The US Chamber of Commerce and United Way Worldwide produced the publicationTrust by performance: Bringing business and philanthropy together against trafficking to commemorate World Day Against Trafficking in Human Beings, held annually on July 30.
This report highlights the critical role the business community and philanthropic sectors play in thwarting this heinous crime and what businesses are doing to lead the fight against trafficking.
Businesses are using technology tools like Traffik Analysis Hub, Verité’s CUMULUS Forced Labor Screen™ and Counter Human Trafficking Compliance Solutions (CHTCS) Global Risk Assessment Technology™ (GRAT) to map data and supply chains to detect and remediate forced labor .
A call center in the Philippines, for example, that was bidding on contracts with US-based retailers deployed CHTCS’s GRAT platform to detect compliance and labor practices that could leave the center exposed to potential forced labor in its workforce. GRAT automatically generated reports and recommendations for the call center, which then took action to mitigate risk and ensure it was conducting business in a legal and ethical manner.
This publication highlights the following companies and their initiatives to empower survivors:
Delta Air Lines
Delta SkyMiles members donate miles to Polaris through the SkyWish program. Delta employees and customers have donated over 15 million miles to provide more than 250 flights for survivors.
Deloitte supported AnnieCannons, Inc. in identifying a training location that will enable the organization to expand its operations to retrain survivors with data science skills.
Marriott partners with the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery to develop the Futures in Training hospitality survivor employment curriculum to provide training and resources to survivors seeking careers in the hospitality sector.
UPS provides funding to the United Way Center to Combat Human Trafficking, which brings anti-trafficking projects to scale by empowering, coordinating and mobilizing the United Way Worldwide network and partner organizations working on the front lines.
The US Chamber and United Way Worldwide have partnered to demonstrate the importance of using an interdisciplinary approach to address human trafficking. The business community and philanthropic sectors cannot do this work alone. We encourage governments, non-governmental organizations and law enforcement, among others, to join us in this fight.
Trust by performance: The report of the Alliance of Business and Philanthropy Against Trafficking
About the authors
Director, Policy Research, Employment Policy, US Chamber of Commerce
Michael Billet, director of policy research for Employment Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, keeps members and the Chamber’s internal policy staff informed of pending labor, immigration and health care legislation, as well as federal regulatory activities and sub-regulatory. He is also responsible for planning the Chamber’s annual workplace and community wellness forum.
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