Responsible Sourcing Tool

The Responsible Sourcing Tool is a new website created to help federal contractors and other companies, procurement officials, advocates, and consumers understand the risks of human trafficking in supply chains and the mechanisms to implement effective management systems to detect, prevent, and combat trafficking. The content was developed by Verité with the support and collaboration of the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons in conjunction with other State Department and U.S. Government agency experts.

Over the past year and a half, we gathered input from key stakeholders in the private sector, civil society, government, and contractor communities through meetings facilitated by the Aspen Institute. We have taken that input and created a free, online resource that provides the information, analysis, and practical guidance necessary to effectively address human trafficking, particularly in relation to the requirements of Executive Order 13627 “Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking In Persons In Federal Contracts.”

The website will go live on May 16th at www.responsiblesourcingtool.org. After that, you can visit the site to find a model compliance plan with downloadable templates and other tools based on Verité’s deep experience helping leading companies combat trafficking in their global supply chains. The site will also include an additional set of compliance tools tailored to companies in the seafood sector.

Once the website goes live, we’ll have a series of identical meetings in the Washington, DC area on May 16th and 17th to orient companies and others interested in supply chain compliance to the risk management tools available on the new website.

To attend the launch on Monday, May 16th from 9:30 to 11:30am in Washington, DC at the Dupont Circle Hotel, please RSVP to: launch16@aspeninstitute.org

To attend the launch on Tuesday, May 17th from 9-11:30am or 1:30-4pm at Sheraton Tysons Hotel in Tysons Corner, VA, please RSVP to: launch17@aspeninstitute.org