Starting The Conversation: Human Trafficking

Georgia Pacific

“Everyone has the ability to learn, contribute and succeed if they have the freedom and opportunity to do so” ‐ Charles Koch

Why Does Human Trafficking Matter to GP?

Human trafficking is a form of modern‐day slavery and is the fastest growing criminal activity in the United States. It’s an incredibly complex issue spanning across continents, but ultimately, it’s the exploitation of people and includes sex trafficking of children and adults, forced labor and domestic servitude.

The world of human trafficking follows the drug trade as the second-largest illegal industry in the world and is eroding our societal well-being and is negatively impacting our communities. Societal barriers, such as human trafficking, take away from our freedoms. When these barriers are lifted, change is possible, and progress happens.

GP is committed to being involved in the fight against human trafficking by providing employees with additional training and donating $50,000 to The International Human Trafficking Coalition in conjunction with The National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

How Can You Become Involved?

  • Volunteer or get involved with a local anti‐trafficking organization in your area by clicking here.
  • Help to pass the Visa transparency anti‐trafficking act of 2018: Call on the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to ensure temporary visa holders receive the protections they need. Check out these websites to get started:
  • Be able to identify and take action against trafficking through a very user‐friendly 20-minute training module by clicking here, .

Click on the video to see an expert panel, moderated by GP’s CEO Christian Fischer, discuss the human trafficking crisis.