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Eradicating Slavery is a Business Issue

The Mekong Club, the go-to organisation for expertise and assistance related to the issue of slavery within the private sector, is pleased to offer in conjunction with our partners, the global leaders in fair labour practices, Verite, “An Introduction to Forced Labour.
 
WHEN:  Thursday 11th June, from 9am-1pm. Registration starts at 8:30am
WHERE: EY, 22/F Citic Tower, 1 Tim Mei Avenue, Central, Hong Kong
 

With three-quarters of human slavery falling under the heading of forced labour, victims are found in factories, construction sites, on plantations, within fisheries. The majority of these businesses have a direct link to supply chain. It is however, not exclusive to the manufacturing industry as modern-day slavery affects many different sectors of our economy, making eradicating slavery a BUSINESS ISSUE – not a CSR initiative.


An Introduction to Forced Labour

The session will focus on building awareness of forced labour, where it exists, what it looks like, the causes, the business case for addressing the issue and why a private sector response is essential.
 
It will also focus on international standards relating to the recruitment, contracting and management of foreign workers, root causes of high-risk migration forced labor, common risks in screening recruitment and in managing sending country brokers, and systems-based risk controls that can mitigate legal and Code violations.

 

Eradicating Slavery from Your Business

Cost per session, FREE for members of The Mekong Club. HKD1200 for non-members. Payment must be paid prior to the workshop. For more information please contact  robin.bishop@themekongclub.org
 
About Verite
 
Verité is a US-based global non‐profit organization which provides consulting, training, research, and assessment services on forced labor and other critical supply chain issues with a mission to ensure that people worldwide work under safe, fair, and legal working conditions.
 
Since its inception in 1995, Verité has partnered with hundreds of multinational brands, suppliers and international institutions across multiple industry sectors to improve working conditions and overall social and environmental performance within global supply chains.

 
About The Mekong Club
 
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