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Marriott International's response to allegations of labour abuse

Author: David Leman, Marriott International, Published on: 26 February 2018

...Upon receipt of your email, the Marriott regional team followed-up with the owning company of the hotel and shared the information provided by the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre [BHRRC].

The following actions were taken:

  • The owning comany of the hotel reached out to the primary contractor, the "Arab Technical Contracting Company", communicating the information provided by the BHRRC
  • On February 8th, the "Arab Technical Contracting Company" communicated the information provided by the BHRRC to the "United Development Company for Design" and required them to submit within two days of receipt of the notification the records and reports concerning health and safety for the last eight months, as well as agree to meet with the Safety Manager for the "Arab Technical Contracting Company" to implement a joint audit on the allegations raised
  • On February 11th, a joint audit was conducted by the "Arab Technical Contracting Company" and "United Development Company for Design"
  • On February 15th, the "United Development Company for Design" provided to the "Arab Technical Contracting Company" employment contracts and all copies of pay slips for workers connected to the building site; the "United Development Company for Design" did not find any violations of HS&E and Labor Law as published by the local newspaper, "Ahdath Al Youm"...

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This is a response from the following companies: Marriott