Human Traffic Watch

Buyer Beware

In Awareness, Forced Labor, Human Trafficking on September 25, 2012 at 3:11 pm



Statistics from a U.S. gov’t study are helping trace common consumer products back to their slave-labor origins. Findings released in the 2011 U.S. Dept of Labor outline 71 countries involved in exploitative labour practices, spanning 150 product types.

“Anytime that you boycott a product…obviously it impacts the local community that very well may be relying largely on that”, said Kevin Cassidy, external relations manager for the UN’s International Labour Organization. Cassidy suggest proactive alternatives, such as contacting domestic companies and demanding corporate responsibility policies that ensure products are free of slave labour throughout the supply chain. (Source)

(via slaveryfootprint)

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