1 (2012): 3. Print.

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