Investor group issues final report on appeal to hotel chains to take measures to stop human trafficking; Accor and Carlson said to have "leading programs"
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Author: Christian Brothers Investment Services
In April, 2010, Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS)...and 300 investors and faith-based organizations signed a letter...that was sent to major hotels with chains in South Africa to learn about actions being taken to combat human trafficking in advance of The World Cup...Hotels that received the letter were: Accor (brands include Formule1, Mercure, Motel6, Sofitel); Best Western; Carlson (brands include Radisson, Country Inn & Suites – and the company is majority shareholder of The Rezidor Hotel Group, which operates in South Africa); Hilton; Hyatt...; InterContinental (brands include Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza; NH Hoteles; Starwood (brands include Westin and Sheraton)...The points below highlight the major findings and provide recommendations based on CBIS’ review of the hotels’ responses, policies and programs to address human trafficking in South Africa and around the world...
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- Related companies: Accor Best Western Carlson Hilton Holiday Inn (part of InterContinental Hotels) Hyatt InterContinental Hotels NH Hoteles Sofitel (part of Accor) Starwood Hotels
So. Africa: Christian Brothers Investment Services urges eight major hotel chains to take steps to prevent human trafficking; all respond
Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
On 21 April 2010 Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS) sent a letter to the CEOs of eight major international hotel chains in South Africa, asking them to report on specific actions they are taking to prevent human trafficking in advance of the World Cup...On 1 June CBIS posted an update on its website announcing that two hotels of the chains – Accor and Carlson – had responded to their inquiry, Intercontinental had sent a response which did not address their concerns, and five of the hotels chains – Best Western, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels, Intercontinental Hotels, NH Hotels, and Starwood Hotels – had not responded at all. On 2 June, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited the five non-responding companies and Intercontinental Hotels to issue responses. Below are the responses and non-responses of those companies...
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- Related companies: Accor Best Western Carlson Hilton Hyatt InterContinental Hotels NH Hoteles Starwood Hotels