£14bn of UK goods sourced from 'dubious supply chains'

October 23, 2020 EcoVadis ‏‏‎


Around £14bn of goods imported into the UK are sourced from “dubious supply chains”, a law firm has claimed.

Law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp said £14bn of imported goods in 2019 were sourced from countries with a high risk of modern slavery, based on data from the 2018 Global Slavery Index.

The firm calculated £14bn worth of products by taking the six main types of products “most likely to have been made using modern slaves”, which were clothing, computers and phones, fish, rice, coffee and cocoa, and tobacco.


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