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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.
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.
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 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.
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
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
April 11, 2016: Modern Slavery - Closer Than You Think?
Fighting Modern Slavery Through Data and Information Sharing (January 12, 2015)
California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Takes Effect January 1, 2012 (December 9, 2011)
Slavery and Supply Chains (May 25, 2011)
Transparency in Supply Chains Act Is Now Law (October 21, 2010)
Larry King Takes on Modern Slavery (featuring video)(October 19, 2010)