The Connection Between Modern Slavery and Supply Chains
With more than 40 million victims worldwide, slavery is the second largest global criminal industry and often remains an unseen reality along global supply chains. As individuals, many of the items that we interact with on a daily basis – our clothing, shoes, electronics, and even our food – are made by men, women, and children who are working against their will or in brutal conditions. This pervasive form of exploitation exists in both international and domestic markets, in almost every industry.
As consumers and business leaders, we have a vital role to play in disrupting the current models under which goods and services are sourced and produced with little regard for the impact on vulnerable individuals. We can no longer be knowingly or unknowingly complicit in these crimes, and must rise to the challenge of taking serious and effective steps to root out modern-day slavery in all supply chains, in all industries.
Grace Farms Foundation remains committed to our work in this area, and we hope to continue building a coalition of government entities, businesses, and not-for-profits who can help us lead the way towards a more sustainable future.