There are over 50 million people in modern slavery today. It is estimated that 21 million people are caught in situations of forced labour or exploitation. Forced labour and human rights abuses of workers are endemic across several sectors of the global economy, like
textile, industry, new technologies, construction work, minerals extraction, etc..
Due diligence is first and foremost, a moral obligation on businesses, especially with global activities, to check their supply chains in order to prevent voluntary or involuntary adverse effects on human, social and environmental rights.