MODERN SLAVERY DEFINITIONS: SLAVERY

Definition of Slavery_CHTCS INTEL

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KNOWTHECHAIN LISTS WHICH COMPANIES COMPLY WITH THE CALIFORNIA TRANSPARENCY IN SUPPLY CHAINS ACT.

CHTCS-Logo-For-SiteKnowTheChain has partnered with some of the biggest counter-human trafficking nonprofits and organizations to encourage companies that fall under the criteria for the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB-657) to comply with the law’s requirements. KnowTheChain also takes the initiative to contact those companies who have not yet complied with the law to notify them of the law and its requirements.

Currently the law requires “retail sellers and manufacturers doing business in California that exceed $100 million in global revenue to publicly disclose the degree, if any, to which they are: engaging in verification, auditing, and certification of their direct suppliers, maintaining internal accountability standards, and providing internal training regarding trafficking in their direct supply chains for tangible goods offered for sale.”

Find out which companies have and have not complied with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act: KnowTheChain.

SOURCE: KnowTheChain

Modern Slavery Definitions: Trafficking

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European Commission outlines new migration policy in wake of migrant deaths

CHTCS-Logo-For-SiteLast Wednesday, the European Commission outlined its new migration policy at a news conference held in Brussels, Belgium. The new policy will “enforce rules on asylum as border countries struggled to deal with unprecedented numbers of people trying to reach the continent, fleeing conflict or poverty in the Middle East and Africa.” The EU has been silent about this issue, but recently decided to take responsibility and take action to implement their new policy along with the existing ones that haven’t been applied properly. The new agenda for refugee’s settlement would cost about 50 million euros ($56 million) projected for 2015-16. The Commission emphasized the need to share responsibility amongst the EU members, with the exception of United Kingdom, Ireland, and Denmark, to remove the burden from the two most popular destinations, Italy and Greece.

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NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING RESOURCE CENTER RECEIVED 26% MORE CALLS IN 2014

Thomas Reuder on the Increase of Human Trafficking Calls CHTCS Intel

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IJM’S LARGEST OPERATION IN BANGALORE FREES 260 SLAVES

CHTCS-Logo-For-SiteIn late April, the Bangalore branch of the International Justice Mission (IJM) was invited by Indian officials to join an operation to find close to 60 suspected victims of human trafficking that had been reported missing by relatives from the Indian state of Orissa. Indian police officials believed that the missing relatives from Orissa were being held in two targeted brick kilns, however when IJM and the Indian police arrived, there was no one to be found. In what appears to be a stroke of luck, “the official in charge from Orissa instead decided to enter a few nearby brick factories and make sure the workers there were rightfully employed” said IJM Bangalore’s Esther Daniel. “What we found shocked us. Dozens of people were inside, afraid and desperate to leave.”

IJM and the local police took the women, children, and men to a nearby community center to provide them with care and determine whether the missing Orissa families were among the rescued. In the days following, 7 of the families reported missing from Orissa were found. Four of the families had run away from the brick kiln the day of the rescue operation, while three other families were forced to board a train back to Orissa the morning before by the factory’s owner, after he was most likely tipped off about the looming rescue operation. “The families shared how they had been forced to work up to 12 hours a day, seven days a week. They were isolated from any kind of support network, hundreds of miles away from their home state. The rigid rules were enforced with violence and threats.”

Thanks to IJM and the Indian police officials, a total of 260 people were rescued from modern slavery andreturned to their families in Orissa.

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SOURCE: IJM

MOST HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS ARE NOT TRAINED TO RECOGNIZE VICTIMS OF SEX TRAFFICKING

Angela Rabbit on Healthcare Providers Lack of Training to Spot Human Trafficking_CHTCS Intel

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SOURCE: Fox News

INTEL’S CAROLYN DURAN HAS A NEW WAY OF AVOIDING CONFLICT AT WORK

CHTCS-Logo-For-SiteThanks to Intel’s Supply Chain Director, Carolyn Duran, Intel was able to release the world’s very first microprocessors built completely from conflict-free minerals in 2014. Now she has set her sights higher, hoping to declare the entire company’s product line conflict-free by 2016.

Cellphones, computers, and many of the other electronics used throughout the world would not work without the processors made by companies like Intel. The minerals required to build these electronics,gold and the 3T minerals (tin, tantalum, and tungsten), are often traced back to countries in conflict, like the Democratic Republic of Congo. Unfortunately the profits from the illicit trade in minerals are regularly used to finance ongoing conflicts and lead to the deaths of innocent people. Duran and Intel understood that this was a problem, and decided they no longer wanted to “contribute to an economy of suffering.”

To address this issue, Duran and her team visited 91 smelters in 21 countries and encouraged them to adopt best practices that would help reduce the trading of conflict minerals. Pressuring these smelters to “develop and implement an auditing system to track minerals so corporate buyers can source responsibly” resulted in almost half of the world’s 3T smelters passing conflict-free audits. While Duran is proud of the progress she and Intel have made, she expressed that “this is not a problem that Intel or any one company can solve. We’re proud to be a leader in this area, but we’re not in it to be the leader; we’re in it to get more people engaged.”

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SOURCE: Fast Company

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS AN ESTIMATED $10 BILLION INDUSTRY IN AMERICA

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING GENERATES $32 BILLION PROFIT EVERY YEAR

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