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How many slaves work for you?

02.10.2013 From our online archive
In a bid to eradicate modern-day slavery and forced labour, a US not-for-profit has launched an online tool allowing consumers to find out how many slaves were involved in making the goods we use every day, from phones to gadgets and clothes.

(CS) In a bid to eradicate modern-day slavery and forced labour, a US not-for-profit has launched an online tool allowing consumers to find out how many slaves were involved in making the goods we use every day, from phones to gadgets and clothes.

The website slaveryfootprint.org aims to raise awareness about what stands behind the goods we use every day, such as laptops and other gadgets, but also food items, beauty products, clothes and jewellery.

In an online test, users enter details, such as how many items of clothing they own, what type of fair trade products they use or what kind of electronic equipment they own, but also what they eat.

A calculator then adds up the results to the number of slaves involved in producing the consumer goods the user indicated.

The not-for-profit says that it is “committed to building a free world” and also works together with businesses to help create fair working conditions around the globe.

Take the test here.