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Human Trafficking

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 136667, tabled on 19 April 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will introduce the use of the Dun and Bradsheet human trafficking risk index when allocating funding.

Answered on

24 April 2018

Tackling modern slavery is a priority for DFID, and we are expanding our work in developing countries through £40 million of new programming that will reach at least 500,000 people at risk of slavery.

Businesses have a key role to play in tackling modern slavery, and though we are not currently using the Dun & Bradstreet Index, we are supportive of approaches like these which help business assess risk in their supply chains.

Through our Responsible, Accountable, and Transparent Enterprises Programme, we are working with organisations including the Ethical Trading Initiative, the World Benchmarking Alliance, and Humanity United to develop responsible business approaches.

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