Modern-day slavery has no place in our supply chain. We updated our supplier code to include a “no-fees” recruitment policy.
Migrant workers across the world face many dire challenges, including being forced to pay fees or surrender travel documents in exchange for a job. The practice traps people in a form of modern-day slavery. GM is addressing the issue by updating our supplier code with a “no-fees” recruitment policy throughout our supply chain. This means that suppliers cannot charge recruitment fees to employees or seize travel documents and must provide employees with clear written contracts. We drafted the new standards in line with best practices developed by the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, a coalition of faith and values investors, with whom we engaged on the issue.