Decent work cannot exist where modern slavery and child labour persist. The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour and the effective abolition of child labour are two of the four Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, on which two of the Labour principles of the United Nations Global Compact are based. Modern slavery is a human rights violation and a crime, yet it is alarmingly widespread.

This report looks at the data on these issues and practical ways for businesses to protect workers' human rights.