Beer Distributors Aid in Combating Human Trafficking
They have a logical advantage in being able to spot the signs of human trafficking
Though it might not seem obvious at first, beer distributors have a logical advantage in being able to spot the signs of human trafficking and report them to state and federal law enforcement agencies. These companies’ employees make deliveries to hundreds of thousands of licensed retail locations across the country, giving them behind-the-scenes access to bars, restaurants, hotels, truck stops, convenience stores, and more—places where human trafficking often occurs.
In a proactive effort to help stop human trafficking, the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s Distributors Against Human Trafficking initiative has already trained 6,000 beer distribution employees to safely spot and report the signs of human trafficking, closing in on its goal of training 10,000 employees by the end of 2021.
“When we began the Distributors Against Human Trafficking initiative in July 2020, distributors were eager to get involved,” said NBWA President and CEO Craig Purser in a press release. “These local business leaders instantly recognized the fight against human trafficking as one where they could play a valuable role.”
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