The Morning Risk Report: Waking Up to Supply Chain Slavery | Sustainable Procurement News |
Compliance officers at CNH Industrial, a multinational manufacturer of equipment and vehicles, were shocked to find a complaint on a hotline from a worker in Eastern Europe who said they had been pressured to participate in the local cotton harvest on company time. The reaction at the company was “Wait a minute–how could we have forced labor in our supply chain?” said Gwendolyn Lee Hassan, managing counsel of global compliance and ethics at the company. CNH then set about an overhaul of its supply chain risk management and compliance.