Encompass Introduces Distributor Tool to Spot and Report Signs of Human Trafficking
Encompass's app integration empowers BevAlc distribution industry workers to report human trafficking sightings while on the job
June 8, 2022
In 2020, the National Human Trafficking Hotline Data Report revealed that the organization received 51,667 substantive phone calls, text messages, webchats or online tip reports nationwide.
In the same year, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) launched Distributors Against Human Trafficking, to help combat human trafficking in the United States.
At Encompass, it's in our ethos to improve the lives of all. To help, we teamed up with the NBWA to offer a first-of-its-kind app integration to empower BevAlc distribution industry workers to report human trafficking sightings while on the job.
The Encompass human trafficking reporting function is integrated into the NBWA’s Pack platform, which is used by one-third of sales reps in the BevAlc industry. When members log into the platform, they can easily click on the Encompass anti-human trafficking icon and quickly report sightings to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
With more than 140,000 beer distribution employees who make sales calls and on-site visits, the industry is uniquely positioned to join the fight to combat human trafficking crimes happening in any community.
“Human trafficking is a worldwide issue and our hearts go out to the families who have been impacted by the crimes of others. This integration is a step in the right direction to help keep each other safe and prevent the awful crime of human trafficking from taking place in our communities.” Jonathan O’Neil, Chief Executive Officer
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