Risk Areas: Human Rights and Modern-Day Slavery

Eliminate illegal exploitation of labour in your supply chain

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Typical Challenges

Identifying and effectively preventing human rights abuses within the company’s operations and supply chain.

Integrating human rights criteria into supplier selection and monitoring.

Avoiding supply chain interruptions arising from exposure of a supplier’s human rights abuses.

Navigating the social media minefield and addressing the distribution of false information.

Know the chain and your suppliers

It has become commonplace for organisations to publicly declare their zero tolerance for any form of modern slavery, forced labour, or human trafficking in any part of their business or supply chain. Yet all too often, despite audits and certifications, corporations fail to detect labour rights abuses and do not focus on worker-centric processes and solutions. However, with governments and the public demanding more transparency from organisations, it has become ever more imperative that organisations know from where their suppliers are sourcing and how they are behaving.

If companies or organisations know that modern-day slavery exists in countries where they operate, it is incumbent upon them to recognise the important role that business has to play in combatting exploitative labour practices in the organisation’s operations and supply chain.

Use Speeki’s array of tools to inform and drive your operations, from supply chain to sales to market perception.

Identify the hidden voices which call out abusive practices

Many times, an organisation only hears of a supplier’s human rights issues after the case has become news and impacted the organisation’s brand, business, and consumer trust.

Instead of letting the market dictate when and how such news affects your organisation, use Speeki’s Signals tools – Reports, Sentiments, Conversations, Interviews, Messaging – to collate messages regarding these issues and pinpoint where action is needed to prevent abuses.

Map your suppliers’ sources

Understanding where your suppliers source from is essential to minimising and managing any related human rights violations that may emerge.

Speeki’s Insights services draw connections between seemingly disparate trends and comments that not only help you see the current picture, but also predict where the road is leading.

Engender trust and create additional business value through due diligence on human rights

In addition to addressing surfacing issues related to the organisation, establish robust due diligence systems and programmes throughout your organisation to prevent further human rights issues.

Speeki can help build due diligence programmes, review, audit and investigate issues as they arise. Our partner firms can help with due diligence in countries around the world.

Deploy Speeki’s suite of Actions tools – audits, gap analysis, ratings, certifications, reporting out, disclosures – to effectively build due diligence into the fabric of your business.

How Speeki can help

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Signals

Hear all voices and listen to the market messages

We provide integrated tools to capture signals from your entire stakeholder set and third parties about human trafficking issues. We monitor using Signals to track data, identify issues and then focus on gaining Insight from that data and taking Action.

Insights

Interpret data like never before

Speeki’s consulting experts, combined with the data from your Speeki Platform, can super-charge your insight into possible human rights vulnerabilities in your company or in your supply chain.

Actions

Address issues while they are still emerging

Speeki builds compliance programmes to combat human trafficking risks using a known framework of ISO 37301. We also can help draft policies, procedures, due diligence processes and conduct walkthroughs, audits and investigations.

Speeki can build programmes, investigate issues and build a successful due diligence model. See how we can help.