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Julia Ormond speaks at Social Innovation Summit 2016 about how slave labor remains prominent and what companies and consumers can do to reduce it.

Bill Clinton praises ASSET's effort's to end slavery in corporate supply chains.

iPoint and Development International released a comprehensive benchmark report on California's Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (CA-TISC), with the Forward written by Julia Ormond.

Overall, the study found improvements on all fronts: greater levels of anti-slavery compliance, greater disclosure rates, and a greater number of more in-depth disclosures overall. The increased compliance not only demonstrates how laws like CA-TISC can be effective, but also that slave labor is getting increased scrutiny around the world.

You can request a scorecard on individual brands here and read a brief summary of the report here


Companies' Anti-Slavery Performance Improves, iPoint-funded Study Reveals

The Corporate Social Responsibility Network has published an article on iPoint's and Development International's study on California's Transparancy in Supply Chains Act.

Oscar 2017: Purpose on the Red Carpet with Julia Ormond and PwC

Julia Ormond gives an interview with Triple Pundit about how ASSET is continuing to work in a changing political environment and about the experiences that motivated her to work to end slavery.

Julia Ormond in "How Movies Teach Us About Purpose" (video)

Julia Ormond speaks in the video "How Movies Teach Us about Purpose." She speaks about seeing how widespread it is first hand and how that drove her desire to change the system and eliminate slavery. She also speaks about how ASSET, average citizens, businesses, and legislatures all have a role in reducing slavery. Ms. Ormond begins speaking right after 12:00.

How the Power of Partnership Can Stop Modern Slavery

Julia Ormond and ASSET contributed to this Deloitte report, published in October 2015, on how global citizens, private enterprises, and NGOs can work together to end slavery.

Archived News and Media


March 15, 2017: Read the U.N. Secretary-General remarks at the Ministerial Open Debate on Trafficking in Persons in Conflict Situations

March 12, 2017: Machine Learning: A New Weapon in the War Against Forced Labor and Human Trafficking -- Researchers are beginning to use machine learning and other statistical tools to track the risk of forced labor in supply chains. In the future, businesses and consumers will be able to use these tools to produce and shop responsibly. 

March 8, 2017: Sold into China for Marriage -- Myanmarese women from states bordering China and other neighboring countries are being coerced into forced marriages

March 7, 2017: Companies' Anti-Slavery Performance Improves, iPoint-funded Study Reveals

The Corporate Social Responsibility Network has published an article on iPoint's and Development International's study on California's Transparency in Supply Chains Act.

March 3, 2017: Apple Cracks Down Further on Cobalt Supplier in Congo as Child Labor Persists -- Washington Post

October 28, 2016: Julia Ormond Speaks with Maria Suarez, Human Trafficking Survivor and founder of the Maria Suarez Foundation, about Human Trafficking and How to Be a Social Change Agent

April 11, 2016: Modern Slavery - Closer Than You Think?

January 29, 2016: Julia Ormond 30 Second Spot Against Human Trafficking and Slavery (video)



UK Anti-Slavery Disclosure Law Will Apply to Thousands of Companies (July 30, 2015)

Julia Ormond speaks with Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Top Corporate Leaders to Discuss Human Trafficking (July 26, 2015)

Julia Ormond Speaks at the Milken Institute's Transforming Global Supply Chains to Be Humane and Ethical (includes video) (April 28, 2015)

Fighting Modern Slavery Through Data and Information Sharing (January 12, 2015)

Julia Ormond asks Bill Clinton, Queen Rania, and John Chambers what NGOs can do better to end slavery in supply chains (video) (September 25, 2014)

Guardian Interview -- Julia Ormond Calls on Businesses to Do More to Stamp out Human Trafficking (September 10, 2013)



Julia Ormond Speaks about Supply Chain Slavery at the 2012 Oslo Freedom Forum (video) (May 23, 2012)

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Takes Effect January 1, 2012 (December 9, 2011)

Slavery and Supply Chains (May 25, 2011)

U.S. Representative Chris Smith (NJ-4)Chairs Hearing on Human Trafficking in a Troubled Economy (May 23, 2011)

Julia Ormond Spoke at the BSR Conference 2010 about the Urgency to Stop Human Trafficking and Slavery in Supply Chains (video) (November 3, 2010)

Transparency in Supply Chains Act Is Now Law (October 21, 2010)

Larry King Takes on Modern Slavery (featuring video)(October 19, 2010)

Governor Schwarzenegger Thanks Julia Ormond for Her Work on the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (video) (October 18, 2010)

Julia Ormond and California State Senate President Pro Tempore, Darrell Steinberg, Speak at the Signing of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (video) (October 18, 2010)