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Human trafficking

When it comes to global problems like human trafficking, we’re committed to doing our part.

Human trafficking impacts cities around the world, including all forms of transportation. We are deeply committed to safety in the communities we serve, and, as a company that specializes in facilitating transportation, we want to do our part to help end the transportation of trafficked people.

Together we can make a difference

Uber partners with leading anti-trafficking organizations

Uber remains committed to working with the world’s leading anti-trafficking organizations. In April 2016, we announced a partnership with End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography, and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT-USA).

Uber is the first sharing-economy company to sign The Code

The Code is the only voluntary industry-driven set of guidelines focused on helping travel and tourism companies prevent child sex tourism and trafficking. Uber proudly signed The Code, becoming the first company in the sharing economy to officially take the ECPAT-USA pledge.

Using our network to raise awareness

Uber’s online resource to raise awareness about human trafficking

Uber has partnered with ECPAT-USA, the McCain Institute, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to raise awareness through online resources about trafficking among drivers. The goal is to help educate drivers on what human trafficking is, how to spot it, and what to do when you suspect someone is being trafficked. The resources include 2 national hotlines that drivers can call to report any suspected activity.

Drivers make a difference

Uber driver-partners have been heroes, saving people from trafficking situations. One of them is Keith, an Uber partner in California whose awareness and quick thinking during a ride helped him save a 16-year-old girl from sex trafficking.