Ethical recruitment dilemma

GIVEN increasing interest globally in combating forced labour and modern-day slavery in global supply chains, the Consumer Goods Forum, Responsible Business Alliance, Institute for Human Rights and Business and Humanity United come together today to host the workshop “Driving Responsible Recruitment in Asia” in Malaysia. The Malaysian Human Resources Minister is scheduled to present a keynote speech at this event.

Unethical recruitment is a key driver in placing many migrant workers in situations of forced labour, particularly as a result of debt bondage. Impoverished individuals continue to pay highly for dirty, dangerous and demeaning work during expensive and non-transparent recruitment processes – even for work at companies sourcing to global buyers that claim a commitment to “ethical/zero cost” recruitment.

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