Edited by Anniina Jokinen and Natalia Ollus.

Labour exploitation and trafficking can be seen as direct consequences of global inequality. Poverty, a lack of social or economic opportunities, disparities in income and the standard of living, oppression, violence, conflicts, instability and various other factors are driving people, including within the EU, to find better opportunities and possibilities. The demand for low-skilled, short term labour is large in particular in low-paid sectors and in seasonal work.

This tool describes the business model of human trafficking and labour exploitation outlining how different legitimate business structures may be used to hide and implement labour exploitation, and highlighting the links between labour exploitation, trafficking and economic crimes.

The aim of the tool is to raise awareness on the business model of labour exploitation; i.e. a model of making business which utilises methods that are legal, grey, and/or illegal. It focuses on various forms of exploitation of workers as well as associated economic crimes. The borderline between legal, grey and illegal forms of business activities is not always evident, but from the prevention perspective, it is important to interrupt also less severe forms of labour exploitation and economic crimes, rather than just focus on evident cases of trafficking for forced labour or serious violations.

The report is also available in Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, and Bulgarian– see below.

Shady business: Uncovering the business model of labour exploitation - FLOW Project, 2019 DOWNLOAD
Likainen vyyhti. Työperäisen hyväksikäytön liiketoimintamalli - FLOW Project, 2019 DOWNLOAD
Hämar äri. Tööjõu ekspluateerimise ärimudel - FLOW Project, 2019 DOWNLOAD
Netīrais bizness. Atklājot darbaspēka ekspluatācijas biznesa modeli - FLOW Project, 2019 DOWNLOAD
Скрити мрежи - FLOW Project, 2019 DOWNLOAD

post

page

attachment

revision

nav_menu_item

custom_css

customize_changeset

oembed_cache

user_request

wp_block

acf-field-group

acf-field

ai1ec_event

Addressing the Retention of Identity Documents
GuidanceGood Practices

This document calls on businesses to prohibit worker document retention and gives best practice guidance.

The International Legal Definition of Trafficking in Persons: Consolidation of research findings and reflection on issues raised
GuidancePublications

Until December 2000, the term “trafficking in persons” was not defined in international law, despite its incorporation in several international legal instruments. The long-standing failure to develop an agreed-upon definition of trafficking in p...Read More

TAGS: Global
Labour exploitation and public procurement: Guide for risk management in national supply chains.
Guidance

Over the past decade, businesses have in many ways improved their efforts to pro- mote human rights through sustainability measures. Simultaneously, political interest in strengthening corporate social responsibility has increased along with un...Read More

Voices at Risk: Canada’s Guidelines on Supporting Human Rights Defenders
Guidance

Canada’s Guidelines on Supporting Human Rights Defenders (the Guidelines) is a clear statement of Canada’s commitment to supporting the vital work of human rights defenders. The Guidelines outline Canada’s approach and offer practical advicefo...Read More