Fighting modern slavery of labor trafficking can be done any day and every day simply by making conscientious choices. The products we use every day are produced somewhere by someone - some of these people are subject to forced labor. By increasing our awareness of this and utilizing products from brands that are certified against forced labor, we can contribute to this fight and support those who are victims. Below are links that can inform consumer decisions:
First, increase your awareness of labor trafficking in your everyday life by taking this Slavery Footprint Survey. Allow this awareness to contribute to your consumer decisions.
The Modern Slavery Map allows access to businesses and organizations contributing to anti-modern slavery efforts through an interactive platform. The Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking produces this map.
End Slavery Now ranks companies within each industry based on their level of labor ethics.
The Good Trade provides a list of clothing brands ranked according to ethical practices, labor transparency and efforts to combat "fast fashion".
Good on You offers an Ethical Shopping App to help you make informed shopping choices. They rank the most ethical clothing brands by product type.
The International Labor Organization launched an app ranking products resulting from forced child labor. This app also notes which region the products come from.
We aim to connect people to as much information as possible regarding the issue of modern slavery and we support the efforts of other organizations dedicated to fighting this issue. For additional information the following organizations provide superior information and resources on anti-human trafficking data and mitigation efforts:
The U.S. State Department
Its Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Person serves as the lead force in the U.S.' anti-human trafficking efforts. It spreads awareness through its yearly publication of the trafficking in persons report. View the 2018 Trafficking Report.
National resource for top human trafficking data and statistics. They provide distinct facts pertaining to both sex trafficking and labor trafficking.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign
This campaign serves as DHS’ central platform for anti-human trafficking efforts. This campaigns works in conjunction with law enforcement, government, non-governmental and private organizations to fight human trafficking.