Stop Slavery Award launched to recognise companies leading in efforts to eradicate forced labour (nominations open until 26 Aug)
Author: Thomson Reuters Foundation, Published on: 6 April 2016
The Stop Slavery Award is a new initiative by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The Award, created by the artist Anish Kapoor, intends to recognize the ‘best in class’ of the corporate sector, companies that are leading the fight against slavery in their supply chains. To be conferred for the first time in November 2016, the Award will honor corporations in different industries that have gone above and beyond their responsibilities in the effort to eradicate forced labor. The Stop Slavery Award aims to create a virtuous cycle, a positive paradigm to demonstrate that businesses can indeed play a critical role in stopping the tragedy of modern day slavery and forced labor worldwide. It will award companies in a few key sectors where slavery is still rampant.
Applications for the Stop Slavery Awards are open until August 26, 2016. Finalists will be invited to attend the Trust Women conference on November 30 where the winners will be announced.