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PACIFIC LINKS FOUNDATION
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits 534 Valley Way Milpitas, CA 95035 +1 510 435 3035 Vietnam Address
VÒNG TAY THÁI BÌNH
163/A9 Huỳnh Thúc Kháng TP Long Xuyên, An Giang, Việt Nam +84 90 9800 170 | 09 09.800.170 ABOUT PACIFIC LINKS FOUNDATION
Pacific Links Foundation is a US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization leading counter-trafficking efforts at the frontiers of Vietnam. We break the cycle of human trafficking by investing comprehensively in at-risk youth to prevent trafficking before it starts and in survivors to build a new life. © 2018 Pacific Links Foundation
Accelerated learning modules on forced labor & trafficking prevention in the global supply chain
THE ISSUE: HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN
Human trafficking is a growing $150 billion dollar business (ILO 2012), enslaving 40+ million people in forced labor and sexual exploitation (ILO & Walk Free Foundation 2017).
FACT provides factory managers and workers with a collaborative learning experience on how to address forced labor and trafficking risks and comply with international supply chain transparency laws.
Vietnam is one of the fastest growing markets for manufacturing and sourcing. As a result, there is a steady increase in the number of youths migrating from rural areas to industrial/urban areas. Many of these workers are vulnerable to human traffickers posing as labor brokers falsely promising better jobs. Consequently, Vietnam has become a top source country for trafficking victims, who are trafficked to countries such as the UK, China, Malaysia, and Cambodia. This creates a tremendous financial and human resource cost to communities, factory owners, and their customers. Vietnam's labor supply chain must be free from human trafficking and forced labor risks in order to increase its global competitiveness.
FACT OFFERS :
OUR SOLUTION: PREVENT TRAFFICKING & REDUCE SUPPLY CHAIN RISKS FACT is a scalable, innovative, and global solution to sustainably reduce forced labor and trafficking risks for factory workers in Vietnam and beyond.
FACT BENEFITS: Proactive compliance with current and future international supply chain transparency laws such as the 2013 California Transparency in Supply Chain Act (SB 657), 2015 UK Modern Slavery Act, and the 2017 French Duty of Vigilance Law Increased transparency in the global supply chain and connection to workers through technology Capacity building for brands, retailers, and factories to create standardized labor and retention practices that recognizes trafficking risk and protects workers
Specialized accelerated learning workshop for managers and workers Engaging game booths that incentivize workers to retain information Integration of trafficking and forced labor prevention information into HR policies Follow-up factory information booth sessions; continually updated information and resources on trafficking and forced labor prevention Training module includes: 1) definition of human trafficking and risk profiles, 2) tactics and ploys utilized by traffickers, 3) identification of high-risk patterns & internal accountability, 4) applicable domestic and international laws on trafficking prevention and supply chain transparency, 5) financial literacy for workers, and 6) methods and systems to protect workers and factories.
TESTIMONIALS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY COMPLIANCE
“Human Trafficking connects all our associates to a common philanthropic goal. It is an issue close to our business and impacts associates where we all live and work, in regions and communities of the world we operate in: South America, all over Asia, and even in the USA.” - Alan Fogarty, Vice President, Country Manager Vietnam, MGF Sourcing
ENGAGED, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND SAFE WORKERS Strengthening workers' ability to protect themselves against trafficking by raising awareness of and increasing access to information about safe labor migration, forced labor, debt bondage, and other forms of human trafficking
Photos by: Pacific Links Foundation Team
“I better understand the harms of human trafficking on a society and learned solutions to prevent this from happening within the factory.” - Manager, C & J Clark International “The FACT training helped me to recognize the different methods and cases of trafficking so my coworkers and I can help to prevent it from happening to us. “ - Worker, Biti's