Businesses need to do more to eradicate cases of modern slavery in their supply chains, argues Lottie Galvin.

Despite slavery being abolished over 180 years ago, 40.3 million people around the world are living in some form of modern slavery.

The statement above means that there are more people working in slavery conditions today than there were during the hundreds of years of slave trafficking between the 16th and 19th centuries. In the UK specifically, the Global Slavery Index indicates that there are 136,000 victims of modern slavery.

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