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25 Oct 2017


CORE's response to Hilton

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Thank you for your letter on 13 October in relation to CORE’s recent report on company statements published in compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Hilton’s commitments to transparency and integrity are welcome. I address below the points in your letter.

1) Incomplete document review

In the Methodology section on page 12 of our report we acknowledge that our document reviews may be incomplete [...]

4) Overlooked commitment to labour rights 

The MSA statement does not mention labour rights. There is no link to the Code of Conduct in the MSA statement. Links in the MSA statement to other documents are not functioning. [...]

5) Overlooked structure and identified key risks in the supply chain. 

In our report, we note that Hilton's MSA statement says that 'The supply chain consists of suppliers who sell goods and services to the hotels' and that no specific details are provided. For civil society organisations including CORE and our partners, a comprehensive, relevant statement should include the following information...