ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour Annual Report

Dear Network Community, We are pleased to share with you the annual report of the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour. The annual report provides an overview of the activities and achievements completed since the network opened for membership in June 2018. Thank you for your support in 2019 and we look forward to continued engagement and collaboration throughout …

First Annual Meeting of the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour

The ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour, launched in June 2018 held its first annual meeting focusing on business coordination and collaboration to eradicate forced labour and engaging smaller companies. The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Global Business Network on Forced Labour held its first annual meeting on the 21st of October 2019 to bring together its members and interested …

The Global Business Network on Forced Labour Annual Forum

On the 21st of October 2019, the ILO Global Business Network on Forced Labour will organize its first annual meeting to bring together members and interested stakeholders. The event will seek to engage participants on achieving coordination and collaboration, and focus on innovations that could realize scale and promote bottom-up engagement. Overall, the event will reinforce the focus on collective …

Interactive Map for Business of Anti-Human Trafficking Organizations

With support from ILO’s Global Business Network on Forced Labour, United Nations Global Compact, the Global Business Coalition Against Trafficking, and the RESPECT Initiative (comprised of the Global Initiative, Babson College’s Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, and IOM) partnered to provide a unified resource of information of organizations working with the private sector to eliminate human trafficking, forced …

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 …