Slavery is everybody’s business. Its reach is vast — so vast that it affects each and every one of us in some way. Slavery can be found in the food we eat, the clothes we wear, across the world and in our very own backyard. But we all have the power to push back.
Recently, CNN has explored what businesses and consumers can do to promote ethical production and consumption.
David Arkless, the CEO of ManpowerGroup and Chris Davis, the campaign director for The Body Shop shared their businesses best practices. ManpowerGroup was one of the first companies to commit to the fight against human trafficking and now The Body Shop is heading a global petition against child sex trafficking.
Meanwhile, GoodWeave works to end child labor in the carpet industry. Carpets bearing the GoodWeave label are certified slave and child labor free. No Chains is a collaborative effort between a garment factory in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and one in Bangkok, Thailand. These factories are worker-operated, ensuring safe and fair working conditions.
The following charities are working in Argentina and Thailand to provide help for those who are not as fortunate as the employees of No Chains. In Argentina, victims of human trafficking are provided assistance by Maria de los Angeles Foundation as well as La Casa del Encuentro , and in Thailand, DEPDC .