The Fair Labour Alliance
We are delighted to announce the launch of the Fair Labour Alliance (FLA).
The FLA is a new initiative that seeks to drive practical ethical recruitment and fair labour practices to benefit business leaders, workers and the global economy.
The FLA is supported by Humanity United, the UK Department for International Development, King’s College London, FSI Worldwide and VHR Global Technical Recruitment.
The FLA is formed of an exclusive group of pioneering organisations dedicated to innovative and sustainable workforce solutions. Business leaders, governments, academics and respected international organisations are working through the FLA to help companies develop efficient and ethical labour supply chains.
Bridging the gap between policy and practice
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that 40.3 million people are currently working in conditions akin to modern slavery, with 24.9 million people in forced or bonded labour.
Governments across the Middle East, Asia and Africa have introduced positive measures to tackle labour exploitation and abuse. Although many businesses are keen to engage with this agenda, there is little in the way of practical guidance to help industry leaders improve recruitment and supply chain practices.
The FLA bridges that gap by offering:
Practical Expert Advice – ways to introduce successful fair labour practices
Case Studies – from world-leading companies that are benefiting from ethical recruitment
Best Practice Project Plans – practical support to help build fair labour processes
Network Connections – attendance at exclusive events to share recruitment and labour challenges and solutions.
The importance of fair labour
Unfair and unfree labour practices are a global human rights and corruption challenge; business leaders are critical in the fight against it.
There are compelling business, as well as human rights reasons, to embrace fair labour.
The global legal and political landscape now mandates much greater compliance efforts. Fair labour is no longer a peripheral CSR issue, it is critical to commercial sustainability.
To find out more, or apply to join the FLA, please visit www.fairlabouralliance.com