BEST provides businesses with tools and resources so every employee can take steps to help stop human trafficking.
Resources for All Businesses
BEST helps businesses grow their corporate responsibility programs to include sex trafficking and labor trafficking awareness and prevention. Often employers are unaware their employees may be soliciting sex from trafficking victims using company time, property, or resources. Traffickers also use business products, services, and even premises to commit their crimes. This creates financial and legal risk for every company, as well as risk to brand reputation. Preventing human trafficking is not only socially responsible, it’s also a smart business decision. BEST provides resources to help employers create a company culture that is firmly anti-trafficking.
BEST offers a free online self-assessment tool to help business leaders determine the opportunities where their organization can take additional steps to protect human trafficking victims and their business. The assessment focuses on three primary areas: internal policies and practices, philanthropy, and jobs. BEST offers professional consultation to advise and assist business leaders in taking these steps.
BEST also offers online training or in-person training so that every employee understands that sex buying is not a victimless crime and learns how they can help prevent the exploitation of society’s most vulnerable people.
Resources for Hotels
BEST helps hotel employees learn how to recognize the indicators of human trafficking activity. Human traffickers often use hotels as the site of their crimes, but diligent hotel employees who have been trained to recognize and report a potential trafficking situation can make all the difference in the life of someone who has been trafficked.
BEST offers a comprehensive hotel training course, Inhospitable to Human Trafficking (ITT), which was developed specifically for hospitality training. ITT explains the truth about human trafficking to help hotel staff understand that human trafficking is not a victimless crime—trafficking is the exploitation of vulnerable people that leads to severe abuse, trauma, and violence. When human trafficking happens on hotel properties, it is dangerous for victims, employees, and other guests of the hotel. BEST’s ITT training explains, in detail, how hotel employees can recognize the signs of trafficking and report potential situations to management. The training is available in English or Spanish.
BEST also provides print materials to help raise awareness in hotels. This includes back-of-house human trafficking awareness posters for employee break rooms, and indicator cards that list the potential warning signs for various hospitality professions. These materials can be ordered below.
Print Materials for Hotels