Call to action: BuyFair app
SAY NO TO THE USE OF FORCED LABOUR IN SUPPLY CHAINS. Did you know there are more slaves today than at any point in history? While buying a product, have you ever wondered who made it? Or their working conditions? The Abolish Foundation (TAF) is developing the BuyFair app, which is set to be released publicly for testing in May 2018. The app allows users to demand that corporations be more transparent about their supply chains. Once corporations disclose such information, they will be graded to assess the risk of modern slavery in their supply chains, which will allow users to avoid buying products made unethically. Brands that fail to respond can be boycotted or pressured to do better on social channels, all through the app. We can't tackle modern slavery on our own, so your support and feedback is crucial.
What is the buyfair app?
The BuyFair app lets consumers scan the barcodes of products and avoid buying products which are at high risk of being made with forced or bonded labour.
Shop ethically with BuyFair, where you can learn which brands guard against supply chain slavery and which do not, and join our research movement.
WHAT CAN AN APP DO TO combat MODERN SLAVERY?
Most of our everyday products - from the food we eat to the clothes we wear - are made by people who work in indecent conditions. Some are even produced by people trapped in slavery. Shop ethically with BuyFair, where you can learn which brands guard against abuse and which do not. Browse through ratings in apparel, chocolate and electronics before making a purchase. Join the movement by scanning product barcodes to find out whether companies are transparent, and help our research by petitioning those that are not.
We consumers have a voice through our retail purchasing power. We need to evaluate what we buy. We need to ask "who made my product?" and avoid buying products that depend on forced or bonded labour.
HELP US BUILD THE APP
The Abolish Foundation is developing the BuyFair app and rating tool, which are set to be released in May 2018. The BuyFair app will include a company rating tool, crowd-sourced research features, with the ability for consumers to scan products for grades and demand company transparency where it is missing, and community and campaign features. Check back in the coming months to try it out and provide feedback!