The Freedom Seal Product
INTRODUCING THE FREEDOM SEAL®
The Freedom Seal symbolizes a future marketplace where forced-labor has been reduced. It represents a dream come true for the estimated 40.3 million people, mostly children and women, still trapped in slavery. Our shared global vision can become the new normal through a global network of civilized corporations standing united for freedom. Former United Nations Special Advisor on Human Trafficking, Rani Hong, freed child slave and CEO of Freedom Seal, cordially invites you and your corporation to #AdoptTheSeal and become a proud pioneer in this new movement to end forced labor once and for all.
The Freedom Seal is the First Global Mark of Trust awarded to companies who are effectively taking action to eradicate modern slavery.
Our aim is to help companies and industries with significant risks in human rights so they can demonstrate their respect for human rights and provide evidence to authorities and the world of the actions they are taking to enforce their commitments.
THE BENEFITS OF FREEDOM SEAL®
The Freedom Seal provides a tangible touchpoint for companies and consumers, highlighting those companies that take seriously their legal, ethical, and moral obligations to eliminate forced labor from their supply chains. Qualifying for the Freedom Seal provides companies the comfort that by signing onto this one initiative, they are also taking the necessary steps towards simultaneously ensuring compliance and alignment with laws and regulations, industry standards, US Government standards, and disclosure regimes.
Gain Market Access - In some markets, including the US, addressing modern slavery is a federal requirement of companies bidding for contracts or benefiting from trade agreements.
Manage Supply Chain Risks - Adoption of tools to promote transparency in the supply chain, such as the Freedom Seal, provide support in managing risks of modern slavery in supply chains, while helping you achieve company goals and protecting your data.
Consumer Transparency - By displaying the Freedom Seal, businesses have an easy way to clearly communicate to consumers they care about social responsibility, and are actively taking steps to prevent forced labor and human trafficking.
Increased Credibility - Adoption of the Freedom Seal tells your customers, investors and regulators you are serious about working towards a world where forced labor is not a viable business proposition, nor is it an option to ignore.
“Modern slavery is unacceptable and it is incumbent upon us, as business leaders, to use our leverage both individually and collectively to do everything we can to eradicate this scourge. Business has a responsibility to put in place strong policies and promote best practices to ensure safe and fair supply chains and to accelerate efforts to tackle root causes that drive poverty and it makes indeed good business sense.“
Paul Polman, Former CEO of Unilever, and Chair of The B Team
ABOUT OUR SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS
Our shared global vision can become the new normal through a global network of civilized corporations standing united for freedom. Now is the time for companies to communicate with society with transparency to actively prevent forced labor.
We help multinational corporations prevent modern slavery by providing CERTIFICATION, CORPORATE TRAINING and CONSULTING, based on these competitive advantages:
We leverage the power of technology to provide better data and smarter techniques to make robust policing of supply chains a reality for every business.
Freedom Seal is aligned with the industry experts’ recommendations for the auditing and certification of labor providers. Technical standards are mapped to existing and developing best practices.
Freedom Seal is designed to help businesses meet legal obligations by aligning the criteria for certification with legal regimes such as UK Modern Slavery Act and the California USA Transparency in Supply Chains Act, along with the USA’S Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Anti-Trafficking Provisions.
Freedom Seal will enable leading corporates and governments to more effectively demonstrate their commitment and positive actions in helping to eradicate modern slavery and protect those at risk.
In order for a company to be eligible for the Freedom Seal Certification Program, it must meet certain objectives, adhere to required policies, and adopt the Freedom Seal codes of conduct.
The first step is to commit to our 3 priority principles in partnership with the Consumer Goods Forum.
Human trafficking is a hidden crime, and the first step to combating it is identification. We have developed awareness and training materials to help increase awareness and educate your company on what forced labor looks like.
We can train your employees and management who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, on human trafficking and slavery, particularly concerning the mitigation of risk within supply chains of products.
Compliance is now a critical part of doing business in the global marketplace and compliance regulations are becoming ever more prevalent. New compliance regulations are coming into effect every year.
These new restrictions mean that as regulatory requirements increase, streamlined approaches that scale are needed to avoid cost spirals. From our very unique perspective and insights from former victims, we offer best in class regulatory compliance consulting to help your team comply with these ever-changing regulations.
MY COMPANY WANTS TO COMMIT
Step 1 is simply to register your interest in the Freedom Seal. By taking this action you are confirming the interest of your company in adopting the Freedom Seal - and in doing so - joining us and many other companies in our mission to protect human rights through robust supply chain due diligence.
In simple terms, this commitment maps to the existing Industry principles against forced labor, as circulated via our Call to Action in partnership with Governments, United Nations Agencies and Civil Society Organizations; specifically, the International Labour Organization (ILO); International Organization for Migration (IOM); Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), and Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB).
The Freedom Seal is proud to stand united with these organizations in our commitment to respect human rights and to strive to end all forms of forced labour. We will continue to support other ongoing efforts and best practices.
By adding your name and allowing us to discuss next steps with your company, you are confirming your interest in following these key principles:
- Every Worker should have freedom of movement
- No Worker should pay for a job
- No Worker should be indebted or coerced to work
“Our mission to end modern slavery can become the new normal through a global network of civilized corporations standing united for freedom. Now is the time for companies to communicate with society with transparency to actively end forced labor once and for all” Rani Hong, CEO of Freedom Seal.
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