According to the Global Slavery Index, 45.8 million people around the world are trapped in modern slavery. Increasingly, consumers and governments are looking to the corporate sector to do more to tackle this international problem.
Businesses face legal, ethical and reputational risks if they have modern slavery in their supply chain. More than ever, there is a need for organisations to improve their supplier due diligence and address these risks in supply chain contracts. Modern slavery is also a key item on the legislative agenda, with the Australian Government examining whether to adopt legislation modelled on the UK’s Modern Slavery Act.
This Practical Law Australia Commercial toolkit provides a collection of practical know-how resources that will help lawyers understand and advise on how organisations are responding to the global problem of modern slavery.