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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”

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”

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?”