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Slaves in the supply chain: 12 ways to clean up business

PUBLISHED December 10, 2013

Genevieve LeBaron, vice-chancellor's fellow in politics, University of Sheffield. Sheffield, UK. @GLeBaronDo not rely on audits, they are built around products, not people: One of the things I've found through my research is that auditing is limited in its detection and correction of forced labour. The pathways of audits are currently built around products?not people?so they tend to miss the areas of the labour supply chain that pose the most risk. Yet, corporate social responsibility initiatives and legislation continue to rely on audits and adopt audits as regulatory instruments.

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