Reuters Foundation publishes slavery shortlist

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, unveiled today the 10 companies shortlisted for its Stop Slavery Award.

The Award is the first global recognition for businesses that have excelled in efforts to eradicate forced labour from their supply chains.

All applicants completed an extensive questionnaire developed in partnership with global law firm Baker & McKenzie and the submissions to the Award have been assessed by an independent third party, DataREVSystems.

Apple and Tesco are amongst the biggest global brands selected from a number of applicants spanning clothing retailers to hospitality companies.

“We launched this award to demonstrate that business can play a critical role in helping to put an end to modern-day slavery worldwide,” said Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation.