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JLL releases global anti-slavery and human trafficking statement

​JLL has published a global statement setting out its zero-tolerance approach to human trafficking and modern slavery. 

According to international human rights organization Walk Free Foundation's 2016 Global Slavery Index, more than 45 million people are subject to some form of modern slavery in the world. JLL has published a statement committing the firm to strengthening and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in our supply chain.

The statement includes specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labor, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children. It also extends to ensuring that the firm's suppliers hold their own suppliers to the same high standards. This human rights and anti-slavery program form part of Building a Better Tomorrow, JLL's sustainability leadership agenda.

Claire Handley, Director in JLL's Global Legal Compliance team, commented: "As a firm we decided to adopt a global response to UK legislative requirements because the stance supports and reflects our ethical and sustainability standards. Our multinational clients also increasingly expect us to approach this issue globally as part of their own supply chain risk management."

You can download JLL's full statement here