Through legislative advocacy, youth education, community awareness, and private sector engagement, ECPAT-USA is dedicated to protecting every child’s right to grow up free from the threat of trafficking. The US-based arm of ECPAT works with more than 90 other countries worldwide to end child exploitation.

Sonesta sees people from all walks of life come through our doors every single day, and we are vigilant in keeping watch for signs of child trafficking. To that end, we are one of countless tourism companies around the world to have signed The Code, ECPAT-USA’s initiative to provide awareness and tools to the travel industry in an effort to end child exploitation.  When Sonesta signed The Code, we pledged to formally incorporate the safety of children into our day to day operations. You can learn more about our pledge here.

We even took our support on the road last month when we attended the Pharma Forum in New York City. Our booth was buzzing with interested folks from the industry wanting to experience the comforts and culinary delights of Sonesta firsthand. We donated $5.00 to ECPAT-USA for every business card we collected at our booth.

We encourage you to read more about ECPAT’s important work here.