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A major cause of forced labour in today’s global supply chains is the charging of recruitment fees to migrant workers. Such payments can create situations of debt bondage and leave low-wage workers vulnerable to human trafficking and further exploitation. When a company discloses information about its approach to recruitment fees being paid by workers in the supply chain it demonstrates that the company is taking steps to address and mitigate the prevalence of modern slavery.

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In this question you are being asked to identify whether the company discloses information on the recruitment agencies used by its suppliers.

Where to look for this information:
- Corporate Social Responsibility report
- In Modern Slavery Statement or California Transparency Act disclosure
- Corporate Social Responsibility report
- Company documents
- Company policies
- Company websites
- Company code of conduct
- Parent company documents (only if the parent company is linked to from the brands website)
- Parent company policies (only if the parent company is linked to from the brands website)
- Parent company websites (only if the parent company is linked to from the brands website)
- Parent company code of conduct (only if the parent company is linked to from the brands website)

Good keywords for your searches include:
- Recruitment Agency
- Modern Slavery
- Forced Labour
- Bonded Labour
- Migrant workers
- Recruitment Fees
- Debt bondage

Things to keep in mind:
- A good place to look for information on modern slavery might be a company's Modern Slavery Statement or a California Transparency in Supply Chains Act statement.