Download a free new anti-slavery training manual specifically designed for the hotel industry.
Today (18 October) is Anti-Slavery Day, a day which provides an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, and encourage government, local authorities, companies, charities and individuals to do what they can to address the problem.
Slavery and human trafficking are illegal. Yet there are still an estimated 40.3 million people trapped in modern slavery around the world today. In the UK alone, 5,000 people were referred to the authorities as potential slavery victims last year. Nearly one third of them were children.
Shiva Foundation is an organisation that aims to tackle and prevent human trafficking and modern slavery in the UK. It has produced a training manual Stop Slavery Blueprint, specifically for the hotel industry.
The Shiva Foundation says: “This toolkit is intended for the internal use of hotels and other stakeholders in the industry. It has been created as guidance with recommended action and templates throughout to set up strong processes and protocols to address the risks of modern slavery within your business and supply chains.”
Kevin Hyland, UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (2015-2018), says: “I am pleased to see Shiva Foundation taking the lead on tackling modern slavery and human trafficking within the hotel sector. This Blueprint is a robust guide for hotels to take action and I hope to see many within that sector taking it up, and other sectors following the leadership this displays to protect vulnerable people from exploitation.”
For more information and to download the Stop Slavery Blueprint, visit: www.shivafoundation.org.uk/blueprint
The COMBAT Toolkit (endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality)