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So. Africa: Christian Brothers Investment Services urges eight major hotel chains to take steps to prevent human trafficking; all respond
Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Published on: 16 June 2010
On 21 April 2010 Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS) sent a letter to the CEOs of eight major international hotel chains in South Africa, asking them to report on specific actions they are taking to prevent human trafficking in advance of the World Cup...On 1 June CBIS posted an update on its website announcing that two hotels of the chains – Accor and Carlson – had responded to their inquiry, Intercontinental had sent a response which did not address their concerns, and five of the hotels chains – Best Western, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels, Intercontinental Hotels, NH Hotels, and Starwood Hotels – had not responded at all. On 2 June, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited the five non-responding companies and Intercontinental Hotels to issue responses. Below are the responses and non-responses of those companies...