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UN.GIFT and the Private Sector
The corporate sector can make an invaluable contribution to the prevention of trafficking. It can create opportunities for livelihoods and support organizations that prosecute traffickers and protect victims. Through effective cooperation with governments, civil society and individuals, businesses can disseminate information and create awareness among their workforce. Business coalitions can be formed to encourage the adoption of codes of conduct that keep supply chains and human resource practices free of exploitation and trafficking. Civil society can also be supported through corporate and social responsibility initiatives.
In order to better understand corporate perceptions and concerns regarding human trafficking, raise awareness of the issues, and determine how the UN system can more effectively support business efforts to combat the problem, the UN Global Compact, ILO and UN.GIFT teamed up to produce and administer a ' Private Sector Survey on Human Trafficking'.