"Back whistleblowers to stop abuses, says UK anti-slavery tsar after Boohoo fallout"
In an interview for Thomson Reuters Foundation, Dame Sara Thornton, the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, warns that factory workers in Leicester are scared to report labour exploitation for fear of losing jobs.
"Back whistleblowers to stop abuses, says UK anti-slavery tsar after Boohoo fallout" (Thomson Reuters Foundation, 09/07/20)
“We need to work out a way to give workers some kind of security and support if they are to blow the whistle," Britain's independent anti-slavery commissioner, Sara Thornton, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in a telephone interview. ...
"The best companies work with suppliers to cascade ethical standards down the supply chain, they don't abandon them at the first sign of trouble," said Thornton. "They say they're going to work on the issues together. I think that's very important."
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