Companies that source goods in supply chains characterized by human trafficking risk have a responsibility to establish adequate due diligence and remediation systems to prevent and address trafficking in their own and their suppliers’ workforces. Resources on this page provide guidance for companies and others to assist them in addressing the compliance issues and worker vulnerabilities associated with risk of trafficking and other labor abuses in global supply chains. The section on “Compliance Resources for Companies” connects users to open-source tools and other resources to help companies develop robust compliance plans and systems. The section on “Resources for Understanding Legal and Policy-Related Risk Factors” provides additional materials developed by the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative to help corporate counsel and policy-makers to evaluate the specific legal and policy risk factors relevant to the occurrence and prevention of trafficking in corporate supply chains in specific country contexts. The section on “Resources for Addressing Industry-Wide Issues and Root Causes” offers information and guidance on good practices for individual companies and multi-stakeholder coalitions interested in addressing the underlying root causes and systemic or structural issues that increase workers’ vulnerability to TIP and other labor abuses.
Compliance Resources for Companies
Resources for Understanding Legal and Policy-Related Risk Factors
This section provides additional materials developed by the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative to assist corporate counsel and policy-makers evaluate the specific legal and policy risk factors relevant to the occurrence and prevention of TIP in corporate supply chains within specific country contexts.
ABA ROLI Legal and Policy Framework Methodology
Examples of the ABA ROLI Methodology Applied to Select African Countries
Thematic Reports on Legal and Policy Factors in Select African Countries
Resources for Addressing Industry-Wide Issues and Root Causes
This section offers sector-specific information on the underlying industry-wide issues and root causes that increase workers’ vulnerability to trafficking and other labor abuses, and provides resources and guidance on good practices for multi-stakeholder approaches to addressing these issues.