Addressing the demand side in and through supply chains: Mapping the field of initiatives around human trafficking, forced labour and slavery

Addressing the demand side in and through supply chains: Mapping the field of initiatives around human trafficking, forced labour and slavery

This eight DemandAT working paper presents the first piece of data collection and analysis from DemandAT work on the ‘Globalised Production of Goods’. The paper offers a preliminary analysis of an inventory of initiatives around human trafficking and supply chains. We first consider how demand may be understood in the context of supply chains in relation to concerns around trafficking, forced labour and/or slavery (TFLS). We further begin to map the field of interventions at the TFLS-supply chain nexus. We analyse the range of actors involved, the forms that the initiatives take in terms of the mechanisms by which they would operate, and the scope of initiatives both in terms of industry and geography. The field of initiatives at the TFLS-supply chain nexus is seen to be growing quickly, and exhibits a high degree of variegation.