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How Companies Are Tackling Slavery in Leather Supply Chains

The UK's Modern Slavery Act and other legislation around modern slavery make understanding the risks of slavery in your supply chains a business critical issue as well as a human rights one. This report reveals what 10 companies are doing to manage it.

Poor working conditions in leather supply chains are well documented, particularly in processing centres such as Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. China and Brazil also have risks of forced labour in their leather industries – potentially affecting leading footwear and luxury brands, according to research by KnowTheChain.

As part of a case study, the KnowTheChain partnership questioned five leading footwear companies and five luxury brands on their corporate policies and practices concerning sup…

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