Our Tools

The Mekong Club releases new tools every year – with the aim to help companies address modern slavery more efficiently. Each tool offered has been developed with businesses for businesses, as the result of an engagement process with sector-specific or cross-sector working groups. While some tools are free, most of them are for members-only. To know more about membership please visit this page, or contact us.

Open Resources

The Mekong Club offers 60 to 90-minute presentations on what slavery is and how it relates to the private sector to help inform and inspire participants to understand the issue and get more involved.

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This resource guide explains what is slavery, clarifies terms and definitions commonly used, describes the criminal chain and outlines what current responses are being used to address this global phenomenon

 

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Online dashboard that helps brands to assess the risk of forced labour associated with specific products, in a given country or province, in order to prioritize their audits and investigations where modern slavery is more likely to exist within their supply chains.

 

Contact zoe.fortune@themekongclub.org if you want to learn more details.

Apprise is a smartphone app that helps NGOs and authorities identify potential victims of exploitation/trafficking during investigations and rescue operations. Apprise offers different screening questionnaires in 14 languages, aimed at overcoming communications barrier and offering people in vulnerable situations a way to ask for assistance. Apprise is developed by Mekong Club & UN University Institute of Computing and Society and is currently being piloted in Thailand. Thai NGOs are invited to join.

Watch a short intro video here.

For more details please contact silvia.mera@themekongclub.org

This guide examines the application of blockchain technology in the fight against modern slavery. It provides an introduction to the basics of blockchain, and the various ways in which blockchain is being used, from combatting slavery through supply chain management to tracking cryptocurrencies in financial crime investigations.

 

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Financial institutions analyse typologies to pursue investigations, compare scenarios and follow patterns that lead to identify suspicious activities linked to trafficking and slavery. The typology repository offers guidance for banks on a number of possible slavery scenarios, highlighting key patterns as well as usual ways financial institutions may inadvertedly be involved in criminal activities.

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Step up and join the fight against slavery – use our educational app to find our about this issue and ways you can be part of the solution.

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The Private Sector Assessment Reports provide a broad overview of Mekong Club target countries in terms of demographics, private sector scope and industry activity. It also investigates the extent of modern slavery and human-trafficking in-country.

Download the Private Sector Assessment reports here.

ASSOCIATION TOOLS

This e-Learning course is comprised of two modules, each offering short videos in multiple languages, infographics, quizzes, and reference sources, created to offer businesses a flexible yet effective way to learn about modern slavery.

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The Knowledge Hub is a comprehensive online resource centre on modern slavery. It archives news articles, reports, website addresses, blogs and more, with a focus on modern slavery’s links to the private sector.

These resources offer an insight into slavery and its links with the financial services sector. The manual includes an analysis of the problem and the risks and an explanation of emerging responses banks are using to fight financial crime related to human trafficking and slavery. The two infographics focus on data sources and adverse media screening keywords.

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The Mekong Club offers a three-hour workshop to help key departments within financial service providers understand how to identify modern slavery red flags and deal with suspicious transactions and clients moving through their system.

The Mekong Club Remediation Toolkit aims to assist companies to address forced labour incidents in a comprehensive and strategic manner. It is comprised of four core sections: preparation, communication, investigation, and remedy. It is accompanied by a legal guide for seven Asian countries

The Commodities/Countries Risk Map serves the purpose of supporting professionals in collecting information related to modern slavery risk for certain countries and commodities in a simple yet comprehensive way. The map is an interactive dashboard that gathers data from official sources to generate country or commodity-based reports.

As legislation continues to expand and more companies put in place interventions to tackle the issue of modern slavery, it is important to learn from existing efforts that are already in place.  The best practice repository is a collection of one-page profiles of promising, ongoing private sector programs that focus on this issue.

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Compare labour violations and domestic law to see how Asian countries deal differently with modern slavery. The attached table provides in-depth assessments for labour violations such as excessive fees, deprivation of liberty, debt bondage, etc. in Hong Kong, China, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. The information provided is up to date as of 30 May 2018. A special thanks to Baker McKenzie for their pro-bono support in developing this tool.