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Our vision:

Businesses mobilised to end modern slavery

 

 

Our mission:

To enable business to positively impact the lives of millions by helping

business leaders to engage with and act upon the issue of modern slavery

 

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How We Do It

Contextualising the Problem

We help businesses understand the issue of modern slavery and their ability to make a positive impact.

Making the Business Case for Change

We make the business case for transparency, detailing the ways that organisations of all types and size can benefit from a more transparent way of doing business.

Sharing Ways to Take Action

We provide practical, actionable steps that any organisation can take to improve the way they do business, focusing on policies, due diligence, risk management and performance indicators.

Championing Progress

We celebrate businesses making progress on transparency, profiling organisations taking a range of approaches and at different stages of their journey.

News & Resources

Tackling modern slavery & accessing growth – the benefits of transparency to small business
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Modern slavery is a global issue on a huge scale. The Global Slavery Index’s latest estimate puts the number of modern day slaves at 45.8 million people around the world – almost the population of Spain. With complex global problems … Read More

Ethical consumerism – sending ripples around the World
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  Today fashion dances at our fingertips for the taking. Trends whirl through at speed, living and dying within weeks, Pinterest boards fill up with wishlists, and beautiful Instagram posts with “#linkinprofile” lure us into a dangerous game of satisfying … Read More

View from a Millennial: Why Businesses Need to Embrace Transparency
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Photo credit: pexels.com Nearly two centuries have passed since the UK Parliament first passed the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 decreeing to end slavery in (most of) the British Empire. The legislation came after years of struggle and public movements against … Read More

Why You Should Buy Ethically Sourced Chocolate
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From cocoa beans to candy bars, the chocolate industry is sweeter than ever. Earning an estimated $98.3 billion in annual revenue, experts predict worldwide demand for chocolate will likely exceed 4.5 million tonnes by 2020 at a compound annual growth … Read More

Slavery on the Shelves
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Let’s face it: labour exploitation affects nearly every sector of our global economy. From seafood in Thailand to coffee in Brazil to clothing in Bangladesh, examples abound of consumer goods and services tainted with the scourge of modern slavery and … Read More

Modern Slavery Act Compliance: What We’ve Learnt So Far
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From its inception nearly a year ago, the UK Modern Slavery Act (MSA) has presented businesses with an exciting opportunity: a chance to lead the fight against modern slavery and forced labour. To review, Section 54 of the MSA requires … Read More

How Qatar and Brazil are approaching modern slavery ahead of the two biggest global sports events
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Sports events often have disastrous track records in forced labour and trafficking. With Brazil preparing to host the Olympics this year, and Qatar getting ready for the Football World Cup in 2022, the next two biggest global sports events will … Read More

The OECD Guidelines: What Your Business Needs to Know
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  The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) provide an interesting framework for businesses to tackle modern slavery. Adopted by 46 member or adhering countries, they encourage ethical business conduct and corporate responsibility and … Read More

UK Ratifies the ILO’s 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention
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  Last week the United Kingdom became the third country, after Niger and Norway, to ratify the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention. This constitutes a major step towards ending the scourge of modern slavery … Read More