A free interactive map of anti-human trafficking organisations has been created to help collaboration between businesses.
Through the online tool, businesses can search for initiatives and projects by location, sector, issues and organisation type.
It draws from a database of more than 100 organisations and aims to reduce the amount of research time it takes businesses to find potential partners with which to work.
The tool was created by Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (GBCAT), the UN Global Compact and the RESPECT Initiative as a response to regular requests from businesses for help navigating the “constellation of modern slavery initiatives”.
“By working with the organisations most clearly focused on specific crimes, industries, and geographies of relevance to your business, you can focus your efforts on the most relevant topics where you can have the greatest potential impact,” said CBCAT.
CBCAT said it hoped the map will help reduce the fragmentation of efforts to tackle the issue of modern slavery, and that the map might serve as a model for other human rights or sustainability issues where there may be a large number of initiatives.
“We encourage companies to make use of this map from the earliest stages of your efforts to tackle modern slavery,” it added.
The International Labour Organisation estimated there were 40m people in modern slavery and 152m child labourers around the world in 2016.
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