According to the UN, there are over 40 million estimated slaves in the world today, and 400,000 of them are in the United States. While we often think of sex trafficking when we think of slavery, many of these modern day slaves are laborers in our supply chains.
My guest today is Justin Dillon, the founder of FRDM, a social tech company working to improve supply chain transparency. Justin not only founded FRDM, but he has also directed the very popular human trafficking documentary, Call + Response, and created an amazing tool for understanding how much slavery our spending habits support, SlaveryFootprint.org.
Justin believes that you can transform the world with transparent, resilient supply chains that protect people, the planet, and profits.
In this episode, Justin and I talk about how he went from rock and roll musician to anti-slavery activist. With over a decade working on this movement, Justin has a ton of experience seeing what will and won’t work to solve this problem. He shares why supply chains need a reboot, how to reboot them, and how the people that change the world are usually the least qualified. If you’re a business owner rebuilding your supply chain after COVID, his episode is a must-listen.
What You Will Learn from This Episode:
- How prevalent modern day slavery is in our supply chains.
- Justin’s journey to becoming an activist.
- The importance of providing people with a solution, not just the problem.
- Why the Slave Free Business Certification Act is so awesome.
- Why rebooting the supply chain is a huge opportunity for businesses.
- How resilient supply chains are activating tools that already exist.
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