How ICCR is promoting ethical recruitment policies in global supply chains. (Talking points). 2015
The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility’s (ICCR) “No Fees” initiative engages a number of major brands and retailers to create substantive policies on ethical labor recruitment, to ultimately eliminate one of today’s most egregious human rights abuses - modern day slavery - estimated by the International Labor Organization to impact over 21 million men, women and children worldwide.
The goal of the program is to influence companies to create robust management systems to ensure that workers in their immediate and extended supply chains are not forced to pay for employment. Millions of workers are exploited and enslaved by unscrupulous labor brokers who charge exorbitant recruitment fees, do not provide written contracts or change contract terms, confiscate personal papers/passports and impose unreasonable deductions from promised wages.
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