IMSACC (International Modern Slavery Action Coordination Coalition) takes ownership of slavery situations discovered by SlaveCheck that are outside the operational control of modern slavery reporting entities and coordinates the design, funding, implementation and monitoring of in-field solutions.
Increasingly complex, integrated global supply chains have made it almost impossible to tell whether products that are stamped “Made in XYZ” have at some stage used slaves or underage children in other countries as part of the production process.
Slavery is illegal in every country yet ‘modern slavery’ has become a thriving, pervasive, highly-profitable industry with over 40 million people being trapped, dishonoured, degraded and dehumanised in the various forms of slavery.
The Global Slavery Index has identified about a dozen categories of goods ‘at-risk’ of using slaves: Cotton, Apparel and clothing accessories, Cattle, Sugarcane, Gold, Carpets, Coal, Fish, Rice, Timber, Cocoa, Diamonds, Laptops, computers and mobile phones.
It is highly likely that most of us are unwittingly sustaining modern slavery merely by consuming any of these at-risk goods, and in doing so, are effectively dealing with the proceeds of crime.
IMSACC (International Modern Slavery Action Coordination Coalition) is an independent, not-for-profit body funded by pro-rata contributions from G20 governments.
IMSACC is comprised of an independent board of diverse stakeholder representatives, and board-nominated executive committees.
IMSACC's mission is to take ownership of slavery situations discovered by SlaveCheck that are outside the operational control of modern slavery reporting entities and coordinates the design, funding, implementation and monitoring of in-field solutions.
The IMSACC board determines the executive committees it requires to advise, develop and monitor strategy for each key functional area of the slavery elimination process. Special committees may also be formed for particular complex or sensitive issues, on a project or specific purpose basis, or for ongoing operational purposes.
Key functional areas of the slavery elimination process include Solutions Design & Funding; Solutions Implementation & Monitoring; MSA Compliance; In-field Inspection & Audit; Slave-Free Products and Operations Accreditation; Legal Reform; Government Liaison & Advisory.
Each committee is led by an Executive Director and chaired by an IMSACC board member with a clear purpose, outlined in the IMSACC charter.
The IMSACC board retains collective responsibility for governance and decision making, relying upon data and recommendations from the executive committees.