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Christmas preparations are in full swing. Roads and rail networks are congested with increased traffic delivering goods to warehouses, shops, and homes. Businesses thrive, and consumers eagerly seek bargains for the perfect Christmas, striving for the festive scenes and goodwill portrayed in the ads that have been on repeat since Halloween.
Anti-Slavery Week takes place every year here at Slave-Free Alliance, around Anti-Slavery Day on 18th October. It acts as an opportunity to raise awareness of the fact over 49.6 million people in the world today, and an estimated 136,000 people in the UK, are trapped in conditions of modern slavery.
It was a day to remember! All of us at Slave-Free Alliance would like to thank all those who took the time to participate in our latest Annual Conference, held in London on 27th September 2023. We welcomed nearly 100 delegates from 51 different organisations, all with the common goal of ending modern slavery and exploitation and changing lives.
A review of the work of SFA and its members in the first six months of 2023 reveals an array of actions and achievements, demonstrating the joint commitment between us and our members to further the journey towards responsible business practices and supply chain management.
No matter your stance on the latest fashion trends or your style of outfits, fashion is part of our daily lives. The fashion industry made around US$1.53 trillion last year alone, but how much of that has been linked to modern slavery?
As the first reporting deadline approaches, companies need to evaluate their readiness and ensure compliance with the Act. In this post, we explore the key aspects of the Transparency Act and provide valuable insights to help businesses meet their obligations before the reporting deadline.
Slave-Free Alliance and Hope for Justice are proud to have won the SAS Hackathon 2023 (Americas region) for the creation of a pioneering visual dashboard showing forced labour by country, industry and commodity, pulling from a wide variety of data sources and formats.
Canada has joined the list of countries taking decisive action on forced labour in supply chains, after passing Bill S-211 this week. The new law means that Canadian businesses must report in detail on what they are doing to identify, address and prevent forced labour, prison labour and child labour in their supply chains. It is set to come into force from January 1, 2024.
The first complaint case has been filed under Germany’s tough new Supply Chain Due Diligence Act, under which firms can be fined up to 2% of global turnover.
Slave-Free Alliance is delighted to be partnering with Exiger, a global leading third-party and supply chain management software company.
Slave-Free Alliance Norway is delighted to announce its first member, partnering with offshore services company DOF.
It was a busy, productive year with a wealth of achievements and milestones, all with one objective in mind: to eradicate modern slavery from the utility sector. Having published the group’s annual report for 2022, let’s look back over a year well-spent and forward to the coming year of collaborative action.
Businesses, investors and civil society organizations have written to the UK Government calling for new legislation requiring companies to identify and act upon human rights and environmental impacts.
Slave-Free Alliance’s Norway team is running a webinar series to inform people about protecting human rights and reducing exploitation in supply chains and their own operations.