Global Brands Team Up to Fight Slavery
(CNN) – From Coca-Cola to Microsoft, some of the most recognizable brands in the world of business have joined forces in the fight against human trafficking and slavery.
The International Labor Organization estimates that 21 million people are currently trapped in slavery, with almost every country on the planet affected, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Many of these victims are children, often caught up in sex trafficking and prostitution.
Now a group of corporate titans have decided to take action by forming the Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (gBCAT).
The roll call of blue-chip businesses involved is diverse as it is impressive and includes Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil and Delta Airlines, ManpowerGroup, Carlson, LexisNexis, NXP, Microsoft and Travelport….