We all know that companies don’t want forced labour or deceptive recruitment in their supply chains. We also know that tackling these issues is complex and collaboration is essential.

About the Bali Process

The Bali Process Business Network aims to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, tools and resources to help businesses tackle the challenges of forced labour and deceptive recruitment together.

While some businesses have been working on this for years – many are just starting their journey to map their supply chains, analyse risk and conduct due diligence.

The Network feeds into the Bali Process Government and Business Forum, which convenes every two years alongside the Ministerial Conference, co-chaired by Indonesia and Australia with 42 active member countries and 4 UN Organisations.

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February 2002

Inaugural Bali Process Ministerial Conference

The Foreign Affairs Ministers of Australia and Indonesia co-chaired the inaugural Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime.

The Foreign Affairs Ministers of Australia and Indonesia co-chaired the inaugural Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime. Following this event, ministers and government officials from its 45 member countries met every 2-3 years to develop regional cooperative action on these issues.

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March 2016

Sixth Bali Process Ministerial Conference

At the Sixth Ministerial Conference, governments acknowledged the need to engage constructively with the private sector.

At the Sixth Ministerial Conference, governments acknowledged the need to engage constructively with the private sector. Two business Co-chairs from Australia and Indonesia were appointed to lead this charge.

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August 2017

Launch of the Government and Business Forum

The Bali Process Government and Business Forum was launched as a business track of the Bali Process in Perth, Western Australia

The Bali Process Government and Business Forum was launched as a business track of the Bali Process in Perth, Western Australia. 40 business leaders representing 29 member states participated in the inaugural meeting, along with the ministers and representatives of 37 governments and 4 international organisations. “With the help of my co-leader the honourable Rimbink Pato, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, we will ensure Papua New Guinea will be an active leader in this process, and take it to the nth degree” – Mr Greg Worthington-Eyre, CEO of Trukai, Papua New Guinea.

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September 2018

Seventh Bali Process Ministerial Conference

The Seventh Ministerial Conference convened in Bali, Indonesia incorporating for the first time the Government and Business Forum into official proceedings.

The Seventh Ministerial Conference convened in Bali, Indonesia incorporating for the first time the Government and Business Forum into official proceedings. The Acknowledge. Act. Advance. (AAA) Recommendations were agreed to by all delegates, representing the public and private sectors in over 40 countries. The Recommendations set out a pathway for both business and government to contribute to the eradication of human trafficking, forced labour, modern slavery and the worst forms of child labour across the Indo-Pacific.

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“With the help of my co-leader the honourable Rimbink Pato, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, we will ensure Papua New Guinea will be an active leader in this process, and take it to the nth degree.”

Mr Greg Worthington-Eyre CEO of Trukai,

Papua New Guinea

Join the network

Companies headquartered in, or with significant operations in the Indo-Pacific are invited to join the Network.

What to expect

The Bali Process Business Network is free to join and provides the opportunity for companies to:

  • Enhance competitiveness by demonstrating regional leadership;
  • Build networks with business leaders, investors and governments;
  • Share knowledge, tools and resources;
  • Understand the risks of action and inaction by business, and the perspective of investors on each.

Your commitment

  • Agree to work towards implementing the Act. Acknowledge. Advance. Recommendations;
  • Participate in 1-2 regional events per year;
  • Provide feedback to governments in relation to your needs, workers or business operations.
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Bali Process member states.