Fighting Modern slavery Together
The Mekong Club is a leader — uniting and mobilising the private sector for a common cause — to disrupt and end modern slavery.
FIGHTING
MODERN
SLAVERY
TOGETHER
The Mekong Club is a leader — uniting and mobilising the private sector for a common cause — to disrupt and end modern slavery.

The issue

Modern slavery: the issue of our time

There are more slaves today than at any other time in history. 45.8 million people in 167 countries are trapped in what is known as “modern slavery,” with seven out of ten of these victims directly related to the private sector. These people, who make the products we buy and harvest the food we eat, are exploited every day for their labor. Despite the best efforts made by governments, the United Nations and NGOs around the world, only 0.2% of the victims around the world are helped each year. We need to enlist the help of the private sector.

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WHAT

What we do

Our purpose

Act as a catalyst for change – engaging, inspiring and supporting the private sector to lead in the fight against modern slavery.

How

Our Approach

1

The Association

Bringing corporations together in unity to fight the business of modern slavery.

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2

Corporate Tools

Identifying and developing practical, innovative, and relevant tools to help address the issue of modern slavery.

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3

Leadership

Encouraging private sector partners and individuals to take a leadership role to influence and motivate a business response.

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4

Awareness and Advocacy

Helping companies understand the risk of modern slavery and what can be done to address it.

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The pledge

The Business Pledge Against Modern Slavery is a short anti-slavery statement, supplemented by actionable steps that can take your company on a journey from understanding the problem to eventually becoming a leader in the field. The process is designed to support companies who are doing the right thing, and to encourage others to follow suit.

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Why