The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has released an updated version of its Business Actions Against Forced Labour booklet, that was first published in 2017. The booklet showcases concrete examples of private sector engagement towards identifying, remediating and preventing forced labour. Companies and stakeholder organisations exemplify how there are turning their commitment into concrete actions.
It is the first time that CGF has opened the booklet not only to its member companies but also to stakeholder organisations to feature collective approaches to fight forced labour in global supply chains. They share best practices and approaches of how companies can be supported in their journey towards better forced labour due diligence.
Featured approaches in the booklet reflect an industry-wide effort to support internationally accepted standards and conventions to eradicate forced labour from global supply chains. Submissions include examples from business initiatives, institutions, and stakeholders.
amfori has put the focus for the booklet on its public private partnership with the Thai government to proof that government and business can work hand-in-hand towards the achievement of shared goals, utilising collective expertise and convening power. Since 2017, amfori partnered with the Ministry of Commerce of the Royal Government of Thailand for a 12-month project to improve the lives of workers and boost Thailand’s reputation as a responsible sourcing country. As part of this collaboration, Thai producers are trained towards incorporating better responsible recruitment practices and diligent supply chain monitoring.
Download the booklet and read more about the learnings of amfori in this particular project and about some of its member company contributions.