Companies can be held liable for use of forced labour & human trafficking, says Institute for Human Rights & Business
"Corporate Liability for Forced Labour and Human Trafficking," 24 Oct 2016
While direct corporate liability for instances of forced labour and trafficking in supply chains is limited, modern slavery is not just a supply chain issue. Companies are at risk of liability for any direct use of forced labour or involvement in human trafficking.
This IHRB report maps corporate liability for forced labour and human trafficking across several jurisdictions, highlighting legislation that applies to companies and what legal duties are expected in business operations and activities - including responsibilities to detect, prevent, mitigate, report and remedy incidences of trafficking and forced labour.