Factory Awareness to Counter Trafficking Reducing human trafficking risks in the global supply chain
A Socially Responsible Supply Chain
Human trafficking is a growing multi billion dollar business, enslaving 14+ million people in forced labor exploitation (ILO 2005, 2012). Factories, plantations, and other industrial zones are among the main recruitment locations used by traffickers. Many workers are trafficked with the promise of better jobs or other false pretenses at great financial and human resource costs. The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights established that all companies have a responsibility to respect human rights. This responsibility extends to conducting due diligence on the company’s business relationships, including its suppliers, with regards to the issue of human trafficking.
The Factory Awareness to Counter Trafficking (FACT) program offers a series of workshops for factory managers and workers to raise awareness about trafficking prevention in the supply chain. FACT seeks to: Raise awareness and increase access to information about safe migration Build capability to recognize debt bondage and other forms of human trafficking for workers and managers Collaborate with employers towards good practice in labor recruiting and retention Pacific Links Foundation © 2014
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.
Training & Certification
FACT offers: Specialized workshop for executives, managers and union leaders Specialized workshop for workers Factory-wide information booth sessions Ongoing sources of information and resources on human trafficking prevention Opportunities to actively support an on -the-ground organization preventing human trafficking
Sample workshop curriculum: Definition of human trafficking and risk profiles Tricks and patterns utilized by traffickers How to identify high risk factors & Internal accountability Applicable national and international laws Financial literacy for workers Impact of trafficking on businesses
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