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How Intel Uses Its Supply Chain to Fight Modern Slavery

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We've worked with suppliers to build a strong system to detect and address forced and bonded labor in our supply chain. Our policies require no employee passports to be withheld and no fees charged to workers to obtain or keep their employment. To date, these policies have resulted in $14 million in fees returned by suppliers to workers.

International Justice Mission Announces Third Grant from Walmart.org to Combat Trafficking in Thai Fishing Industry

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BANGKOK, Thailand, June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ — International Justice Mission (IJM), the world’s largest international anti-slavery organization, has announced its third grant awarded by the Walmart Foundation to continue addressing human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, in the Thai fishing industry.

Using Text Analytics to Help Reduce the Risk of Modern Day Slavery

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Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Target 8.7: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labor in all its form.

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Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Target 8.7: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labor in all its form.

Diversity and Inclusive Leadership Expert Barbara Annis to Keynote Responsible Business 2018

Annual Conference Convenes Industry Experts and Leaders in Corporate Social Responsibility
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), a nonprofit coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains, today announced that Barbara Annis, a world-renowned expert on gender, diversity and inclusive leadership, will provide the keynote address at the RBA’s annual conference in Santa Clara, California on Oct. 30, 2018.

Responsible Business Alliance Foundation Receives $1M Grant from Walmart Foundation to Accelerate Ethical Recruitment in Supply Chains

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), today announced the RBA Foundation received a $1 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to help build a robust and responsible recruitment marketplace for migrant labor in Malaysia and surrounding nations.

UN Migration Agency and Responsible Business Alliance Sign Agreement to Combat Forced Labor and Exploitation

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GENEVA and ALEXANDRIA, Va., October 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ - IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on October 17 to boost cooperation, promote ethical recruitment and protect the rights of migrant workers.

Former U.S. Diplomat and Congressman Tom Perriello to Keynote CFSI Annual Conference

CFSI Conference Focuses on Responsible Sourcing from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their minerals supply chains, today announced that former U.S. diplomat and Congressman Tom Perriello will provide the keynote address at CFSI’s annual conference in Santa Clara, California on Oct. 19, 2017.

Human Rights Activist and Actress Julia Ormond to Keynote Responsible Electronics 2017

EICC annual conference convenes industry, government and civil society leaders
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a nonprofit coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains, today announced that human rights activist and actress Julia Ormond will provide the keynote address at EICC’s annual conference in Santa Clara, Calif. on Oct. 17, 2017.

Responsible Labor Initiative Launches to Promote Rights of Workers Vulnerable to Forced Labor

EICC Initiative Convenes Multiple Industries and Stakeholders to Transform Labor Market
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a nonprofit coalition of leading electronics companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains, today announced the launch of its Responsible Labor Initiative to help companies address the root causes of forced labor. This initiative will extend the EICC’s existing world-class standards and programs to other industries, thereby accelerating change through collective influence and action.

Technology Companies, China Pledge to Stop Human Rights Abuses in Cobalt Mining

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Weeks after an investigative news article detailed the extent of child labor and forced labor being used to mine cobalt – a critical ingredient in widely used batteries for cars and electronic equipment – major technology companies and industry groups are launching initiatives to stop the practice.

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