Business and Civil Society Supporters
Business and Civil Society Supporters are a crucial part of the RESPECT Initiative.
RESPECT Business Supporters
RESPECT’s business community is a group of vibrant private sector thought leaders who have committed to jointly developing effective global responses to counter human trafficking. RESPECT’s business community thereby also strengthens their corporate brand and identity in the global marketplace.
RESPECT Civil Society Supporters
Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Visit www.bsr.org for more information about BSR’s more than 20 years of leadership in sustainability.
The Social Responsibility Alliance (SRA) is an initiative focused on providing companies with the open-source tools, resources, and support they need to build socially responsible supply chains through the collection of responsible sourcing data. Founded in 2017, the initiative seeks to more broadly facilitate the collection of human and labour rights data to spark change in global supply chains and improve the lives of those impacted by human rights violations.
Verité is a global, independent, non-profit organization that conducts research, advocacy, consulting, trainings, and assessments with a vision that people worldwide work under safe, fair, and legal conditions. Since the inception in 1995, they have partnered with hundreds of multinational brands, suppliers, and international institutions in more than 70 countries across multiple sectors to improve working conditions and social performance within global supply chains. Verité takes aim at serious problems: child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, and gender discrimination. Their work to align business and social impact has earned them recognition in the social entrepreneurship space, including the World Economic Forum-affiliated Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year award in the United States and the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.
Liberty Asia is a project under Share (Asia Pacific) Limited, a HK-registered charity, that aims to prevent human trafficking through legal advocacy, technological interventions, and strategic collaborations with NGOs, corporations, and financial institutions. To provide a more effective and collective response to slavery, Liberty Asia’s systemic approach includes: sharing key counter-trafficking expertise, data, and best practices with strategic partners through online platforms, gathering and channeling intelligence on slavery activities with the corporate community; championing legal developments and improving the understanding of victim identification and protection; and joining a global initiative to fight slavery.
Freedom Collaborative, a program under Liberty Asia, is a global community-based platform, which brings over 560 anti-trafficking organizations and stakeholders from around the world together to connect with key partners and discuss and share resources in order to improve and facilitate the work of each organization. Freedom Collaborative provides a tool to share information, urgent news and important updates and gives users across the world access to relevant and quality information and potential partners for collaboration.