Rooting Out Human Trafficking in US Industry
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 572 , Segment 2
Episode: Trump's Land Policy, Human Trafficking, Man Therapy
- Jun 13, 2017 11:00 pm
- 17:43 mins
Guests: Jeff Smith, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Supply Chain and Analytics Department, Virginia Commonwealth University; David Berdish, Executive in Residence, Supply Chain and Analytics Department, Virginia Commonwealth University Slavery is illegal in every country, yet human trafficking earns profits of roughly $150 billion a year for traffickers, according to the International Labour Organization. US companies are not immune: factories, hotels, fisheries and service industries can all rely, to some degree, on forced labor. Often they do so without realizing it. What responsibility do companies have to make sure they’re not profiting off human trafficking somewhere in their supply chain?