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Beyond Accounting – Sustainability and Accountants: Breaking the cycle of modern slavery


Modern slavery is a significant issue worldwide, and is pervasive in supply chains. In a time of pressure resulting from rising inflation, supply chain issues, and other spiralling costs, businesses are struggling to keep costs low and find the workers they need. In some cases, this means greater bargaining power for workers; in others, it means greater numbers of people being coerced, heightening the risk of modern slavery. Chartered Accountants need to be aware of this risk and know what to look out for. They also need guidance on how to act.