S-211 Canadian Reporting

Forced Labour in Canadian Supply Chains

Overview: Forced labour and child labour risks exist across global supply chains. The International Labour Organization estimates that approximately 27.6 million people worldwide are victims of forced labour, including 17.3 million in the private economy. In Canada, there is a risk that goods imported and distributed were produced using forced or child labour. To address this, Bill S-211 was introduced to increase industry awareness, transparency, and drive businesses to improve practices.

Reporting Obligations: Under Bill S-211, certain federal government institutions and private sector entities (including companies listed on a Canadian stock exchange) must report on risks related to forced labour and child labour in their supply chains. They need to disclose policies, procedures, structures, and plans implemented to mitigate these risks.

Annual Supply Chain Risk Report: Entities subject to Bill S-211 must prepare an external supply chain risk report annually. This report, published with the federal government by May 31 each year, outlines steps taken during the previous financial year to prevent and reduce forced labour or child labour in their supply chain.

Kayden’s Responsibility: Our Canadian business required to report under Bill S-211, we ensure our report covers:

  • Identification of risks
  • Policies and procedures to address forced labour and child labour
  • Mitigation strategies

Remember, this report contributes to industry awareness and helps combat exploitative practices in supply chains. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

S211 Report

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