While there are many drivers of forced labor, the payment of recruitment fees by workers to obtain work is one of the most widespread factors that can contribute to situations of forced labor.
The RBA Practical Guide to Due Diligence on Recruitment Fees in International Supply Chains builds on in-house RBA guidance, the experience of RBA and its Responsible Labor Initiative (RLI) members, guidance and learning from international agencies, advocates for migrant workers, and guidance from other leading initiatives. It includes examples of emerging industry good practices, tools and guidance to help companies operationalize and promote a “no-fees” recruitment policy for the benefit of workers.
The Executive Summary of this Practical Guide is here on the RBA website. A full, detailed version of this Practical Guide is available to RBA and RLI members here on the Member Service Portal and, soon, also here in the Learning Academy.