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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”

Conscious consumerism?: How consumers are shaping the business commitment to human rights

Conscious consumerism?: How consumers are shaping the business commitment to human rights  As consumers, we would likely be appalled to discover that many of the goods which we purchase – from our smartphones to our favourite t-shirt to the cup of coffee that we enjoy every morning – were in fact produced under modern slavery.Continue reading “Conscious consumerism?: How consumers are shaping the business commitment to human rights”

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?”

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”