Volunteering: Doing Good For All Of Us

Volunteering: Doing Good For All Of Us For the moment, slavefreetrade is an almost 100% run volunteer organisation. Driven by volunteerism for the past several years, around 70,000 hours, it’s worth taking a moment to reflect on that journey and help make a case for you to volunteer to the right cause. We all haveContinue reading “Volunteering: Doing Good For All Of Us”

BIG BUSINESS AND MODERN SLAVERY: A GODOT STORY

Big Business and Modern Slavery: A Godot Story With years of experience speaking to multinational businesses about modern slavery, their workplaces and supply chains, we’ve observed the thinking and working of these businesses as it relates to modern slavery and human rights more broadly. And, in short, the portents are not great. We believe thereContinue reading “BIG BUSINESS AND MODERN SLAVERY: A GODOT STORY”

The Forms Of Blockchain – Slavefreetrade’s Use Case

The Forms Of Blockchain – Slavefreetrade’s Use Case We’ve been tangoing with blockchain for several years, and in our journey, we’ve learnt a lot about it. But why does blockchain matter to your business? One of the major misapprehensions is about what forms blockchains can take. As you may know, there are many forms: openContinue reading “The Forms Of Blockchain – Slavefreetrade’s Use Case”

Transparency. Is It Transformative?

Transparency. Is It Transformative?  Business transparency can connect consumers, build trust, and achieve visibility. Transparency is a word thrown around a lot. And yet, to most people, it’s nebulous. It is one of those words we know what it means when it comes to glass, but what does it mean for an organisation, business, orContinue reading “Transparency. Is It Transformative?”

THE HUMAN SUPPLY CHAIN

THE HUMAN SUPPLY CHAIN Prioritising real-time worker feedback brings the human supply chain into focus. Traditional employee surveys in modern workplaces are outdated. More recent approaches to measuring worker conditions in worksites and supply chains in real-time are starting to appear. Why? Partly because of the benefits of real-time feedback, and the deficiencies in periodicContinue reading “THE HUMAN SUPPLY CHAIN”

What the Heck is slavefreetrade, and What Does it Have to Do With Me?

What the Heck is slavefreetrade, and What Does it Have to Do With Me? NGO social enterprise in gear to make every workplace better and consumer choices easier to identify slave-free products. slavefreetrade (all lower case, all one word, all the time) is still pretty new, so not many people know what we do. InContinue reading “What the Heck is slavefreetrade, and What Does it Have to Do With Me?”

Social Impact Indicator Directs Humane Investments

Social Impact Indicator Directs Humane Investments The ‘S’ Factor in ESG assesses supply chain health. Until now, anyone who invested in organisations was buying into a couple of simple facts: 77% of businesses admit they’re likely to have modern slavery in their business. That means almost 80% of YOUR investments in organisations invest in modernContinue reading “Social Impact Indicator Directs Humane Investments”

Modern Slavery and the Supply Chain: The Dark Side of Globalisation

Modern Slavery and the Supply Chain: The Dark Side of Globalisation Lack of transparency and visibility of product origins result from globalisation and complex supply chains. In a world of plenty, why do consumers buy products containing slave labour? And why do large enterprises tolerate slave labour within their supply chains? After all, slavery isContinue reading “Modern Slavery and the Supply Chain: The Dark Side of Globalisation”

Leveraging Supply Chain Transparency for Business

Supply Chain Transparency is Changing the Way We Do Business Until recently, knowing where a product came from was as simple as checking the label and had more to do with economic conservatism than the supply chain. This has changed in the last few decades, with consumers, governments, and companies demanding details about the systems and sourcesContinue reading “Leveraging Supply Chain Transparency for Business”

The Guilty Secret of Chocolate

The Guilty Secret of Chocolate Smooth, tasty, and comforting, chocolate is a household staple for millions of people. But our favourite sweet is hiding a dark secret and it’s time we confronted it. Whatever your chocolate bar wrapper tells you, it definitely has serious human rights issues at its core.  Chocolate and the World  The global chocolate market isContinue reading “The Guilty Secret of Chocolate”