Executive Briefings

Two Reports Analyze Slavery, Corruption in Today's Supply Chains

Two new reports released this week call attention to the dangers of bribery and corruption in global supply chains and their links to modern day slavery. Modern Slavery and Corruption and An Exploratory Study on the Role of Corruption in International Labour Migration provide a snapshot of the extent and global spread of corrupt practices, the ways in which they interact with myriad forms of exploitation and the impact of legislation put in place to curb both.

Nick Grono, CEO of the Freedom Fund which co-published the reports, emphasized just how widespread and entrenched the problem is: "Slavery and forced labor taint many of today’s global supply chains. Many of the everyday items we buy are produced with a degree of forced labor. This widespread exploitation of workers, particularly migrant workers who can be especially vulnerable, is often made possible by widespread corruption and bribery."

Legislation and litigation to pursue those responsible for enslavement, as well as those engaging in the corruption and bribery that facilitates it, can catalyze long-term change, says Grono.

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Nick Grono, CEO of the Freedom Fund which co-published the reports, emphasized just how widespread and entrenched the problem is: "Slavery and forced labor taint many of today’s global supply chains. Many of the everyday items we buy are produced with a degree of forced labor. This widespread exploitation of workers, particularly migrant workers who can be especially vulnerable, is often made possible by widespread corruption and bribery."

Legislation and litigation to pursue those responsible for enslavement, as well as those engaging in the corruption and bribery that facilitates it, can catalyze long-term change, says Grono.

Read Full Article