Human trafficking is a global problem affecting millions of people each year who are illegally lured into forced labor and sexual exploitation through force, fraud, or coercion. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security estimates that human trafficking is second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable form of transnational crime, generating billions of dollars a year in illicit profit. All victims of trafficking share one essential experience: the loss of freedom.
Businesses today are increasingly global, meaning that it is no longer a matter of if a business will come into contact with human trafficking but when. So it is important to be prepared. Working together, businesses can draw on the following best practices to identify signs of human trafficking and put steps in place to stop it.
It’s not just good business practice, but it’s the right thing to do.
Use this toolkit to join the fight to stop human trafficking: