The Campaign's Programs
1. Consumer Awareness and Activism
We believe that it is essential for the public to be involved in the Slave-Free Car Campaign. We hold awareness events and invite the public to engage with car manufacturers and sellers through face to face interaction, through our letter campaign, and in other ways that make sense. For example, we have been sending postcards to the CEOs of Ford, GM, and Fiat-Chrysler to invite their engagement on this issue.
We invite you to learn more and to lend your support.
2. State and Local Government Procurement
State and local governments are buying cars all the time, for example, police cars. We do not want our tax dollars to be used to buy cars with parts made by slaves. Accordingly, we are asking all governments to add a paragraph to their car purchase agreements to ensure that the cars that they buy are slave-free. The text of the slave-free car paragraph is below. Ask your state and local government to only buy slave-free cars. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
3. Shareholder Engagement
Most vehicles are made by publicly owned corporations. We encourage the shareholders of these corporations to ask these companies to take all necessary step to ensure that all of their vehicles are slave-free. Contact us to learn more about this program.
4. A World-Wide Effort
Slave-made vehicles are a world-wide problem. Slave-made cars are made around the world and sold around the world. Accordingly, the Campaign must be active around the world. we encourage people and organizations across the globe to begin the Campaign wherever you might be. We stand ready to work with you.
Slave-Free Paragraph Template
Vendor represents that: (1) There are no slave-made goods or products, or any part, component, or element thereof, (“Slave-Made Parts”) in any of the vehicles (the “Vehicles”) that are the subject of this contract; (2) the Vehicle manufacturer (“XYZ Car Company”) has procedures and processes in place to ensure that there are no Slave-Made Parts in any of the Vehicles that are the subject of this contract; (3) Vendor will provide to purchaser all reports and studies, whether created by Vendor, XYZ Car Company, or a third-party, that concern either or both (a) the presence or absence of Slave-Made Parts in any vehicle manufactured by XYZ Car Company, or (b) the procedures or processes described in part (2) of this sentence. “Slave-made”, for the purpose of this paragraph, means the use of labor, which falls under the definition of slavery or human trafficking, under international law or treaty, or the law of any jurisdiction, to mine, harvest, raise, build, manufacture, produce, create, or otherwise process any goods or parts used in the Vehicles that are the subject of this contract, or which is used to create, manufacture, process, or further the production of some other product, which itself is used to mine, harvest, raise, build, manufacture, produce, create, or otherwise process any good or product used in the Vehicles, or part, component, or element thereof. The parties agree that the representations contained in this paragraph are material to this contract. The parties further agree that any person who (a) is or has been a victim of modern slavery or human trafficking, as defined under international law or treaty, or the law of any jurisdiction, and (b) can establish that, while such a victim, it is more likely than not that he or she mined, harvested, raised, built, manufactured, produced, created or otherwise processed any good or part used in any vehicle manufactured by XYZ Car Company, or created, manufactured, processed, or furthered the production of some other product which itself is used to mine, harvest, raise, build, manufacture, produce, create, or otherwise process any good or product used in any vehicle manufactured by XYZ Car Company, or part, component, or element thereof, is an intended third-party beneficiary of this paragraph with the right to enforce the provisions thereof.
EXAMPLE. For illustration purposes only, and without limitation, the use of slave labor to manufacture iron to use in the Vehicles is forbidden under this paragraph. Further, the use of slave labor to mine coal to fire furnaces used to manufacture iron to use in the Vehicles also is forbidden under this paragraph.