Dame Sara Thornton tells Supply Management magazine that consumer awareness is crucial in driving the issue of modern slavery in businesses


In an interview with Supply Management, the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Dame Sara Thornton discusses the impact that consumer awareness, business engagement and government action can have in the prevention of trafficking in supply chains.


"Slavery issue needs ‘Blue Planet moment’" (Supply Management, 13/09/19)

Dame Sara Thornton, the independent anti-slavery commissioner, told SM modern slavery needed its ‘Blue Planet moment’, referencing the impact that David Attenborough’s television series had on the issue of single-use plastics on consumer awareness.

While some consumers are beginning to question the consequences of items costing very little and what that may mean for those making those items within the supply chain, Thornton said we’re yet to reach the tipping point. Part of the reason for this is due to slavery and trafficking being hidden from sight.


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