About Slave-Free Alliance
Slave-Free Alliance is part of Hope for Justice, a leading global charity: all profits are reinvested into charitable anti-slavery projects
Who we are
Slave-Free Alliance is a social enterprise and membership initiative launched by anti-slavery charity Hope for Justice.
Membership includes global multinationals, household names like Aviva, Dixons Carphone, Clarks and Arriva, as well as small to medium enterprises (SMEs) with only a few employees. They all share a common goal: working towards a slave-free supply chain.
A wide variety of business sectors are represented among our membership, including: business and professional services, engineering, data analysis and IT, utilities and energy, environmental services, food manufacturing, agriculture, insurance, legal, pharmaceutical, property services, recruitment, retail, higher education, aviation, transport and waste management.
Slave-Free Alliance is the business sector’s acknowledgement that slavery in supply chains is real and a key factor driving human trafficking in the developing world and across borders to countries like the UK.
It can affect any unprepared business, no matter their sector, though some industries are at particular risk – notably waste and recycling, agriculture, low-skilled manufacturing, hand car washes, beauty salons and the hospitality and restaurant sector.
Even many businesses who consider themselves completely ‘safe’ are unaware of how their everyday procurement practices can bring them into contact with other companies whose own operations have been infiltrated by traffickers and exploitative recruiters, forcing victims into forced labour.
Slave-Free Alliance offers a wide range of services and access to its experts, including training, gap analysis, due diligence, risk management resources, and help with investigations, crisis response, remediation and Slavery and Human Trafficking Statements (required for large businesses under the UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015, but having one is considered good practice for organisations of all sizes).
Membership of Slave-Free Alliance is a simple way for employers to get the answers and support they need to combat this growing threat.