Beyond Compliance In The Hotel Sector

A Review Of Uk Modern Slavery Act Statements

There is a high-risk of exploitation within the hotel sector due to its vulnerable workforce, complex supply chains with little transparency, and limited oversight from brands and multinational hotel companies as a result of extensive franchising. In the franchising model, hotel brands lend their name and customer care standards to third parties, but usually stipulate far less about the standards they expect for the employment of workers, even in countries where abuse is endemic.To assess how the hotel sector is responding to these risks, this report reviews the statements produced by 71 hotel companies under the UK Modern Slavery Act, which requires companies with a turnover of £36 million to release annual statements on their anti-slavery efforts.

Studies / Research / Report
Minderoo Foundation’s Walk Free Initiative
Australian National University
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
44 pages
United Kingdom
Labour Rights
Modern Slavery
Due Diligence
Risk Assessment