Corporate compass – Ethical Guidelines Against Sexual Exploitation

Corporate compass – Ethical Guidelines Against Sexual Exploitation


Human trafficking for sexual purposes is driven by the demand for sexual services. Studies shows that 80 percent of Swedish citizens’ sex purchases occur abroad and that one third of these occur in connection to business trips. With the project Corporate Compass – Ethical guidelines against sexual exploitation the Swedish Women’s Lobby (SWL) address the demand aspect in the trafficking chain by encouraging Swedish corporations on the international market to incorporate ethical guidelines against sex purchases and trafficking for sexual purposes into their CSR- work. This approach stands to have a normative effect on people’s behavior and convince a large group of individuals to abstain from sexual purchases. The project has reached 200 market-leading corporations and several corporations have initiated a process to develop ethical guidelines against sex trade. SWL has developed information material for corporations, provided proposals on travel policies and codes of conduct and arranged trainings with corporations.


The project started in 2012 and is now finished.
Last review: October 2017.


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