Athens aims to ensure goods and services are slavery-free | Sustainable Procurement News |

Athens is planning a pilot procurement scheme that aims to ensure all goods and services bought by the local government are free of forced labour. Mayor of Athens Georgios Kaminis said a plan would be developed including concrete steps such as grievance mechanisms, capacity building, mapping of suppliers, and risk assessment and management to eliminate human trafficking from government supply chains. A pilot project will then take place from January 2020 to December 2021. The plan, which will involve consulting procurement experts, suppliers and law enforcement, was announced during a conference in the city focused on the prevention of human trafficking in supply chains.