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October 28th, 2015
UL Assists in Founding the Association for Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA)

The Association for Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA) was created last month in an effort to bring more credibility to auditors addressing working conditions around the world. October 28, 2015 The Association for Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA) was created to help ensure the professionalism, consistency and credibility of individual auditors and organizations performing independent… read more

February 16th, 2015
Top 5 Reasons Your Company Should Know About UN World Day of Social Justice

February 20th marks the seventh-annual United Nations (UN) World Day of Social Justice, a day recognizing initiatives of the global community to focus efforts on alleviating poverty through “full-employment, gender equity, and access to social well-being.” The principles upheld on this day are based on the following initiatives: Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at… read more

September 2nd, 2014
What Companies Need to Know About the U.S. Business Supply Chain Transparency Act

In response to persistent business-related human rights concerns, there has been a clear and growing legislative trend in the United States towards greater supply chain transparency, traceability, and disclosure requirements. The Dodd Frank Act, Section 1502 on conflict minerals, and the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) on human trafficking, are… read more

August 15th, 2014
Highlights from 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report: Country Focus – Thailand

The United Nations’ declaration of July 30th, 2014 as the first ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons illustrates that human trafficking is a global problem that is far from being eradicated. Recent International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates show that around 20.9 million men, women and children are in forced labor, trafficked, held in debt… read more

August 4th, 2014
11 Indicators Signaling Forced Labor in Your Supply Chain

The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates “at least 12.3 million people are victims of forced labor worldwide. Of these, 9.8 million are exploited by private agents, including more than 2.4 million in forced labor as a result of human trafficking.” Growing international awareness of corporate responsibility and human rights has led intergovernmental organizations to further enhance… read more