LEO GRC is releasing three new modern slavery courses on tackling forced labour in the agriculture, aquaculture and fishing, and manufacturing sectors. Find out the full details in this blog post.
The International Labour Organization reports that forced labour is the most common form of modern slavery. Forty million people across the world are estimated to be victims of modern slavery. Almost 25 million of those are in forced labour. A person in forced labour has been coerced to work through violence, intimidation or other threats, such as being reported to immigration authorities.
Enter the new courses, ‘Tackling forced labour in global supply chains’, which focus on forced labour along supply chains in three industries.
Forced Labour in Global Supply Chains
As global supply chains become more complex, the problem of forced labour persists.
In the global economy, businesses now work across different industries and multiple locations. For example, a manufacturer based in the US may source the parts for a single product from multiple suppliers. A food retailer in the UK may source produce from across the world, interacting indirectly with millions of workers employed by their suppliers.
Forced labour is often hidden within these complex global supply chains, involving suppliers many steps down the chain.
To effectively tackle forced labour, organizations need employees within their business and throughout their supply chain to spot the signs of forced labour and take action against it.
Our Modern Slavery Courses Focus on 3 Key Industries
The new eLearning courses, ‘Tackling forced labour in global supply chains’, provide targeted learning to key industries at risk of forced labour issues:
- Aquaculture and fishing
Each course delivers practical, focused information on:
- Concepts and definitions of forced labour
- Why forced labour is a problem
- The signs and indicators of forced labour
- How to help deter and deal with forced labour
Modern Slavery Courses That Feature Specialized Content
Each course contains a topic focused on forced labour in the relevant industry, with insights from leading organizations and NGO leaders. As well as industry specialization, the eLearning also features a role filter. This means learning content is specifically tailored to job roles such as supervisors, workers, or senior management staff.
With tackling forced labour now a critical ethical issue for many businesses, the new courses deliver an engaging elearning experience with high-impact visuals and slick interactions.