Engaging Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises – Malaysia

Between the 3rd and 17th of July, the GBNFL supported the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) to roll out a series of 5 workshops across Malaysia with small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on fair recruitment and employment of migrant workers. The workshops served to raise awareness among SMEs on fair recruitment and forced labour risks, present MEF’s survey findings on current …

ILO definition of recruitment fees and related costs compared to industry definitions

In March 2019, the ILO’s Governing Body adopted a definition of recruitment fees and related costs to be read in conjunction with the General Principles and Operational Guidelines for Fair Recruitment. The updated publication can be found here. To support members with engaging with new definition, the ILO GBNFL has developed an overview of definitions currently employed by companies and …

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 …

Consumer Goods Forums and the B-Team, Vancouver, Canada

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the B-Team hosted the High-Level Event: Business Leaders & Governments Working to Eradicate Forced Labour in Vancouver, Canada on the 11th of June 2019. The GBNFL was invited to present an update to the audience since opening for membership in June 2018 and the ILO’s joint signing of CGFs Call for the End to …

Alliance 8.7 Action Group on Supply Chains, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The Second Global Meeting of the Action Group on Supply Chains was held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on 14-15 May, 2019 gathering over 140 participants. The meeting served to share best practice and foster a common vision on the most urgent needs to address to accelerate progress towards the achievement of SDG target 8.7. On this basis, the Action Group …

ILO Launches Global Business Network on Forced Labour

An event to officially recognize the end of the consultation period and invite employer and business membership organizations as well as companies of all sizes to join the Global Business Network on Forced Labour was held on the 12 June 2018 in Singapore during the IHRB/CGF Global Forum on Responsible Recruitment and Employment. Beginning with this event, the Global Business …