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15 Mar 2019

Caroline Emberson, Rights Lab and Charlotte Anscombe, Media Relations Manager (Arts and Social Sciences), University of Nottingham (UK)

Managers in global supply chains need to do more to tackle modern slavery

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"Managers in global supply chains need to do more to tackle modern slavery", 14 March 2019

More needs to be done to tackle modern slavery in supply chains in Brazil – one of the world’s biggest suppliers of beef and an important source of timber.

Whilst some businesses in Brazil are already putting measures in place to tackle modern slavery in their supply chains, there is a lack of consistency in approach, action is voluntary, and initiatives are frequently limited to specific communities or locations, according to new research.

The research was carried out by experts from the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab and the Pontifical University in Rio de Janeiro, in conjunction with the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC), CORE and Reporter Brasil.

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Brazil-UK: Forced labour, due diligence & beef and timber supply chains research results, includes outreach to companies

Brasil-Reino Unido: Trabalho forçado, devida diligência e resultados de pesquisa sobre cadeias de fornecimento de carne bovina e madeira, incluindo respostas a questionário enviado a empresas