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Delta Air Lines continues to harness its global reach and 75,000+ employees to fight human trafficking.
Delta began fighting human trafficking in 2011 by becoming the first and only airline to sign the Code of Conduct supported by End Child Prostitution, Pornography, and Trafficking (ECPAT). The following year it was one of 12 founding companies of the Global Business Coalition against Human Trafficking. In 2013, Delta adopted the Human Rights Abuses policy, establishing zero tolerance for any activities related to trafficking.
In 2016, Delta created a cross-divisional human trafficking council to expand support of trafficking prevention and with partner Polaris launched the #GetOnboard anti-human trafficking campaign to focus on five key areas of influence: training, volunteering, legislation, customers, and partnerships.
Delta implemented the Blue Lightning computer-based training to help frontline employees identify and report potential cases of human trafficking and guided by Polaris created mandatory anti-human trafficking training for flight attendants. To date, more than 56,000 employees worldwide have been trained to remain alert to possible trafficking situations in airports, on flights, and in their communities. In addition, Delta has held anti-human trafficking events for employees with partners ECPAT, Freedom United, Polaris, and Street Grace.
Delta offers opportunities in 13 cities for employees to volunteer locally, supporting survivors through Freedom Rings, Freedom United, Street Grace, and Wellspring Living. The airline also collaborated with local officials in Atlanta and Minneapolis to educate and engage individuals when each city hosted the Super Bowl.
Delta rallied approximately 150 employees to attend Lobby Day in 2019 in its home state of Georgia to lobby for GA House Bill 234: the Anti-Human Trafficking Protective Response Act. The company also hosts fly-in events in Washington, D.C., for employees to petition government officials for laws to support survivors.
Serving more than 200 million people a year, Delta raises passenger awareness of human trafficking