Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has announced it has launched online curriculum for its 59,000+ employees designed to bring greater awareness to the growing epidemic of human trafficking, the company said.
The course waslaunched to highlight the United Nations´ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.
Southwest Airlines partnered with Polaris, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery, to create and offer this new awareness curriculum for Employees. While Human Trafficking does not always involve the movement, traveling, or transportation of people, statistics suggest that a large percentage of victims are transported via airplane during some portion of their experience. Southwest Employees are being offered an overview of the crime of Human Trafficking, tips on how to identify Human Trafficking, and suggested actions that should be taken, if necessary, to combat suspected instances.
Southwest supports organizations like Polaris, United Against Human Trafficking, and Rethreaded that combat Human Trafficking or support its survivors. Their programs aid in identification, restoration and prevention efforts, and connecting survivors to support services across the country.
Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the US, Polaris acts as a catalyst to systemically disrupt the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom.
United Against Human Trafficking (UAHT) is dedicated to ending Human Trafficking through awareness, education, and outreach.
Rethreaded is a gift company that provides long-term employment coupled with mental health services to survivors of Human Trafficking in Jacksonville, Fla.
Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) operates more than 4,000 weekday departures among a network of 101 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries.