Forced labor continues to threaten the supply chains of companies that rely on Chinese manufacturing. Traditional supply chain analysis and mapping techniques have proven insufficient for mitigating forced labor risks associated with Chinese suppliers that often source domestically. This is largely due to increased restrictions on business disclosures and the lack of available domestic trade data.
These limitations present a significant challenge to UFLPA compliance and demonstrate the need for alternative supply chain analysis to identify forced labor risks. Fortunately, valuable insights into potential domestic trade relationships can be attained through publicly-available corporate ownership information. Enhance your Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) compliance and anti-forced labor programs by expanding due diligence to include suppliers’ parent companies, subsidiaries, and branches. By downloading this tip sheet, you’ll be better equipped to:
- Map your supplier’s corporate network
- Identify indicators of forced labor
- Proactively mitigate forced labor risks