In today’s globalized economy, the issue of international labor migration in supply chains is one of the most critical – yet largely unexplored – issues for our member companies and all businesses operating globally.

Labor migrants now represent roughly 190 million people, or about 3 percent of the world population. They are an increasingly vital part of the global workforce. Despite immense attention to general working conditions in global value chains, little specific attention has been given to this large and vulnerable segment of the workforce. BSR sees an important opportunity to increase visibility into where migrant workers come from, how they are recruited, the terms of their employment, the rights they are afforded in the countries where they work, and ultimately, steps companies can take to protect the migrant workers present in their supply chains.

This report launches a two-year BSR initiative, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, to ensure that migrant workers in global supply chains – particularly those migrating from one emerging economy to another – are treated with dignity and respect.














Child Rights and Homeworkers in Textile and Handicraft Supply Chains in Asia

This study takes a child rights lens to the topic of work in home-based and small workshop settings in Asia. As home-work often is associated with child labour, the topic is picked up rather gingerly, where at the same time some industries are infam...Read More

Case Study on Improving Management of Human Rights Risk in the Extended Palm Oil Supply Chain

In recent years, as high-profile stakeholder actions and consumer campaigns have increasingly shined an international spotlight on human rights issues in the palm oil sector, various frameworks and initiatives have emerged through which industry has...Read More

Implementation of the Non-Punishment Principle

In the report, the Special Rapporteur analyses current challenges in the implementation of the principle of non-punishment. The principle of non-punishment constitutes the cornerstone of an effective protection of the rights of victims of traffickin...Read More

Psychometric Measures of Empowerment and Disempowerment of Survivors of Human Trafficking

Prepared by Sanjeev Dasgupta and Ana Maria Soto, Issara Institute. According to the 2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery, there are about 40 million people living in modern slavery situations worldwide. The Asia-Pacific region has the highest...Read More