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Social Responsibility Versus Slave Labor Tainted Products

Nearly all consumers eat, wear, or use items that are tainted by slave labor, which presents social responsibility challenges. In this short audio lecture, Katrina Benjamin describes the conditions enslaved people are in, and outlines four specific examples where slavery is an integral part of the consumer supply chain, as well as the degrading circumstances of enslaved adults and children. Benjamin addresses the complexity of slavery today, indicating the factors underlying slavery that must be addressed if slavery is to be eradicated. In this Social Innovation Conversations, Stanford University podcast, Benjamin describes the environmental sustainability problems associated with slavery, and suggests ways that large and small companies, NGOs, and non-profit organizations can work to eliminate slavery through cooperative social responsibility.

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