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Final Results of the Initiative on Hotels and Human Trafficking at the World Cup

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...