The Florida Chamber Safety Council is on a mission to make Florida the safest, healthiest and most sustainable state in America, and ending human trafficking plays a big part in achieving our mission.
The state ranks third in human trafficking cases in the U.S., with more than 11,500 situations identified in 2019 alone. In light of that fact, Attorney General Ashley Moody recently announced creation of a new training initiative campaign to end human trafficking, the 100 Percent Club.
The 100 Percent Club is a partnership between Florida companies and the Florida Ofﬁce of the Attorney General that recognizes businesses for training employees on the signs of human trafﬁcking and for providing quick reference resources to spot suspicious activity and report it.
Anyone could be a victim, as human trafficking knows no limits. This modern-day slavery claims victims of all ages, sex, ethnicities and demographics. By raising awareness and providing training to identify physical and verbal signs of human trafficking, lives are saved and Florida becomes safer.
By participating in the 100 Percent Club, the Florida Chamber Safety Council and other Florida job creators are showing that we are 100% committed to training our employees, to providing employees with a quick reference resource to easily report human trafﬁcking, and to raising public awareness.
We applaud the first members of Attorney General Moody’s 100 Percent Club, which include PGT Innovations, one of the largest private-sector employers in Sarasota County, and Landstar Systems, Inc., one of the largest trucking companies in Florida. The Florida Chamber Safety Council and The Moore Agency are also uniting Florida business leaders around this initiative.
Every day, the Florida Chamber Safety Council works with Florida companies to provide safety solutions that match the needs of every business through an extensive training program, offering a suite of training solutions which includes private 1-on-1 trainings to its employees, public trainings hosted across Florida, and an online, remote training platform.
Since increased awareness and education is vital for prevention, Attorney General Moody and the Florida Alliance to End Human Trafficking will be partnering with Florida businesses, to set a goal of 100,000 individuals completing our human trafficking course in 2022. We ask all Florida job creators to do the same.
To learn more about this initiative and to access other safety resources, please visit www.FLChamberSafety.com/Resources.