Relief International (RI) welcomes the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (UK) and the Federal Acquisition Regulation, 2015 “Ending Trafficking in Persons” (USA).
As an ethically driven alliance of organizations, we have zero tolerance regarding all aspects of modern slavery and human trafficking practices. At the heart of all our work are efforts to combat exploitation, abuse, discrimination and poverty and therefore we welcome the opportunity to affirm our commitment to tackling modern slavery throughout our organization and supply chains.
Modern slavery is a pervasive issue with an estimated 40.3 million people in slavery around the world. However, it is a largely hidden issue in modern value chains and therefore requires a rigorous approach to many aspects of an organization’s operations. This is particularly true for organizations such as RI which support and operate programs in some of the most fragile countries in the world.