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How Companies Can Help Stop Modern Slavery

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Companies can help stop modern slavery by ensuring there is proper training for employees and they have a clear understanding of what steps they can take to identify it. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), modern slavery is most prevalent today in supply chains, with forced labor, child labor, and sex trafficking the most commonly identified forms according to the International Labor Organization (ILO).

In Australia, companies are obliged by law to ensure their supply chains do not involve forced labor. This is outlined in the 2011 “Transparency in Supply Chains Act.” It requires companies to publicly disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains. In addition, companies can fight modern slavery by ensuring all laws are complied with within the countries they operate. They must also provide training for employees who may identify evidence of modern slavery.

Companies like Microsoft, Nestlé, and IBM are taking steps to stop it by putting systems in place to spot forced labor during supplier audits.