Every year, hundreds of thousands of women and children are forced into sexual slavery. Other men, women and children are forced to work without pay. This is human trafficking, and it is modern-day slavery.
As major employers of rig workers, refinery workers and corporate personnel, the energy industry can activate its workforce to recognize and report this crime, ultimately bettering the communities it impacts. To activate the industry, we created the Empower Freedom Task Force in order to bring our influence, connections, expertise and resources to bear in combating this crime. Our first order of business is to create a niche-specific training video alongside our partners at Truckers Against Trafficking, who have a proven track record of mobilizing industry on behalf of the most vulnerable. Ultimately, this task force will seek to build local coalitions between industry stakeholders, law enforcement and state agencies to protect our communities, as well as build bridges to freedom by providing victim services to survivors of human trafficking ... but all of this must begin by educating and equipping our workforce to recognize and report this crime effectively, and we want you to join us. Please consider joining the Empower Freedom Task Force today!
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