The Mekong Club established its membership-based business association in 2015. Over the years, we have built deep and trusted relationships with our business association members across sectors such as banking, hospitality, garment, food and beverage, toys, and footwear. Our members receive up-to- date information and expert training on issues pertinent to their industry, meet regularly to learn and share best practices, and are given access to numerous tools and resources.
We bring years of experience working with companies and their many dedicated employees, providing practical tools, strategic thinking and a forum to join together and stop slavery in our lifetime. Our partners include many of the largest companies in the world as well as committed regional and local corporations.
We focus on systemic change because we seek to permanently break the cycle of modern slavery. We collaborate because we know that we are stronger when we work together rather than when we name and shame one another. We are ambitious because we know our work is urgent – and that it affects the lives of the most vulnerable people among us. Much of our work is comprised of technology-based tools with enormous potential for impact. Each of these tools solves a major problem – from auditors who do not speak the local dialect of factory workers, to under-utilized and disaggregated data, to falsified employment contracts.
We also harness people power because we know that it is individual decisions that have the biggest impact on modern slavery. We build much-needed awareness, commitment and collaboration among the business community to strengthen industries against modern slavery.