Desert mine on a relentlessly sunny day using modern day slavery with workers in tattered clothes.

What is Modern Day Slavery?

Modern day slavery refers to any form of forced human exploitation for labor or service, such as human trafficking and forced labor. Unfortunately, slavery still exists today in over 130 countries. The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that over 21 million people are victims of modern day slavery.

What Forms of Modern Day Slavery Exist?

There are an estimated 21 million people involved in modern day slavery. Expoloitation occurs in many ways, including tough working conditions. The global average for working hours is set at 40 per week, but some countries have been known to exceed 60 hours per week. Commonly exploited working conditions includes hours of work, rest periods, work schedules, minimum wage standards, maximum weekly hour limitations, and maternity protection.

Child Labor
Bonded Labor
State Imposed
Exploited in the Private Economy
Migrant Workers and Indigenous People

21 Million

Over 21 million people are victims of modern day slavery.

$150 Billion

Annual global company profits linked to forced labor.

66%

66% of consumers are willing to pay more for ethically sourced products.
What Can Your Company Do to Avoid Modern Day Slavery?
Unfortunately, it’s likely that modern day slavery is in your supply chain; the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that close to $150 billion in annual company profits are tied to forced labor. The risks of non-compliance are too significant to ignore. Company specific anti-human trafficking reporting is required by global laws and regulations, and non-compliance consequences can be severe. If found to be in non-compliance, companies can face a high court injunction and serious monetary penalties.

Affirmative Conduct Laws.

The US FAR Rule is a set of policies and procedures for acquisitions by executive agencies of the federal government. It prohibits the manufacture or importation of products that have been mined, produced, or manufactured by forced or indentured labor. To comply, companies must perform due diligence on suppliers including prevention procedures and monitoring, require certification of ethical business practices, review and ensure previous business contracts were performed ethically, and report violations to the government.
Disclosure Laws.
The CA TISCA law requires major retailers and manufacturers doing business in California to disclose their efforts to mitigate slavery from their supply chain. The EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive requires companies to disclose information on their policies and efforts to make a positive internal impact of social risks that include human rights, anti-corruption, and bribery. The UK-Modern Day Slavery Act requires all companies that do business in the UK and exceed a revenue threshold of £36 million to disclose their efforts to mitigate slavery in their supply chain.

Liability Provision Laws.

The US Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act closed a loophole found in the US Tariff Act. It requires that importers must declare that goods were not mined, produced, or manufactures with forced labor.
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