Human and digital rights challenges can only be tackled if companies, governments and civil society work together.
This is particularly true for tackling complex global challenges like eliminating modern slavery and protecting free expression. We work with experts and others to use technology to drive positive change on these issues.
We're a founding partner of the UK Modern Slavery helpline operated by Unseen, an anti-slavery charity. We provide ICT equipment, communications services and a smartphone app for them to help the public spot the signs of victims and report concerns.
The tech sector can do a lot to help. This is why we co-founded ‘Tech Against Trafficking’, a coalition of technology companies collaborating with experts to help eradicate human trafficking globally. Together we are looking at accelerating the technology solutions which could make the most difference.
We’re also collaborating with other companies, investors and civil society to tackle privacy and free expression challenges as a member of the Global Network Initiative (GNI). As a corporate member, we’re periodically assessed by the multi-stakeholder GNI Board on our policies and procedures to implement the GNI Principles.
More on our work with others:
- Through the Responsible Business Alliance we engage with global IT and electronics supply chains to drive improvements on labour and human rights issues.
- We collaborate with other businesses as members of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), sharing best practices and approaches to emerging issues.
- We're a member of the Centre for Sports and Human Rights Advisory Council. It brings sports organisations, governments and civil society together to drive more respect for human rights in the world of sport. Together with other UK broadcasters, we wrote guidance on human rights dilemmas faced by sports broadcasters.
- We participate in the Business Against Slavery Forum, hosted by the Home Office. It meets regularly to share insights and support for businesses to identify, tackle and prevent modern slavery in their supply chains and operations.