RDC Turns Philadelphia’s Boathouse Row Blue to Spread Awareness of Human Trafficking
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RDC, the global leader in compliance screening, observed National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Saturday, January 11 by sponsoring the blue lighting of Philadelphia’s Boathouse Row – one of a number of initiatives by the company to support trafficking victims and eradicate modern slavery.
In a show of support for RDC’s efforts, both direct and through partnerships, to prevent human trafficking, RDC employees wore blue to the company’s headquarters in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania as well as in company offices across the globe. As the leading provider of anti-money laundering software, RDC’s solutions play a key role in helping major financial institutions and fintechs prevent criminal networks from funding illicit activity. This includes screening for human trafficking violations.
“We’re proud to take part in this nationwide observance for human trafficking awareness,” said RDC CEO Tom Walsh. “As a company, we know how widespread the issue of modern slavery is both here and abroad, and we understand that combatting this terrible practice requires a broad coalition of stakeholders to stand vigilant against bad actors. That’s why we pursue partnerships and initiatives to support these efforts.”
In addition to providing the technological tools that help financial institutions and fintechs prevent human traffickers and other bad actors from accessing banking services, RDC has partnered with several anti-human-trafficking organizations to support their efforts to prevent modern slavery and aid its victims. These organizations include the Polaris Project and ASSET Campaign, both of which are based in the United States, as well as the United Kingdom-based charity Unseen. RDC has worked with each to raise awareness of their work and offer insights and technological expertise to further their operations.
“As an organization we’re passionate about preventing the spread of human trafficking,” said RDC Global Head of Marketing Terese Fernandez. “This is a core issue for our clients and one that we emphasize in our solutions, as well as with a number of extraordinary organizations dedicated to this issue. We will continue supporting their efforts in order to eradicate modern slavery.”
RDC, the Smarter Screening™ company prevents criminal infiltration of the world’s financial systems by delivering automated, intelligent customer screening and decision-ready intelligence. RDC supports more than 1,000 organizations and 35,000 compliance professionals across more than 100 countries in strengthening their KYC/AML, fraud and Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) protection, ensuring sanctions and watchlist compliance, protecting their brand and reputation and managing supply chain and vendor risks. Founded by 20 of the world’s leading financial institutions, today RDC is a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company.