Handbook for employers and business – Booklet 3 Guiding Principles to Combat Forced Labour (Arabic)

A set of principles based on ILO standards and jurisprudence to guide business action against forced labour and trafficking.

Instructional material | 12 October 2009
Contact(s): Mr Philip Hunter, hunterp@ilo.org

This handbook seeks to meet the needs of employers’ organisations and individual companies worldwide for guidance on addressing forced labour and human trafficking. It provides practical tools and material for business actors of all kinds, identifying what is and is not forced labour, why it is a significant concern for business, and the actions that can be taken to address it.
In a series of seven booklets, the handbook provides guidance on preventive and remedial action, reviews good practice in combating forced labour, and presents information relevant to senior business managers, human resource personnel, sourcing and social compliance staff, social auditors and others.
This handbook was prepared in close co-operation with the International Organisation of Employers in the context of an expert group initiative on supply chain management of the UN Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT.

The Booklet 3 provides a set of principles based on ILO standards and jurisprudence to guide business action against forced labour and trafficking. This new handbook provides guidance material and tools for employers and business to strengthen their capacity to address the risk of forced labour and human trafficking in their own operations and in global supply chains.