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Slavery is Closer than You Think 8
  • 友善列印版本

    05/2018

    Many people think that slavery is a thing of the long-gone past. Unfortunately, slavery still exists in developed and developing nations and regions today. This phenomenon is called Modern Slavery. It mainly includes forced labor, forced child labor, debt bondage, human trafficking, and forced marriage.

     

    According to the report published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) of the United Nations, there were over 40 million people living in modern slavery in 2016, equivalent to 5.4 modern slavery victims for every 1,000 people in the world (1). Even in Hong Kong, we had about 29,000 modern slaves (2).

     

    In response to the global issue of labor rights, the ILO introduced The Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. It was adopted in 1998 to encourage all members of the ILO to respect, to follow, and to promote practices in accordance with the principles concerning rights at work, and to facilitate the strengthening of relevant legislation and the commitment of national duty bearers.

     

    Hang Lung as a people-oriented company is committed to ensuring the rights and interests of its employees. In addition to making all employees aware of the Company's Employment Practices through the Code of Conduct, the Company also requires its business partners and suppliers to abide by the Code so as to ensure a fair, just, and safe working environment.

     

    1.  http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---dgreports/---dcomm/documents/...
    2. https://www.globalslaveryindex.org/country/hong-kong-sar-china/
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