Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 457,724 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,231 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 321,891 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,231 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 321,891 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Articles & Magazine
Get inspired with our 4,203 innovation strategy articles, keynote, videos and innovation tools.
Innovation Awards
Trend Hunter’s Innovation Strategy Awards recognize the best innovation tactics gathered from our interviews with some of the world's most notable business leaders, authors and change makers.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Innovation Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Innovation Books
Join 20,000,000 people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling books and keynote videos.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Custom Masterclasses
Join the world's leading brands who leverage our custom programs to accelerate innovation.
FuturistU 5-Day Program
Become a Futurist with our immersive 5-Day program at Future Festival World Summit.
Online eLearning
Learn the fundamentals of futurism and trends with 100+ online courses about innovation.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
Follow-Us
Join our 3,500,000 social media followers, on the cutting edge.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
Learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 457,724 cutting edge ideas.

Child Labor-Reducing Software

Made in a Free World's FRDM Helps Establish an Ethical Supply Chain

— February 16, 2015 — Social Good
In an effort to help businesses establish an ethical supply chain, this digital software helps brands reduce their slavery footprint. Similar to how reducing your carbon footprint addresses climate change, reducing your slavery footprint helps address child labor.

The FRDM (Forced layout Risk Determination and Mitigation) software enables enterprises to research where their products come from and ensure forced servitude has no place in the process. FRDM was developed by San Francisco-based Made in a Free World for business-to-business models. The tool helps companies identify problematic areas so they can institute an ethical supply chain. By helping firms identify the codes of their direct and indirect suppliers after they input product details, FRDM gives them extra information about risk assessment in a private dashboard. This allows users to deep dive into sticky situations.
Trend Themes
1. Ethical Supply Chain - The trend of using software to establish an ethical supply chain and reduce slavery footprint creates opportunities for companies to differentiate themselves in the market.
2. Forced Layout Risk Determination and Mitigation - The trend of using software like FRDM to identify problematic areas in the supply chain creates opportunities for companies to increase transparency and minimize supply chain risk.
3. Anti-child Labor - The trend of using software to tackle child labor issues creates opportunities for companies to take a stand against human rights abuses and improve their public image.
Industry Implications
1. Supply Chain Management - Industries such as supply chain management can integrate software like FRDM to mitigate risk and improve visibility in their operations.
2. Human Rights - Industries focused on human rights can leverage anti-child labor software to help improve their understanding of where products come from and identify opportunities for improvement.
3. Technology - The technology industry has an opportunity to develop new software solutions that address supply chain transparency and help businesses tackle ethical issues.
4.1
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness