Business Travel and Human Trafficking – Raising Awareness and Making a Difference

Slavery is not a topic that is often thought as a relevant, ongoing epidemic. It’s something we are taught is a part of history, not a travesty currently happening all around us. Unfortunately, slavery and human trafficking are both far from being a part of our past.

This exploitation of men, women and children is something going on in every single state in all 50 states. In fact, more than 27 million people are trafficked across the world every single year.

Thankfully, organizations like ECPAT-USA work tirelessly to help combat human trafficking so we can see modern-day slavery abolished in our lifetime. ECPAT-USA is an organization that aims to end child slavery at the source.

Among many things, they promote corporate responsibility among private companies that have a strong focus in the travel industry. ECPAT-USA then goes on to teach methods to identify and prevent human trafficking in their place of workspace, during business travel, and more.

With such a widespread epidemic, it’s difficult to pinpoint things that the average person can do to make a difference. Thankfully when it comes to fighting human trafficking, there is plenty that you can do to combat it and create awareness. If you’d like to learn more about The Code and ECPAT, how they work together to raise the awareness necessary to end modern day slavery, and what you can do to make a difference click here.

ECPAT-USA is an organization that aims to end child slavery at the source. Among many things, they promote corporate responsibility among private companies that have a strong focus in the travel industry. ECPAT-USA then goes on to teach them ways to identify and prevent human trafficking in their place of business.

CorpTrav, a corporate travel management group, practices responsible, sustainable business travel and tourism by joining together with travel companies from around the world, including Sabre and Delta Airlines in supporting ECPAT-USA. Learn how to become an ECPAT-USA partner here.

By: Amanda Flower
blog.corptrav.com
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