Businesses have both a moral and legal obligation to protect workers and combat forced labour in their supply chains.

Why business should act

To do this, they must identify supply chain risks, take action to prevent or mitigate those risks and, where appropriate, remediate. The cost of inaction is too great. New laws and increased public awareness are driving greater transparency and investors and consumers are holding companies to account.


Why act?

Good for business operations

Increase worker retention, reduce risk & innovate. Better conditions for workers leads to improved productivity and better business performance.

Investors and consumers

Long-term success requires alignment with changing expectations of business conduct. Purpose-driven companies outperform their counterparts, and investors are taking note.

Legal obligations: your reputation

Organisations must consider both reputational risk and corporate liability arising from international standards and national laws.

“I can hardly think of an issue which cannot be resolved without engaging business, which is why I am optimistic that if governments and businesses can join forces and work together we can well achieve a world free from modern slavery in our time. So, let us begin our work.”

Mr Eddy Sariaatmadja

Chairman of Emtek, Indonesia