[eBook] Human Trafficking, Slavery & Your Supply Chain

What Is the Slavery & Trafficking Risk Template?

The Slavery and Trafficking Risk Template (STRT) is an industry standard survey that manufacturers use to uncover and eliminate human rights risks across their supply chain. It helps companies meet supply chain sustainability requirements and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals. By using the STRT, manufacturers are better able to protect U.S. market access by surfacing supply chain links to high-risk regions, as well as reducing the risk of disruptions or fines related child labor or forced labor.

The STRT 3.2 is the most recent version of the template. Designed to be cascaded down supply chains for deep visibility into risks, the template consists of standardized questions that manufacturers use to collect human rights data from their suppliers.

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What Is New in Version 3.2?

The STRT Version 3.2 includes updates that further refine its role as a critical reporting tool in the fight against forced labor. This version integrates the latest global regulatory developments and user feedback to enhance traceability across all sectors at high risk of forced labor violations.

Key updates include:

  • Enhanced Listings: The “Goods Scope” section within the Declaration tab has been renamed to “Goods of Potential Concern,” providing a clearer overview of goods listed in the Source Country tab.
  • Improved Guidance: The Introduction tab now includes detailed instructions for “Goods of Potential Concern,” designed to expand user understanding of the scope options’ limitations.
  • Clearer Instructions: Instructions in the Declaration tab now offer more clarity on how users can submit supporting documentation effectively.
  • Updated References: The Source Countries tab and “Goods of Potential Concern” have been revised to align with the most current version of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor.


The Social Responsibility Alliance & the STRT

The Social Responsibility Alliance (SRA) is an initiative focused on providing companies with the tools and resources they need to achieve socially responsible supply chains. The SRA works to facilitate the collection of human rights and labor rights data, helping companies and their supply chains drive improvements in working conditions. The STRT is a free, open-source tool provided by the SRA. The STRT was developed and is maintained by the STRT Development Committee. This committee is comprised of a group of over forty organizations focused on eradicating slavery and child labor from supply chains. The Development Committee creates, updates, and maintains versions of the STRT to improve its clarity, consistency, and scoring. It also allows the committee to stay up to date with industry needs, accommodate ongoing user feedback, and improve the insights that the STRT provides.


More Resources

The Social Responsibility Alliance website offers a variety of resources to help companies complete and use the template. These resources can be accessed alongside news and other important updates. Assent supports the use of the STRT by automating data collection, validation, and analysis through our Human Trafficking and Slavery solution.


Assent’s Human Trafficking & Slavery Solution

The Assent Human Trafficking and Slavery solution accepts the STRT 3.2 and collects, validates, and analyzes human-rights related data to streamline the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs of manufacturers all over the world. Highlights of the solution include:

  • Automated risk and compliance-based dashboard
  • Deeper insights into your supply chain and ESG risks
  • Improved supplier engagement and education
  • Expert advice and managed services to help proactively address risk
  • …And more!

Assent and the STRT 3.2 work together to improve your ESG program.