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Is Forced Labor Hidden in Your Global Supply Chain?

This tool will help you understandidentify,
prevent, and address the risks and harms to workers.
The United States recognizes two primary forms of trafficking in persons: forced labor and sex trafficking. This site focuses primarily on forced labor, a crime whereby traffickers exploit and profit at the expense of adults or children by compelling them to perform labor. Several terms are used throughout RST such as trafficking in persons, human trafficking, and forced labor.

Understand the Risks of Forced Labor in Your Supply Chain

The risks of forced labor are linked to different factors in the global supply chain: where products are made or services are performed, how they are made or what the service is, and who does the work. Explore the factors to learn about these links.

Identify the Risks of Forced Labor in Your Supply Chain

To assess risk, use the three common filters on our interactive map to discover the potential for forced labor in the countries where your products and raw materials are sourced.

Supply Chain graphic. Cotton farm > Cotton Gin > Yarn & Thread Mill > Traders & Merchants > Fabric Mill > Cut & Sew > Retailer

Prevent and Address the Issues in Your Supply Chain and Protect Your Workers

To prevent and address the risks of forced labor in a supply chain, your company needs a strong due diligence management system. The Responsible Sourcing Tool set can help you establish policies, performance standards, and processes to assess, address, and monitor supply chain risks.

Due Diligence toolkit. The 12 tools are arranged in the shape of a circle, each numbered from 1 to 12. Establish Policies and Performance Standards (Tools 1 to 5). Assess, Address, and Monitor (Tools 6 to 11). Compliance Plan (Tool 12).

Visit our Resource Library for additional background research, standards, and approaches for addressing risks.