All of us fighting counterfeits are contributing to a safer world – preventing potentially dangerous products to reach the market. But there are many dark sides of counterfeiting, some maybe less known and obvious than others, like Slavery & Trafficking. In the year of 2019 it is of course a disgrace that millions of people are still in slavery.
In the counterfeiting industry, slavery and child labour is very common. We’ve heard about people being chained to sewing machines in highly dangerous environments and we also know that counterfeits funds the trafficking of drugs, people, sex and wildlife. Therefore we have chosen to partner with the organization Free The Slaves to help raise awareness and money.