On June 13, 2021, in a press release, the leaders from the Group of Seven (G7) committed to removing forced labor from global supply chains, fight ransomware, and combat corruption. The G7 includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Together, the members have committed to a series of joint actions to address the aforementioned concerns.
These joint actions include:
- The identification of “areas for strengthened cooperation and collective efforts towards eradicating the use of all forms of forced labour [sic] in global supply chains;”
- The identification of ransomware criminal networks; and
- Increased “cooperation on Digital Competition in order to drive innovation across the global economy, enhancing consumer choice.”
Details can be found in the G7 Summit Communique here:
The Fact Sheet on these actions can be found here: