Modern slavery initiatives

Civil society and other initiatives that can provide further information and support.

Anti-Slavery International

Anti-Slavery International, founded in 1839, is the world's oldest international human rights organisation and works to eliminate all forms of slavery around the world. Its mission is to support and enable the discovery of, and response to, incidents of modern slavery and exploitation and to advise businesses on addressing modern slavery in supply chains.

CORE Coalition

CORE is a UK civil society network on international corporate accountability, bringing together NGOs, legal experts, academics and trade unions to campaign for changes to laws and policies to ensure that UK companies do not harm people and the environment.

Cotton Campaign

The Cotton Campaign is a global coalition of human rights, labour, investor and business organisations dedicated to eradicating child labour and forced labour in cotton production. It campaigns to end the state systems of forced labor in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan’s cotton sectors. 

Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX)

Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) works to end human trafficking for labour exploitation. To achieve this, FLEX works to prevent labour abuses, protect the rights of trafficked persons and promote best practice responses to human trafficking for labour exploitation by undertaking research, advocacy and by building awareness in this field.

Gangmasters Licensing Authority

The GLA licensing scheme regulates businesses who provide workers to the fresh produce supply chain and horticulture industry, to make sure they meet the employment standards required by law.

Guardian Global Development: modern day slavery in focus

The paper's pages dedicated to modern slavery stories

Issara Institute

Issara Institute is an independent NGO based in Thailand, aimed at tackling issues of trafficking and forced labour. 

Know the Chain

A resource led by  Humanity United, and maintained through partnerships with the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Sustainalytics and Verité, providing information for businesses and investors who need to understand and address forced labor abuses within their supply chains.


A US based organisation founded in 2011 to work globally with businesses, governments, civil society and international organizations to embed the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights into practice. 

Stronger Together

Stronger Together is a multi-stakeholder initiative aiming to reduce modern slavery, particularly hidden forced labour, labour trafficking and other third party exploitation of workers. Stronger Together provides guidance, resources and a network for employers, labour providers, workers and their representatives to work together to reduce exploitation.

Unseen UK

Unseen works towards the eradication of slavery wherever it is found. It does this through prevention, survivor support and working with government, other NGOs and commercial businesses to raise awareness, gather information and act to prevent slavery and support survivors.


A  US based organisation that works with stakeholders and companies to ensure that people around the world work under safe, fair and legal conditions. 

Walk Free

The Walk Free Movement was established to bring together the voice of individuals and the hundreds of organisations around the world who all share the goal of ending modern slavery. It seeks to continually strengthen and grow to achieve a world in which slavery is intolerable.

ETI Base Code Guidance: Modern slavery

Attend ETI's training course: Modern Slavery Act - is your business ready?