The private security sector is one of the fastest growing in the world, as security guards are increasingly hired to guard factories, office buildings, extractive worksites, residential facilities, transport hubs, and hotels, in addition to military and other government facilities. Migrant workers are often hired for these positions and, as such, a risk of human trafficking exists.
With support from the U.S. Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Verité has developed a suite of tools that provides guidance and assistance on combating human trafficking in supply chains to actors in the private security sector, particularly private security companies. These tools will also be useful to any company having facilities within its supply chain where private security workers are present. The new tools incorporate tailored guidance in light of sector-specific dynamics such as how security personnel are recruited and hired, the types of work personnel perform, and the conditions and varied circumstances under which they perform that work.
To learn more, see the tools, and watch a video of the launch webinar, visit responsiblesourcingtool.org/privatesecurity.
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