Forced Labour Slavery in Supply Chains
IJM partners with corporations to develop tailored solutions that address forced labour
IJM knows corporations are working to meet ethical and sustainable growth and development goals—especially when it comes to combating forced labour and protecting vulnerable people from exploitation. But businesses cannot solve this crisis alone.
We have seen that investing in sustainable solutions, like government ownership of enforcing anti-trafficking and worker protection laws, as well as the prosecution of human trafficking and slavery, can reduce forced labour risk by changing the entire ecosystem in which they operate.
Trusted Expertise and Tailored Response
International Justice Mission has more than 20 years of experience transforming broken justice systems around the world, and we are ready to work with you to build positive, fruitful relationships with host governments to strengthen worker protections and accountability for bad actors as well as building rule of law and access to justice in the communities where your supply chain operations are located.
Corporations can have a significant impact by using their influence with governments to prioritize investments in law enforcement and survivor services that end impunity for forced labour exploiters and shrinks the space for abuse. When a justice system is functioning, it protects everyone and sets the standard for ethical working conditions in a way that corporations alone cannot.
IJM’s model strengthens justice systems to strengthen the rule of law, which deters criminals and protects workers. We have seen time and again that there is no substitute for the local government response when attempting to address criminal activity. By tailoring our approach to your needs, we will make sure you have the connections and context to build strong partnerships with local and national governments in order to bring effective change where it is needed most.
We subscribe to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and our approach supports nations in their duty to protect worker rights. IJM staff on the frontlines are ready to deliver powerful, data-driven results in the following areas of work:
Partnership Case Studies
Corporations and foundations can strengthen justice systems and protect vulnerable people from violence. Read real examples of tremendous impact where IJM and corporations have partnered to achieve results.
Accelerating the Asia Pacific regional response to the online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC)READ MORE
Helping to protect millions of people in extreme poverty from bonded labourREAD MORE
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Project Lantern: Successful Reduction of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in the PhilippinesREAD MORE