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Partner with trucking carriers trained with Truckers against Trafficking (TAT)


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SDG Alignment

8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

SDG Target


Target Description

Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by end of 2025 end child labour in all forms.

Level of Effort

Level of Effort Scale


1 -Quick Wins: solution involves adding criteria for the good or service being purchased (ex: certifications), minimal internal process changes.

2 -Long Term Adoption: solution requires some changes to internal processes and/or more capital investment (ex: digital transformation to reduce paper use).

3 – Disruptive Opportunities: requires significant investment and changes to internal processes (ex: retrofitting building)

Category Assessment

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•Analyze all major trucking lines used throughout the organization, for example transportation when moving raw materials, products to market, and equipment. Take note if operations are conducted in known human trafficking corridors.

•Use TAT and government resources to identify what the legal definition of human trafficking is and how your organization is at-risk from an industry-centric point of view. This is paramount within extractive industries as there is a proven link to extractive activities and human trafficking.

Opportunity Identification 

Business: Avoid reputational harm and liability from a human-trafficking incident. Discourage illegal and unethical behaviour within the organization.

Sustainability: Help at-risk persons out of exploitative situations. Climate change and human-trafficking are closely linked, as scarce resources and the growing rate of climate-induced natural disasters leave millions vulnerable and displaced each year. Resultantly, the number of those forced into modern slavery has risen significantly in the last five years.

Strategy Build & Execution

•Adopt an anti-trafficking internal policy focused on demand-reduction with appropriate repercussions for those found guilty of engaging with trafficked persons. This may include termination and involvement of law enforcement.

•Set annual targets for the number of those within your organization that are TAT trained, beginning with those with Commercial Driver’s Licenses if applicable.

•Create a company-wide stance against human trafficking by showing TAT training videos at safety meetings.

•Support those affected by human trafficking by donating to the United Nations Victims of Human Trafficking (UNVTF) to provide necessities, access to justice, and psychological support.

Supplier Negotiation & Contract

•Require that all 3PLs are TAT trained and comply with your organization’s internal anti-trafficking policies in your services agreement.

Supplier Performance & Management

•Require that all logistic partners (contract logistics, 3PLs) are TAT trained and registered, and comply with your organization’s internal anti-trafficking policies.

•Register your organization as TAT partner to encourage industry collaboration against human trafficking.

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