Maplecroft releases report on the risks posed to business by the human trafficking industry

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31 August 2011

New Maplecroft analysis of human trafficking highlights business risks and mitigation strategies – in-depth report freely available [India]

Author: Maplecroft [UK]

Despite its illegality, human trafficking is a multibillion dollar global business...According to Maplecroft’s Trafficking Index a number of key emerging economies are categorised as ‘extreme risk' countries for trafficking, including China...India...Russia...and Indonesia...[The report's aim is]...to expand understanding of trafficking and the risks it poses to businesses by bringing together existing information on trafficking, as well as suggesting how this data and information can be improved to inform prevention strategies in the future...the report [also] provides specific analysis and maps of trafficking in India, where it is a known widespread problem. [refers to Nike Foundation]

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1 August 2011

[PDF] Trafficking: A global phenomenon with an exploration of India through maps

Author: Alyson Warhurst, Cressie Strachan, Zahed Yousuf & Siobhan Tuohy-Smith, Maplecroft [UK]

[A]pproximately 2.4m men, women and children are internationally and domestically trafficked for the purposes of: commercial sexual exploitation; forced labour; domestic servitude and the removal of organs at any given point in time…Businesses should be aware of the legal, moral and reputational risks that will arise from complicity, either direct or indirect, in human trafficking activities…Included within this analysis is the mapping of reported incidences of trafficking across India, including information sources, transit routes and destination hotspots…[refers to Global Horizons Manpower, Kuoni, TUI StarTour, Thomas Cook, Accor Hotels, Carlson, British Airways, Delta Airlines, Air France, Monsoon, Monsanto, Lanco, Indian Bank, Vodafone, Safaricom, Citibank (part of Citigroup), Commercial Bank of Africa]

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