Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector

Beyond compliance in the garment industry: mandated modern slavery reporting and the role of garment brands and their investors in combating modern slavery in their supply chains

Feb 22, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Side Sessions 2


by Walk Free While the garment industry is a high-risk sector for exploitation of workers, with migrant workers and women being particularly vulnerable, often the disclosures released under mandatory reporting legislation, such as the UK and Australian Modern Slavery Acts, state that there are no significant issues of forced labour and debt bondage. Through the lens of new research conducted by Walk Free and WikiRate, this session will take a closer look at the status of current corporate disclosure on due diligence to combat modern slavery in garment supply chains, and the gap between this disclosure and the conditions in the factories that continue to foster exploitative practices. Please register to attend this session.