June 2019: Mapping of Initiatives – The Findings

On the 4th of June 2019, the GBNFL held a webinar to present to members the findings of a mapping undertaken to provide a broad overview of the function, form and scope of initiatives currently active in supply chains on forced labour and human trafficking in order to inform the GBNFL strategy. Key findings included: a lack of integration means initiatives primarily use one type of intervention to effect change; actors initiating initiatives are often not the ones implementing them and companies are active implementers; approaches are top-down and we are not necessarily reaching local levels as initiatives are global and multi-sectoral in nature with limited evidence of incorporating local priorities; and while we know capacity building to be key for creating sustainable change the predominant mechanism (supply chain management) is not capacity building focused. A publication on the findings is forthcoming.