- Workers are being lured to work in factories producing electronic goods but have to pay a fee to secure the job.
- After that they are in debt and have to work to pay it off, sometimes being forced to surrender travel documents.
- Malaysia is a major manufacturer of electronics but supply chains are not properly regulated, says Dan Viederman of Verité.
- He wants all companies to end forced labor in their supply chains.
Dan Viederman is CEO of Verité, a non-profit consulting organization that helps multinationals identify and solve supply chain and human rights problems. He has worked with NGOs, governments, investors and multinational companies to improve working conditions and eliminate human rights violations. The views in this article are solely his.
(CNN)If you are reading this on a tablet, smart phone or computer monitor, then you may be holding a product of forced labor.