Deloitte's Support of the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Feb 21, 2018 - 1:00pm


A strong relationship exists between the force for good through societal programs, such as ending human trafficking, and effective business strategies. Engagement benefits our communities and builds a more positive future that supports the following:

Our core values: Active citizenship is one of Deloitte’s core values.

Our clients: Deloitte offers its clients insight and potential solutions to combat human trafficking in their operations. In addition, Deloitte works with governments to apply innovative solutions to anti-human trafficking policy and legislation.

Our people: As a rising social impact issue, human trafficking is important to our practitioners who are concerned with working for companies that promote an ethos of “doing good is good business.”

Our practice and capabilities

Deloitte’s Global Security and Justice practice helps clients make globally informed and locally relevant choices about border management, law enforcement, aviation, and immigration. The overarching goal is to help clients solve security-related challenges, including anti-human trafficking. Deloitte offers a tailored combination of capabilities and experiences from across functions and industries such as due diligence, data analytics, training & awareness, strategy & innovation, supply chain, change management, information management, and process improvement.

Pro bono efforts

Deloitte uses its convening power to bring together businesses, governments, academia, and social enterprises to help end human trafficking. Deloitte's journey began in 2013 with a Georgetown University symposium on Transforming the Anti-Trafficking Coalition and has grown to encompass a variety of pro bono projects with NGOs such as Free the Slaves, FAIR Girls, the Global Fund to End Slavery, and the Polaris Project. Deloitte has helped NGOs with efforts such as organizational and board optimization, audit readiness, branding and positioning strategy development, data analysis, and due diligence. The company won Consulting Magazine’s Excellence in Social & Community Investments Award for its pro bono work with the Global Fund to End Slavery.

Deloitte serves on the District of Columbia and Georgia task forces on human trafficking. The firm conducted a baseline survey of 62 service providers in the D.C. Human Trafficking Task Force, which led to the development of a resource guide and online directory that provide law enforcement officers with insight into the range of services offered. In Georgia, Deloitte developed data visualization efforts for a report on trafficking organizations across the country and helped coordinate a summit with local businesses to share leading practices for how the private sector can help combat this crime.

Other efforts include the development of an online web application for Alliance for Freedom, Restoration, and Justice (AFRJ) to efficiently collect survey data from service organizations. The tool enables regional stakeholders to discover gaps in services for both preventing and healing the travesty of trafficking. Deloitte is committed to the vision of United Way and will be working with the organization to develop a toolkit for businesses designed to identify ways the private sector can be part of the solution to end trafficking.


Deloitte aims to produce impactful and informed thought pieces on human trafficking. Notable articles include Addressing Human Trafficking Risk in Supply Chains; DEVEX, World Humanitarian Summit article on modern slavery; Supply Unchained: Fighting Supply Chain Labor Abuse;, and the power of the Freedom Ecosystem.

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