“We've got to do everything we can to make sure that slavery doesn't reach into our lives and touch us. We can fix the problem without blasting the bottom line. And we can make the consumers a lot happier when we do so."
—Kevin Bales, Free the Slaves Co-Founder
There’s slavery in every shopping mall in America. From cocoa, coffee and clothing, to cars, computers and cell phones—many products sold in the U.S. are tainted by slavery. Sometimes it’s sweatshop slavery where goods are manufactured. Other times, it’s brutal child slavery at plantations and mines where commodities and raw materials come from.
Consumers, investors and regulators want to remove slavery from U.S. store shelves. California has already enacted rules that will soon affect thousands of products sold in America’s most populus state.
NEW DVD: 'BECOMING A SLAVERY-FREE BUSINESS:
REMOVING SLAVERY FROM PRODUCT SUPPLY CHAINS'
PREPARE YOUR COMPANY, YOUR CLIENTS, YOUR EMPLOYEES, YOUR SUPPLIERS AND YOUR INDUSTRY
- In just eight minutes, business leaders will understand why government regulators are requiring companies to investigate, disclose, and eventually remove slavery from their product supply chains.
- This powerful documentary reveals the impact of supply-chain slavery on people in the U.S. and around the world. Viewers see what modern-day slavery looks like, and hear directly from slaves.
- Professionally-produced by former network journalists, the video can be shown at briefings and conferences, as well as at work-team meetings or individual viewing sessions.
PRESENTED BY ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOP SLAVERY EXPERTS
- Dr. Kevin Bales is co-founder of Free the Slaves, which is one of America's leading nonprofit anti-slavery organizations.
- Professor Bales is one of the world's most sought-after experts on ending modern slavery. He has advised the United Nations and overseas governments. He appears frequently in the global news media.
- Professor Bales sits on the board of the International Cocoa Initiative, a trade coalition of top chocolate companies trying to remove slavery from their industry. He understands the challenges that business leaders face, and he’s developed a valuable three-point plan for corporate supply-chain policies.