Breaking the Gridlock on Human Trafficking
Human trafficking affects hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. and more than 20 million people globally — yet the crime is often hidden in plain sight. Many traffickers strategically target locations along the nation’s highways, which means that the logistics industry is uniquely situated to help identify and stop the practice. As a global transportation leader that can make a difference in the communities where we live and work, UPS has stepped up its efforts to address human trafficking through stronger policies, employee awareness initiatives, and strategic philanthropic partnerships.
The best chance of making a difference comes from helping law enforcement identify purchasers and victims to curb the illicit demand. UPS has proudly joined forces with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), a Colorado-based nonprofit, whose mission is to saturate trucking and related industries with educational materials and to equip drivers on how to recognize the signs of trafficking.