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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