Nov. 20, 2015—All businesses around the world have some form of slave labor in their supply chains, but companies can find ways to eradicate this abuse, says a senior official from Britain's biggest retailer, supermarket giant Tesco.
The United Nation's International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates 21 million people globally are trapped in forced labor, generating US $150 billion in illegal profits in the farming, fishing, mining, construction and sex industries.
Campaigners say forced labor often lurks along the supply chain with multiple suppliers in many different countries involved in manufacturing, packaging and distributing products.
"I think all corporations have slavery in their supply chains and some of those instances are absolutely horrific," Tesco's responsible sourcing director Giles Bolton says.
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