Palm oil production often relies on forced labor and other modern forms of slavery. Even those plantation and mill workers not subject to forced labor face harsh working conditions and challenges to basic human and labor rights. The Free and Fair Labor Principles (“Principles”) and corresponding Implementation Guidance (“Guidance”) is intended to support and advance the ongoing dialogue on responsible palm oil by providing a common point of reference on what constitutes free and fair labor in palm oil production.

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Engaging with Companies on Modern Slavery – A Briefing for Investors
Guidance 01 June 2017

This briefing supports investors to engage with companies on their actions to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking in their operations and supply chains. It provides investors with: A rationale for engagement: modern slavery risks are p...Read More

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Developing Effective Grievance Mechanisms in the Banking Sector
Guidance 03 July 2018

This paper reviews banks’ responsibilities and provides suggestions and recommendations for how banks can develop and implement effective operational-level grievance mechanisms that will be legitimate, trusted and meet their responsibilities under ...Read More

Responsible Recruitment – Addressing Gaps in Protections for Migrant Workers
Guidance 06 June 2018

This report is the second of two reports developed by IHRB in collaboration with Equidem Research & Consulting. Building on "Responsible Recruitment: Remediating Worker-Paid Recruitment Fees", this publication offers practical guidance to busines...Read More

Handbook on Initial Victim Identification and Assistance for Trafficked Persons
Guidance 31 July 2018

The Task Force, which was established in 2016, is a multidisciplinary and collaborative consortium of 27 organizations with the mission to collectively advance anti-trafficking efforts in the Hong Kong SAR. The Handbook’s release follows the endors...Read More