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New ‘Comply Chain’ App from U.S. Dept. of Labor

  • Published on
    October 11, 2017
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    Child Slavery, Forced Labor, Supply Chain
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The United States Department of Labor has released a new mobile app, Comply Chain: Business Tools for Labor Compliance in Global Supply Chains, aimed at helping businesses address child labor and forced labor.

The Comply Chain app looks to help businesses build out stronger social compliance systems across their supply chains. Companies can find guidance on identifying, rectifying, and preventing labor abuses. The app is free for download on iOS and Android platforms.

Comply Chain’s launch comes in tandem with the release of the Department of Labor’s updated annual report, Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor. The report looks at 135 countries around the world and if they have made “significant, moderate, minimal, or no advancement over the past year” to address child labor.

“The report also identifies new concerning trends emerging over the past year, including young children being used to traffic small quantities of drugs within their countries and children being coerced into performing sex acts for live internet broadcasts in small internet cafes, private homes, or windowless dungeon-like buildings.”

The U.S. Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, added, “Child labor and modern slavery persist. These practices generate profit for the perpetrators, rob children of their innocence, adults of their dignity, and create an uneven playing field for businesses that play by the rules.”



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