Library for Business Sector

The Walt Disney Company

Statement of Forced Labor and Human Trafficking

Prohibition of all forms of forced labor, including slavery and human trafficking, is a core principle of the company’s Human Rights Policy Statement and is prohibited by its Code of Conduct for Manufacturers.

Thomas M. Cooley Law Review

The Corporate Lawyer, Human Trafficking, and Child Labor: Who’s in Your Supply Chain?

E. Johnson, Jr. — 2013

This Article “[1] articulate[s] the business case for adopting corporate social responsibility principles that build sustainable equity[;] [2] calls the legal community to act by adopting Business Conduct Standards that combat human trafficking and child labor[;] [3] [advocates that] [c]orporate lawyers should care about eliminating human trafficking and child labor from supply chains, advising business clients from a moral perspective under ABA Model Rule 2.1, 42 and making the business case because consumers and investors do care and the regulatory and litigation risks are too great.… Corporations are encouraged to adopt these efforts as an integral part of their business strategies.”

USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP)

The Rise of Mobile and the Diffusion of Technology-Facilitated Trafficking (2012)

M. Latonero, et al. — November 1, 2012

“This investigation indicates that mobile devices and networks have risen in prominence and are now of central importance to the sex trafficking of minors in the United States. While online platforms such as online classifieds and social networking sites remain a potential venue for exploitation, this research suggests that technology facilitated trafficking is more diffuse and adaptive than initially thought. This report presents a review of current literature, trends, and policies; primary research based on mobile phone data collected from online classified sites; a series of firsthand interviews with law enforcement; and key recommendations to policymakers and stakeholders moving forward.”