An investigation of Canadian companies’ orientations towards modern slavery and extreme human exploitation in global supply chains

Slave labour continues to be used in business settings around the world and is often linked to society through the supply chains for consumer goods. Yet, the issue of slavery in modern society (“modern slavery”), despite its ties to business settings, has received very little attention in societies around the around. While countries such as the UK have introduced legislation (Modern Slavery Act) and others such as Australia have introduced proposed legislation (Modern Slavery Bill) targeting the issue of modern slavery, Canada is in the early stages of discussing similar legislation, that in part targets transparency in the supply chain of Canadian companies. Through a collaboration with World Vision Canada, a not-profit organization dedicated to protection of human rights around the world, this project will examine how companies in Canada view and approach modern slavery and human exploitation in their global supply chains.TO BE CONT'D

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Kam Phung
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Mike Valente
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Ontario
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