Calling all SMEs! Ten steps on the journey to ending forced labour by 2030.

Forced labour is on the rise due to the COVID-19 crisis. Efforts to eradicate forced labour are dominated by large enterprises, despite SMEs making up 90 per cent of the private sector globally. We, the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour, want to unleash the potential of SMEs. So, if you are a SME, where do you start? We’ve …

Global Policy Brief: Why and how businesses want to eradicate forced labour

If we work together and harness the potential of SMEs we can eradicate forced labour by 2030. For centuries human rights activists and others have fought against slavery and made huge progress. However, modern forms of slavery, such as forced labour, human trafficking and child marriage still thrive. On any given day in 2016, 40 million people were victims of …