Who WE ARE
Focus on the solution, not the problem
InPACTO is a non-profit organization that has been mobilizing different sectors to promote decent work for 15 years, since the creation of the National Pact for the Eradication of Slave Labor.
We innovate by building bridges between the productive sector, civil society and the public sector with respect to the differences and potential of different actors. By changing the logic of the problem to that of the solution, the Institute works with companies to jointly build paths that promote decent work in national and international production chains. A fundamental agenda that is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, mainly with SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production and SDG 17, on the importance of partnerships for sustainable development.
As a result of this purpose and the history of its activities, InPACTO is invited to collaborate with governments, business organizations and civil society in Brazil and abroad.
InPACTO is internationally recognized as an effective initiative in combating contemporary slave labor for being an innovative action, involving several actors and social organizations, and for dialoguing and qualifying the approach of the productive sector, promoting protagonism and collective action.
Recognized as an expert by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), referenced by the UN for its innovative experience in multilateral agreements and cited by an ILO study as one of the institutional responses of the private sector in Brazil to the problem, InPACTO deepens in the search for solutions for global production chains.
In 2009, the International Labor Organization (ILO) published the Study “Combating Slave Labor: The Example of Brazil 2 1” highlighting the performance of the National Business Pact against Slave Labor, which gave rise to InPACTO.
The ILO study drew the attention of the United Nations, which sent special rapporteur Gulnara Shahinian, from the UN Human Rights Commission, to the country. At the conclusion of the UN report, the pact was recognized as an international reference and an important mechanism for tackling the violation of human rights.
Currently, InPACTO is part of the OSCE group of institutions for the defense of human rights and international commercial law and public authorities of the member governments of Europe. The group's objective is to develop a guide for public procurement that aims to implement concrete measures to prevent human trafficking in supply chains.
In Brazil, InPACTO is recognized by different sectors as a safe space for dialogue for common problems, uniting companies in the search for collective solutions.
For the Pact's 15-year history with the productive sector and for its technical knowledge on the subject, the Institute has been invited to participate in the Commissions for the Eradication of Slave Labor, in all governmental bodies - Comtrae (municipal), Coetrae (state) and Conatrae (national).
The Institute is also frequently invited by universities to contribute to the academic debate on tackling slave labor in global value chains.
Mission & Vision
Promote the prevention and eradication of slave labor in the production chains of national and international companies.
Brazil free from slave labor.
15 years of performance and impact
The fight against slave labor in Brazil was strengthened in 2003, with the creation of the first National Plan to Combat Slave Labor, the National Commission for the Eradication of Slave Labor (Conatrae) and the Dirty List. In the following year, the HD Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic requested the support of the International Labor Organization (ILO) to carry out a study of the production chain that indicated economic sectors involved in slave labor in Brazil. The study was developed by the NGO Repórter Brasil and related company names to products sold by employers on the Dirty List.
The companies mapped by the study were invited for dialogue by the Ethos Institute of Business and Social Responsibility and by the International Labor Organization and made a commitment to no longer negotiate with suppliers who exploited slave labor. Thus, in 2005, the National Pact for the Eradication of Slave Labor was established, which, in just under a decade, brought together more than 400 signatories.
In order to increase the response capacity of companies, the National Pact for the Eradication of Slave Labor (InPACTO) was created in 2014. The transition process was coordinated by the International Labor Organization (ILO), the Ethos Institute for Business and Social Responsibility, the Social Observatory Institute and the NGO Repórter Brasil, with the collaboration of the companies Cargill, Carrefour, C&A, Eletrobrás Eletronorte, Grupo André Maggi and Walmart Brasil.
The 5 major milestones of InPACTO in these 5 years
- We strengthen the fight against slave labor in Brazil
- We encourage the leading role of companies in their production chains
- We promote dialogue between companies, governments and civil society
- We expanded our participation in the international scenario
- We reorganized the institutional structure of the organization
Check out the relevant facts of our journey in these five years:
- In May, the National Pact Institute for the Eradication of Slave Labor (InPACTO) is created to strengthen and expand the actions carried out by the National Pact for the Eradication of Slave Labor. That year, the pact had more than 400 signatories who, together, represented about 35% of the Brazilian GDP.
- InPACTO Seminar: Celebrating 10 years of the National Pact for the Eradication of Slave Labor.
- Diagnosis of slave labor points out that the situation is getting worse in the country.
- Demands for studies of production chains arise.
- Monitoring process of InPACTO commitments carried out.
- Opening of International Agenda with ILO (WDC and California - USA).
- InPACTO and partners receive Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize 2014.
- InPACTO takes the "voice" of companies to the National Commission for the Eradication of Slave Labor (Conatrae) and public bodies.
- InPACTO commitments monitoring report released.
- InPACTO Textile and Carnauba Work Groups gain strength.
- Slave labor affects more than 160 Brazilians, estimates Walk Free.
- MPF asks banks not to finance employers who use slave labor.
- Inter-American Court of Human Rights punishes Brazil for slave labor.
- Brazil ratifies protocol against forced labor.
- InPACTO has an intense international representation agenda: it participates, in Moscow, of a conference on human trafficking; a global forum on forced labor in Thailand; and workshop and training in the United States.
- The mobilization and relationship area was created, beginning the loyalty of companies to InPACTO.
- XNUMXst InPACTO Seminar - Meeting of Associates
Start of Coffee Strategy Projects and Information Generation and Management System
- Inspection of slave labor for lack of funds.
- InPACTO contributes to the elaboration of an international guide released by the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe).
- Brazil Coffee Table Project mobilizes organizations to discuss sector challenges.
- Training was offered to member companies.
- Mesa de Café Brasil conducts a workshop on normative instruments for the sector's social sustainability.
- InPACTO participates in the launch of the Fashion Brasil Transparency Index.
- InPACTO launches Sectorial Pact for Social Sustainability of Café do Brasil.
- New institutional identity (mission, values, theory of change, positioning) defined.
- InPACTO consolidates itself as an institution for dialogue on the topic with the ILO, US Department of Labor (USDOL), US Borders and Customers, Ethical Trade and British universities.
- Commission for Economic Development, Industry, Commerce and Services of the Chamber of Deputies approves the cancellation of the CNPJ of companies involved in slave labor.
- Ministry of Labor publishes List of Slave Labor.
- The year 2019 marks the five years of InPACTO's successful performance. To celebrate, the organization held a seminar that brought together 43 members at the end of May when it presented the new visual identity, the new social statute and the annual report.
Balance Sheet 2019
The InPACTO 2019 Balance Sheet is available. To access the complete file, click the button below.DOWNLOAD
2019 Annual Report
Our mission requires that each year we can grow and mature. 2019 was no different. A year marked by institutional restructuring and strengthening, the consolidation of important partnerships and a major leap in data science. Read our report to find out more!LEARN MORE
The new statute, recently reformulated, contributes to the achievement of one of the organization's strategic objectives for the period from 2018 to 2022: to consolidate its governance, transparency and financial sustainability. The roles of the Councils and the dynamics of association and membership, as well as the departure of members, became clearer and more defined in the new document.
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The revision of the statute also broadened InPACTO's scope of action - from an exclusive focus on combating slave labor to an approach to promote human dignity, decent work and also to combat child labor. This will allow, in the future, the development of broad actions in production chains, for example.
2018 Annual Report
The 2018 Annual Report of InPACTO brings the great achievements and challenges of the organization, at the moment when it completes five years of existence.READ HERE
Call Notice for the Annual General Meeting
InPACTO invites its members to participate in the AGO Virtual and Exceptional, due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19. The Assembly will take place on April 30, 2020, from 09:00 to 12:00.LEARN MORE