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Major UK hotels Hilton, Shiva join fight against modern slavery

Author: Lyn Taylor, Reuters (UK), Published on: 29 November 2016

29 Nov 2016

Hotels across Britain are joining forces to fight modern slavery in an initiative to be unveiled on Wednesday that will encourage staff and guests to help spot signs of trafficking in hotel foyers and corridors. Major hotel groups, including the Hilton and Shiva Hotels, will pledge to examine their supply chains for forced labor, train staff how to spot and report signs of trafficking, and raise awareness of the issue among hotel guests. From goods made by forced labor 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."Businesses have a big role to play. It's not just the government's job, it's not just charities working on the ground trying to protect these victims," said Sachdev, who started the Stop Slavery Hotel Industry Network.

 

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