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OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct

The OECD guidance provides practical support to businesses on the implementation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises by providing plain-language explanations of its due diligence recommendations and associated provisions. Implementing these recommendations can help enterprises avoid and address adverse impacts related to workers, human rights, the environment, bribery, consumers and corporate governance that may be associated with their operations, supply chains and other business relationships. The Guidance includes additional explanations, tips and illustrative examples of due diligence.

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ILO’s 11 indicators of forced labour

The guide presents an introduction to the ILO Indicators of Forced Labour. These indicators are intended to help front-line criminal law enforcement officials, labour inspectors, trade union officers, NGO workers and others to identify persons who are possibly trapped in a forced labour situation, and who may require urgent assistance. The indicators represent the most common signs that point to the possible existence of a forced labour case.

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Risks and rewards: Outcomes of labour migration in South-East Asia

Even though labour migration has never featured more prominently within ASEAN than it does today, there remains a dearth of reliable data that can be applied for the development of evidence-based policy and programming. Due to the temporary and irregular nature of much of the migration occurring within the region, the realities faced by migrant workers are often hidden from view. This study helps to fill the knowledge gap on the socio-economic outcomes of migration into low-skilled work within ASEAN.

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Eliminating and Preventing Forced Labour: Checkpoints App

This mobile app allows business managers and auditors to create interactive checklists that help ensure a forced labour-free operation. There are 38 checkpoints in total – each one provides best-practice recommendations for taking action. The app is available in Android and iOS versions. PDF files of the check points are also available.

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Digital Conference: SME Action on Forced Labour

SMEs are often overlooked by initiatives aiming to eradicate forced labour and drive responsible business conduct.  This is at odds with the fact that SMEs make up 90 per cent of the private sector globally. Given their reach and overall influence, SMEs could be catalysts in the fight against forced labour. Join us to hear from SMEs that are leading the way.


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