‘We have a duty to customers to stamp out modern slavery’

Helen Dickinson

In 1785 the English poet William Cowper wrote: “We have no slaves at home.” More than 200 years later, that statement remains untrue. 

The nature of slavery may have changed, but the severe exploitation of workers for commercial gain remains. Indeed, while modern slavery may be out of sight, it is not yet out of existence.

Retailers have worked incredibly hard to prevent labour exploitation in their operations and supply chains, but there are places it persists. 

Subscription content

Please sign in now if you have a subscription or are already registered with us.

Retail Week

Register for free to continue reading

Retail-Week.com provides premium, in-depth intelligence that helps retailers judge risks, spot opportunities and identify what they need to do to win in the digital economy.

Register today for a taste of our high-quality intelligence and enjoy:

  • Two free article views per calendar month on Retail-Week.com
  • Detailed analysis of current trends and events 
  • Exclusive newsletters
  • In-depth reports, videos, interviews and much more

Discover Retail Week register now

Please note, if you have recently purchased a subscription, it may take a few moments before your account is updated.