These days, around 30 million people are working under forced labour conditions. It often occurs already at the beginning of the supply chain, forced labour in the mines used for acquiring raw materials. Are the western companies aware of this or are they just turning a blind eye to it, but with a focus on their profits? According to Alex Atzberger, companies actually do want to do ethically good. It is also important for them to do so because eventually it will be reflected by their consumers. At the end of the day, an increasing profit and actually doing ethically good should be fully aligned. Most companies want to impact their supply chain, but often there is a lack of awareness and transparency. According to Alex Atzberger, governments and businesses must work together to end forced labour.
By: Milan Klaver
Referenced by: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsLdc1hbLl8