I'm a Supplier, what's in it
You’ve received an email invitation from one of your Customers - inviting you to participate in the SlaveCheck platform - and you’re wondering, what’s this all about?
You probably already know about the modern slavery problem. If not, our homepage or video library provides an overview of the problem, the challenges and how SlaveCheck was designed to address them.
The invitation you received is likely part of the process your Customer is going through to comply with the Australian Modern Slavery Act (MSA). Your Customers can’t comply with MSA without your assistance.
Fortunately, SlaveCheck has made it
free, simple and useful
for your company to play its part in global slavery elimination efforts.
1. It’s Free
SlaveCheck is free for Suppliers. As a Free User, you’ll be able to do all you need to do to assist your Customers to comply with MSA.
2. It’s Simple
You register your Organisation, complete your Slavery Risk Profile (‘SRP’), invite your Suppliers to do the same, and your done for the year. It might take you a bit longer for the first year, but after that it should only take you an hour or so each year to keep your SRP up to date.
3. It’s The Right Thing To Do
The G20 countries – the world’s 20 wealthiest, most advanced economies – import the bulk of slave-made goods. We are the ones enabling this callous exploitation of a global subclass of humanity – 50 million people, over 10 million of them children. When the cost to fix the problem is so negligible (see next point), how can we ignore this problem?
4. Cost to Fix The Problem: 5c on a $5 T-shirt
Here's the research Paying a living wage.
5. Protect Your Business From ‘Death by Audit’
A Supplier in the UK coined the phrase ‘death by audit’ after his Customers put him through 30 separate audits in one year. With SlaveCheck, you build and maintain one ‘Slavery Risk Profile’ which you can share online with whoever you choose – customers, investors, business partners.
6. Let SlaveCheck Manage the Collaboration Required
The Act defines ‘supply chain’ as all raw materials, components, services and labour that has been involved in getting a company's products and/or services from its source to its ultimate end-consumers.
The table below highlights the sheer scale of the collaboration challenge to investigate, remediate and monitor global supply chains as required by the Act:
SlaveCheck’s SaaS technologies and infrastructure was designed specifically for scaling to global-level modern slavery compliance and remediation management.
7. Avoid Losing Business / Attract New Customers
Your Customers are under increasing pressure to properly address modern slavery – not just from the legislation but also from increasingly ethical consumers and investors. If just one Supplier in the supply chain doesn’t do their bit, at some stage your Customers will have no choice but to find an alternative source.
8. Increase Sales
Harvard Research shows that products clearly labelled with information about fair labour standards realised 14% higher sales than those that didn’t.
9. Build Pride & Brand Value
Once you’ve demonstrated two years of continuous improvement - and compliance with the Act - you can showcase your ethical and responsible credentials to staff, customers, investors and the communities within which you operate. You can also include the ‘slavechecked’ icon as part of your branding and marketing communications.
10. Inspire Others to Make a Difference
Success breeds success. Being able to demonstrate your responsible participation in global slavery elimination efforts may inspire your staff, customers, investors, business partners, philanthropists, industry bodies, community groups – to also participate in the collaboration.
If you’re interested to find out more, please contact us.