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Major UK hotels Hilton, Shiva join fight against modern slavery

Major UK hotels Hilton, Shiva join fight against modern slavery | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Major hotel groups, including the Hilton and Shiva Hotels, will pledge to examine their supply chains for forced labour, train staff how to spot and report signs of trafficking, and raise awareness of the issue among hotel guests.
From goods made by forced labour to hotels being used to sexually exploit trafficking victims, many hoteliers are on the frontline of the fight against slavery, said campaign head Meenal Sachdev from the Shiva Foundation, an anti-trafficking group funded by Shiva Hotels.

EcoVadis's insight:

The hospitality industry is working hard to end modern slavery. How engaged are you in your industry towards this issue? 

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The Modern Slavery Act: Why Inaction May Be Commercial Suicide | Sustainable Brands

The Modern Slavery Act: Why Inaction May Be Commercial Suicide | Sustainable Brands | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
“Consumers want companies to be more forthcoming on the subject of slavery,” Swenson added. “They want answers to how much brands know about slavery within their businesses and what they are doing to combat it.”
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With growing pressure from consumers and governments, companies from around the world are bound to put in place policies and measures to identify and combat modern slavery in their supply chains. 

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