BEST: Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking aligns and equips leaders to use the power of business to prevent human trafficking.
The BEST Employers Alliance is the first public-private partnership in the nation to work across industries to prevent sex trafficking and sex buying. BEST Employers Alliance Partners have access to a self-assessment tool, detailed BEST Practices, including sample practices by leading employers, vetted policy language, and educational resources. Read more...
BEST works with hotels to:
A lack of alternative employment opportunities is one of the most serious barriers for people seeking freedom from a trafficker.
BEST connects survivors and persons at risk with existing job training programs and potential employers. Read more...
React Mobile is the newest member of the BEST Employers Alliance. The Seattle-based company is an innovative provider of personal safety alarms and a smart phone app.
It is increasingly evident that the vast majority of people buying sex online are employed by businesses. Are businesses recognizing the risks this poses?
"Is Sex Trafficking Happening at Your Workplace?" Paula Wissel, KPLU, September 30.
"K5 News: Stop Employees From Shopping For Sex Online." September 29, 2015.
"New Group Targets People who Solicit Sex Online while at Work". Seattle Times. September 29, 2015.
"Most Johns Hire Sex Workers while on the Job." Kiro 7 News. September 29, 2015.