A new tool in the fight to end forced labour: Free2Work

Recently I came across an interesting website that may have great potential in fighting child slavery, forced labour, and other appalling labour conditions: Free2Work. The International Labor Rights Forum, the Not For Sale Campaign, and Humanity United have teamed up to create this new platform that provides “a singular location that streamlines and simplifies the process for consumers on the topic of most concern to its audience, modern-day slavery”.

Sometimes when confronted with a plethora of Corporate and Social Responsibility campaigns, drives, and initiatives, combined with investigative reports about scandalous conditions at factories, a consumer can feel overwhelmed with information, and a bit puzzled about what to do. Free2Work helps address this problem by providing company profiles that describe what the company has done to get rid of child slavery and exploitative conditions in its factories or supply chain. Many companies are given a grade from A to F based on their labour performance. You can check out the performance of such companies like Mattel, the Gap, Wal-Mart, Apple, Levi’s and others. If you disagree with a grade, or if you have any additional information about a specific company, you can leave a comment or contribute to the website.

Hopefully, activists, CSR practitioners, and other people who want to “re-abolish slavery” will use this tool.
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