Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment

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Institute for Human Rights and Business
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The Coca-Cola Company, HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IKEA and Unilever launched the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment in May 2016 focused on promoting ethical recruitment and combating the exploitation of migrant workers in global supply chains across industries.

The five founding companies have committed to the ‘Employer Pays Principle’, which states that no worker should pay for a job – the costs of recruitment should be borne not by the worker but by the employer. A new business model is needed for the recruitment of migrant workers based on the Employer Pays Principle. Pockets of good practice exist already but to make a meaningful difference to the lives of millions of vulnerable migrant workers globally, there needs to be collective action and scale around the Employer Pays Principle. The Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment will work together over the next year to develop a roadmap for other companies to follow in moving from adoption of the Employer Pays Principle to implementation and monitoring.


Significance for seafood businesses:

Not seafood-specific. This is guidance covering the fair recruitment of workers generally.


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