Supply Chain Now Founder, CEO, and Host Scott Luton finishes every livestream and podcast with the following words, “Do good. Give forward. Be the change.” This message captures a core part of the personal and professional values carried by every member of the SCAPAs team.
This year, we have selected Hope for Justice as our beneficiary non-profit organization. The problem of human slavery and trafficking is devastating and is a key concern of businesses and consumers around the globe. Fortunately, it is a problem that supply chain and procurement professionals are uniquely well-positioned to address. By increasing the transparency and traceability of our suppliers and supply chains, we can work towards the eradication of this particularly heinous form of human suffering.
All award nomination fees and a percentage of the sponsorships earned by this year’s SCAPAs will be donated to Hope for Justice.
Hope for Justice
About Hope for Justice
Hope for Justice is an international non-profit organization working to bring an end to modern slavery and human trafficking. It has an effective and proven model that is replicable, scalable, and widely admired. Our vision is to live in a world free from slavery. Hope for Justice’s global work, across five continents, is built on four pillars:
Preventing exploitation: Our outreach teams, self-help groups and community education initiatives empower people to protect themselves and their families from predatory traffickers and their recruiters. This work is focused in less developed countries.
Rescuing victims: Our specialist teams in the US work closely with law enforcement to identify victims of trafficking and modern slavery, build bridges of trust with them and remove them from exploitation and into safety. They build cases to ensure perpetrators are brought to justice. They do community outreach and have a particular focus on teenage runaways, who are at especially high risk of being targeted by traffickers.
Restoring lives: We work with victims to overcome trauma and rebuild their lives. We offer tailored restorative care initiatives and offer support to meet vital needs, including survivor-centered aftercare at our Lily Pad Haven network of safe housing in Charlotte, NC, and at our Lighthouse programs in other countries around the world.
Reforming society: We train professionals to spot the signs of trafficking and to respond, and campaign for policy change. We help businesses protect their operations and supply chains. We work closely with federal and state legislators to improve the response to trafficking.
Hope for Justice’s US headquarters is in Nashville, TN. The Tennessee Investigative Hub is run by licensed investigators who co-ordinate closely with law enforcement to assist directly in the rescue of all types of trafficking victims. They also act as specialist consultants to law enforcement teams handling trafficking cases. The Hub also acts as an alternative pathway for victims too scared to speak directly to the authorities to safely report their situation.