Mitigating Human Trafficking Risks
IN THE HEALTH CARE SUPPLY CHAIN
These resources on human trafficking in health care give chain stakeholders the necessary tools to comprehend and tackle the risks associated with forced labor in supply chains, encompassing direct and indirect procurement.
Developed in partnership with subject matter experts from both the public and private sectors, these samples, templates, risk assessment tools, supply chain mapping techniques, due diligence guidelines, and worker engagement strategies will empower your organization to enact impactful and positive change by integrating robust anti-forced labor policies into your management systems, mapping high-risk supply chains, ensuring compliance within supply chains, and more.
Samples & Templates for Management Systems
- ABA Model Business and Supplier Policies on Labor Trafficking and Child Labor - American Bar Association
- Termination of certain grants, contracts and cooperative agreements - ASPR
- Health Standards of Conduct: Our Values in Action (Policy and Reference Guide) - CommonSpirit
- Human Trafficking Policy - Premier
- HCA Code of Conduct - HCA
- HealthTrust Code of Conduct - HealthTrust
- HealthTrust Supplier Business Relationship - HealthTrust
- Premier Code of Conduct - Premier
- Premier Supplier Standards - Premier
- U.S. Department of State Sample Code of Conduct - U.S. Department of State
- U.S. Department of State Sample Supplier Agreement - U.S. Department of State
- Sample Code of Conduct Provisions for Companies - Verite
- Sample Code of Conduct Provisions for Suppliers - Verite
- Health Care Code for Ethical International Recruitment and Employment Practices - Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment and Employment Practices
- WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel - World Health Organization
U.S. Department of Labor
The Better Trade Tool empowers users to advance efforts in supply chain transparency as well as strategic sourcing priorities. This innovative tool integrates existing reporting developed by the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) with U.S. import trade data, including Harmonized Tariff Schedule codes.
The link between commodities and some of the worst forms of labor abuse in the global economy is coming under increasing scrutiny from stakeholders around the world. Several global campaigns seek to raise public awareness about goods produced under forced labor conditions and modern forms of slavery. The Verité Forced Labor Commodity Atlas contributes to those efforts.
U.S. Department of Labor
Check countries' efforts to eliminate child labor; find child labor data; browse goods produced with child or forced labor; review laws, ratifications, and enforcement efforts; see what governments can do to end child labor; explore visualizations of USDOL's child labor and forced labor data.
On this page, users will find information on different frameworks and resources for evaluating trafficking risk at different levels of specificity and precision, including outlines of the risk factor frameworks used in compiling the risk factor analyses for the commodity and country reports.
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Check entities against a database of sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, including Global Magnitsky (GLOMAG) and EO 13581 on Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCO), which can be issued for human trafficking.
Traffik Analysis Hub
The Traffik Analysis Hub (TAHub) is a partnership that includes financial institutions, NGOs, law enforcement and government agencies who are all unified by the common goal of sharing data to stop human trafficking. Using advanced cognitive technologies developed by IBM, the TAHub will facilitate the sharing of information quickly and easily and combine multiple data sets in one secure system.
This Guidance helps business enterprises to understand and implement due diligence for RBC as foreseen in the OECD Guidelines for MNEs. This Guidance also seeks to promote a common understanding amongst governments and stakeholders on due diligence for RBC.
Responsible Sourcing Tool
Responsible Sourcing Tool is the result of the collaboration between Verité and the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
Supply Chain Mapping
Verité’s CUMULUS Forced Labor Screen™ maps cross border labor supply chains using patented technology to gather data on workforces, recruiters, and unethical recruitment and employment practices.
The KnowTheChain benchmarks evaluate corporate efforts to assess forced labour risks in their supply chains and publishes sector-specific benchmarks every two years.
U.S. Department of Labor
The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) maintains a list of goods and their source countries which it has reason to believe are produced by child labor or forced labor in violation of international standards. The List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor comprises 159 goods from 78 countries and areas, as of September 28, 2022.
U.S. Department of Labor
ILAB maintains a list of products and their source countries which it has a reasonable basis to believe are produced by forced or indentured child labor.
U.S. Department of State
The Responsible Sourcing Tool (RST), developed through a collaboration between Verité and the U.S. Department of State, is provided to assist U.S. federal contractors, procurement officials, and other private sector companies better identify, prevent, and address the risks of human trafficking, including forced labor, in their supply chains.
This Jones Day White Paper describes the recent legislation in this area, sets forth the possible ramifications for failing to know and understand the corporate obligations, and analyzes the possibility of future legislation and litigation.Jones Day
In the United States, consumers have sued manufacturers for failing to disclose the presence of forced labor in their supply chains. These claims have been based on consumer protection laws, the Alien Tort Statute, and the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act.Jones Day
This Jones Day White Paper serves as an update to our prior publications regarding legislation and executive action aimed at curbing forced labor in supply chains, setting forth developments in the areas of: (i) litigation within the United States; (ii) efforts to end labor violations in Xinjiang, China; and (iii) other developments abroad.Jones Day
This Jones Day White Paper serves as an update to our prior publications regarding legislation and executive action aimed at curbing forced labor in supply chains, with an additional focus on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
JONES DAY TALKS®: Jones Day’s Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative: Health Care Supply Chains and Forced LaborJones Day
A recent special convening hosted in Jones Day's Chicago Office, Forced Labor in Health Care Supply Chains: What Hospital Leaders Need to Know, focused specifically on health care supply chain issues and how they may interact with forced labor. The event provided practical information and resources to health care providers fighting human trafficking.Verite
This interactive e-learning course provides a brief overview of international frameworks and identifies some of the risky business practices that can lead to forced labor in supply chains.Quizrr
Quizrr creates worker-centric, engaging and gamified digital content with short live-action and animated films followed by a quiz – always in local language and setting. Our educational platform, leveraging Social Practice Theory, is built for inclusivity, making sure anyone, no matter digital literacy levels, can benefit from the training.ULUA
Ulula OWL app enables simple, interactive training and capacity development for workers. Strengthen workers’ understanding around health and safety, labor regulation and other skills. Access local resources to support worker wellbeing. Use custom surveys to help test knowledge gained from training modules.National Rural Health Resource Center, 2014
FACT® (Factory Awareness to Counter Trafficking) training creates a safe and rewarding learning environment for factory employees. It is highly employee-centric and its unique incentivize structure encourages factory employees to participate. As a compliance manager from a top U.S. retail brand stated, “So surprised to see so many workers actually interested in the training. In other trainings, they don’t really pay attention.”
U.S Department of State
These comprehensive documents provide observations, lessons learned, and recommendations for government officials, civil society members, service providers, and others to establish and improve trauma-informed anti-trafficking measures and responses in the COVID-19 environment.
Federal Statutory and Regulatory Framework on Forced Labor in Healthcare and Public Health Supply Chains Information MemorandumU.S. Department of Health and Human Services
This Information Memorandum (IM) is directed toward healthcare administrators, procurement professionals, suppliers, and other decisionmakers in the healthcare and public health (HPH) sector who may be positioned to address forced labor concerns in supply chains through product procurement and labor contracting practices.U.S. Department of State
The world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue.U.S. Department of Homeland Security
A list of entities in Xinjiang that mine, produce, or manufacture wholly or in part any goods, wares, articles and merchandise with forced labor.U.S. Department of Homeland Security
CBP issues a WRO when the agency has reasonable evidence of the use of forced labor in the manufacturing or production of a good or goods entering the U.S. supply chain. A WRO allows CBP to detail the products in question at all U.S. ports of entry until/unless importers can prove the absence of forced labor in their product's supply chain. This page contains withhold release orders issued by the Commissioner and findings published in the Federal Register.