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Modern Slavery

The purpose of this course is to create awareness for both firm management and employees around the concept of modern slavery and its potential impacts on customer organisations. The course introduces the countries, industries and types of workplaces where modern slavery risks are known to be high, as well as the legislation intended to protect individuals. Additionally, it covers the tools, systems and controls firms can use to address and manage risks.

Geography Covered: Global | Duration: 45-60 minutes

Summary

"Modern slavery” is an umbrella term used to describe an array of related criminal practices, including human trafficking, forced and compulsory labor, bonded labor, and sexual or criminal exploitation, among others. In general, in these situations, one person is in a position of extreme power and acts as an “owner” of another person. It’s estimated that some 46 million people — about 0.5% of the global population — today suffer under some form of modern slavery.

Firms with long, complex supply chains may be unaware that slavery exists several stages away from their “visible” supply chain. Even firms with high-tech supply chains may find that raw materials are sourced from areas with a high risk of forced labor practices. And the financial, insurance and accounting industries may commonly recruit or retain — either directly or through a third party — lower-skilled and lower-paid workers to provide construction, janitorial, catering, call center or other services.

  • Modern Slavery
    This course has been developed in partnership with the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), the leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe.

    Modern Slavery – Mekong Club Ending Slavery Video Series
    The 'Video Series' course has been developed by the Mekong Club, an NGO and association of businesses that unites and mobilises the private sector for the common cause of disrupting and ending modern slavery.

  • Like with all our courses, the Modern Slavery training courses are written by experts and powered by world-leading regulatory intelligence, which tracks more than 900 regulators and exchanges globally to ensure the course content is always up to date.

    All our training courses are driven by practical examples and interactive scenarios to ensure users truly understand and recognize the issues of most importance to your business and learn to instinctively act to support them.

    We employ instructional design techniques optimized for risk and compliance training, enabling your business to educate in a way that reduces risk and helps you build a culture of integrity and compliance.

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