Uniting Business Against Trafficking 2022
July 26, 2022
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and United Way Worldwide partnered to develop the report which highlights the importance of strategic philanthropic investments to combat human trafficking; how technology assessment companies use supply chain mapping software to detect how perpetrators operate; and the role of public-private partnerships to raise awareness.
Uniting Business and Philanthropy Against Trafficking
Uniting Business and PhilanthropyAgainst TraffickingHuman trafficking is one of the greatest human rights issues of our time. It is a hidden crime with tens of millions of victims, generating massive profits. It targets people who have little social, financial, or political power and robs them of their dignity, labor, and wages. It touches every aspect of our economy, and businesses play a vital role in identifying and halting this heinous crime.
Human trafficking is a complex issue that requires a united and coordinated approach to end it. No single organization, corporation, or government can end this systemic injustice alone—our best hope is an approach that engages all stakeholders.
As such, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Task Force to Eradicate Human Trafficking and the United Way Center to Combat Human Trafficking partnered to produce this special publication to emphasize the important role that the business community and the philanthropic sectors play to thwart this crime.
As the voice of business, the U.S. Chamber’s task force develops toolkits to raise awareness and provide education, hosts programs, and meets with government officials to advocate on behalf of the interests of Chamber members. The task force also offers companies a platform for educating the public about their initiatives to support trafficking victims.
United Way, one of the largest privately funded charities, founded its Center to Combat Human Trafficking to accelerate action, create community-based solutions, galvanize collaboration, and adopt strategies to prevent human trafficking. The organization leverages its global network in 40+ countries and territories to scale the anti-trafficking movement.
This publication presents what business leaders are doing to lead the fight against trafficking. It spotlights anti-trafficking initiatives from worldwide companies such as Deloitte, Delta, Marriott International, Patagonia, and UPS.
In addition, this publication features technological tools—Traffik Analysis Hub, Verité’s CUMULUS Forced Labor Screen™, and Counter Human Trafficking Compliance Solutions Global Rizk Assessment Technology™—that businesses use to map data and supply chains to detect and remedy forced labor.
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About the United Way Worldwide's Center to Combat Human Trafficking
United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. With global reach and local impact, we’re making life better for 48 million people annually. United Way is the world’s largest privately funded nonprofit, working in 95% of U.S. communities and 40 countries and territories.
Human trafficking is a complex issue that requires a united and coordinated approach on behalf of those working to end it. No single organization, corporation, or government can end this systemic injustice alone—our best hope is an approach that unites all stakeholders.
The United Way Center to Combat Human Trafficking was founded in 2015 as a global center to accelerate action. We are working to create effective community-based solutions, galvanize collaboration across sectors, and build public and political will to scale strategies across the world that find, stop, and prevent human trafficking.
We are innovating where needed, uplifting good work already being done, elevating survivor leadership, and utilizing the United Way network to catalyze the anti-trafficking movement.