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Feb 27, 2019

Green and Spiegel Briefs Merrill Lynch Mount Laurel Office on Realities of Human Trafficking Locally and in Global Supply Chains

Emily Brown at Merrill Lynch in Mount Laurel 

On Friday, February 22, Emily Brown of Green and Spiegel gave a presentation to the Merrill Lynch office in Mount Laurel, NJ on the realities of human trafficking. Attendees learned about how human trafficking is present in the local community, the different ways exploitation occurs, and the legal framework to combat human trafficking.  The presentation also raised awareness of how it can affect business in the global supply chain. Emily described how forced labor touches many of the goods we purchase as consumers every day, especially with intricate products that have complex global supply chains. 

Human trafficking is a global enterprise generating an estimated $150 BILLION annually.  From sexual exploitation to forced labor, it is estimated that there are over 40 million people trapped in human trafficking around the world.  The Department of Labor has found that there are over 148 goods produced in about 76 countries with some form of forced or child labor.  The International Supply Chain Initiative can work with your company to identify where you may be at risk of forced labor in the supply chain, and to prevent/remediate any such risk.  For more information on our liability assessment, please contact us here.

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