Corporate Social Responsibility
Fighting Sex Trafficking
Sex trafficking can happen anywhere, including hotel rooms across the U.S.
When Nix first learned about sex trafficking from a concerned client, we quickly realized we had the travel industry expertise to make a real difference for victims. In 2012, we began educating the meeting industry and the public on the issue of sex trafficking, leading the charge among meeting planners worldwide.
We initiated and signed the first-ever Meeting Planners Code of Conduct with ECPAT-USA in January, 2012. For the last three years, we have been one of less than 20 U.S. companies honored by ECPAT-USA as a Top Member of The Code for “exceptional work to integrate child protection practices into their businesses in 2015.”
In 2014, we created the social action organization Exchange Initiative presented the IGNITE: Sparking Action Against Sex Trafficking conference. Two years later, we launched the incredibly popular free mobile app TraffickCam, which empowers travelers to photograph their hotel rooms and upload them to a national law enforcement database.
We inform management of every hotel where they do business about the issue of trafficking and empower our clients with simple ways they can make a difference when they do business. We invite you to download the free TraffickCam app and visit Exchange Initiative and learn how you can make a real difference in the fight against sex trafficking. For more information, contact Molly Hackett at MHackett@nixassoc.com or (314) 645-1455.
63% of child sex trafficking survivors were advertised online at some point during their trafficking situation.
The first time we helped law enforcement identify a hotel where a trafficked child had been photographed, we knew how valuable our travel experience would be in the fight against sex trafficking.
Most people are shocked to learn about underage sex trafficking but, once you know, you can make a real difference in a young person’s life.
Open your hearts, open your eyes. There are going to be things that are hard to look at, but there is a way to fix that. And you are that way.
Exchange Initiative has reached tens of millions across the U.S. and around the world with messages and tools to help fight sex trafficking.