Investment is a straightforward output metric as companies can easily quantify staff time, resources, and policy change. Additional indicators may be more useful to paint an in-depth picture of how companies are investing and to what degree.
Private sector is the part of the economy, sometimes referred to as the citizen sector, which is owned by private individuals or groups, usually as a means of enterprise for profit, rather than being owned by the state. The sectors that are most vulnerable to trafficking in persons are recruitment sector; sex industry; agriculture; fishing; construction; domestic work; garment industry; manufacturing, processing and packing, transportation (LSI&SOMO, 2015).
Investment can include any activity or group of activities that require a time, in-kind, financial, or organizational commitment.
- Investment in counter trafficking can include:
- Invest (time and/or resources) in conducting a risk assessment to determine the level of exposure to trafficking in persons.
- Invest (time and/ or resources) in developing code of company’s code of conduct or ethics to prevent trafficking in persons in their company and its supply chain.
- Invest (time and/ or resources) in developing recruitment guidelines to prevent abuse and exploitation in recruitment.
- Agree to partner with the project to provide or conduct awareness about trafficking in persons risks and prevention with their staff and supply chain.
- Engage in lobby to increase leverage for reform (by sharing the time and resources).
- Actively run or fund campaigns to prevent trafficking in persons.
- Provide funding or other support for the project to conduct campaigns and activities on CTIP.
- Train or partner with projects to train survivors or employee trainees.
Note: These activities and campaigns must be initiated by or in partnership with the project.