• RCS Ottawa

Modern slavery is still rampant in the countries that produce most of the world’s goods

For many in the West, slavery is a far off, historical concept. But a new index shows that consumers all over the world are getting products that at some stage were touched by the hands of modern-day slaves.

The Modern Slavery Index, put together by the risk consultancy group Verisk Maplecroft, looks at which countries practice modern iterations of the age-old practices of servitude, human trafficking, and forced and compulsory labor. The index found that companies continue to face exposure to practices of slavery within their business operations and supply chains in a whopping 115 countries—almost 60% of the world’s nations. And while many companies are trying to ensure that slavery does not occur among their first tier of suppliers, challenges persist lower down the supply chain, at the commodity level, or amongst subcontractors.

Full Story



Recent Posts

See All

Democracy is at its best, when ...

people have the maximum flexibility and time to consider and cast their vote. Ideas like automatic voter registration, standardized voter databases and mail-in ballots help. Integrity is also improved

RCS Ottawa

Basil Crozier - Chair


© 2020 By Royal Commonwealth Society Ottawa  Charity# 119128916RR0001

established 1968