COMBATING FORCED LABOUR: A HANDBOOK FOR EMPLOYERS & BUSINESS (ILO)
"For the business community, forced labour might not have been a priority in the past, but today there is growing interest to avoid the risk of being linked to it, especially through supply chain activities. Nowadays, growing globalisation processes have opened up economies, with supply chains increasingly growing. On the one hand, business has strengthened and deepened its supply chain management. On the other hand, the general public is more aware of international developments and is becoming aware of forced labour situations through the activities of non-governmental organisations, lobby groups, the media and others, where forced labour situations have been brought into greater focus by some recent well-publicized examples.
"This Handbook for Employers and Business provides excellent practical tools and guidance to enable business and its organisations to identify and prevent situations of forced labour. The International Organisation of Employers commends the efforts of the ILO Special Action Programme on Forced Labour on its first initiative to develop a set of practical tools specifically for the private sector. The IOE has been closely involved in this initiative and we are certain that this Handbook will be of great assistance in helping employer organisations and their members understand the issue of forced labour, in taking the necessary measures to avoid being involved in those situations and in contributing to the total elimination of forced and compulsory labour."