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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:

Tech tools to combat human trafficking

Deloitte’s Global Security and Justice practice helps clients make globally informed and locally relevant choices about border management, law enforcement, aviation, trade, and immigration. We offer a tailored combination of capabilities and experiences across functions and industries. This includes due diligence, data analytics, training and awareness, strategy and innovation, supply chain, change management, information management, and process improvement.

Deloitte’s commitment to being a purpose-driven organization is not just the right thing to do. It’s the smart thing for our business, communities, and people.

Pro bono efforts

Deloitte brings together businesses, governments, academia, and social enterprises to stop human trafficking.

Deloitte’s journey began with a Georgetown University symposium on Transforming the Anti-Trafficking Coalition and has grown to encompass a variety of pro bono projects with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), such as Free the Slaves, the Alliance for Freedom, Restoration, and Justice (AFRJ), Wellspring Living, the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, Survivor Alliance, and the Polaris Project.

Deloitte Consulting LLP was recognized with the Excellence in Social & Community Investments Award by Consulting® Magazine for our pro bono work with the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery.

Deloitte has continued to work closely with other organizations, such as AnnieCannons, Inc., where we helped conduct a four-month geographic assessment of six cities to determine potential expansion sites.

AnnieCannons sought to identify a training location to expand its impact for reskilling survivors with critical data science skills. As AnnieCannons implements a transition to scale up and become an independent entity, it will be better positioned to assist survivors on a broader scale, providing sustainable training and employment opportunities.

In addition, Deloitte supported the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in addressing labor violations related to the farmed shrimp value chain in Southeast Asia. Deloitte worked with the Shrimp Task Force, a group of multinational retailers, shrimp suppliers, and NGOs focused on addressing human rights violations within the shrimp supply chain.

To assist WWF, Deloitte documented the information flow in the Thai shrimp supply chain, articulated the business requirements for a software system, identified potential buy-and-build software solutions, and outlined key considerations for the task force to evaluate the success of a traceability software implementation. These findings helped WWF innovate and transform the process for automating and digitizing a traceability system across the farmed shrimp supply chain in Thailand.

Other efforts include assisting the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) in developing a more effective data and information management process. Subsequently, this process empowered the TIP Office to better fulfill its mission and make data-driven policy decisions, give recommendations on leading practices, and support those organizations proven to be successful at fighting modern-day slavery.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had widespread economic impacts, with unprecedented unemployment disproportionately impacting women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other vulnerable populations. It is critical that recovery efforts extend to victims and survivors of human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

Eminence

Deloitte has contributed to the growing body of knowledge on the dynamics of human trafficking and shared leading practices on how businesses, agencies, nonprofits, and individuals can help.

To ensure that the future is more equitable and inclusive, Deloitte acknowledges, elevates, and amplifies survivor voices.


Notable articles includeInclusive Work: Marginalized Populations in the Workforce of the Future; The Freedom Ecosystem: How the Power of Partnership Can Help Stop Modern Slavery; Addressing Human Trafficking Risk in Supply Chains; and Supply Unchained: Fighting Labor Abuse in Your Supply Chains.