Raising awareness with eyes open

Raising awareness with eyes open

Airlines step up the fight against human trafficking.


Finnair takes its responsibilities seriously as a member of the global community. But the global aviation system, unfortunately, can be exploited for the illegal ­trafficking and forced labour of men, women, and children.

Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. Traffickers may use ­different methods to transport their victims to the destination country, including international civil aviation.

“We are fully committed to a resolution denouncing human ­trafficking passed at the last IATA Annual General Meeting. The resolution reaffirms every airlines’ commitment to fighting human trafficking by means of staff training, reporting, and sharing best practices,” says Kati Ihamäki, Director of Sustainability.

Finnair is also committed to ensuring, as far as possible, that there are no forms of slavery and human trafficking within its business and that of its suppliers. The airline uses the SEDEX (­Suppliers Ethical Data Exchange) system in its sourcing processes and operating methods to reduce supply chain risk and is committed to responsible business practices and applicable laws and regulations.

Finnair passengers can find out more from the IATA video, Eyes Open Against Human Trafficking, included in the inflight entertainment menu.

Text Tim Bird


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