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Rallying businesses against trafficking

They can be persuaded that being seen to practise or be party to human trafficking is bad for their image, and ultimately, their bottom lines.

CLEANED UP: Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL, Thailand's largest meat and animal feed producer which also depends significantly on exports, recently announced measures against the abuse of labour; it also gave the assurance that its supply chain in the shrimp industry was now free of illegal labour.

LAST November, Singapore's parliament passed the Prevention of Human Trafficking Act. While it contains provisions for the prosecution of traffickers and the protection of trafficked people, all those who have worked on this problem would agree that the best response to trafficking would be to