Fighting the business of slavery

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 10 December 2018
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Matt Friedman is an international human trafficking expert, who leads an organisation fighting the business of slavery - corporation by corporation. More than 40 million people worldwide are estimated to be trapped in what is known as modern slavery - with more than half in forced labour situations with unsafe working conditions. 

The Mekong Club is based in Hong Kong and is an anti-slavery business association which works with private sector organisations, educating, training and creating tools to identify and eradicate forced labour from their supply chains.

From banking, to aviation, to manufacturing - the approach is to get business on-side,  signing a pledge to take concrete steps, which include monitoring operations and creating policies to prevent slavery.