According to Rev. David Schilling, the director of human rights for the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) , This global framework is a significant breakthrough and an indispensable resource for investors in assessing the human rights performance of companies and supporting greater accountability and transparency, not only in their own operations but in their supply chains.
"As faith-based investors, who are also involved on the ground in prevention efforts and in the after care of children who have been abused in many of these countries, we believe that the tourism industry can play a critical role in preventing this egregious human rights violation" stated Rev. David Schilling, director, Global Corporate Accountability Program, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) in New York City.
While geographies where workers are particularly vulnerable to exploitation through poverty and forced displacement due to political conflict are at much greater risk, all companies have some level of exposure to these human rights violations and, for this reason, global investors are united in their calls for stronger laws to help eradicate them," said David Schilling, senior program director, Human Rights and Resources, ICCR.
"In introducing The Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act, Rep.
Smith and Sen.
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