Expert Series: Are companies aware of what is at stake for them in mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence?

Expert Series: Are companies aware of what is at stake for them in mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence? About the Author: Veronica Rubio is a lawyer specialized in international trade and human rights, with a master’s degree in Bioethics. For the last 19 years she has worked promoting sustainable supply chains, social corporate responsibility andContinue reading “Expert Series: Are companies aware of what is at stake for them in mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence?”

Expert series: Forced labour in the seafood industry

Expert series: Forced labour in the seafood industry Marcelo Hidalgo is the founder of Seafoodmatter, as well as the director and co-founder of On-board Social Accountability, a not-for-profit organization based in New Zealand. Currently the Sustainability Director of the Fishing Industry Association of Papua New Guinea, he has been working in the seafood supply chainContinue reading “Expert series: Forced labour in the seafood industry”

Faces of slavefreetrade: An interview with our founder and CEO, Brian Iselin

Faces of slavefreetrade: An interview with our founder and CEO, Brian Iselin As we approach slavefreetrade’s second birthday, we had the chance to catch up with our CEO, Brian to discuss how slavefreetrade is filling in the gaps in the fight against modern slavery, the enabling role of technology in protecting human rights, and upcomingContinue reading “Faces of slavefreetrade: An interview with our founder and CEO, Brian Iselin”

Faces of slavefreetrade

Faces of slavefreetrade Meet slavefreetrade’s Youth Ambassador and Advisory Board Member, Evie Reza.   Evie Reza is a 15-year old Youth Ambassador and a member of the advisory board at slavefreetrade. She joins slavefreetrade under a partnership with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation (RFK), where she is presently serving as Youth Ambassador as well.Continue reading “Faces of slavefreetrade”

The human supply chain: How slavefreetrade is putting the ‘S’ back in ESG

The human supply chain: How slavefreetrade is putting the ‘S’ back in ESG 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 Traditional employee surveys in modern workplaces are outdated.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 theContinue reading “The human supply chain: How slavefreetrade is putting the ‘S’ back in ESG”

Man’s Inhumanity to Man: Understanding the Risk Factors of Modern Slavery

Man’s Inhumanity to Man: Understanding the Risk Factors of Modern Slavery “I had not then learned the measure of “man’s inhumanity to man,” nor to what limitless extent of wickedness he will go for the love of gain” _ Twelve Years a Slave. Written in 1853, in his memoir, Solomon Northup recounts the suffering heContinue reading “Man’s Inhumanity to Man: Understanding the Risk Factors of Modern Slavery”

A conversation with Dr. Tomoya Obokata, the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery

A conversation with Dr. Tomoya Obokata, the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery Dr. Tomoya Obokata is the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences. He has extensive experience working with multi-sector stakeholders on the issues of modern slavery, human trafficking and transnational organised crime. slavefreetrade had the opportunity to catch up with Dr. Obokata toContinue reading “A conversation with Dr. Tomoya Obokata, the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery”

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?”