What is Modern-Day Slavery?
Modern-day or contemporary slavery refers to the exploitation of people for labor or other services. It can be seen in the form of human trafficking, child labor, bonded labor, etc. The exploitation of modern employees can also occur due to poor working conditions such as lack of holidays, inflexible work schedules, longer working hours, or absence of maternity protection.
Did you know that over 21 million people are victims of modern-day slavery?
But even in this technology-driven 21st century, why are people being exploited? Well, a lot of people are trapped into modern-day slavery because of poverty or societal exclusion. Such situations force people to make risky decisions and look for any available opportunity to provide for their families.
ProProfs’ Due Diligence - Breaking the Shackles of Slavery
“Modern-day slavery may be born out of oppression, but it is fueled by ignorance.”
As a socially-responsible and driven company, we never turn a blind eye to what’s happening in our society. We understand the grave consequences of modern-day slavery and are ready to fight it by any means. Let’s look at some actions we are taking to adhere to human rights commitments.
- Freedom for Everyone: Freedom is immensely valuable and the birthright of every living being on this planet. We are committed to fostering a work culture that is based on our core values of mutual trust, dignity, respect, and open communication.
- Zero Tolerance for Unethical Labor: At ProProfs, we have a zero-tolerance policy against using any form of unethical labor including child labor and other forms of forced, or bonded labor. This policy applies to all our offices based across the globe.
- Supply Chain Monitoring: We strictly require all our suppliers, vendors, partners, etc., to comply with our zero-tolerance policy and make an equivalent commitment. Failing which, they will no longer stand a chance to engage with our business.
- Employee Training: We provide targeted training to our leadership, employees, suppliers, and business partners. The objective of the training is to make people understand human trafficking risks and spread awareness about human rights.
- Audits: We have set up a robust reporting and investigation process to spot any instances of human trafficking, child labor, forced labor, or other forms of modern slavery. Besides, we regularly take feedback from our employees to understand their challenges, monitor work conditions, and improve employer-employee relationship.