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Humanity United is committed to building peace and advancing human freedom around the world. We are proud to have supported The Schuster Institute’s work on "Asia’s Bitter Harvest: The Hidden Human Toll of the Palm Oil Boom" (online title: Indonesia's Palm Oil Industry Rife With Human-Rights Abuses) by E. Benjamin Skinner, Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. The article is featured today in Bloomberg Businessweek.
Photo Courtesy of Bloomberg Businessweek by Kemal Jufri.
The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) issued a report today, "Beyond SB 657: How Businesses Can Meet and Exceed California’s Requirements to Prevent Forced Labor in Supply Chains." The state of California, were it a separate country, would be among the world's 10 largest economies.
Says Humanity United's David Abramowitz, "Effective efforts to eliminate human trafficking in supply chains of companies doing business in the state could prevent untold numbers of people worldwide from being trapped into what is essentially modern slavery. This report aims to make it easier for companies to comply and even go beyond California’s requirements to eliminate forced labor in supply chains."
As Humanity United prepares to launch a robust set of activities in 2012 to engage with corporations to address forced labor throughout their global supply chains, hear from Director of Investments Lori Bishop how our team is connecting with leaders in the field—most recently through a string of conferences related to corporate engagement and technology solutions.
Watch this special report on the effects of illegal mining in Peru—including human trafficking—from journalist Steve Sapienza, which aired last night on "PBS NewsHour." Sapienza's coverage was supported by the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, a grantee of Humanity United.
Humanity United partnered with the Pulitzer Center earlier this year through a $150,000 grant to increase coverage of the relationship between common consumer products and the raw materials used to make them—namely, the effects those industries bring to surrounding communities, such as human trafficking and forced labor.