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Forced Labour and Responsible Recruitment - Investor Briefing

18 October 2016 London

Forced labour is endemic in corporate supply chains. It is also often linked to migrant workers who find themselves trapped by burdensome debt owed to recruitment agents, deprived of access to their passports, and working long hours at zero or poor rates of pay.

The Institute for Human Rights and Business is co-hosting in London on 18 October 2016 from 3-5pm GMT, with KnowTheChain and Principles for Responsible Investment, a Briefing for Investors to provide investors the opportunity to hear a corporate, investor and civil society perspectives on how to address forced labour in the food and beverage industry. The event will mark the launch of KnowTheChain’s second sector benchmark analysing the efforts of 20 global food and beverage companies to address forced labour in their supply chains. It will further and shine a spotlight on recruitment practices in the sector and demonstrate examples of corporate leadership, with a focus on the work of the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment.

This event links with the UN's Sustainable Development Goal number 8 on promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. 

This event will be held under Chatham House rules.

For more information and to register for this event please contact Felicitas Weber.

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