The number of modern slavery victims in global supply chains today is believed to stand at around 16 million, roughly the same number of enslaved people as during the transatlantic slave trade in the 18th century. While this statistic alone is suggestive of a dire reality, it does not include other human and labour rights abuses experienced by many around the world: child labour, exploitative and unsafe work conditions, poverty due to poor wages and suppression of unionisation.

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