Bonded Labor Threatens Supply Chains
As attention on human trafficking grows, forced labor related to debts and recruitment schemes haunts supply chains.
According to estimates from the International Labour Organization (ILO), forced labor is one of the most prevalent forms of modern slavery worldwide. Despite being banned in international law and most domestic jurisdictions, the practice continues. Nearly 25 million people worldwide are still subjected to forced labor through human trafficking, 83 percent of which are exploited by individuals or enterprises in the private economy, generating approximately $150 billion in illegal profits every year.