New reports: Risks to migrant workers in Gulf hospitality & construction

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre have today released two new reports looking at how companies are dealing with risks to migrant workers in the Gulf.

Inhospitable: How hotels in Qatar & the UAE are failing migrant workers

  • 10/17 companies fail to show how they tackle risks to migrant workers in Qatar and the UAE
  • Only 3/7 respondents explain how they ensure suppliers in Qatar and the UAE meet their human rights standards
  • Only one company (Hilton) reports checking the human rights standards of its hotel property owners in these countries

On Shaky Ground: Migrant Workers' Rights in Qatar & UAE Construction

  • 71% of construction companies in Qatar and the UAE fail to show how they tackle risks to migrant workers.
  • Just 39% of companies have a public commitment to human rights.
  • Only three companies (BesixMultiplex and Vinci/QDVC) explained how they check subcontractors pay workers on time and in full.
  • No companies report an explicit policy for protecting workers from heat stress.