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Mercy Investments has withdrawn a resolution at two trucking companies—Marten Transport and Saia— ”to report on the implementation of a program to address human trafficking internally and in its supply chain.” This is a continuation of a successful effort begun three years ago by ICCR members to recruit a growing number of companies to the initiative Truckers Against Trafficking

The Presbyterian Church (USA) is tackling the problem in the air, and it has withdrawn a proposal at Spirit Airlines after what it calls a “positive response” from the company, including disclosure of its anti-trafficking training materials. The resolution is still pending at JetBlue Airways and asks for the adoption of “a human rights policy including prohibition of sexual exploitation of minors” and a report on its implementation by December 2019.

Looking at the commodities supply chain, As You Sow wants Monster Beverage to issue a report by November “containing the criteria and analytical methodology used to determine its conclusion of ‘minimal risk’ of slavery and human trafficking in its sugarcane supply chain.” This is after Monster came in dead-last, scoring zero, on Know the Chain’s report on forced labor in supply chains.