Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking at the University of Nebraska


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Presented at 2012 Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking, Session 6.1 - Cleaning up Supply Chains, 13 October, 2012, Lincoln, NE


Introduction to Reed Elsevier (RE)

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

RE Socially Responsible Supplier (SRS) Program

Supporting the Socially Responsible Supplier Program

Human Trafficking Work Streams and Volunteer Work

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The UN global Compact was introduced January 1999. There are over 8700 corporate participants and other stakeholders, from over 130 countries around the world. The UN Global Compact contains 10 Principles regarding core values in the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment, and anti-corruption and asks companies, within their scope of political influence, to advocate and enact the principles. The United Nations Global Compact is a voluntary initiative with a mandatory requirement for business participants to disclose, on an annual basis, performance changes in the issue areas. These principles are reflected in the Reed Elsevier Supplier Code of Conduct (Supplier Code), which we ask suppliers to sign and post prominently in the workplace. Supplier Code of Conduct Translated into: Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Hindi, and Marathi and soon Korean.