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NEWS AND UPDATES
June 27th, 2017 - US Department of State Releases the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report
The US Department of State released the 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TiP) Report in June. The report is an assessment of efforts worldwide on the “3Ps” of prosecution, protection, and prevention of human trafficking.
The next version of the HTRT, which is slated for release later this summer, will reflect the updated TiP report in the 'countries tab' of the template. Six changes are slated to be made: (1) Guyana, Luxembourg and Kiribati will be removed; (2) Cyprus and Iceland will be added; and (3) Kyrgyzstan will be renamed Kyrgyz Republic. For any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
The 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report is available here.
June 20th, 2017 - HTRT Development Committee Meets in Chicago
The Human Trafficking Risk Template Development Committee had its first in-person meeting in June.
At the meeting in Chicago, the Development Committee discussed expanding its work to cover additional topics. Committee members hailed from Tennessee, New York, Texas, Ontario, and Chicago to meet and discuss the expansion of the committee.
If you're interested in having your voice heard by joining the committee, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 25th, 2017 - HTRT Version 1.1.0 Has Launched - Download Now
The latest version of the Human Trafficking Risk Template (HTRT), 1.1.0, has launched and is available for free download at htrt.org.
Updates in this version include new template functionality, a newly-optimized question set based on industry feedback and expert research, along with some changes to text in the glossary. Version 1.1.0 will be easier for suppliers to use and provide more, and more relevant, data to companies without increasing the effort required to complete and submit the template.
This launch is the result of many hours of development by members of the HTRT Development Committee, companies and organizations committed to facilitating compliance with human trafficking and slavery regulations through standardization.
For more information on HTRT Version 1.1.0, join members of the HTRT Development Committee and a panel of experts for a webinar on May 24th at 1 PM ET. Click here to register or request a recording if you are unable to attend. Otherwise, contact us at email@example.com.
May 24th, 2017 - Cubic Corporation Joins the HTRT Development Committee
Cubic Corporation has officially joined the HTRT Development Committee.
Cubic Corporation has established a global reputation as innovative problem solvers and industry leaders for over six decades. The company places a focus on corporate responsibility and aligns their business with sustainable practices, which makes them an ideal fit as an Advisory Organization on the HTRT Development Committee. Cubic’s representative on the Development Committee, Matthew Kirby, oversees the creation and maintenance of supply chain compliance programs at the company. He was instrumental in the creation of Cubic Corporation’s first risk-based anti-human trafficking program. We are thrilled to welcome him as a partner on the HTRT Development Committee.
May 19th, 2017 - HTRT In the Spotlight
Sarah Carpenter, the HTRT Development Committee Chair, will be speaking at industry events on two separate occasions about the Human Trafficking Risk Template and its impact on supply chain due diligence.
On June 7-8, Ms. Carpenter will be speaking in London at the Ethical Corporations Responsible Business Summit Europe. The HTRT will feature prominently in her presentation and during discussions at the Summit. For more information, click here.
On June 21-22, Ms. Carpenter will be speaking in Chicago at the Marcus Evans 5th Responsible Sourcing and Supply Chain Compliance Conference. For more information, click here.
Look for Ms. Carpenter and the HTRT at one or both of these conferences, and don’t miss this opportunity to engage with her. Your feedback is always welcome. Contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 9th, 2017 - The Silicon Valley Conflict Minerals and Human Trafficking Forum Joins the HTRT Development Committee
The Silicon Valley Conflict Minerals and Human Trafficking Forum has joined the HTRT Development Committee, marking another addition to the growing team of experts diligently working to develop the template. The Forum will be represented on the committee by its founder and moderator, Lydia Hultquist.
The Silicon Valley Conflict Minerals and Human Trafficking Forum brings together over 23 companies in the tech industry. With more than 20 years of supply chain experience, Ms. Hultquist has worked in, and with, industry-leading companies to develop programs that reduce costs, improve production, and ensure compliance. She has presented on conflict minerals at industry workshops, has been featured in multiple issues of CR Magazine, and has co-authored a number of articles, on modern day slavery, risk management, and supply chain best practices. She was recently named one of CR Magazine’s 2017 Superstar winners – Best of the Best Providers and Practitioners in Corporate Responsibility, and nominated for Assent Compliance’s 2017 Top 100 Conflict Mineral Influence Leaders List. We are excited to have Ms. Hultquist on the HTRT Development Committee.
April 27th, 2017 - The University of Sheffield Joins the HTRT Development Committee
The University of Sheffield has joined the HTRT Development Committee, represented by Dr. Genevieve LeBaron. Dr. LeBaron is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield and Co-Chair of the Yale University Modern Slavery Working Group. Her research focuses on the global business of forced labor and governance initiatives to combat these activities. Dr. LeBaron is the author of two books and has published articles on forced labor in leading academic journals. She has collaborated with a number of non-academic organizations around forced labor, and her insights are greatly anticipated on the HTRT Development Committee.
April 6th, 2017 - Baker Hughes Joins the HTRT Development Committee
Baker Hughes has officially joined the HTRT Development Committee.
Baker Hughes is currently using the HTRT as part of their Anti-Human Trafficking pilot program, and has sent out the template to a number of suppliers globally. Baker Hughes' representative on the Development Committee, Carlos Alvarado, has overseen global supply chain due diligence at Baker Hughes since 2013. Mr. Alvarado was involved in the ground-up design and implementation of the conflict minerals program at Baker Hughes, and is currently working on the design and implementation of the company’s modern slavery and anti-human trafficking due diligence program. We are excited to have a new partner of his caliber on the HTRT Development Committee.
March 29th, 2017 - HTRT Version 1.1.0 to be Released in May
The HTRT Development Committee is excited to announce Version 1.1.0 of the HTRT will be launched on May 24th, 2017. Updates to the HTRT will include new template functionality, newly-optimized survey questions based on committee research and feedback, as well as minor changes to text.
For more information or if you have any questions, contact us at email@example.com.
February 22nd, 2017 - HTRT Development Committee Looking Ahead to 2017
The HTRT Development Committee had its first 2017 quarterly call to review the template in preparation for the upcoming HTRT version release.
The HTRT is being updated to improve upon its survey questions and functionality, providing the best data to companies who rely on the template for their human trafficking and slavery data collection program. Stay tuned for more information on the new version of the HTRT, scheduled for release over the coming months.
For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 2016 - The Human Trafficking Risk Template Has Launched!
The Human Trafficking Risk Template (HTRT) has launched. The HTRT is the free open-source industry standard template used to assist companies in their efforts to comply with major human trafficking and slavery regulations, and improve their supply chain-related public disclosures.
Members of the HTRT Development Committee would like to thank all stakeholders and participants who supported the template through its development. Please download the HTRT for free from our website and start using it in your programs today. If you have any questions or comments on the HTRT, please contact us at email@example.com.