Will a new UK law eradicate supply chain slavery?

February 25, 2015 12:22 AM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Whether it is high street fashion, bedding from a department store or eggs from a supermarket, few British shoppers would stop to ask whether slave labor was involved in making their goods.

Yet forced labor often lurks along the supply chain as a product and its individual parts are manufactured, packaged and distributed in a process linking multiple suppliers in many different countries, business ethics experts say.

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