Traffickers exploit people through work often for financial gain. Businesses and financial institutions often have complex supply chains, procedures and operations that don’t always prevent human trafficking from happening and protect basic human rights.
Since 2013, STOP THE TRAFFIK has partnered with businesses and financial institutions who wish to address the risk of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains, customers’ accounts and investments, providing them with tools and best practice guidance, tailored to their sector and operating structure, leading to substantial change.
STOP THE TRAFFIK can provide support to businesses in a variety of ways:
- Providing training on the risk of modern slavery for procurement, human resources, and/or operations teams both in-person or through eLearning
- Risk-mapping a business’ supply chain to identify high-risk sectors and suppliers and recommend best practice risk-mitigation
- Conducting policy reviews to ensure processes and procedures concerning recruitment, employment, procurement, and grievances reflect best practice
- Investigating policy implementation to ensure consistency across the company and remedy loopholes
- Develop awareness raising and capacity building materials for employees, suppliers, and customers such as posters, leaflets, and best-practice handbooks
- Host and run community capacity-building events and geo-targeted campaigns in partnership with businesses
The design of these services is flexible to meet a business’ requirements and budget, ensuring that STOP THE TRAFFIK can support all types of businesses. For further information please download our capabilities document.
Currently, STOP THE TRAFFIK is working with several financial institutions, law enforcement agencies, NGOs and University College London to deliver a platform, known as TA Hub 2018, for managed sharing of anti-human trafficking intelligence. This platform has been built pro-bono by IBM Labs and is now in its prototype test form. The aim of this venture is to both improve the capacity of financial institutions to identify trafficking-related money-laundering, but also to further the understanding of trafficking typologies, hotspots, and routes.
Partnership work remains completely confidential as all STOP THE TRAFFIK staff operate under non-disclosure agreements.
STOP THE TRAFFIK can provide support to financial institutions in a variety of ways:
- Presenting a strategic overview of human trafficking and the associated compliance risks to the executive board
- Providing bespoke training on the risk of modern slavery for anti-money laundering, legal and compliance, procurement, human resources, and operations teams both inperson or through eLearning
- Risk-mapping a financial intuition’s supply chain to identify high-risk sectors and suppliers and recommend best practice risk-mitigation
- Working with financial institutions to embed human trafficking typologies and red flags into their current transactions monitoring and know-your-customer compliance systems
- Providing human trafficking intelligence assessments identifying high-risk sectors and locations that overlap the financial institution’s customer and investment portfolio to enable effective risk mitigation
- Delivering thematic reports on sectors and countries which are prevalent in a financial institutions customer and investment portfolio to enable the company to foresee developing human trafficking risks
- Advising on the design and publication of a Modern Slavery Statement in compliance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act (2015)
- Developing awareness raising and capacity building materials for employees, suppliers, and customers such as posters, leaflets, and best-practice handbooks
- Hosting and running community capacity-building events and geo-targeted campaigns in partnership with financial institutions
The design of these services is flexible to meet a company’s requirements and budget, ensuring that STOP THE TRAFFIK can support all types of financial institutions. For further information please download our capabilities document.