Consumer Goods Forum publishes priority principles on forced labor

In early 2016 the Consumer Goods Forum adoped a resolution recognising the issue of forced labour as "one of the most pressing social issues of our times"  and pledging to strive to eradicate it from the industry's value chains. This resolution has now been followed up with 3 priority principles to counter problematic employment practices: 

  1. Every worker should have freedom of movement
  2. No worker should pay for a job
  3. No worker should be indebted or coerced to work.

AIM-PROGRESS has many members in common with the CGF and we have contributed to the crafting of the priority principles. We are hence fully supportive of the resolution and the priority principles. The role of AIM-PROGRESS will be to help publicise and implement the principles in our supply chains.