Walk Free06 Aug 2020

Walk Free launches toolkit to help business and investors combat modern slavery

Walk Free has launched a toolkit to help business and investors take action to improve human rights standards in their supply chains and combat forced labour, human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery.

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Walk Free has launched a toolkit to help business and investors take action to improve human rights standards in their supply chains and combat forced labour, human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery.

This library of tools, research, case studies and relevant laws was designed to help businesses and investors understand modern slavery risks, conduct due diligence, improve supply chain practices and reporting and – ultimately – protect workers from modern slavery.

We know there are many Australian businesses who are writing their first Modern Slavery Act statements. Globally, many organisations are grappling with a growing number of disclosure requirements and increased scrutiny from investors. This toolkit is a one-stop-shop which features curated resources from organisations around the world.

A range of topics are covered, divided into six sections:

  • Understanding the problem
  • Supply chain due diligence, codes of conduct, corrective action and remedy
  • Legal obligations and frameworks
  • Modern slavery reporting
  • Financial sector tools
  • Mitigating impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable workers

This toolkit features on the Bali Process Government and Business Forum (GABF) website, also launched today. The toolkit supports the Government and Business Forum’s Acknowledge. Act. Advance. Recommendations which provide a framework for action on supply chain transparency, ethical recruitment and worker protection. The Bali Process GABF is a multilateral forum for policy dialogue based in the Indo-Pacific region.

Find out more at www.baliprocessbusiness.org

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