Dame Sara says retailers need to be more responsible to protect supply chain workers from abuse
In an i paper interview the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Dame Sara Thornton, highlighted the "race to the bottom all the time in terms of price" as a contributing factor to environments of abuse and exploitation. She expressed her belief that retailers should enact more reforms to protect workers voluntarily but ought to face penalties if their suppliers are abusing workers.
Dame Sara also emphasised the collective role of UK public and private bodies, including the consumer, in the prevention of modern slavery.
Dame Sara Thornton, Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, said:
“If we don’t act – and that’s government, business, all of us as consumers, investors, insurers, law enforcement, everybody – then people are living lives of appalling exploitation.”
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