Health Carousel Strengthens Commitment to Ethical Recruitment by Joining Slave-Free Alliance.
Health Carousel is proud to announce our membership in the Slave-Free Alliance. Membership followed Slave-Free Alliance performing an extensive review of Health Carousel’s policies and processes and interviews with a wide range of internal and external constituents to ensure that business operations and its supply chain mitigate the risk of modern slavery.
Slave-Free Alliance is a team of unrivaled experts dedicated to addressing modern slavery in organizations and supply chains globally. Their members comprise one hundred organizations worldwide, including some of the most respected global brands.
“New members become part of a global force for change, which began in the U.K. and now counts global multinationals and household names including AstraZeneca, Sunbelt Rentals Ltd, Experian, and ALDI UK as members.”— Marc Stanton, Director, Slave-Free Alliance
The importance of actively addressing and monitoring modern slavery in healthcare recruitment has never been greater as record numbers of healthcare professionals are being recruited and migrating across the globe. Developed nations have seen a 60% increase in foreign-educated healthcare professionals since 2010. Today, in the U.S., as much as 16% of nurses received their initial professional education in another country. These numbers will undoubtedly continue to rise as the global healthcare worker shortage has grown significantly, partly due to the pandemic.
As more significant numbers of healthcare professionals migrate to new countries and cultures, the opportunity for incidents of modern slavery increases as well. Therefore, Health Carousel is joining forces with the social enterprise Slave-Free Alliance, which supports businesses that want to protect their operations from modern slavery. Membership in Slave-Free Alliance aligns with the Health Carousel Light the Way initiative, whose three social impact pillars include the ethical recruitment of healthcare professionals globally.
“We chose to partner with Slave-Free Alliance because they instilled in us confidence that they will help us continue on our journey to light the way in ethical healthcare professional recruitment practices.” — Erik Schumann, COO, Health Carousel
As a part of membership in Slave-Free Alliance, which is part of the pioneering global anti-slavery charity Hope for Justice, Health Carousel will take part in regular reviews of our recruitment partners and operations. Slave-Free Alliance will also run ongoing modern slavery awareness training for our employees and contractors to ensure they are equipped with the skills they need to spot the potential signs of modern slavery and know how to report them.
“We are delighted to join Slave-Free Alliance in the fight against modern slavery,” stated Erik Schumann, Chief Operating Officer of Health Carousel. “We chose to partner with Slave-Free Alliance because they instilled in us confidence that they will help us continue on our journey to light the way in ethical healthcare professional recruitment practices. Our membership builds upon our adherence to a strict code of recruitment ethics established by the American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment and earning the Certified Ethical Recruiter designation by the Alliance for Ethical Recruitment Practices.”
“Our partners trust us to be their critical friend and deliver tailored services to make their operations and supply chains resilient to labor exploitation and to address issues safely,” stated Marc Stanton, Director at Slave-Free Alliance. “New members become part of a global force for change, which began in the U.K. and now counts global multinationals and household names including AstraZeneca, Sunbelt Rentals Ltd, Experian, and ALDI UK as members.”
About Slave-Free Alliance
Slave-Free Alliance offers flexible, affordable solutions to help organizations mitigate the risk of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains. Membership in Slave-Free Alliance is open to all businesses of any size. Industries represented globally include professional services, engineering, data analysis, I.T., utilities, energy, environmental services, manufacturing, agriculture, insurance, legal, pharmaceutical, property, recruitment, retail, transport, and waste management.
Businesses wishing to find out more about membership in Slave-Free Alliance can email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.slavefreealliance.org.