Business and Philanthropy Sectors Lead Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives

The United States Chamber of Commerce and United Way Worldwide produced the publicationTrust through performance: uniting business and philanthropy against trafficking to commemorate the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, which is held annually on July 30.

This report highlights the critical role that business and philanthropic sectors play in countering this heinous crime and what businesses are doing to lead the fight against trafficking.

Companies are using technology tools such as Traffik Analysis Hub, Verité’s CUMULUS Forced Labor Screen™ and Counter Human Trafficking Compliance Solutions (CHTCS) Global Rizk Assessment Technology™ (GRAT) to map data and supply chains to detect and to remedy forced labour.

A call center in the Philippines, for example, which was bidding on contracts with US-based retailers, deployed CHTCS’ GRAT platform to uncover compliance and labor practices that could expose the center to a potential forced labor in its workforce. GRAT automatically generated reports and recommendations for the call center, which then took steps to mitigate risk and ensure it was conducting its business legally and ethically.

This post highlights the following companies and their initiatives to empower survivors:

Delta Airlines

Delta SkyMiles members donate miles to Polaris through the SkyWish program. Delta employees and customers have donated more than 15 million miles to provide more than 250 flights for survivors.

Deloitte

Deloitte helped AnnieCannons, Inc. identify a training location that will allow the organization to expand its operations to retrain survivors with data science skills.

Marriott

Marriott is partnering with the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery to develop the Future in Training Hospitality Survivor Employability Curriculum to provide training and resources for survivors seeking careers in the hospitality industry. hotel.

UPS

UPS provides funding to the United Way Anti-Human Trafficking Center, which scales anti-trafficking projects by energizing, coordinating and mobilizing the United Way Worldwide network and partner organizations working on the front lines.

The United States Chamber of Commerce and United Way Worldwide have partnered to demonstrate the importance of using a cross-sector approach to combat human trafficking. The business community and philanthropic sectors cannot do this work alone. We encourage governments, non-governmental organizations and law enforcement agencies, among others, to join us in this fight.

Trust by Performance: Uniting Business and Philanthropy Against Trafficking Report

About the authors

Michael Ticket

Director, Policy Research, Employment Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Michael Billet, Director of Policy Research for Employment Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, updates Chamber members and internal policy staff on ongoing labor legislation, l immigration and health care, as well as federal regulatory and sub-regulatory activities. He is also responsible for planning the Chamber’s annual workplace and community wellness forum.

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