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MannpowerGroup has partnered with eight other companies to form the Global Business Coalition Against Trafficking (gBCAT), which provides businesses with tools designed to end all forms of human trafficking.
“Fully engaging the corporate community is a critical step in the war to end modern-day slavery,” said David Arkless, ManpowerGroup's President of Global Corporate and Government Affairs and gBCAT co-chair.
“Human trafficking is a global problem which can only be eradicated by mobilising global solutions. Corporations need to take action, get involved and become part of the solution.”
gBCAT will work to mobilise resources and voices of coalition members to abolish human trafficking across industries.
Founding members include some of the biggest multinationals, such as Carlson, Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, ExxonMobil, LexisNexis, ManpowerGroup, Microsoft, NXP and Travelport.
gBCAT will develop and share best practices for preventing traffickers for entering a company's operations, raising awareness-raising among consumers, suppliers and partners.
ManpowerGroup was the first company to sign the Athens Ethical Principles, which declare a "zero tolerance" policy for working with any entity, which benefits in any way, from human trafficking. Since then, more than 12,000 organisations have followed.