UK ANTI-SLAVERY WATCHDOG TELLS BUSINESS TO CLEAN UP SUPPLY CHAINS
Britain has named Kevin Hyland as its very first Anti-Slavery Commissioner in a continued campaign against human trafficking, forced labor, and child labor. Hyland is the former head of London’s Metropolitan Police human trafficking unit and is now bringing his expertise into the corporate atmosphere. The Anti-Slavery Commissioner role was created as a part of the Modern Slavery Bill which will require British corporations to annually disclose their efforts to tackle slavery in their supply chains.
The CHTCS team got the chance to speak with Hyland at the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Trust Women Conference in 2014. Hyland emphasized the need to monitor corporations because “once they know they are being monitored…they will want to have clean supply chains. If they fail they will be exposed – and no company in the world wants to be shown as employing slaves.”
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