Resource Center

The Resource Center provides existing studies, websites, tools, databases and further information on Human Rights in general, and with focus on tourism. 

If you know further resources, please info [at] humanrights-in-tourism [dot] net (subject: Resource%20Center) (let us know) and we are glad to add them. 

A Toolkit for Communicating Food Waste to Guests

his open-source toolkit can be used according to your organization’s needs. Some people may make use of the turnkey messages included, while others will find inspiration to create their own branded campaigns. The toolkit is designed to help anyone who makes decisions on how to talk to guests about the topic of food waste.
WWF
Environment
Hospitality
41 pages

Accessibility and Inclusive Tourism Development In Nature Areas

Compendium of Best Practices

This publication showcases examples of good practices on accessible tourism in natural areas, and sheds light on critical topics such as the proper diagnosis, design and criteria of accessibility plans, private-public collaboration schemes and funding mechanisms, which are just some of the key factors and barriers that exist today to make nature-based tourism more inclusive for all.
World Tourism Organization [UNWTO]
Tourism Development
Disability Rights
Diversity & Inclusion
Environment
78 pages

Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments

The primary audience for this Toolkit is any kind of company facing security and human rights challenges in complex environments. The Toolkit will be useful for company staff working in a wide range of functions, in particular those dealing with security, government relations, business and human rights, corporate social responsibility, community relations, and legal issues.
The International Committee of the Red Cross [ICRC]
Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance [DCAF]
Risk Assessment
Stakeholder Engagement
Peace and Conflict
Crisis Management
200 pages

Beyond Pride

The Rights of LGBTI People and the Corporate Responsibility to Respect

The resource is not intended to provide exhaustive guidance on the topic; rather, it is to help enable more comprehensive discussions about the role of business in preventing and addressing risk to LGBTI people in their workforce, amongst consumers, in the communities and contexts where they operate and across their operations and value chain.
Shift
L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+
Diversity & Inclusion
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
18 pages

Black Lives Matter & Business

The objective of this document is to support businesses wishing to positively contribute to the Black Lives Matter movement and make their workplaces better, especially for their Black colleagues and future Black recruits. It provides a business case to support the moral case for an inclusive workplace; identifies key challenges; suggests solutions, acknowledging that one size does not fit all; and signposts resources that can provide deeper understanding.
Global Compact Network UK
Diversity & Inclusion
Equality
24 pages

Checked Out

Migrant Worker Abuse in Qatar’s World

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (the Resource Centre) invited 19 hotel companies, representing more than 100 global brands with over 80 properties across Qatar, to participate in a second survey on their approach to safeguarding migrant workers’ rights in the country
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Modern Slavery
Migrant Workers
Hospitality
37 pages

Child Labour

Global estimates 2020, trends and the road forward

What the report tells us is alarming. Global progress against child labour has stalled for the first time since we began producing global estimates two decades ago. In addition, without urgent mitigation measures, the COVID-19 crisis is likely to push millions more children into child labour. These results constitute an important reality check in meeting the international commitment to end child labour by 2025.
International Labour Organization [ILO]
United Nations [UN]
Children's Rights
Labour Rights
Modern Slavery
88 pages

Conflict Prevention Tool

Developing Multi-Stakeholder Strategies

The tool is designed to be practical, non-prescriptive, and user-friendly, to facilitate smooth integration into existing business processes and to improve corporate risk assessments. The tool is particularly relevant for companies with operations in fragile and conflict affected contexts, but the time required for the conflict analysis will vary based on each company’s unique conflict analysis requirements and the number of stakeholders included in consultations.
Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance [DCAF]
Crisis Management
Peace and Conflict
Stakeholder Engagement
18 pages

COVID-19 and Tourism - An Update

Assessing the economic consequences

Tourism is one of the sectors most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, the number of international tourist arrivals declined by 84 per cent between March and December 2020 compared with the previous year, according to data observed by UNWTO. Based on a range of tourist arrivals’ projections, the report quantifies the potential economic effects of the contraction in tourism in 2021. The indirect effects are significant.
United Nations [UN]
COVID-19
Tourism Development
23 pages

Destination 2030

Tourism changes people | regions | the world

In over 60 projects being implemented around the world By the Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Giz) Gmbh, tourism plays a role in the sustainable development of entire regions. Discover five of these projects in this magazine.
Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit [GIZ]
Tourism Development
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
Sustainability
24 pages

Encouraging Sustainable Tourism Practice

We believe that this handbook will support European destinations in their efforts to build a tourism sector that is more respectful of the environment and that will equally benefit local economies and communities in the years to com
European Travel Commission [ETC]
Sustainability
Tourism Development
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
134 pages

Gender Diversity in Unternehmen Strategisch Erreichen

Ein Diskussionsbeitrag des Deutschen Global Compact Netzwerks und der AllBright Stiftung

Unternehmen verpassen wichtige Chancen, wenn Frauen nur Nischenpositionen im Arbeitsmarkt zugewiesen bekommen, in Führung unterrepräsentiert sind und eine schlechtere Bezahlung als Männer erhalten. Denn es gibt Belege dafür, dass ein Geschlechtermix in Führungspositionen mit höheren Aktienkursen und Chancen auf höhere Gewinne verbunden ist. Auch im öffentli­chen Sektor ist ein ähnlicher Effekt zu beobachten, wenn Frauen auf allen Ebenen und in allen Entscheidungsprozessen mitwirken.
Global Compact Network Germany
AllBright
Diversity & Inclusion
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment
Gender
Equality
13 pages

Gender Inequalities In The Tourism Labour Market

This report aims to state the issue on the tourism labour market with a gender perspective through a critical viewpoint. Thus, the present paper is positioned as a first approximation of scientific knowledge to this field with case studies that exemplify the different contexts. More specifically, this research includes 15 manifestations of gender inequality based on the previous work of Ernest Cañada (Moreno and Cañada, 2018; Cañada, 2019a).
Alba Sud
L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment
Gender
Equality
Labour Rights
Hospitality
42 pages

Human Rights and Biodiversity

Key Messages

This document highlights the key human rights obligations and responsibilities with respect to biodiversity-related agreements, policies, strategies and actions.
United Nations [UN]
Environment
Sustainability
General Human Rights Information
8 pages

Human Rights Due Diligence - Training Facilitation Guide

. This material does not intend to be the standard on HRDD training guides. Instead, it aims to enrich the enabling environment for greater uptake of HRDD, so that enterprises, business consultancies and associations, as well as civil society organizations and government regulators, can speak the same language and articulate a pathway forward together.
United Nations [UN]
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
Due Diligence
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
76 pages

Human Rights Due Diligence and COVID-19

A Rapid Self-Assessment for Business

UNDP has designed a simple and accessible tool, Human Rights Due Diligence and COVID-19: Rapid Self-Assessment for business (C19 Rapid Self-Assessment), to help businesses consider and manage the human rights impacts of their operations. This non-exhaustive list of potential actions allows for rapid but continuous reflection on the human rights risks and impacts common to many industries.
Business and Human Rights Asia-Pacific [B+HR]
COVID-19
Risk Assessment
Due Diligence
Impact Assessment
12 pages

Implementing Effective Modern Slavery Grievance Mechanisms

A Guidance Note for Business

This Guidance Note (the guide) aims to provide practical advice to support businesses at all stages of designing and implementing effective business-led grievance mechanisms to hear and address complaints about modern slavery in their operations and their supply chains.
Global Compact Network Australia
Modern Slavery
Grievance Mechanisms
Labour Rights
Supply Chain
15 pages

Inclusion and tourism

Analysis and practical approaches for development cooperation projects

Tourism has particular potential for promoting inclusion and, as a result, contributing to sustainable develop­ment in emerging and developing countries. This manual is intended to provide the encouragement and support needed to take on the challenges and opportunities of developing inclusive tourism. It identifies the most important measures, provides inspiring examples and gives guidelines for systematic implementation.
Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit [GIZ]
Diversity & Inclusion
Tourism Development
92 pages

Inclusive & Accessible Travel Guidelines

A number of issue areas within accessible travel were considered when compiling these guidelines namely, developing a system for inclusivity and accessibility; offering accessible travel products, services and facilities; providing accurate, detailed and comprehensive accessibility information; marketing to people with disabilities actively and effectively; training staff on inclusivity and accessibility and including people with disabilities in operational decisions.
World Travel & Tourism Council
Disability Rights
Diversity & Inclusion
8 pages

Indicator Design Tool

A People-Centered Approach to Measuring the Progress and Effectiveness Of Human Rights Initiatives and Programs

The Indicator Design Tool is a resource that can be used by business practitioners –and other stakeholders, to develop targets and indicators focused on better outcomes for people. The Tool can help users learn about what is working and why in order to make evidence-based decisions on how to allocate resources, adjust programs and ultimately, deliver improved outcomes for workers, consumers and communities.
Shift
Human Rights Risk Assessment [HRRA]
Human Rights Policy
45 pages

Lessons Learned Report

Advancing Inclusive SDG Data

This report captures some of the learnings generated through the process. We hope that you, dear reader, find useful insights and ideas, and that other countries can learn from this experience for the future.
Danish Institute for Human Rights [DIHR]
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
45 pages

Making Money Local

Can Protected Areas Deliver Both Economic Benefits and Conservation Objectives?

This report, which focuses on the direct economic benefits of protected areas, is part of a programme, starting in 2003,1 on wider benefits of area-based conservation to human society, including contributions to food and water security, disaster risk reduction, human health, recreational, cultural and spiritual concerns.
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Environment
Sustainability
Community Impact
112 pages

Mandatory Covid Vaccines and Human Rights

What’s Expected of Your Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a complex human rights situation – how to protect the human rights to health and life while not disproportionately infringing on other human rights, such as the rights to work, move freely and assemble. As the pandemic continues to intensify, several Australian businesses are considering mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for employees.
Pillar Two
COVID-19
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
1 pages

Modern slavery SME Toolkit

A practical guide for SMEs on how to mitigate the risk of modern slavery in their operations

This summary document provides an overview of the risks and opportunities for SMEs and signposts to tools and activities SMEs can use in addressing modern slavery risk within their business. It is meant to be read alongside the Modern Slavery SME Toolkit which provides more detailed guidance and associated tools allowing users to follow a logical order in identifying the risk and progressively moving through mitigation steps.
Shiva Foundation
STOP THE TRAFFIK
Modern Slavery
Labour Rights
Risk Assessment
Due Diligence
16 pages

Nine Business Practices for Improving Safety and Health Through Supply Chains and Building a Culture of Prevention and Protection

The International Labour Organization and the United Nations Global Compact have identified nine business practices to improve safety and health through supply chains and create a culture of prevention and protection.
UN Global Compact
Supply Chain
Human Rights Policy
Labour Rights
21 pages

Off the hook? How business lobbies against liability for human rights and environmental abuses

Corporate lobbyists are fighting a proposed EU law that seeks to hold companies accountable for human rights abuses and environmental destruction. While some employ outright hostility and are clear that they don’t want the law in the first place, more insidious are those companies that while appearing cooperative, seek to fatally fatally weaken the rules.weaken the rules.
Friends of the Earth Europe
European Coalition for Corporate Justice [ECCJ]
Corporate Europe Observatory
Supply Chain
Due Diligence
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
Environment
23 pages

Preventing Human Trafficking

An Action Framework for the Travel & Tourism Sector

Given the importance of this issue and the dedication of many World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Member organisations to end human trafficking, WTTC formed a Human Trafficking Taskforce which was launched at the Global Summit in Seville, Spain4 To help eradicate human trafficking, the Taskforce developed an action framework which focuses on raising awareness, education and training, advocacy, and support.
World Travel & Tourism Council
Human Trafficking
Sexual Exploitation/Sexual Harassment
Modern Slavery
19 pages

Preventing Illegal Wildlife Trade

Guidelines for the Travel & Tourism sector on the integration of the WTTC Declaration on Illegal Wildlife Trade and Zero Tolerance Policy

This document seeks to provide the Travel & Tourism sector with additional guidance on how to best address IWT. It not only aims to help interpret the 12 Commitments of the WTTC Buenos Aires Declaration and the related IWT Zero Tolerance Policy, but also to demonstrate how it applies to the different business types within the sector. Specifically: what to look for, what to avoid, and how to engage customers and supplier.
World Travel & Tourism Council
Environment
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
22 pages

RC_194_Sustainable Tourism: A Tool to Promote Sustainable Local Development in Thailand

The objective of this study is to examine the role of sustainable tourism in sustainable local development in Thailand. For this purpose, the relationship between sustainable tourism, economic activity, cultural promotion, community welfare and sustainable local development was examined. Primary data were collected to examine the relationship between variables. A questionnaire survey was used for data collection.
International Journal of Crime
Law and Social Issues
Sustainability
Tourism Development
Community Impact
13 pages

Reporting under the UK Modern Slavery Act

A factsheet for the hospitality industry

This factsheet has been compiled to help hotels respond to the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 Transparency in Supply Chains clause. It may be used as a supplement to the UK Home Office guidance –Transparency in the Supply Chain: a Practical Guide–issued in October 2015.
Sustainable Hospitality Alliance
Modern Slavery
Human Trafficking
Hospitality
COVID-19
Supply Chain
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
National Action Plan
14 pages

Rethinking Single Use Plastic Products in Travel & Tourism

Impacts, Management Practices and Recommendations

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) undertook research to better understand Travel & Tourism’s specific contribution to SUPPs and how sector actors can and are decreasing Travel & Tourism’s environmental impact caused by SUPPs. This report highlights some of the key challenges that still need to be addressed to contribute to a more sustainable future, including the impact of COVID-19 prevention measures on sustainability goals.
United Nations [UN]
Sustainability
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
COVID-19
Environment
48 pages

Science-Based Target Setting for the Aviation Sector

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) helps companies understand how much and how fast they have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by to align with the goals of the Paris agreement - to limit warming to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C. This document provides guidance on how airlines and users of aviation services should set targets aligned with a well-below 2°C ambition (the goal of the Paris agreement).
WWF
Environment
Climate Change
36 pages

Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2021

Demanding justice beyond rhetoric

This Spotlight Report describes the highly uneven socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis and analyses the policy responses to it. It explores beyond the rhetoric, highlighting deepening inequalities, self-serving and hypocritical policies and governance failures at national and international level. Addressing the imbalance in global vaccine production and distribution, the report also examines a few key areas where political and structural changes are necessary to correct the limited and a
Global Policy Forum
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
COVID-19
Sustainability
Crisis Management
96 pages

Stepping up: Protecting collective land rights through corporate due diligence

A guide for global businesses, investors and policy makers

This Guide provides resources, recommended steps, and practical tools for the conduct of effective human rights due diligence by downstream and investor companies in order to meet corporate responsibilities to uphold and protect indigenous peoples’ rights, particularly collective land and associated rights.
Forest Peoples Program
Human Rights Policy
Due Diligence
Supply Chain
Indigenous Peoples / Minorities Rights
Land Rights
105 pages

Sustainable Recovery

Building on Human Rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Lab Report

The Sustainable Recovery Lab was organised in conjunction with the 3rd intersessional meeting of the Human Rights Council, focusing on Human Rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Sustainable Recovery Lab, which took place on 14th January 2021, discussed how to operationalise this blueprint for Sustainable Recovery.
Danish Institute for Human Rights [DIHR]
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
Sustainability
17 pages

Sustainable Tourism Implementation

A Framework and Toolkit to support national approaches

This handbook is for European National Tourism Organisations (NTOs), to support efforts to develop national approaches that advance sustainable tourism. It is intended as a practical document to aid implementation, for all European nationals regardless of where they are on their sustainability journey. It is intended to support both those NTOs considering a national certification scheme, and those who are not, to advance national efforts to improve sustainability outcomes.
European Travel Commission [ETC]
Sustainability
Tourism Development
Tourism Stakeholder
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
53 pages

The Belvera B2B travel sustainability report 2021

Sustainability reporting in B2B travel’s top 350 companies globally

Welcome to the Belvera B2B travel sustainability report 2021. Just like many reports that have come before it, this one shows that yes our particular sector – the B2B travel sector – is performing woefully when it comes to embracing sustainability. Therefore we hope this report and its recommendations drives your B2B travel company to up its sustainability game, something our grandchildren will benefit from whether right now you are a leader or a laggard.
Belvera Partners
Sustainability
Tourism Stakeholder
Business Travel
28 pages

The climate crisis is a child rights crisis

Introducing the children´s climate risk index

This report provides the first comprehensive view of children’s exposure and vulnerability to the impacts of climate change through the Children’s Climate Risk Index (CCRI). While the outlook is very concerning, there is room for action and optimism.
UNICEF
Climate Change
Children's Rights
Risk Assessment
128 pages

The Future of Nature-Based Tourism

Impacts of COVID-19 and paths to sustainability

This report examines the impacts of COVID-19 on nature-based tourism – tourism that uses natural resources in a wild or undeveloped form for the purpose of enjoying undeveloped natural areas or wildlife. This includes both non-consumptive and consumptive tourism, including hunting. It also explores the recovery strategies for reopening safely and reestablishing a sustainable and resilient tourism sector.
Luc Hoffmann Institute
Environment
COVID-19
Tourism Stakeholder
Sustainability
53 pages

The world’s worst countries for workers Executive Summary

The 2021 Global Rights Index documents a shameful roll call of governments and companies who have pursued an anti-union agenda in the face of workers who have stood on the front line providing essential work to keep economies and communities functioning.
International Trade Union Confederation [ITUC]
COVID-19
Labour Rights
Modern Slavery
62 pages

Tourism and Human Rights: A Complex Relationship

The objective of this article is to contribute to the understanding and discussion of the relationship between human rights and tourism. This topic has emerged, above all, in the wake of the discussion on ethics and social responsibility, frequently in a very polarized way in some public debate, and in very generic and non-discussed terms in declarations of intergovernmental organizations. It takes more than that.
Ferraz J.
Serpa S.
General Human Rights Information
15 pages

Tourism and visitation to protected areas amid COVID-19

Guidance for protected area authorities and managers

Managers of protected areas that usually have visitors are under pressure to provide facilities safely, but there are challenges to doing so given rapidly changing conditions and new health and safety requirements. The purpose of this document is to provide pragmatic guidance to protected area managers and authorities on operating tourism safely amid the COVID-19 crisis.
European Commission
COVID-19
15 pages

UNWTO Inclusive Recovery Guide - Sociocultural Impacts of COVID-19

Issue 3: Women in tourism

The UNWTO Inclusive Recovery Guides on the sociocultural impacts of COVID-19 are living guidelines, subject to revision as the health situation evolves and more information becomes available on the most effective ways to make tourism inclusive and accessible for all.
World Tourism Organization [UNWTO]
COVID-19
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment
Equality
Diversity & Inclusion
12 pages

UNWTO Inclusive Recovery Guide - Sociocultural Impacts of COVID-19

Issue 4: Indigenous Communities

The UNWTO Inclusive Recovery Guides on the sociocultural impacts of COVID-19 are living guidelines. The document is subject to revision as the health situation evolves and more information becomes available on the most effective ways to make Indigenous tourism inclusive, fair and accessible for all
World Tourism Organization [UNWTO]
COVID-19
Indigenous Peoples / Minorities Rights
Diversity & Inclusion
12 pages

Welche Auswirkungen hat die Covid-19-Pandemie auf die sexuelle Ausbeutung von Kindern?

ECPAT International hat schon im April 2020 in einer Zusammenstellung erste Anhaltspunkte formuliert, wie sich die COVID-19-Pandemie auf die sexuelle Ausbeutung von Kindern auswirken könnte. Im vorliegenden Positionspapier nimmt ECPAT Entwicklungen weltweit und in Deutschland in den Blick und benennt Auswirkungen auf Kinderschutz in Institutionen, auf die sexuelle Ausbeutung mittels digitaler Medien, auf Kinderschutz auf Reisen und im Tourismus und auf Menschenhandel zum Nachteil Minderjähriger.
ECPAT
Children's Rights
Sexual Exploitation/Sexual Harassment
COVID-19
12 pages

World Report 2020

World Report 2020 is Human Rights Watch’s 30th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from late 2018 through November 2019. The book reflects extensive investigative work that Human Rights Watch staff undertook in 2019, usually in close partnership with human rights activists and groups in the country in question.
Human Rights Watch
General Human Rights Information
335 pages

10 Practical Tipps on human rights due diligence in core business operations

This brochure contains ten practical tips for integrating human rights due diligence and shows you how to establish processes for human rights due diligence at your company and what you need to take into account. We are happy to provide you with in-depth free and confidential advice on any questions you may have relating to human rights and how you can set up a robust environmental and social management system.
Agentur für Wirtschaft & Entwicklung [AWE]
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
National Action Plan
Due Diligence
26 pages

An Inclusion Imperative: Gender Diversity In The Travel Industry

Diversity is the representation of varying characteristics, perspectives, and backgrounds while inclusion is the harmonization of those values. While this paper will examine gender diversity in the travel and tourism industry, the principles we’ll cover are not limited to gender diversity alone. This report examines why diversity and inclusion matters in the workplace, with case studies that illustrate how companies can continually strive to be more diverse and more inclusive.
PhocusWire
Equality
Gender
Diversity & Inclusion
20 pages

Atlas der Zivilgesellschaft

Report zur weltweiten Lage

Der Atlas der Zivilgesellschaft 2020 zeigt die gegenwärtigen Handlungsspielräume der Zivilgesellschaft auf. Wo sind freie Rede, Vereinigungen oder Versammlungen möglich, wo werden Menschenrechte geachte und w verfügt die Zivilgesellschaft über demokratische Teilhabe? Die Daten dafür stammen von CIVICUS, der Weltallianz zur Bürgerbeteiligung. Der CIVICUS-Monitor ist die umfassendste Dokumentation zum Zustandder globalen Zivilgesellschaft.
Bread for the World
Civicus
Jakob Ch.
Meissler Ch.
Neuroth C.
Utermöhlen N.
General Human Rights Information
84 pages

Beyond CSR

The Story of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

This paper is intended for corporate lawyers who increasingly are being asked to advise their clients on business and human rights issues. It addresses the far-reaching implications of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (‘UNGPs’), which the UN Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed in 2011, following six years of multistakeholder consultations, research, and pilot projects.
Harvard Kennedy School
Sherman II J. F.
Human Rights Policy
National Action Plan
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
41 pages

Black Lives Matter

Putting Human Rights at the Heart of Corporate Response

The progressive responses by some businesses to the Black Lives Matter protests, and the systemic racism they are calling attention to, have been framed as voluntary commitments of socially conscious companies. In fact, all businesses have an ironclad responsibility to address their connections to these underlying inequalities, as set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This briefing note sets out some of the implications of this responsibility
Shift
Diversity & Inclusion
Due Diligence
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
6 pages

COVID-19 and Modern Slavery Within the Hospitality Sector

Modern slavery is a serious issue for the hospitality sector. Both forced prostitution and forced labour are real concerns that affect the entire industry, from budget to five-star hotels. One of the expected impacts of the COVID-19 crisis will be an increase in modern slavery associated with the hospitality sector both in the short and long term.
Mekong Club
Hospitality
Modern Slavery
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment
9 pages

Human Rights Impact Assessment Thailand & Myanmar

A value-chain-focused human rights impact assessment conducted by the Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism e. V

This report summarizes the key findings of the value-chain-focused human rights impact assessment (HRIA) conducted in Thailand and in Myanmar from a European tour operator's (TO) perspective in September 2019. It provides ideas for concrete measures for European TOs to enhance the positive and mitigate the negative impacts of their touristic activities on human rights in the two countries and identifies lessons for TOs conducting further HRIAs in line with the UN Guiding Principles.
Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism
focusright
Human Rights Impact Assessment [HRIA]
Due Diligence
Stakeholder Engagement
Tourism Stakeholder
72 pages

Inclusion & Diversity Guidelines

The following high-level guidelines, were compiled to support Travel & Tourism businesses of all sizes, provide an inclusive work environment for all individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, ability, including physical, mental, and/or sensory impairments, first language, socio-economic status, citizenship and/or country of origin, faith, religion or spiritual affiliation, age or marital status.
World Travel & Tourism Council
Diversity & Inclusion
Equality
8 pages

Kinderschutz im Geschäftsreisebereich

Maßnahmen zum Schutz von Minderjährigen vor sexueller Ausbeutung im Kontext von Geschäftsreisen ─Status Quo, Praxisbeispiele & Handlungsempfehlungen

Ziel der Expertise war es, einen umfassenden Einblick in die Thematik des Kinderschutzes vor sexueller Ausbeutung im Geschäftsreisebereich zu gewinnen.
ECPAT
Children's Rights
Sexual Exploitation/Sexual Harassment
Code of Conduct
Human Rights Policy
Business Travel
21 pages

Kompass

Handbuch zur Menschenrechtsbildung für die schulische und außerschulische Bildungsarbeit

KOMPASS wendet sich an alle, die an Menschenrechten interessiert sind und sich engagieren wollen. Das Handbuch setzt keine Erfahrungen mit Unterricht oder der Durchführung von Aktivitäten voraus und gibt ausführliche Hilfestellungen für die Durchführung der Aktivitäten und für deren Anpassung und Weiterentwicklung entsprechend den Bedürfnissen der Lernenden und den praktischen Gegebenheiten.
German Institute for Human Rights
General Human Rights Information
Human Rights Education
604 pages

LGBT+ Equality in the Workplace

A bilingual resource guide for employers in Myanmar

This Guide was created by the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business in collaboration with Colors Rainbow. It is intended to help senior managers in companies, whether large or small, Myanmar or foreign, to gain a better understanding of key concepts related to LGBT+ rights in Myanmar.
Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business [MCRB]
Color Rainbow
Labour Rights
L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+
Equality
31 pages

Methodological Notes to the Tourism Statistics Database

2020 Edition

database available on the tourism sector, the Yearbook of Tourism Statistics focuses on data related to inbound tourism (total arrivals and overnight stays), broken down by country of origin. The 2020 edition of the Methodological Notes in English, French and Spanish compiles notes from the UNWTO Yearbook and Compendium of Tourism Statistics for 203 countries.
World Tourism Organization [UNWTO]
Tourism Statistics
238 pages

Migrant Workers in the Tourism Industry: How Has COVID-19 Affected Them, and What Does the Future Hold?

This paper explores how governments and civil society should support migrant workers in the short-term. It also seeks to explore how the tourism industry could use this moment to ‘build back better’ in the long-term, improving both environmental sustainability and the conditions under which its key workers operate.
Dempster H.
Zimmer C.
Center for Global Development
COVID-19
Labour Rights
Migrant Workers
31 pages

Promoting Fair Recruitment and Employment

Guidance Tool for Hotels in Qatar

This Guidance Tool is intended to help hotel companies in Qatar promote labour rights and fair recruitment in their business practices as part of wider efforts to strengthen a competitive and responsible hospitality industry. The International Labour Organization (ILO) inaugurated its project office in Qatar in April 2018 to support the implementation of a comprehensive programme on working conditions and labour rights.
International Labour Organization [ILO]
Labour Rights
Due Diligence
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Hospitality
72 pages

Recommendations for the tourism sector to continue taking action on plastic pollution during COVID-19 recovery

The following five recommendations are addressed to tourism stakeholders with the aim of supporting them to continue fighting plastic pollution during the COVID-19 recovery. This document illustrates how reducing the plastic footprint, increasing the engagement of suppliers, working closer with waste service providers, and ensuring transparency on the actions taken, can significantly contribute to a responsible recovery of the tourism sector.
Global Tourism Plastics Initiative
Environment
Sustainability
COVID-19
12 pages

SDG Impact Assessment Tool

Guide 1

The SDG Impact Assessment Tool is a free, online resource for research and educational institutions, companies, entrepreneurs, civic organisations, and public agencies to make self-assessments of impacts on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The tool is open for anyone to use and can help you to identify relevant sustainability perspectives of your work in a simple and structured approach.
Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development at Chalmers University of Technology
University of Gothenburg/Sustainable Development Solutions Network [SDSN] Northern Europe
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
Impact Assessment
Due Diligence
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
18 pages

Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism

ECPAT International is a global network of civil society organisations working together to end the sexual exploitation of children (SEC).Key manifestations of SEC include the exploitation of children in prostitution, the sale and trafficking of children for sexual purposes, online child sexual exploitation (OCSE), the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism (SECTT) and some forms of child, early and forced marriages (CEFM).
ECPAT
Children's Rights
Sexual Exploitation/Sexual Harassment
Human Trafficking
21 pages

Sustainable Goals

Website

Analysis and recommendations on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Information regarding SDG's and Covid-19 (2020 Edition): Recovering better after COVID-19 demands that we redouble our ambition, decisiveness and urgency to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UNA-UK
COVID-19
Sustainability
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]

Techno-disruptions and travel

Examining the impact of platformisation in the Indian tourism sector

The tourism industry adopts digital tools and online activities at a higher pace than most other industries. This is particularly the case in India, a rapidly platformising tourism market. This study sheds light on digital business models and the role of micro-, small- and medium-sized businesses in platformised value chains as they form the backbone of local tourism ‒ both in the formal and informal economy.
Bread for the World
Tourism Development
Supply Chain
38 pages

The tourism value chain

Analysis and practical approaches for development cooperation projects

The manual primarily addresses giz experts and partners working in the field of international development cooperation who are involved in planning and implementing tourism-related interventions as part of projects outside Germany. That said, it also offers practical guidance to responsible officers on the ground on promoting the regional value added of tourism.
Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit [GIZ]
Supply Chain
Sustainability
Tourism Development
84 pages

Tourism for Good

A roadmap for rebuilding travel and tourism.

The report sets out how the devastating impact of the global pandemic has brought into relief the value of tourism to holidaymakers, the UK and destinations and provides a framework for collaborative action to build better places to live in and better places to visit.
ABTA
Code of Conduct
COVID-19
Crisis Management
Sustainability
Due Diligence
85 pages

Tourismus - Eine ethische Risikoanalyse

Das vorliegende era-paper sieht neben diesen sozial-ethischen und ökologischen Risiken in der touristischen Wertschöpfungskette vor allem das globale Risiko der CO2-Emissionen als das Kernproblem. Hierin unterscheidet es sich von den zahlreichen Publikationen aus dem Kontext von Nachhaltigkeitsexpertinnen und -experten und Nichtregierungsorganisationen, ebenso in der weniger kritischen Haltung hinsichtlich der Wertschöpfungsverteilung.
Hamburger Stiftung für Wirtschaftsethik
Supply Chain
Due Diligence
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
COVID-19
43 pages

UNWTO Inclusive Recovery Guide - Sociocultural Impacts of COVID-19

Issue 1: Persons with Disabilities

Persons with disabilities and seniors have been hit hard by Covid-19. many have been excluded from communications on public health and travel updates, decision-making and information on accessibility of basic tourism services. The guides aim to help governments and businesses craft an inclusive response to the impacts of the pandemic.
World Tourism Organization [UNWTO]
COVID-19
Disability Rights
Diversity & Inclusion
10 pages

Women's Human Rights & Business

What ASEAN governments and businesses can do to support gender equality and the empowerment of women in the workplace

This Briefing Paper contributes to the global conversation on how States and businesses can use the gender lens to ensure that policies and practices create an enabling environment for gender equality and women’s empowerment. It focuses on six priority issues affecting Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) women workers
Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia [ISEA]
Initiatives for Dialogue and Empowerment through Alternative Legal Services [IDEALS-Philippines]
Weaving Women’s Voices in Southeast Asia [WEAVE]
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Gender
Equality
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment
23 pages

Working Globally: Why LGBT+ Inclusion is Key to Competitiveness

This report shows why LGBT+ inclusion is an important component of companies’ ability to operate globally. It explores how the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered significant changes in the way companies do business, placing additional value on cross-border collaboration. It concludes that LGBT+ inclusion can support the competitiveness of global companies, and the countries in which they are based.
Deloitte
Brunswick
Freehills H. S.
L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+
Diversity & Inclusion
COVID-19
46 pages

5 Schritte zum Management der menschenrechtlichen Auswirkungen Ihres Unternehmens

Dieser Leitfaden gibt Unternehmen, insbesondere kleinen und mittelständischen Unternehmen (KMU), Handlungsanleitung für einen einfachen und dennoch umfassenden Prozess, um mit der Ermittlung ihrer potenziellen Auswirkungen auf die Menschenrechte zu beginnen. Der Leitfaden bietet Ihnen Ansätze und Hilfs­mittel, um zu analysieren, was Ihr Unternehmen bereits unternimmt, um diese Auswirkungen anzugehen und wo Verbesserungsbedarf besteht.
Global Compact Network Germany
Human Rights Impact Assessment [HRIA]
Due Diligence
46 pages

Beyond Compliance In The Hotel Sector

A Review Of Uk Modern Slavery Act Statements

The travel and tourism industry continues to see uninterrupted growth, with more people than ever before travelling for work or leisure to a broader range of destinations. Yet this growth brings with it a greater risk of modern slavery.
Minderoo Foundation’s Walk Free Initiative
Australian National University
WikiRate
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Labour Rights
Modern Slavery
Due Diligence
Risk Assessment
44 pages

Gender Dimensions

of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

It is widely documented that women and girls experience adverse impacts of business activities differently and often disproportionately. They also face additional barriers in seeking access to effective remedies. This project aims to raise sensitivity among all stakeholders about the need to adopt a gender perspective in implementing the UNGPs and to develop practical guidance for both States and business enterprises.
United Nations [UN]
Gender
Equality
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
72 pages

Global Report on Women in Tourism

The aim of the Global Report on Women in Tourism is to examine the key factors that contribute to gender equality in the tourism sector. It pinpoints challenges and identifies ways to mitigate inequality and harness tourism’s potential to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide. In order to do this, the report explores five thematic areas – employment; entrepreneurship; education and training; leadership, policy and decision-making; and community and civil society.
World Tourism Organization [UNWTO]
Equality
Tourism Stakeholder
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment
192 pages

Im Blick: Menschenrechte auf Reisen

Die Rolle von Reiseleiterinnen und Reiseleitern

Im Zentrum der Tourismus- und Reisewirtschaft stehen Menschen. Nur wo die Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter motiviert sind, wo faire Geschäfts- und Arbeitsbedingungen herrschen und wo die lokale Bevölkerung respektiert wird, lassen sich qualitätsvolle Tourismusprodukte etablieren, die langfristig erfolgreich sind. Dabei ist vieles zu bedenken.
Naturefriends International
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Human Rights Education
12 pages

Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015: Final Report

The world-leading Modern Slavery Act was introduced in2015 to tackle modern slavery in this country and set anexample for other countries seeking to do the same. Four years on, manyeffects ofthe Act are apparent. It gives law enforcement agencies the tools to tackle modern slavery offences, including a maximum life sentencefor perpetrators and enhancedprotectionfor victims.
Modern Slavery Unit
Labour Rights
Modern Slavery
150 pages

Inhospitable

How hotels in Qatar & the UAE are failing migrant workers

Gulf countries working to diversify their economies are investing in hospitality, with the 2020 World Expo in Dubai and 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar driving much of the regional sector’s growth. Migrant labour will be the backbone of hotels’ efforts to accommodate the influx of people visiting the region. Managed well, this can bring shared prosperity to the Gulf States, and to migrant workers and their families.
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Migrant Workers
Labour Rights
Modern Slavery
Hospitality
25 pages

MNEs, human rights and the SDGs

The moderating role of business and human rights governance

This paper integrates human rights into the policy debate about the role of business activities in sustainable development. Drawing on the business and human rights (BHR) governance framework suggested by Zagelmeyer (2020), which analyses the governance mechanisms and structures that govern the relationships between human rights duty-bearers and rights-holders in the business and human rights field, the paper argues that BHR governance – as an institutional form of sustainability governance.
Zagelmeyer S.
Sinkovics R. R.
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
Sustainability
Human Rights Policy
30 pages

Nachhaltigkeitsbericht 2019/2020

mit integrierter Umwelterklärung gemäß EMAS III

Die Umstellung auf die Global-Reporting-Initiative-Richtlinien GRI G3.1 auf GRI G4 erforderte eine Ermittlung und Anpassung der Berichtsinhalte für das Berichtsjahr 2015/2016. Dies wurde anhand einer Wesentlichkeitsanalyse unter Berücksichtigung der von der GRI vorgegebenen Struktur sowie deren Grundsätzen erreicht. Die Grundsätze fordern eine verstärkte Einbindung der Stakeholder, einen Nachhaltigkeitskontext sowie den Bezug zur Wesentlichkeit und Vollständigkeit.
Studiosus
Stakeholder Engagement
Tourism Stakeholder
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
108 pages

The Antiracism Starter Kit

The purpose of the Antiracism Starter Kit is to help navigate the next steps after answering the call to become antiracist. It is meant to be used as a blueprint for finding your own rhythm in this work that is sustainable and practical for how you learn as an individual.
Glenise Pike L.
Where Change Started
Human Rights Education
Equality
Diversity & Inclusion
22 pages

Tourism, Land Grabs and Displacement

A Study with Particular Focus on the Global South

This study examines the global scope of tourism-related grabbing of land and other natural resources and its diverse expressions and mechanisms, for instance by enclosing territories, evicting communities, extracting natural resources and erasing livelihood opportunities. Particular emphasis is placed on countries and regions in the Global South where land and resource rights of communities and individuals tend to be less protected by existing legal frameworks and social safeguard mechanisms.
Neef A.
Land Rights
Community Impact
Tourism Development
140 pages

Unternehmen und Menschenrechte

Gesetzliche Verpflichtungen zur Sorgfalt im weltweiten Vergleich

In der vorliegenden Studie werden elf weltweite Regulierungsansätze vorgestellt, die alle das Thema der nachhaltigen Lieferketten in den Blick nehmen. Hier gibt es ganz unterschiedliche regulative Ansätze: sei es die Frage nach unterschiedlichen Formen von Menschenrechtsverletzungen (Verbot von Kinderarbeit, Verbot von Formen moderner Sklaverei etc.) oder der Versuch, Regionen auf eine Weise zu adressieren, die bewirkt, dass es zumindest dort zu keinen Menschenrechtsverletzungen kommt.
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Due Diligence
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Supply Chain
64 pages

Watch Out for Human Rights in Tourism

The role of tour guides

Guideline for tour guides how to communicate human-rights-related topics and how to handle human rights issues responsibly.
Naturefriends International
Human Rights Education
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
12 pages

Women in Business and Management

The business case for change - Executive summary

This research finds that the share of women in managerial positions across the globe is growing considerably. From 2002, a steady upward trend of women filling the ranks at greater speed than men are seen, particularly in Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Central Asia.
International Labour Organization [ILO]
Diversity & Inclusion
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment
Gender
Equality
10 pages

Worth Listening - Understanding and implementing human rights grievance management

A business guide

This guide is intended to assist companies, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in designing effective human rights grievance mechanisms. It provides practical advice and case studies, which show that your business is not expected to come up with a perfect, one-size-fits-all solution.
Global Compact Network Germany
Grievance Mechanisms
Due Diligence
60 pages

Child Safeguarding Toolkit For Business

a step-by-step guide to identifying and preventing risks to children who interact with your business

This toolkit​​ is a practical tool that allows companies to identify, assess and address risks to children they interact with; aiming at preventing any physical, sexual and emotional abuse and maltreatment by employees and other persons whom the company is responsible for. The Toolkit guides companies through six steps in the process of assessing their safeguarding risks and developing a child safeguarding program.
UNICEF
Children's Rights
Human Rights Risk Assessment [HRRA]
Human Rights Policy
36 pages

Child Welfare and the Travel Industry

Global Good Practice Guidelines

These guidelines are intended to assist travel companies in reinforcing and implementing good practices in child welfare both within and outside your business, to ensure that you are not only protecting children at all interaction points, but also protecting your staff and reputation. They will enable your business to respond in an appropriate and timely way to any child protection issue that may arise and will provide outcomes that will always be in the best interests of the child.
ChildSafe movement
G Adventures Responsible Travel
Due Diligence
Children's Rights
13 pages

From Volunteering to Voluntourism

Challenges for the reponsible development of a growing trend

Challenges for the Responsible Development of a Growing Travel Trend. Voluntourismus- this means short-term volunteering with high adventure and experiential content - has become increasingly important in the past years in Germany.
Tourism Watch
Voluntourism
Tourism Development
24 pages

Gender dimensions in tourism work

This report aims to develop a proposal on how to analyse tourism work from a gender perspective. To this end, we intend to clarify, from the existing bibliography and our own research, what seem to us to be a series of fundamental questions: How can women’s work in tourism be addressed? What is and what is meant by the feminisation of tourism work? What are the key issues of gender analysis in tourism work?
Alba Sud
Gender
Equality
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment
36 pages

Global Report on Inclusive Tourism Destinations

Model and success stories

This Global Report: Inclusive Tourism Destinations has been drawn up by the team of the global it firm in collaboration with the World Tourism Organization. It sets out a Model for inclusive tourism destinations from a supply point of view, in which inclusion refers to the capacity of the tourism system to integrate disadvantaged groups so that they can participate in, and benefit from, tourism activity.
World Tourism Organization [UNWTO]
globaldit
Tourism Development
Diversity & Inclusion
Human Rights Policy
114 pages

Handbook on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender And Queer [LGBTQ] Travel Segment

This handbook’s results encompass contextual quantitative and qualitative information on the characteristics, motivations, and travel patterns of travellers from this segment. The purpose of the report is to encourage Europe ́s competitiveness as an LGBTQ-friendly destination and identify gaps where it is lagging behind other competing regions around the world.
European Travel Commission [ETC]
L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+
78 pages

OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct

The objective of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct (Guidance) is to provide practical support to enterprises on the implementation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises by providing plain language explanations of its due diligence recommendations and associated provisions.
OECD
Due Diligence
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
100 pages

Promoting Anti-Corruption Collective Action through Global Compact Local Networks

The Tenth Principle of the United Nations Global Compact calls upon businesses to work against corruption in all its forms, including bribery and extortion. The UN Global Compact encourages businesses to develop policies and programs to tackle the issue, and Goal 16 of the Sustainable governments and businesses alike.
UN Global Compact
Code of Conduct
Human Rights Policy
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
10 pages

Putting people centre stage - ABN AMRO Group N.V. Human Rights Report 2018

ABN AMRO today releases its second Human Rights Report, underpinned by the reporting guidelines of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. A significant part of the report is dedicated to people in vulnerable positions, be it retail clients with debt issues or children labouring in the supply chains of companies the bank finances. In other words, this ranges from people known to the bank, such as its clients and employees, to large groups of people that are not in direct contact.
ABN AMRO Group N.V.
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
Stakeholder Engagement
Human Rights Policy
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
76 pages

Seizing Opportunities, Minimising Risks: Empowering Women in the Supply Chain

Approaches and Case Studies for Business

This brochure outlines the particular risks to which women are exposed in global supply chains and the options available to businesses for achieving a positive impact. The Women’s Empowerment Principles (see left) can help with implementation. With reference to case studies, the following will illustrate how businesses can uphold women’s rights all along their supply chains, and the positive effects this can have on businesses themselves.
Global Compact Network Germany
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment
Supply Chain
Due Diligence
16 pages

Speaking with Care

A Manual to Prevent, Mitigate, and Counter Hate Speech Targeting Sexual and Gender Minorities in East Africa

This manual explores the dangerous effects of hate speech and discrimination directed at sexual and gender minorities in East Africa, specifically in Kenya and Uganda. It presents guidance and strategies to identify, prevent, mitigate, and counter hate speech based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions and to promote human rights.
Rafto Foundation for Human Rights and Sexual Minorities Uganda
Pellot B.
Gender
Equality
L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+
Sexual Exploitation/Sexual Harassment
107 pages

Tackling Modern Slavery in the Supply Chain

The webinar starts with an explanation of the term "Modern Slavery", followed by a presentation of companies' obligations arising from the UK Modern Slavery Act and similar laws. Using examples from the agricultural sector, the textile industry and the construction industry, we highlight concrete challenges in the selected sectors and show which groups of people are particularly affected.
Löning Human Rights & Responsible Business
Modern Slavery
Labour Rights
Supply Chain
7 pages

The Global Slavery Index 2018

The 2018 Global Slavery Index measures the extent of modern slavery country by country, and the steps governments are taking to respond to this issue, to objectively measure progress toward ending modern slavery. The Index draws together findings from across estimates of prevalence, measurement of vulnerability, and assessment of government responses, alongside an analysis of trade flows and data on specific products.
Walk Free Foundation
Modern Slavery
Labour Rights
General Human Rights Information
292 pages

The Human Rights Opportunity

: 15 real-life cases of how business is contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals by putting people first

This compendium brings together two global agendas that Shift and WBCSD believe to be driving forces towards a positive and sustainable future, and where business has a crucial role to play: the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the realization of universal human rights for all.With this collection of robust case studies, we hope to inform and inspire meaningful business action, and invite companies, partners and stakeholders to work with us to support the SDGs.
Shift
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
Sustainability
Stakeholder Engagement
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
102 pages

Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals

This publication compiles 14 good practices related to tourism and the SDGs from across the different sub-regions of the Americas – three from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean respectively, four from South America and one practice which covers both the Caribbean and Central America sub-regions.
World Tourism Organization [UNWTO]
Tourism Development
Sustainability
56 pages

Tourism Impact Assessment Zanzibar - Assessment of the Impact of Tourism on Communities and Children in Zanzibar

The overall objective of this assessment report is to identify the impact of tourism on children and communities and provide recommendations on how the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, UNICEF and key tourism stakeholders could engage to leverage opportunities and mediate risks. The main research question is: To what extent, and in which ways, does the tourism industry in Zanzibar, directly and/or indirectly affect the lives of children, families and communities?
UNICEF
Wyser B.
Community Impact
Children's Rights
Human Rights Impact Assessment [HRIA]
Due Diligence
156 pages

Zuhören lohnt sich - Menschenrechtliches Beschwerde­management verstehen und umsetzen

Ein Leitfaden für Unternehmen

Dieser Leitfaden soll deutschen Unternehmen, auch kleineren und mittleren, mit praxisnahen Anleitungen dabei helfen, die Herausforderung anzugehen, effek­tive menschenrechtliche Beschwerdemechanismen zu gestalten. Mit Beispielen aus der Unternehmens­praxis wird illustriert, dass von Ihrem Unternehmen keine vermeintlich perfekte One- Size-Fits-All-Lösung erwartet wird.
Global Compact Network Germany
Grievance Mechanisms
Due Diligence
60 pages

Better Business Better World

The report of the Business & Sustainable Development Commission

In the pages of this report, some 35 business leaders and civil society representatives offer our prescription for a new, socially focused business model that reaches parts of the global economy previously left largely to public aid. It considers adopting the same approaches in developed markets to address similar pockets of need.
Business and Sustainable Development Commission
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
122 pages

Children and the hotel industry in Mexico

Taking action to protect, respect and support children’s rights

With the UN General Assembly declaring 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, it is more important than ever that the hotel industry determines the ways that its operations and supply chains impact on children and how they can mitigate the negative and enhance the positive impacts they find. This report aims to help businesses do this.
UNICEF
Children's Rights
Sexual Exploitation/Sexual Harassment
Modern Slavery
Hospitality
56 pages

Community-based Tourism in Flores: Impacts and Carrying Capacity

The research of this report describes the perception of the tourism development in three communities in different locations across the island of Flores in Indonesia. Two of the communities are traditional villages. The third is a typical Flores farming community. The study considered 44 different factors in order to evaluate the impact of tourism development on the communities.
Remmer S.
WISATA
Swisscontact
Community-based Tourism [CBT]
Tourism Development
76 pages

Corporate Climate Action

A step-by-step guide for companies

The goal of this publication is to provide companies with concrete instructions on how to analyze and reduce GHG emissions in a strategic and holistic way. It connects existing publications with the contents of the present publication and aims to offer companies specific information, approaches and tools for introducing meaningful corporate climate action in a step-by-step manner. It contains five basic steps.
Global Compact Network Germany
Environment
Sustainability
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Climate Change
96 pages

Do No Harm - A Toolkit for the Tourism Industry

This Do No Harm toolkit has been developed for businesses, not-for-profit and government organisations that directly or indirectly supply goods or services to the tourism, travel and hospitality industries. The toolkit presents a background to conflict, peace and Do No Harm in the context of the tourism sector. This is followed by practical analysis templates.
CDA Collaborative Learning Projects
Supply Chain
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Peace and Conflict
Hospitality
84 pages

Dos and Don’ts for Tourists

How to be a responsible traveler in Myanmar

As a frame of reference for responsible tourists in Myanmar, the Dos and Don’ts for Tourists provide suggestions on how tourists can visit Myanmar responsibly. The Dos and Don’ts aim to maximize tourism’s benefit and minimize the negative impacts of tourism on the environment, culture and society.
Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business [MCRB]
Human Rights Education
Tourism Stakeholder
Intercultural Understanding
64 pages

Human Rights Assessments in the Tourism Sector

A data collection guide for practitioners

To meet their responsibility to respect human rights as per the United Nations (UN)Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, companies must proactively practise human rights due diligence and assess their impacts on people. A number of companies in the tourism sector have tested and used approaches to human rights impact assessments(HRIA)individually (e.g. human rights impact assessments by Kuoni)or in cooperation with others (e.g. sector-wide impact assessment in Myanmar).
inatour
Hamburger Stiftung für Wirtschaftsethik
Human Rights Impact Assessment [HRIA]
Due Diligence
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
31 pages

Human Rights in Business

Removal of Barriers to Access to Justice in the European Union

The capacity to abuse, or in general affect the enjoyment of human, labour and environmental rights has risen with the increased social and economic power that multinational companies wield in the global economy.. The research conducted focused primarily on judicial remedies, both jurisdictional barriers and applicable law barriers; non-judicial remedies, both to company-based grievance.
Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
Human Rights Policy
Due Diligence
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
158 pages

ILO guidelines on decent work and socially responsible tourism

These guidelines are designed to support International Labour Organization (ILO) constituents and other stakeholders engaged in the design and implementation of interventions on the promotion of decent work and full and productive employment in the tourism sector with a view to enhancing its sustainability and contributing to the achievement of the SDGs.
International Labour Organization [ILO]
Labour Rights
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
Human Rights Policy
Tourism Development
78 pages

Inclusive Tourism Best Practice Approach

The Example of Myanmar Kayah State

In this report, a general introduction about ITC and its approach to tourism will be provided, followed by the applied methodology including practices and activities undertaken, an overview of the lessons learned from Myanmar and replication guidelines for tourism professionals or organizations that wish to replicate this approach.
International Trade Centre
Diversity & Inclusion
Tourism Development
46 pages

Inclusive Tourism: Economic Opportunities

This report will showcase the growing demand for inclusive tourism and recreational services and the economic benefits of catering to the needs of people with disability.
University of Technology Sydney
Institute for Public Policy and Governance
Diversity & Inclusion
Disability Rights
Human Rights Policy
54 pages

Indigenous People and the Travel Industry: Global Good Practice Guidelines

The following practical guidelines—developed over the course of a year by the George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies, G Adventures and the Planeterra Foundation—are intended for use by travel companies that work with Indigenous communities around the world. They are meant to encourage responsible conduct and guide good business practices that serve and protect the interests of Indigenous communities and travel companies as well as produce visitor experiences.
G Adventures Responsible Travel
Indigenous Peoples / Minorities Rights
Due Diligence
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
24 pages

Indigenous Peoples & Tourism

This report aims to introduce some of the key issues surrounding Indigenous peoples and tourism. It is split into sections dealing with main themes, offering examples of both good and bad practice. The themes included are: marketing, ecotourism, spirituality, land rights and control. Our aim is to promote discussion and offer guidelines for best practice in this growing industry.
Tourism Concern
Indigenous Peoples / Minorities Rights
Tourism Stakeholder
Community Impact
18 pages

Insight report

Women working in the hospitality & tourism sector

This report looks at the talent retention of women in the hospitality and tourism sector and the extent to which the industry is maximising opportunities to retain and progress women into more senior roles. It explores the organisational barriers preventing more women from progressing into these roles, the structural barriers across the industry and the pay differentials between men and women.
People 1st
Equality
Labour Rights
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment
7 pages

Lonely Planet’s Accessible Travel Online Resources

We at Lonely Planet believe that travel is for all, no matter what their abilities or limitations. We hope that this collection of online resources will go some way towards filling the information gap and alleviating unfounded fears, either by providing information directly or by introducing you to a host of people who haven’t let their disability get in the way of their love of travel.
Lonely Planet
European Network for Accessible Tourism [ENAT]
Disability Rights
Diversity & Inclusion
98 pages

National Action Plan

Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

The Federal Government, in the coalition agreement of 2013, committed itself to implementing the UN Guiding Principles in Germany. Through the present National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights (NAP), it wishes to contribute to improving the human rights situation worldwide and to giving globalisation a social dimension in accordance with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Federal Foreign Office Germany
Human Rights Policy
Due Diligence
National Action Plan
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
Sustainability
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
32 pages

Risk and Crisis Management in Tourism Sector: Recovery From Crisis in the OIC Member Countries

The specific objectives of the study are to show how the tourism sectors of countries have been affected by crises; to present strategies for OIC Member States to deal with risks and crises in the tourism sector; to identify crisis management tools (from the Government side) which are relevant to the tourism industry; and to identify the main challenges in implementing measures to reduce the effects of crises and lessons learned from other countries in recent years.
COMCEC Coordination Office [CCO]
Crisis Management
Tourism Stakeholder
180 pages

Sexual Exploitation Of Children in Travel and Tourism [Sectt]

Recommendations for Action

The Recommendations for Action are to support ECPAT member’s advocacy efforts to ensure that children enjoy greater protection from sexual exploitation in the context of travel and tourism(SECTT).
ECPAT
Children's Rights
Sexual Exploitation/Sexual Harassment
3 pages

Tackling Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, & Intersex People

Standards of Conduct for Business

The Standards of Conduct summarized below, and set out in more detail later in this paper, offer practical guidance to companies on how to respect and support the rights of LGBTI people in the workplace, marketplace and community. They have been developed by the United Nations Human Rights Office in partnership with the Institute for Human Rights and Business
United Nations [UN]
Code of Conduct
L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Human Rights Policy
52 pages

Tourism for Development

Women and Tourism: Designing for Inclusion

This preparatory World Bank paper on tourism and gender explains the rationale for integrating a gender lens into tourism development projects. It also includes a set of resources designed to help development professionals and project managers get started and find necessary data. This paper paves the way for more in-depth operational research and data collection on what works for empowering women in the tourism sector.
The World Bank Group
Diversity & Inclusion
Equality
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment
36 pages

Tourism’s Dirty Secret

The Exploitation Of Hotel Housekeepers

This report examines the working lives of housekeepers in Toronto, Canada, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Phuket, Thailand. In dozens of interviews with hotel housekeepers, representatives of workers’ organizations and hotel managers, Oxfam found five overarching trends common to the three locations.
Oxfam Canada
Equality
Gender
Labour Rights
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment
28 pages

Asean Community Based Tourism Standard

The objective of this Checklist is to enable assessment of the performance and achievement of CBT initiatives in the ASEAN region. Assessment is based on the degree to which a CBT initiative meets the quality requirements specified in the ASEAN CBT Standard. The Checklist was developed as a practical tool for CBT Committees, communities and assessors to evaluate the performance of a CBT initiative and for determining its qualification as a ASEAN CBT initiative.
Association of Southeast Asian Nations [ASEAN]
Community-based Tourism [CBT]
Tourism Development
Stakeholder Engagement
270 pages

Business, Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals

Forging a Coherent Vision and Strategy

This paper makes the case for the Business and Sustainable Development Commission (BSDC) to take a lead in changing the current outdated discourse on business and social development, by recognising and harnessing this unique potential of the UNGPs. The paper concludes that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present an opportunity not just to update our vision of the role of business in sustainable development, but to change it fundamentally.
Business and Sustainable Development Commission
Shift
Human Rights Policy
Due Diligence
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
Sustainability
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
44 pages

Designing effective human rights training aligned with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Companies have an internationally recognized responsibility to respect human rights and to develop a suitable training program to ensure that employees are equipped to help reduce the risk of human rights harm. This Good Practice Note highlights different approaches for designing effective human rights training programs and identify challenges that can be avoided with proper planning.
UN Global Compact
Human Rights Policy
Due Diligence
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
19 pages

Doing business with respect for human rights

a guidance tool for companies

This guidance is more than a theoretical explanation of what the Guiding Principles say; it is based on real experiences of companies, and their stakeholders, in diverse and complex situations. This guidance is for company staff who want to understand what “doing business with respect for human rights” means. It is for anyone who faces – or could face – scenarios in which their function, department or company could be connected to harm to people, or what this guidance calls “negative impacts".
Global Compact Network Netherlands
Oxfam
Shift
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
136 pages

Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism 2016

The Global Study on SECTT aims to bring this gross violation of children’s right into the light, and marks the 20th anniversary of the 1st World Congress on the Sexual Exploitation of Children. Guided by a High-Level Taskforce and informed by detailed studies from every region and many countries, as well as contributions from experts and children, the Global Study is the first (and, to date, the only) research initiative on SECTT to explore emerging trends and possible solutions.
Hawke A.
Raphael A.
ECPAT
Children's Rights
Sexual Exploitation/Sexual Harassment
154 pages

Human Rights Impact Assessment

Guidance and Toolbox

This Road-testing version of the HumanRights Impact Assessment (HRIA) Guidance and Toolbox is based on DIHR materials and experiences, input from expert reviewers, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and international human rights instruments, as well as public domain sources on impact assessment.
Götzmann N.
Bansal T.
Wrzoncki E.
Poulsen-Hansen C.
Tedaldi J.
Høvsgaard R.
Danish Institute for Human Rights [DIHR]
Human Rights Impact Assessment [HRIA]
Due Diligence
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
139 pages

Human Rights in Tourism

An Implementation Guideline for Tour Operators

This guideline is based on the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and was specifically devised by the members of the Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism to address the needs of tour operators. It supports the development of a human rights strategy that can be integrated into already existing management structures of the tourism industry, and individually adapted to their size and business activities. To specify social needs and root human rights issues deeply within the organisation.
Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism
Human Rights Policy
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
Tour operator
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
36 pages

Human Rights, Climate Change and Business

This document explores the main legal and policy implications of the UNGPs for States and businesses with regard to human rights and climate change (Section I) and concludes with some of OHCHR’s key advocacy messages on this issue (Section II).
United Nations [UN]
Environment
Human Rights Policy
Climate Change
9 pages

Land Rights Matter! Anchors to Reduce Land Grabbing, Dispossession and Displacement

A Comparative Study of Land Rights Systems in Southeast Asia and the Potential of National and International Legal Frameworks and Guidelines

The purpose of this comparative land policy study is, first, to provide a comprehensive overview of the current situation of statutory and customary land rights systems in six Southeast Asian countries, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam and, second, to discuss the potential of national and international legal frameworks and guidelines to reduce land grabbing, dispossession and displacement in these countries.
Bread for the World
Land Rights
Community Impact
Tourism Development
80 pages

Manual on Accessible Tourism for All

Principles, Tools and Best Practices

This manual will be a key tool for the international community to understand the accessibility chain in tourism, the economic impact of accessible tourism, and the steps to follow in order to create accessible destinations in accordance with the Design for All principles. The publication is divided into five separate modules, each addressing key issues regarding accessibility in tourism.
World Tourism Organization [UNWTO]
Diversity & Inclusion
Disability Rights
72 pages

ModernSlaveryToolkit

A guide and resources to ensure your co-op tackles modern slavery

Smaller responsible organisations are also choosing to prepare their own modern slavery statement to evidence to their customers and members how they are tackling modern slavery. This is an opportunity to tell the public and staff what initiatives have been put in place.
Co-operatives UK
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Human Rights Policy
Modern Slavery
Labour Rights
26 pages

Realise the Potential of your Ethical Trade Programme

Look at how promoting ethical trade and workers’ rights contributes to the sustainable development goals

The purpose of this report is: To explain how the SDGs are relevant to ethical trade and workers’ rights, particularly SDG 8 and other key goals. Responsible business conduct and respect for human rights in global supply chains has been identified as one of the most effective ways of advancing sustainable development.
Ethical Trading Initative
Sustainability
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
Labour Rights
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
40 pages

SDG Compass

The guide for business action on the SDGs

The SDG Compass explains how the SDGs affect your business – offering you the tools and knowledge to put sustainability at the heart of your strategy.
Global Reporting Initiative [GRI]
UN Global Compact
Business Council for Sustainable Development [WBCSD]
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
Sustainability
Due Diligence
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
20 pages

Slum tourism: helping to fight poverty ...or voyeuristic exploitation?

This report presents findings from desk-based research which sought to answer the following questions: What is slum tourism and why do people choose to visit slums? How can slum tourism benefit people in deprived areas? When is slum tourism voyeuristic and exploitative? Is it possible to define best practice principles in slum tourism?
Tourism Concern
Slum Tourism
Community Impact
10 pages

Sustainability in tourism - A guide through the label jungle

Currently, tourism boasts more than 150 quality labels worldwide. We provide you with a tool for comparing the main characteristics and quality features of well-known sustainability labels in tourism. It will help you to select holiday options that respect human rights, go easy on the environment and are of palpable use to the local population in the regions visited.
fairunterwegs
ECOTRANS e.V.
Naturefriends International
Tourism Watch
Human Rights Education
Sustainability
23 pages

Sweet & Sour

The Struggle of Chinese Restaurant-Workers

Precarious employment is on the rise in the Ontario labour market. Recent immigrants, those with uncertain and precarious immigration status, racialized persons and women are over-represented in these situations, and certain workers are far more vulnerable to employer exploitation and abuse. The resulting report paints a compelling portrait of their experiences in the workplace.
Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic
Migrant Workers
Labour Rights
42 pages

The Tourism Sector and the Sustainable Development Goals

Responsible Tourism, A Global Commitment

The text explains the results of the work in multistakeholder partnerships, an aspect which we are particularly proud of. This new way of working, recommended by the United Nations, has allowed us to experience how combining the efforts of the public and private sector offers a better result.
World Tourism Organization [UNWTO]
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
Sustainability
51 pages

Tourism in Fragile Contexts

Guidelines for Product and Communication Managers for the Implementation of Human Rights-Related Due Diligence

In this guideline, the Roundtable highlights another dimension of corporate due diligence in fragile human rights situations and supports tour operators in meeting their special responsibility.
Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism
Due Diligence
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Peace and Conflict
10 pages

Tourismus in fragilen Kontexten

Eine Orientierungshilfe für Produkt-und Kommunikationsverantwortliche zur Umsetzung menschenrechtlicher Sorgfalt

Mit der Orientierungshilfe zeigt der Roundtableeine weitere Dimension unternehmerischer Sorgfalt in menschen-rechtlich fragilen Kontexten auf und unterstützt Reiseanbieter, diese besondere Verantwortung wahrzunehmen.
Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
Peace and Conflict
8 pages

Transforming Tourism

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The Transforming Tourism Initiative is an open global network of NGOs, tourism practitioners and academia that demands a transformation of tourism in line with the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.
Bread for the World
Sustainability
Tourism Development
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
16 pages

5 Steps Towards Managing the Human Rights Impacts of Your Business

Getting started with human rights due diligence

This guide sets out a simple and thorough process for any company, but particular­ly small and medium­sized enterprises, to get started with identifying its potential human rights impacts on those people directly affected by its activities, and those whose lives it touches through its relationships with suppliers or other parties.
Global Compact Network Germany
Human Rights Impact Assessment [HRIA]
Due Diligence
42 pages

A Guide on CSR and Human Rights– what does it mean for companies in supply chains?

he UNGPs designed a process that will make and keep your company aware of the most important adverse impacts; namely those that affect human rights. And this guide offers you the chance to become better acquainted with the UNGPs in relation to your business and your business relationships.
International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Supply Chain
Code of Conduct
44 pages

Access for People with Disabilities to Culture, Tourism,Sports and Leisure Activities

Towards Meaningful and Enriching Participation

The report seeks to present a structured overview of the existing international legal basis, highlight challenges and consolidate political and practical responses pertaining to one of the essential dimensions of life, both for persons with disabilities and for those without disabilities: participation in culture, sports, tourism and leisure activities.
Council of Europe
Diversity & Inclusion
Disability Rights
100 pages

Assessing Human Rights Risks and Impacts

Perspectives from corporate practice

his publication provides an insight into the different contexts, motives, requirements and approaches of five companies that have begun to assess the human rights risks and impacts of their business activities and relationships. It gives an impression of the benefits and limitations of each chosen approach and outlines the challenges faced and the lessons learned by the companies interviewed.
Global Compact Network Germany
German Institute for Human Rights
Human Rights Risk Assessment [HRRA]
Due Diligence
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
46 pages

Community-Driven Operational Level Grievance Mechanisms

This report records discussions and recommendations from an expert workshop that was convened to discuss a new model for the design and implementation of operational-level grievance mechanisms (OGMs) that is driven by community conceptions of justice and fair play.OGMs are systems that companies set up at their operational sites to handle complaints from workers, community members, and other stakeholders.
EarthRights International
Grievance Mechanisms
Community Impact
Stakeholder Engagement
33 pages

Dark Clouds over the Sunshine Paradise

Tourism & Human Rights in Sri Lanka

The STP report looks at whether, and to what extent, human rights abuses relating to tourism development have taken place in the three newly developed tourist regions of Kuchchaveli, Passikudah and Kalpitiya, as well as the degree to which the local population can actually profit from the tourism boom.
Society for Threatened Peoples
General Human Rights Information
Tourism Development
Tourism Stakeholder
88 pages

Destination Mutual Benefit: A Guide to Inclusive Business in Tourism

When tourism companies incorporate local communities and low-income people in their business as employees and entrepreneurs, they create a more authentic, unique, and welcoming experience for guests. While tourism companies strengthen their business foundations, local people gain access to income and development opportunities. This guide shows tourism companies how to discover and reap their inclusive business potential.
Tewes-Gradl Ch.
Pirzer Ch.
van Gaalen M.
endeva
Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit [GIZ]
Community-based Tourism [CBT]
Community Impact
Tourism Development
80 pages

Diversity within small and medium-sized enterprises

best practices and approaches for moving ahead

This is a guide for European small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) managers wishing to improve the competitiveness and the social and economic performance of their business by building on the diversity of their workforce. The publication contains basic information for all SMEs to use, regardless of their size, business sector, location (local, regional, national) and management mode.
European Commission
Diversity & Inclusion
Equality
66 pages

Human Rights in Practice!

Recommendations for implementation of labor and social standards for driving personnel in the tourism sector

This working paper describes the recommended minimum requirements for social and labor standards concerning driving personnel in the transport sector. It also offers practical recommendations for their implementation and monitoring. The recommendations are designed in a way that makes them applicable worldwide as far as possible, even though adjustments to the local circumstances might be necessary.
Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism
Due Diligence
Labour Rights
Tourism Stakeholder
8 pages

Indigenous Tourism & Human Rights In Asia & the Pacific Region

Review, Analysis & Checklists

The primary aim of the report is to support the increased engageThe primary aim of the research project Indigenous Tourism & Human Rights is to support the increased engagement of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in the prevention of Indigenous rights’ infractions and violations through tourism development, and in the promotion of Indigenous peoples’ tourism that is respectful of their traditional and human rights while supporting sustainable development.
Pacific Asia Travel Organisation [PATA]
Indigenous Peoples / Minorities Rights
Tourism Development
Sustainability
72 pages

Manual on Accessible Tourism for All

Public-private Partnerships and Good Practices

Persons with disabilities make up a significant part of the world’s population. Their number is on the rise due to the ageing trend being observed in certain regions and the concomitant increased prevalence of illnesses. This report focuses on the supply-side perspective. It takes into account the market needs generated by the demand for tourism for all and the sustainability of the production of goods and services created to provide accessibility.
World Tourism Organization [UNWTO]
Fundación AC
Disability Rights
Diversity & Inclusion
Supply Chain
299 pages

Menschenrechte im Tourismus

Ein Umsetzungsleitfaden für Reiseveranstalter

Der Leitfaden unterstützt die Entwicklung einer Menschenrechtsstrategie, die sich in bereits bestehende Managementstrukturen von Tourismusunternehmen integrieren und individuell an deren Betriebsgröße und Geschäftstätigkeit anpassen lässt – zur Konkretisierung sozialer Aspekte und zur stärkeren Verankerung der Menschenrechte innerhalb der Organisation.
Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism
Human Rights Policy
Due Diligence
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Tour operator
36 pages

Menschenrechte im Tourismus – Zur Stärkung menschenrechtlicher Verantwortung von Tourismusunternehmen und Tourist_innen durch Bildung

Der Titel meiner Dissertationsarbeit „Menschenrechte im Tourismus“ regte bisweilen in meinem persönlichen wie auch fachlichen Umfeld zu Spekulationen an. Dieses setzt sich mit der menschenrechtlichen Verantwortung von Tourismusunternehmen und Reisenden auseinander, welche möglicherweise durch eine menschenrechtsorien-tierte Bildung gestärkt werden muss. Nicht die Rechte der Reisenden, sondern die der Men-schen in den bereisten Ländern stehen im Mittelpunkt der Analyse.
Macht R.
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
Tourism Stakeholder
314 pages

Menschenrechte konkret!

Empfehlungen zur Entwicklung und Umsetzung von Arbeits- & Sozialstandards für Fahrpersonal im Tourismus

Dieses Arbeitspapier beschreibt konkret für das Fahrpersonal empfohlene Mindestanforderungen für Sozial- und Arbeits-rechtsstandards im Transportsektor und gibt Reiseveranstaltern Empfehlungen zu deren Umsetzung und Monitoring in der Praxis. Die Empfehlungen wurden so erstellt, dass sie möglichst weltweit einsetzbar sind, auch wenn vor Ort Anpassungen an die lokale Situati on nötig werden.
Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism
Labour Rights
Due Diligence
Stakeholder Engagement
8 pages

Menschenrechtliche Risiken und Auswirkungen ermitteln

Perspektiven aus der Unternehmenspraxis

Diese Broschüre gibt einen Einblick in die unterschiedlichen Ausgangssituationen, Motive, Bedarfe und Ansätze von fünf Unternehmen, die begonnen haben, menschenrechtliche Risiken und Auswirkungen ihrer Geschäftstätigkeit zu ermitteln. Sie vermittelt einen Eindruck von Nutzen und Grenzen der jeweils gewählten Ansätze und den Herausforderungen und Lernergebnissen der interviewten Unternehmen.
Global Compact Network Germany
German Institute for Human Rights
Human Rights Risk Assessment [HRRA]
Due Diligence
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
45 pages

My business and human rights

A guide to human rights for small and medium-sized enterprises

This guide will help you to make sure that your business respects human rights. That means avoiding possible negative impacts on human rights and addressing such impacts if your business is involved with them. This guide has been written for small and medium-sized enterprises in the European Union.
European Commission
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
Due Diligence
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
28 pages

Myanmar Tourism Sector Wide Impact Assessment Myanmar

The Myanmar Tourism SWIA puts detailed information on potential impacts of the sector into the public domain for uptake and use by a wide range of audiences. It assesses not only localised and cumulatives impacts on individuals and groups that may arise from tourism in specific locations, but also the sector’s potential impacts on Myanmar society as a whole and the choices to be made.
Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business [MCRB]
Danish Institute for Human Rights [DIHR]
Institute for Human Rights and Business [IHRB]
Human Rights Impact Assessment [HRIA]
Stakeholder Engagement
Tourism Stakeholder
234 pages

Not on the menu! Sexism and sexual harassment in the Nordic tourism industry

This conference aims to highlight the problem of sexual harassment in the industry and is hopefully the start of a closer collaboration between social partners and governments on improving the occupational health and safety.
Nordic Union - HRCT
Sexual Exploitation/Sexual Harassment
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment
12 pages

UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework with implementation guidance

This Reporting Framework puts the corporate responsibility to respect human rights into everyday language: a set of smart, straightforward questions to which any company needs to have answers – inside and outside its own walls. It offers companies a powerful tool to deepen internal conversations, identify gaps in performance and drive improvements in practice.
Shift
Mazars
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
Human Rights Policy
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
114 pages

21-Day Anti-Racism Challenge

The 21-Day Challenge concept was created to promote deeper understandings of race, power, privilege, supremacy, and oppresion. This initiative serves as an educational tool and aims to support in building "effective social justice habits" to effect meaningful change.
Ohio State Wexner Medical Center
Diversity & Inclusion
Equality
17 pages

Assessing Human Rights Impacts

India Project Report February 2014

The pilot project in Kenya paved the way for a second human rights impact assessment which was conducted by Kuoni in india in october 2013. the choice of india, where Kuoni operates through its fully-owned company Kuoni destination management (Kdm) India, was based on Kuoni’s global human rights risk assessment, which assesses all destinations by the criteria of the country’s human rights risk level according to publicly-available human rights indices.
Kuoni
Human Rights Impact Assessment [HRIA]
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
48 pages

Engaging Stakeholders On Children’s Rights

A Tool For Companies

This tool offers guidance to companies on engaging stakeholders on children’s rights as part of enhancing their standards and practices at both the corporate and site levels. Engaging stakeholders on children’s rights can inform the development of company policies, human rights due diligence processes, integrating and acting upon the findings, tracking responses and communicating how impacts are addressed), and the development of grievance and remediation mechanisms.
UNICEF
Stakeholder Engagement
Children's Rights
Due Diligence
Human Rights Policy
32 pages

Gender Budgeting in the City of Reykjavík

Fair distribution of goods and assets according to people’s needs

n this short English version, we describe how Gender Budgeting is to be implemented in the budgeting process. The implementation of Gender Budgeting in Reykjavík is built on the Human Rights Policy of the City and the Act on Equal Status and Equal Rights of Women and Men, No. 10/2008. The Human Rights Policy was first approved by the City Council in May 2006.
The City of Reykjavík
Gender
Equality
14 pages

Know How Guide: Human Rights & the Hotel Industry

This Know How Guide is a high-level introduction to human rights for the hotel industry –what human rights are, the context of the hotel industry, steps to implement the UN Guiding Principles and resources for further reading.It is primarily written for Corporate Responsibility Managers in hotel companies, though it may also be of interest to individual properties.
International Tourism Partnership [ITP]
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
General Human Rights Information
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
12 pages

Setting Social and Environmental Standards

ISEAL Code of Good Practice

SEAL is the global leader in defining and communicating what good practice looks like for sustainability standards through guidance and credibility tools such as the Codes of Good Practice.
ISEAL Alliance
Sustainability
Environment
Code of Conduct
24 pages

Stakeholder Engagement in Human Rights Due Diligence

A Business Guide

This guide aims to highlight how meaningful stakeholder engagement can be designed, as part of a company’s human rights due diligence, and help companies improve their sustainability and ultimately business performance. It does not aim to provide comprehensive answers to all the above questions nor explain in detail how to implement the Guiding Principles.
UN Global Compact
twentyfifty
Stakeholder Engagement
Due Diligence
Human Rights Policy
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
44 pages

Tackling Modern Slavery in Supply Chains

A Guide 1.0

The information in this resource is primarily aimed at procurement, supply chain and sustainability professionals in companies, organisations and governments. It is aimed at those who want concrete guidance on how to reduce or eliminate the risk of modern slavery occurring in their supply chains, either as a direct or indirect result of their procurement practices. Finally, this Guide is intended to be a comprehensive system of meaningful action to address modern slavery.
Walk Free Foundation
Modern Slavery
Labour Rights
Supply Chain
Sustainability
33 pages

The impacts of all-inclusive hotels onworking conditions and labour rights in Barbados, Kenya & Tenerife 

The findings of this research reveal that the tourist sector in the countries studied is characterised by precarious work, low wages, long working hours and unequal opportunity. While these problems exist in a range of hotels, and are the result of inadequate labour law, minimal or no labour inspection, extensive subcontracting and low levels of union density, the impacts are greatest in all inclusive hotels.
Tourism Concern
Labour Rights
24 pages

The Paradox of Orphanage Volunteering

Combating child trafficking through ethical voluntourism

The report is about explaining to these good-hearted volunteers, donor agencies, NGOs, embassies and the Government of Nepal the things that we are witnessing in Nepal today with orphanage trafficking and its links to voluntourism. Moreover, it offers advice and recommendations for everyone who has a part to play in encouraging ‘ethical voluntourism.
Next Generation Nepal
Children's Rights
Voluntourism
Human Trafficking
64 pages

Assessing the Effectiveness of Company Grievance Mechanisms

(CSR Europe)

This report is the outcome of CSR Europe’s collaborative work with members on the topic of company grievance mechanisms. It contains a practical interpretation of the eight effectiveness criteria for grievance mechanisms which served as the basis of CSR Europe’s Management of Complaints Assessment (MOC-A) tool. The report also presents an overview of the initial findings from deploying the tool with 15 companies from a number of different sectors
CSR Europe
Grievance Mechanisms
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
22 pages

Barrier-Free Tourism for People with Disabilities in the Asian and Pacific Region

The production of this study on barrier-free tourism for people with disabilities in the Asian and Pacific region was undertaken with financial assistance from the Government of Japan. Closely linked to the needs of the senior’s market are people with disabilities. The travel needs of this group have been categorized as barrier-free tourism (BFT). BFT offers a new opportunity for segmentation that merges the access requirements of the seniors and disability markets.
United Nations [UN]
Disability Rights
Diversity & Inclusion
113 pages

Business for Social Responsibility: Conducting an Effective Human Rights Impact Assessment

Guidelines, Steps, and Examples

BSR has been conducting human rights due diligence with companies since our founding, a little more than 20 years ago. Over the past two years, we have worked with companies in multiple industries conducting human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) that align with the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This report is intended to capture the lessons we have learned and to share our eight guidelines for conducting effective HRIAs.
Business for Social Responsibility [BSR]
Human Rights Impact Assessment [HRIA]
Due Diligence
30 pages

Children’s Rights in Impact Assessments

A guide for integrating children’s rights into impact assessments and taking action for children

This tool provides guidance for companies on assessing their policies and processes as they relate to the responsibility to respect and commitment to support children’s rights. It can be used to integrate child rights considerations into ongoing assessments of overall human rights impacts, as outlined in the UNGPs on Business and Human Rights. Specifically, it offers a number of criteria that companies can use both to review critical areas of potential or actual impact on children.
UNICEF
Danish Institute for Human Rights [DIHR]
Children's Rights
Human Rights Impact Assessment [HRIA]
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
68 pages

Children’s Rights in Impact Assessments

A guide for integrating children’s rights into impact

Children’s Rights in Impact Assessments’ is designed to guide companies in assessing their policies and processes as they relate to their responsibility to respect children’s rights and their commitment to support children’s rights. This tool should be used as part of ongoing assessments of human rights impacts, as outlined in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Danish Institute for Human Rights [DIHR]
UNICEF
Children's Rights
Human Rights Impact Assessment [HRIA]
Human Rights Policy
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
68 pages

Focus Group Interview as a Tool for Qualitative Research: An Analysis

Focus group interview is one of the valuable tools for collecting qualitative data. In view of extensive literature on the subject, this paper examines the background, purpose, rationale, and various forms of focus groups to be used in qualitative research. Characteristics of moderator, major phases and criteria of successful focus groups have also been discussed.
Latif M. I.
Dilshad R. M.
Human Rights Risk Assessment [HRRA]
8 pages

Innovating CBT in Asean

Current Directions and New Horizons

An important part of the research is to stimulate an exchange of ideas and experiences between government, the private sector, local communities, and other stakeholders. The “Innovating CBT in ASEAN” conference is an important part of the research. This book has two main parts. The first part is a literature review and situation analysis of CBT in the 10 countries of ASEAN. The second part of the document presents case studies, written by practitioners with direct field experience.
Thailand Community Based Tourism Institute [CBT-I]
Community-based Tourism [CBT]
Tourism Development
Stakeholder Engagement
117 pages

Mit kolonialen Grüßen

Berichte und Erzählungen von Auslandsaufenthalten rassismuskritisch betrachtet

Mit dieser Broschüre wollen wir einen ausführlichen und praxisnahen Einstieg in das Thema „Reisen in den Globalen Süden und davon berichten“ geben und dabei insbesondere die Erkenntnisse rassismus- und kolonial-kritischer Forschung und Bewegungen mit einbeziehen. Am Ende der Broschüre findet ihr Literatur, auf die wir uns zum Teil beziehen oder die als Anregungen zum Weiterlesen gedacht ist.
glokal e.V.
Diversity & Inclusion
Human Rights Education
52 pages

Respecting Human Rights

An introductory guide for business

This publication highlights the human rights impacts of business activities. It starts by looking at fundamental human rights principles and the human rights that are particularly relevant in the business context. It will become clear that human rights comprise more than the ‘rights at work’, with which businesses are familiar from the ILO’s core labour standards.
Global Compact Network Germany
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
Human Rights Policy
36 pages

Sun, Sand And Ceilings: Women In The Boardroom In The Tourism Industry

Women in the tourism industry are underrepresented at executive levels of the top tourism companies worldwide despite the fact that women make up the majority of the tourism workforce in most countries- The report addresses four key questions: What is the problem? Why does this matter for the tourism industry? Why does this problem exist? What is being done to tackle the problem? We close with a series of recommendations how gender balance in the boardrooms of tourism companies can be improved.
Equality in Tourism
Equality
Gender
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment
13 pages

Sustainable Tourism for Development

Guidebook [2013]

The Guidebook demonstrates how the tourism sector can be a vehicle to foster economic and social growth, through the achievement of development imperatives, while minimizing negative social, cultural and environmental impacts. It highlights in particular the complexity of tourism in its linkages with the whole economic and social fabrics and shows the contrast between its high potential to build better lives for all and the low priority it has been given so far in terms international aid.
World Tourism Organization [UNWTO]
Tourism Development
Sustainability
228 pages

A Rapid Assessment of Children Working as Porters

Child Workers in Nepal [CWIN]

Child labour in general and its worst forms in particular are a global and a national problem. The study looked at a number of things, including the prevalence of child labour in the sample districts; the emerging patterns of demand and supply; the socio-demographic and economic characteristics of child labourers; the push and pull factors of migration affecting children’s entry into the sector; the work histories, working conditions and hours of children.
Adhikari K. P.
Subedi G.
World Education
Plan Nepal
Children's Rights
Labour Rights
135 pages

Assessing Human Rights Impacts

Kenya Pilot Project Report November 2012

This pilot project represents a first assessment of the human rights risks and impacts arising from Kuoni’s operations and business relationships. the selection of Kenya, where Kuoni operates through its fully-owned destination management company private safaris east Africa Limited (ps L), was based on a number of criteria: For instance, Kenya combines both beach and safari / excursion tourism and therefore provides a good range of Kuoni’s destination business activities.
Kuoni
Human Rights Impact Assessment [HRIA]
Due Diligence
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
42 pages

Child Safe Tourism:The Tourist Perspective

This report summarises findings from a recent online survey conducted with over 300 international travellers to Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam (collectively referred to in this report as ‘the Region’). The survey was conducted to better grasp the sorts of interactions tourists have with children in these countries and to gauge their perceptions of these interactions and of child safe tourism in general.
World Vision Australia
Children's Rights
Sexual Exploitation/Sexual Harassment
Human Rights Education
42 pages

Children’s Rights and Business Principles

Developed by UNICEF, the UN Global Compact and Save the Children – the Children’s Rights and Business Principles (the Principles) are the first comprehensive set of principles to guide companies on the full range of actions they can take in the workplace, marketplace and community to respect and support children’s rights. Based on existing standards, initiatives and best practices related to business and children, these Principles seek to define the scope of corporate responsibility.
UNICEF
UN Global Compact
Save the Children
Children's Rights
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
42 pages

Global Report on LGBT Tourism

The UNWTO Affiliate Members Programme is proud to present this Global Report on LGBT Tourism, part of our series of AM Reports. With the knowledge and support of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, as well as the UNWTO Affiliate Members, this report examines LGBT tourism from a social, political and economic perspective
World Tourism Organization [UNWTO]
L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+
44 pages

Menschenrechte achten - ein Leitfaden für Unternehmen

Die Broschüre rückt die menschenrechtliche Dimension unternehmerischen Handelns in den Fokus. Dazu werden zunächst menschenrechtliche Grundprinzipien und besonders relevante Menschenrechte dargestellt. Es wird dabei deutlich werden, dass der Menschenrechtskanon mehr umfasst als die durch die Kernarbeitsnormen bekannter gewordenen „Rechte in der Arbeit“. Der weitere Schwerpunkt liegt auf der Frage, welche Rolle den Unternehmen bei der Umsetzung dieser Rechte zukommt.
Global Compact Network Germany
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
Human Rights Policy
34 pages

Migrant Workers in the International Hotel Industry

This Report addresses complex themes relating to migrant work and migrant workers in the international hotel industry, recognizing that the experience of migrant workers (international and internal), their employers and the wider community varies greatly in different countries and cultures.
Baum T.
International Labour Organization [ILO]
Gender
Labour Rights
Migrant Workers
49 pages

Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework

This publication contains the "Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations ‘Protect, Respect and Remedy’ Framework", which were developed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises.
United Nations [UN]
Human Rights Policy
Due Diligence
National Action Plan
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
Sustainability
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
42 pages

How to develop a human right policy

Provides instruction on how businesses can develop and implement a human rights policy within their companies. The second edition of How to Develop a Human Rights Policy was designed by Human Rights and Labour Working Group member Ernst & Young - Japan.
UN Global Compact
Human Rights Policy
28 pages

Sustainable business travel

This guide is intended to assist those responsible for the process of reviewing and delivering sustainable business travel policies by helping them to identify current strengths and weakness and prioritise areas for improvement. Clearly, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Different solutions will benefit some employers more than others, but there are real savings to be made, as shown by the case studies in this guide.
Transport of London
Business Travel
Sustainability
Code of Conduct
36 pages

Why the tourism industry needs to take a human rights approach

The business case

This briefing makes the business case to recognise that true sustainability means taking a human rights approach to tourism. This includes risk management, competitive advantage, social sustainability, and business leadership and ethics. Lastly, this briefing outlines a selection of the numerous initiatives, guidelines and toolkits that are freely available online, and which are designed to assist businesses to adopt and implement a human rights approach.
Tourism Concern
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
Tourism Stakeholder
12 pages

Effective Community Based Tourism

A Best Practice Manual

his manual provides guidance on the issues to be addressed when developing Community Based Tourism (CBT) activities managed by local communities in regional and rural areas. . It gives particular attention to the potential from and challenges in developing thermal tourism. The overall objective of this manual is to increase awareness in APEC economies of tthe opportunities for CBT as a vehicle for social, economic and environmental development.
Institute for Sustainable Futures
Asker S.
Boronyak L.
Carrard N.
Paddon M.
Community-based Tourism [CBT]
Tourism Development
Stakeholder Engagement
159 pages

Paving the Way to Accessible Tourism

This report aims to generate useful knowledge about the travel needs of people with limited mobility (PwLM) as well as to identify ongoing trends in the unexplored field of accessible tourism as an economic sector. Only those with a physical mobility concern have been addressed in the questionnaire.
International Centre for Responsible Tourism Leeds Metropolitan University
Disability Rights
Diversity & Inclusion
76 pages

Children Working in Transport Sector

Child Labour Status Report 2009

Child labor in the transportation sector has emerged as a major social challenge due to the increasing process of urbanization. Children working in transportation sector are found in all types of vehicles-trucks, buses, mini-buses, microbuses, jeeps and tempos throughout the country, particularly in mayor urban centres such as; Kathmandu Valley, Dharan-Biratnagar, Birgunj, Nepalgunj, Butwal and Pokhara.
World Education
Labour Rights
Children's Rights
14 pages

Putting Tourism to Rights

A challenge to human rights abuses in the tourism industry

This report exposes the violations of human rights that have occurred as a direct result of tourism through an examination of key articles of the UDHR and subsequent UN declarations. It challenges the UK Government and industry to recognise that human rights area fundamental element of any sustainable approach to development – including tourism development, and calls for action to ensure their protection.
Tourism Concern
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
General Human Rights Information
Stakeholder Engagement
52 pages

Women empowerment through tourism

This report is focused on world-wide case studies of positive examples of women empowerment through tourism. The research has been undertaken for purpose of contributing to the new action plan recently launched by United Nations World Travel Organization (UNWTO) in this area, which has been in consonance with UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) agenda number three on gender and women empowerment.
Wageningen University and Research Centre [WUR]
Equality
Tourism Stakeholder
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment
136 pages

A Toolkit for Monitoring and Managing Community-Based Tourism

This Toolkit is designed to provide readers with the know-how to set up and run a monitoring programme for a community-based tourism project. It gives step-by-step guidelines, supported by a wide range of case studies, in order to enable readers to embark on their own monitoring project. This Toolkit is recommended for anyone involved in the funding, planning or managing of a community-based tourism project.
Sustainable Tourism Network [SNV]
University of Hawaii
Community-based Tourism [CBT]
Tourism Development
Stakeholder Engagement
85 pages

Tourism, Ethnic Diversity and the City

This book analyses the manifestations of ethnic diversity as commodified by immigrants and asks how these expressions of culture can be transformed into a vehicle for socio-economic development, to the advantage of both immigrants and the city at large. By addressing this problematic from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective, this book seeks a more thorough understanding of the structural dynamics of immigrant activity in the tourist economy.
Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
Diversity & Inclusion
Equality
Migrant Workers
241 pages

The qualitative research interview

In this article we briefly review the more common qualitative interview methods and then focus on the widely used individual face-to-face in-depth interview, which seeks to foster learning about individual experiences and perspectives on a given set of issues. We discuss methods for conducting in-depth interviews and consider relevant ethical issues with particular regard to the rights and protection of the participants.
DiCicco-Bloom B.
Crabtree B.
Human Rights Impact Assessment [HRIA]
8 pages

Community Based Tourism Handbook

As practitioners and developers of CBT, REST appreciate the hopes which potential CBT practitioners will bring to this CBT Handbook. We share in your excitement and wish you every success in your work. We hope that this Handbook will be a useful resource for you. Nevertheless, from the beginning of the Handbook, REST wish to encourage all readers to contemplate a crucial lesson.
Suansri P.
Responsible Ecological Social Tour-REST
Community-based Tourism [CBT]
Tourism Development
Stakeholder Engagement
120 pages

Designing and Conducting Focus Group Interviews

The first few moments in focus group discussion are critical. In a brief time the moderator must create a thoughtful, permissive atmosphere, provide ground rules, and set the tone of the discussion. Much of the success of group interviewing can be attributed to the development of this open environment. The recommended pattern for introducing the group discussion includes:(1) Welcome, (2) Overview of the topic (3) Ground rules and (4) First question. Here is an example of a typical introduction
Krueger R. A.
Human Rights Impact Assessment [HRIA]
18 pages

Interview as a Method for Qualitative Research

The Qualitative Research Interview seeks to describe and the meanings of central themes in the life world of the subjects. The main task in interviewing is to understand the meaning of what the interviewees say. (Kvale,1996) A Qualitative Research Interview seeks to cover both a factual and a meaning level, though it is usually more difficult to Interview on a meaning level.
Valenzuela D.
Shrivastava P.
Human Rights Impact Assessment [HRIA]
20 pages

Montréal Principles on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Right

The Montréal Principles were adopted at a meeting of experts held December 7 – 10, 2002 in Montréal, Canada. These principles are offered to guide the interpretation and implementation of the guarantees of non-discrimination and equal exercise and enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights, found, inter alia, in Articles 3 and 2(2) of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, so that women can enjoy these rights fully and equally.
International Federation for Human Rights
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment
Equality
23 pages

National Action Plan (NAP) Germany Helpdesk

Website

Seite des offiziellen NAP Helpdesks für alle Fragen zu Kernelementen des Deutschen Nationalen Aktionsplans Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte. Sie möchten menschenrechtliche Sorgfalt aktiver in Ihren Unternehmensalltag integrieren? Sie brauchen Unterstützung bei der Identifizierung von Risiken in Ihren Lieferketten? Der NAP Helpdesk ist Ihr Ansprechpartner.
Agentur für Wirtschaft & Entwicklung [AWE]
National Action Plan
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence

#eyesopen on human trafficking

Website

The global air transport system can also be exploited by criminals for the illegal trafficking of men, women and children. Human trafficking is the fastest growing and second largest criminal industry in the world. This website gives information about the topic.
International Air Transport Association [IATA]
Human Rights Education
Human Trafficking
Tourism Stakeholder

A Voice for Indigenous Peoples and Minorities

Website

Indigenous people are among the most disadvantaged people in the world. They often live in resource-rich regions, threatening their way of life with economic interests. Minorities are often discriminated socially, economically or politically. This makes it difficult for them to participate in decision-making processes that affect their way of life and culture. For these reasons, the Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) is committed to indigenous peoples and minorities.
Society for Threatened Peoples
Indigenous Peoples / Minorities Rights

Action for Ethical Tourism

Website

Tourism Concern was founded in 1989 to give a voice to people impacted by the development of the industry around the world, to stand up for their human rights and help them protect their environment. In 2018, the charity was forced to close. Since then we have been in discussion with their founders and trustees about how we might ensure as much as possible of their vital, ground-breaking work carries on, and will remain freely accessible for those that need it most.
Tourism Concern
Sustainability
Tourism Stakeholder
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]

Assessing the Total Impact of Tourism

Website

Total Impact Measurement & Management (TIMM) enables decision makers to develop a better understanding of the social, tax, environmental and economic impacts of their activities while still, of course, making a profit. It gives management the ability to compare strategies and investment choices, using quantified data, and evaluate the total impact of each decision they make.
The Travel Foundation
TUI AG Group
pwc
Impact Assessment
Tourism Stakeholder
Sustainability

Blickfang

Gedanken zum Fotografieren auf Reisen

In dieser Broschüre finden Sie einige Hinweise und Tipps – damit das Fotografieren und Filmen auf beiden Seiten der Kamera zum Vergnügen wird.
Studiosus
Tourism Stakeholder
Human Rights Education
11 pages

BSR - Human Rights Case Studies

Website

BSR™ is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration.
Business for Social Responsibility [BSR]
General Human Rights Information
Sustainability
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]

Bureau of International Labor Affairs

Website

The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) leads the U.S. government’s efforts to improve working conditions and fight labor exploitation around the world. Our work reflects the values of the American people as it furthers the interests of our workers and businesses. ILAB negotiates, monitors, and enforces the labor provisions of U.S. trade agreements and preference programs.
U.S. Department of Labor
Children's Rights
Labour Rights
Modern Slavery

Business & Investor Toolkit

Website

This toolkit is designed to help businesses and investors take action to improve human rights standards in their supply chains and combat forced labour, human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery. It contains links to case studies, research, legal frameworks and tools produced by Walk Free and other civil society organisations from around the world.
Walk Free Foundation
Supply Chain
Human Trafficking
Labour Rights
Modern Slavery
Due Diligence

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

Website

We advance human rights in business. We track over 10,000 companies, and help the vulnerable eradicate abuse.We amplify the voices of the vulnerable, and human rights advocates in civil society, media, companies, and governments. We help communities and NGOs get companies to address human rights concerns, and provide companies an opportunity to present their response in full.
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Human Rights Policy
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
General Human Rights Information

Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries [CBI]

Website

CBI, the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries, contributes to sustainable and inclusive economic development in developing countries through the expansion of exports from these countries to Europe.
Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Sustainability

Child Rights and Business Atlas

Website

The Atlas is a comprehensive tool for identifying human rights related business risks and impacts in a specific country. Each country is given a score, indicating the level of need for company based human rights engagement in it. In addition to the score, the Atlas provides a general overview of potential human rights risks for companies in specific countries.
UNICEF
Children's Rights
Risk Assessment
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]

Childsafe 7 Tips for Travelers

7 better ways to protect children at risk during you travels

During your travels, you will probably meet children at risk – perhaps begging at crossroads, selling postcards or fruit at tourist sites, or shining shoes in train stations. You want to help them, but you dint know how. You can really protect these children if you take the right actions. Follow these 7 tips and travel ChildSafe!
ChildSafe movement
Human Rights Education
Children's Rights
2 pages

ChildSafe Movement - Together, protecting children

Website

We created ChildSafe Movement, to provide everyone with the tools to protect children in their daily environment. We provide the highest standards of protection to children and youth by delivering concrete measures and advice to individuals, businesses, governmental and non-governmental organizations. We have developed creative and innovative programs, undertaking vigorous awareness-raising activities and encouraging behavioral change.
ChildSafe movement
Children's Rights

Communication on Progress - how to submit a COP as a company?

Website

Submitting an annual CoP is at the heart of your company’s commitment to the UN Global Compact and provides valuable information to your stakeholders. The overall format of a CoP is flexible and CoPs can be prepared in any language as long as they meet the minimum requirements below. Because our participants are all at different stages in their sustainability journeys, CoPs are categorized into three differentiation levels based on the depth of their disclosure.
UN Global Compact
National Action Plan
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark CHRB

Website

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark is a unique collaboration led by investors and civil society organisations dedicated to creating the first open and public benchmark of corporate human rights performance. Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Ltd, is a not for profit company created to publish and promote the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark.
Corporate Human Rights Benchmark [CHRB]
Non-profit
Community-based Tourism [CBT]
Stakeholder Engagement

Corporate Social Responsibility, Responsible Business Conduct, and Business & Human Rights

Overview of Progress

This paper provides an overview of progress in implementation that has been made on Corporate Social Responsibility or Responsible Business Conduct and Business and Human Rights by the Commission and European External Action Service (EEAS) since the renewed EU strategy or Corporate Social Responsibility5 of 2011. It covers social, environmental, ethical, customer and human rights as defined in the strategy and their international dimension.
European Commission
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Code of Conduct
Due Diligence
Human Rights Policy
59 pages

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Website

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, also known as the Human Rights Reports, cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements.
U.S. Department of State
General Human Rights Information

CRBPs Children’s Rights and Business Principles

Website

Discover how companies in Belgium take action to respect and support children’s rights via the Children’s Rights and Business Principles (CRBP).
Children’s Rights and Business Principles [CRBP]
Due Diligence
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Sexual Exploitation/Sexual Harassment
Children's Rights

CSR Europe - Business Network for Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility

Website

CSR Europe is the leading European business network for Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility. With our corporate members, National Partner Organisations (NPOs), and Associated Partners we unite, inspire and support over 10,000 enterprises at local, European and global level. We support businesses and industry sectors in their transformation and collaboration towards practical solutions and sustainable growth. We are for systemic change.
CSR Europe
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Sustainability

CSR made in Germany

Website

CSR refers to a company's responsibility for its impact on society. This includes social, environmental and economic aspects, as for example outlined in the internationally recognised reference documents on CSR, chief among them the fundamental ILO declaration on multinational enterprises and social policy, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational enterprises, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the UN Global Compact and ISO 26000.
Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs Germany
National Action Plan
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]

CSR Risk Check

Website

The CSR Risk Check is a useful CSR risk assessment tool, giving you an overview of the issues you may encounter in your organisation or company, including earlier on in the production chain. The risk check is easy to use and will instantly give you a list of possible issues for each country and/or product in the form of a risk assessment.
MVO Nederland
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Supply Chain
Risk Assessment

Danish Institute for Human Rights [DIHR]

Website

We are Denmark’s national human rights institution. We are also a national equality body in relation to race and ethnicity and gender. Furthermore, we have a special role in the disability area where we promote and monitor the implementation of the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities. Our work often requires a mix of diplomatic and critical dialogue.
Danish Institute for Human Rights [DIHR]
Disability Rights
Equality
Diversity & Inclusion
General Human Rights Information

DEI Standards for Travel & Tourism

Website

In 2020, Travel Unity assembled over 100 individuals and organizations from inside and outside the travel industry to collaboratively engage in a process to create living standards for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the world of travel and tourism. These Standards are meant to engage the travel industry in an ongoing dialogue and encourage the sharing of best practices in DEI.
Travel Unity
Diversity & Inclusion
Equality
Tourism Stakeholder
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]

Development-Related Educational Work in Tourism

Website

The Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung (Institute for Tourism and Development) concerns itself with development related information and education in tourism. In this context it edits material for publication, it organises international contests, it offers training and seminars for people employed in the tourism sector, it is active in the area of tourism research and consultancy and it is involved in the public debate on tourism development issues.
Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung e.V.
Tourism Development
Human Rights Education
Tourism Stakeholder
Non-profit

Die SympathieMagazine - der etwas andere Reiseführer

Website

Diese Reiseführer der besonderen Art informieren unterhaltsam und helfen dabei, Land und Leute verstehen und lieben zu lernen. Garantierter Lesespaß und eine kurzweilige Reisevorbereitung!
Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung e.V.
Intercultural Understanding
Human Rights Education

E-learning Childprotection in Travel and Tourism

Website

The sexual exploitation of children in the context of travel and tourism is a serious crime - everywhere!By using this e-learning course you and/or your company show that you take responsibility for the protection of children. The e-learning course is designed to help you as tourism professional, student or trainee to understand the topic and at the same time provide you with answers to your questions and concerns.
ECPAT
Children's Rights
Sexual Exploitation/Sexual Harassment
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]

Ecological Tourism in Europe

Website

Our association was founded in 1991 as a non-profit organisation that provides a forum for NGOs working in the fields of nature conservation and environmental protection, sustainable tourism, youth, leisure activities and culture. Since then, ETE promotes sustainable tourism in Germany and whole Europe - a tourism that is environmentally friendly and socially responsible.We inform travellers and experts from the tourism sector and tourism politics about sustainable forms of tourism.
Ecological Tourism in Europe
Non-profit
Sustainability
Environment
Tourism Stakeholder

ECPAT - Ending the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Website

ECPAT is a worldwide network of organizations working to end the sexual exploitation of children. ECPAT is conducting primary research, as well as bringing together information from various sectors and countries around the world, to form a reliable and professional range of academic sources.
ECPAT
Children's Rights
Sexual Exploitation/Sexual Harassment
Human Trafficking

ECPAT - Serious Game!

Website

The sexual exploitation of children is a serious issue and the protection of children is the responsibility of all adults. By using this Serious Game you show that you and/or your company take on responsibility for the protection of children. This tool uses an effective, interactive and entertaining methodology to introduce the topic to tourism professionals and students.
ECPAT
Children's Rights
Sexual Exploitation/Sexual Harassment

eLearning Tools on Child Labour

Website

The courses are designed to help to better understand what child labour is and the key role ILO stakeholders can play. The content is presented on dynamic screens with interactive tests and exercises. They are free of charge and can be completed anywhere and at one's own pace. User can interrupt going through the modules at any time, and later continue from where one stopped last time. Inputs to assignments are automatically saved and kept confidential, and can be printed.
International Labour Organization [ILO]
Labour Rights
Children's Rights
Modern Slavery

Embrace sustainability in your organisation

Website

The Travel Foundation works with tourism businesses and destination authorities to enable them to change the way that they work, so that tourism has a more positive impact on local communities and the environment.
The Travel Foundation
Sustainability
Tourism Stakeholder
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]

Empowering Sustainable Decisions

Website

GRI is an independent international organization that has pioneered sustainability reporting since 1997. GRI helps businesses and governments worldwide understand and communicate their impact on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, governance and social well-being. This enables real action to create social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone.
Global Reporting Initiative [GRI]
Sustainability
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]

Ensuring Women have a voice in global tourism

Website

Equality in Tourism believes that without a rigorous gender analysis in the thinking, development, practice and evaluation of tourism, women will continue to be exploited. In the same way as a human rights approach to business is now recognised as integral to sustainability, so must a gender approach become part of that same agenda.
Equality in Tourism
Gender
Equality
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment

Ethical Traveler - Empowering travelers to change the world

Website

Ethical Traveler is a nonprofit organization seeking to use the economic clout of tourism to protect human rights and the environment.
Ethical Traveler
General Human Rights Information
Human Rights Education
Environment
Tourism Statistics
Non-profit

Fair Travel Network

Website

Schyst resande, Fair Travel network, is comprised of seven organisations that aim to provide a holistic approach to sustainable tourism. Fair Travel network highlights various aspects of tourism and provides a holistic approach to sustainable tourism. Each organisation provides their distinct perspective on human rights issues related to tourism and travelling.
Schyst Resande
Sustainability
Tourism Stakeholder
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]

Faire Geschäftsreisen

Website

Bei Kunden, Investorinnen und vielen Mitarbeitenden sind verantwortungsbewusste Unternehmen angesagt. Warum und wie Ihr Unternehmen Geschäftsreisen mit den Menschenrechten und dem Klimaschutz in Einklang bringt, erfahren Sie hier.
fairunterwegs
Business Travel
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Sustainability
Environment

fairunterwegs

Website

fairunterwegs is a non-profit organisation concerned with the social, cultural, economic and ecological impacts of tourism on development. Right from it's inception, it's aim has been to promote the cause of the disadvantaged population in tourist destinations by raising public awareness, by advocating fair trade in tourism in a critical dialogue with the travel industry, and by encouraging travellers to be informed consumers.
fairunterwegs
Non-profit
Tourism Stakeholder
Sustainability

Futouris - Tourismus.Gemeinsam.Zukunftsfähig

Website

Preserving the heritage of holiday destinations and developing a sustainable future for the travel industry - that is what Futouris stands for! Our members are commited to the improvement of living conditions, the conservation of biological diversity and environment and to climate protection. Our aim is to help - in the longterm, comprehensively and sustainably. All measures are planned and implemented in close collaboration with the local people.
Futouris
Non-profit
Sustainability
Tourism Stakeholder

GATE – Netzwerk, Tourismus, Kultur e.V.

Website

Ausgehend von einer sozio-kulturellen Dimension des Nachhaltigkeitsbegriffes setzt sich GATE für einen sozialverträglichen Tourismus ein. Dieser kann erreicht werden, indem wir das Verstehen der “fremden” Kultur bei den Reisenden fördern. Dabei liegt unserer Arbeit immer ein ganzheitliches Kulturverständnis zugrunde: Bei der Planung, Durchführung und Verbesserung von Tourismusprojekten sollten alle Bereiche der Kultur der Bereisten berücksichtigt werden.
GATE – Netzwerk, Tourismus, Kultur
Community-based Tourism [CBT]
Sustainability

Gender-based violence in global supply chains - Resource Kit

Website

The International Training Centre is an advanced technical and vocational training institution in the heart of a riverside park in Turin, Italy. Founded in 1964 by the International Labour Organization and the Government of Italy, the Centre’s mission is to achieve decent work for all women and men.Gender-based violence violates fundamental human rights as established in the 1948 UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
International Labour Organization [ILO]
Fair Wear Foundation
Gender
Equality
L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+
Sexual Exploitation/Sexual Harassment

Global Business Inititative

Website

The Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBI) is a global, cross-industry business-led organisation focused on advancing corporate respect for human rights among members and around the world.Our members are a committed group of major multinational corporations operating globally. We work to shape practice, inspire commitment and build capability to implement respect for human rights, in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Global Business Inititative [GBI]
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Human Rights Policy
Stakeholder Engagement
Due Diligence

Global Campus of Human Rights

Website

The mission of the Global Campus is to become a strategic hub for promoting, connecting and coordinating experts in the area of human rights in all regions of the world. Through higher education, training, research, outreach and specialised advice we aim to contribute to sustainable peace, justice and development.
Global Campus of Human Rights
Human Rights Education

Global Compact Network Germany

Website

The United Nations Global Compact provides a universal language for corporate responsibility and a framework to guide all businesses regardless of size, complexity or location. Joining the UN Global Compact means to take an important, public step to transform our world through principled business. Participation makes a statement about values, and it benefits both society and companies' long-term success.
Global Compact Network Germany
National Action Plan
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence

Global Living Wage Coalition

Website

The Global Living Wage Coalition (GLWC) aims to develop living wage benchmark estimates in many countries based on a single definition and methodology to calculate living wage, and as a critical step to enable industries and companies to move towards paying a living wage.
ISEAL Alliance
Labour Rights

Global Sustainable Tourism Council [GSTC]

Website

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) establishes and manages global sustainable standards, known as the GSTC Criteria. There are two sets: Destination Criteria for public policy-makers and destination managers, and Industry Criteria for hotels and tour operators. These are the guiding principles and minimum requirements that any tourism business or destination should aspire.
Global Sustainable Tourism Council [GSTC]
Non-profit
Sustainability
Tourism Stakeholder

Hauser Exkursionen - Porter Policy

Website

Menschenrechte sind Grundrechte. In unserer Tätigkeit als Reiseveranstalter arbeiten wir täglich für und mit Menschen: KundInnen, Beschäftigte bei uns und unseren Agenturen und die Bevölkerung in den Zielgebieten. Diese Menschen sind das Fundament für die Qualität unserer Dienstleistungen und unseren Unternehmenserfolg. Wir achten ihre Menschenwürde und respektieren ihre Rechte.
Hauser Exkursionen
Human Rights Policy
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]

Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum

Website

The Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum is specifically designed by the UN Global Compact and Verisk Maplecroft to support efforts made by businesses to respect human rights in their operations and supply chains. Explore the dilemmas and case studies that relate to your key risks so that you are better equipped to prevent adverse human rights impacting your business and your partners.
UN Global Compact
Verisk Maplecroft
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
Supply Chain

Human Rights and Inclusive Business Toolkit

Website

We have created this toolkit to give practical guidance to businesses around the world on how to better respect human rights. It is part of the Business Call to Action and BSR Masterclass series on inclusive business and human rights which was held in October 2018. Whether it’s doing a rapid assessment of human rights risks, gaining internal buy-in, or starting a grievance mechanism, these tools will help you better respect human rights throughout your business.
Business Call to Action
Grievance Mechanisms
Human Rights Impact Assessment [HRIA]
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence

Human Rights Country Profiles

Website

Browse our research and campaigning across the world, with all the latest news, blogs, and reports.
Amnesty International
General Human Rights Information

Human Rights Watch

Website

Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world. We are roughly 450 people of 70-plus nationalities who are country experts, lawyers, journalists, and others who work to protect the most at risk, from vulnerable minorities and civilians in wartime, to refugees and children in need. We direct our advocacy towards governments, armed groups and businesses, pushing them to change or enforce their laws, policies and practices.
Human Rights Watch
General Human Rights Information
Non-profit

Impact Travel Alliance

Website

Impact Travel Alliance is a global community and nonprofit aimed at improving the world through travel. We educate travelers on how to spend their money mindfully so that their experiences empower locals and protect our environment. Our initiatives are based on education and advocacy around sustainable tourism – travel that has a positive impact on a destination’s environment, economy and culture.
Impact Travel Alliance
Non-profit
Sustainability
Tourism Stakeholder

Institut für Nachhaltigen Tourismus

Website

Das Institut für nachhaltigen Tourismus hat ein breites Spektrum an Erfahrungen, Kenntnissen und Kontakten in mehreren Funktionen. In erster Linie sind dies die Managementbereiche Nachhaltigkeit und Tourismus, sowie die Querschnittfunktionen Strategie, Qualität und Kundenservice. In seiner Funktion als Professor an der Hochschule Harz hat Prof. Zeiss darüber Erfahrungen in der beruflichen Weiterbildung für Erwachsene.
Institut für Nachhaltigen Tourismus
Sustainability
Tourism Stakeholder
Intercultural Understanding

Institute for Human Rights and Business [IHRB]

Website

Founded in 2009, IHRB is the leading international think tank on business and human rights. IHRB’s mission is to shape policy, advance practice and strengthen accountability in order to make respect for human rights part of everyday business. IHRB’s programmes are organised around key ‘flows’ fundamental to social and economic development, namely: flows of workers, flows of finance, flows of commodities and flows of information.
Institute for Human Rights and Business [IHRB]
Human Rights Policy
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence

International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels 

Website

The International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels under the auspices of UNESCO contributes to the implementation of the International Human Rights agenda at the local and regional levels. Situated in Graz, Austria, the Centre promotes a human-rights based approach to policy-making and practice at the local and regional levels, building on 20 years of experience and expertise.
International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels [UNESCO]
General Human Rights Information
Human Rights Policy

International Ecotourism Society [TIES]

Website

The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ecotourism. Founded in 1990, TIES has been on the forefront of the development of ecotourism, providing guidelines and standards, training, technical assistance, and educational resources. TIES’ global network of ecotourism professionals and travelers is leading the efforts to make tourism a viable tool for conservation, protection of bio-cultural diversity, and sustainable community development.
International Ecotourism Society [TIES]
Non-profit
Environment
Sustainability
Tourism Stakeholder

International Labour Organization [ILO]

Website

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, pursuing its founding mission that social justice is essential to universal and lasting peace. Only tripartite U.N. agency, the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers representatives of 187 member States, to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.
International Labour Organization [ILO]
Children's Rights
Labour Rights
Modern Slavery

International Tourism Partnership [ITP]

Website

The International Tourism Partnership provides a non-competitive platform for hotel industry leaders to share ideas, build relationships and work collaboratively to make this one of the world’s most responsible industries. Human rights is an issue that affects all industries but human trafficking and fair labour standards are of particular concern to the hotel sector.
International Tourism Partnership [ITP]
Tourism Stakeholder
Human Trafficking
Labour Rights

ITUC Global Rights Index - The World’s worst countries for Workers

Website

The ITUC Global Rights Index depicts the world’s worst countries for workers by rating 139 countries on a scale from 1-5 based on the degree of respect for workers’ rights. Workers’ rights are absent in countries with the rating 5 and violations occur on an irregular basis in countries with the rating 1.
International Trade Union Confederation [ITUC]
Labour Rights
Modern Slavery

Knowledge Networking Portal for Sustainable & Responsible Tourism

Website

Tourism2030 is an independent portal which brings together the global community of people and organisations working for making tourism more sustainable.
Tourism 2030
Sustainability
Tourism Stakeholder

Lieferketten nachhaltig gestalten - Online-Leitfaden

Website

Das Angebot richtet sich vor allem an mittelständische baden-württembergische Unternehmen, die ein nachhaltiges Wertschöpfungs- und Lieferkettenmanagement im globalen Wettbewerbsumfeld entwickeln und umsetzen. Im Fokus des Angebots stehen eine Veranstaltungsreihe mit Informationsveranstaltungen und vertiefenden Workshops sowie ein Online-Leitfaden.
global verantwortlich BW
Supply Chain
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]

Methodological Notes to the Tourism Statistics Database

Website

Get the latest and most up-to-date tourism statistics for all the countries and regions around the world. Data on inbound, domestic and outbound tourism is available, as well as on tourism industries, employment and complementary indicators. All statistical tables available are displayed and can be accessed individually.
World Tourism Organization [UNWTO]
Tourism Statistics

Minority Rights Group International

Website

Minority Rights Group International campaigns worldwide with around 150 partners in over 50 countries to ensure that disadvantaged minorities and indigenous peoples, often the poorest of the poor, can make their voices heard.Through training and education, legal cases, publications and the media and cultural programmes we support minority and indigenous people as they strive to maintain their rights.
Minority Rights Group International
Indigenous Peoples / Minorities Rights

Modern Slavery Registry

Website

Section 54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act requires commercial organisations that operate in the UK and have an annual turnover above £36m to produce a statement setting out the steps they are taking to address and prevent the risk of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains; The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre provides this registry, which meets a core set of criteria: independent, accountable to the public interest, robust, credible, free, open, accessible and sustainable.
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Labour Rights
Modern Slavery
Supply Chain

Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute [MRTI]

Website

The Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute (MRTI) is a non-profit organisation aiming to support responsible tourism development in Myanmar through knowledge sharing, training, and research. We envision Myanmar as a responsible tourism destination, making it a better place to live, work and visit. Our mission is to create a knowledge sharing and training platform, empowering partners to work together towards responsible tourism.
Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute [MRTI]
Tourism Development
Non-profit
Tourism Stakeholder
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]

National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights

Website

This website is an online “one stop shop” for information regarding the development of National Action Plans (NAPs) on Business and Human Rights. It is managed by the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR). NAPs are policy documents in which a government articulates priorities and actions that it will adopt to support the implementation of international, regional, or national obligations and commitments with regard to a given policy area or topic.
Danish Institute for Human Rights [DIHR]
National Action Plan
Due Diligence
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]

Naturefriends International

Website

Internationally, ecologically and socially minded! Naturefriends are a democratically organised movement that is committed to ecological and sociopolitical causes. The aim of our activities is sustainable development of the environment and the society at the regional, national and global level. Naturefriends International (NFI) is the umbrella organisation of approximately 45 national member organisations, a platform of the ten largest European environmental NGOs.
Naturefriends International
Non-profit
Sustainability
Tourism Stakeholder
Environment

NEPCon Sustainable Tourism Certification Services

Website

Since 1987, the Rainforest Alliance has worked to build a global alliance of people who share our vision of a world where people and nature thrive in harmony. Today, we work in more than 70 countries around the world to protect forests, improve the livelihoods of farmers and forest communities, promote their human rights, and help them mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis.
Rainforest Alliance
Non-profit
Environment
Sustainability
1 pages

NomoGaia - Guiding Business in Human Rights

Website

At NomoGaia, we believe the business and human rights movement should directly protect people from human rights violations. People in industry, government, consulting, academia and advocacy need easy access to information, tools and resources so they can leverage their own abilities to benefit all humanity.
NomoGaia
Non-profit
Human Rights Impact Assessment [HRIA]
Due Diligence
Risk Assessment

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights [OHCHR]

Website

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights) is the leading UN entity on human rights. The General Assembly entrusted both the High Commissioner and her Office with a unique mandate to promote and protect all human rights for all people. UN Human Rights also plays a crucial role in safeguarding the integrity of the three interconnected pillars of the United Nations – peace and security, human rights and development. UN Human Rights provides assistance.
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights [OHCHR]
General Human Rights Information
Due Diligence

One Planet Guide - Tipps sammeln für faires Reisen

Website

Dieses interaktive Online-Angebot stellt einen praktischen Begleiter von der Urlaubsplanung über das Reiseerlebnis vor Ort bis zum In-Kontakt-Bleiben nach dem Urlaub dar und soll einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Transformation des Tourismus leisten. Er enthält Tipps zum Ressourcensparen und bietet Orientierung zum Verhalten vor Ort.
Tourism Watch
Bread for the World
Human Rights Education
General Human Rights Information
Environment
Non-profit
Sustainability

Pacific Asia Travel Organisation [PATA]

Website

PATA’s sustainability website is an online platform that allows users to easily search, browse, and find information related to sustainable and socially responsible tourism. The is to serve as the ‘go-to’ resource for all things related to sustainable and socially responsibl tourism. The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for profit association that is internationally acclaimed for the responsible development of of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region.
Pacific Asia Travel Organisation [PATA]
Tourism Development
Non-profit
Sustainability
Tourism Stakeholder

PWC Impact Explorer

Website

Today, business success cannot be achieved through a narrow focus on short term shareholder return. Companies that want to excel need to understand how their actions contribute to Good Growth: growth that is real, inclusive, responsible and lasting. Placing a value on how your business impacts the economy, the environment, and wider society is as important as calculating financial return. Altogether, this measures the total impact your business has on society and provides the information.
pwc
Human Rights Impact Assessment [HRIA]
Due Diligence
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]

Responsible Tourism Partnership [ICRT]

Website

The Responsible Tourism Partnership works to support the development of responsible tourism businesses and initiatives. We can help organisations in a number of ways and use our experience and expertise to find the most appropriate way to help you. From one-to-one business advice to larger scale destination projects, our skills can help make the difference.
Responsible Tourism Partnership 
Non-profit
Environment
Tourism Stakeholder
Sustainability

Responsible Travel

Website

Various volunteering guides outlining related issues by volunteering type and destination .
Responsible Travel
Sustainability
Tour operator
Voluntourism

ReThink Orphanages

Website

ReThink Orphanages is a global, cross-sector coalition working to prevent family separation and unnecessary child institutionalization by shifting the way countries in the global north engage with overseas aid and development. 80% of children in orphanages aren’t orphans and often have family who could care for them. Poverty, access to education and disability are some of the main reasons why millions of children are living in orphanages.
Better Care Network
Children's Rights
Voluntourism

Rights Tracker - Measuring the human rights performance of countries

Website

The Rights Tracker is created by the Human Rights Measurement Initiative, the first global project to track the human rights performance of countries systematically. Our goal is to measure country performance of every human right in international law. We have begun with a collection of civil and political rights (Empowerment and Safety from the State rights), and a collection of economic and social rights (Quality of Life rights), each measured by a different method.
Human Rights Measurement Initiative [HRMI]
General Human Rights Information

Risks of Modern Slavery in Labour Sourcing training

Website

This free online training is designed to support hospitality companies and their human resources, procurement and legal teams, to identify and address the risks of modern slavery in their hotel operations. raining module designed to improve awareness of modern slavery and human rights risks in hotel operations, focusing on the recruitment of staff or contractors.
Sustainable Hospitality Alliance
Hospitality
Modern Slavery
Labour Rights
Risk Assessment

Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism

Website

The Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism is a non-profit association under German law and an international multi-stakeholder initiative promoting human rights in tourism.It provides incentives for enterprises, organisations and institutions that commit themselves to respect human rights in tourism according to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism
Non-profit
Tourism Stakeholder
Stakeholder Engagement
Human Rights Impact Assessment [HRIA]
Due Diligence

SA8000 Standard - the world’s leading social certification program

Website

Standard is the leading social certification standard for factories and organizations across the globe. It was established by Social Accountability International in 1997 as a multi-stakeholder initiative. Over the years, the Standard has evolved into an overall framework that helps certified organizations demonstrate their dedication to the fair treatment of workers across industries and in any country.
Social Accountability International [SAI]
Labour Rights
Stakeholder Engagement

Stronger Together - Tackling Modern Slavery in Supply Chains

Website

Stronger Together is a multi-stakeholder business-led initiative aiming to reduce modern slavery particularly forced labour, labour trafficking and other hidden third party exploitation of workers. We provide guidance, training, resources and a network for employers, labour providers, workers and their representatives to work together to reduce exploitation.
Stronger Together
Labour Rights
Modern Slavery
Supply Chain

Supplier Code of Conduct Guidance for suppliers

TUI is committed to sustainable, ethical business in compliance with applicable laws, conventions and regulations. Maintaining integrity in dealings with employees, business partners, shareholders and the general public is an indispensable part of the TUI culture and essential to maintaining high morale and producing fair, reliable and innovative products and services. TUI adheres to an internal Code of Conduct as well as policies and procedures orienting our own daily activities and actions.
TUI AG Group
Code of Conduct
Supply Chain
Tourism Stakeholder
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
7 pages

Survival - Global Movement for Tribal Peoples’ Rights

Website

We fight for tribal peoples’ survival. We stop loggers, miners, and oil companies from destroying tribal lands, lives and livelihoods across the globe. We lobby governments to recognise indigenous land rights. We document and expose the atrocities committed against tribal people and take direct action to stop them. We give tribal peoples a platform to speak to the world.
Survival
Indigenous Peoples / Minorities Rights

The Human Rights Guide to Sustainable Recovery

Website

This resource provides guidance for sustainable recovery from COVID-19 using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and human rights as a blueprint, as proposed by the UN Secretary-General in “Human Rights and COVID-19: we are all in this together”
Danish Institute for Human Rights [DIHR]
Sustainability
COVID-19
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
General Human Rights Information

The Human Rights Self-Assessment [HRSA] Training Tool

Website

This HRSA Training Tool helps you to develop a human rights risk profile. Using the tool, you will define the “severity” and “likelihood” of relevance to your industry. The tool produces heat maps for each risk to help you identify areas for priority action. Alongside the heat map, and for reporting and other purposes, you are provided a reference to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and target indicator linked to the specific risk.
United Nations [UN]
Human Rights Risk Assessment [HRRA]
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]

The Indigenous Navigator Tools Database

Website

The Indigenous Navigator provides a framework and a set of tools to monitor indigenous peoples’ human rights and ensure they are not left behind.
Danish Institute for Human Rights [DIHR]
Indigenous Peoples / Minorities Rights

The SME Compass - Understanding and implementing corporate responsibility

Website

Your tool for environmental and human rights due diligence along the value chain - Understand risks - Take action - Comply with due diligence What do I start with? And how do I proceed? Use the Due Diligence Compass and find out! An offer especially for small and medium-sized enterprises.
Helpdesk Business & Human Rights
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
Supply Chain
Sustainability

The world's most dangerous megacities for women

Website

With cities across the globe growing rapidly, the future looks set to be urban with an estimated 66 percent of the population to be living in urban areas by 2050 up from 54 perIn the first poll of its kind, the Thomson Reuters Foundation asked experts in women’s issues which of the world’s megacities are safe for women – and which need to do more to ensure women are not at risk of sexual violence and harassment and harmful cultural practices and have access to healthcare, finance and education.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Sexual Exploitation/Sexual Harassment
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment

TourCert - Travel for Tomorrow

Website

TourCert unites experts in tourism, academia, environment, development, and politics. With many years of experiences we are committed to responsible tourism. For us, “Travel for Tomorrow” means making the travel industry fit for the future and also sensitizing travellers on achieving a positive contribution for everyone involved with their holidays.
TourCert
Sustainability
Tourism Stakeholder
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]

Tourism Risk, Crisis and Recovery Management Guide

This guide does not enable you to prevent natural disasters or prevent security threats to your clients. What we at CATO hope it will do, is to give you some guidance on how to most effectively prepare your business and your staff to be conscious of risk and to sensitively communicate this to your clients. It will also hopefully help you manage those situations when your clients really need your assistance during a difficult situation whether that arises from external or internal causes.
Dr. Beirman D.
Crisis Management
38 pages

Tourism Value Chain Risk Assessment

Website

The violation of the rights of the population in the destination country, critical working conditions for low income groups and the release of greenhouse gas emissions from tourist flights as well as overloading of the natural environment. These problems are primarily found in the destination countries, but they do exist in relation to society as a whole while overlapping with other economic sectors.
Hamburger Stiftung für Wirtschaftsethik
Risk Assessment
Supply Chain
Tourism Stakeholder

Tourism Watch

Website

Tourism Watch works for the consistent application of a human rights approach in tourism that has a central focus on the interests and needs of local people and we are committed to strengthening the social and cultural dimensions of sustainability in tourism.
Tourism Watch
Community Impact
Human Rights Policy
Community-based Tourism [CBT]
Tourism Stakeholder
Voluntourism
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]

Travelife for Tour Operators & Travel Agencies

Website

Travelife is a leading training, management and certification initiative for tourism companies committed to reaching sustainability. Operating your business in a socially and environmentally friendly manner makes good business sense! Both consumer and business demand for responsible products is growing and the public wants to know how you manage your business.
Travelife
Sustainability
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Tourism Stakeholder

Travindy - Stories of Sustainable Tourism

Website

Essential online source for understanding tourism and sustainability and learning how better to communicate its benefits.
Travindy
Sustainability
Tourism Stakeholder
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]

UNEP FI - Human Rights Guidance Tool by Sector

Website

The UNEP FI Human Rights Guidance Tool for the Financial Sector is designed as an online signposting tool providing information on human rights risks for financial institutions.The tool focuses specifically on human rights issues relevant to the assessment of business relationships and transactions. Links are also provided within each of the sector briefings to the broader environmental and social risk guidance provided by UNEP FI.
UNEP Finance Initiative
Human Rights Impact Assessment [HRIA]
Due Diligence

UNGP Reporting Framework

Website

The UN Guiding Principles [UNGPs] Reporting Framework is the world’s first comprehensive guidance for companies to report on how they respect human rights.
Shift
Human Rights Policy
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]

UNICEF - Tools on Children's Rights for Companies

Website

The Atlas is just one of many resources available to help companies evaluate their impact on children’s rights. UNICEF has developed a series of tools and guidance documents to help businesses integrate children’s rights into due diligence procedures, and Global Child Forum has developed knowledge products. These are introduced below.
UNICEF
Children's Rights
Due Diligence
Impact Assessment

Uppsala Conflict Data Program [UCDP]

Website

The Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) is the world’s main provider of data on organized violence and the oldest ongoing data collection project for civil war, with a history of almost 40 years. Its definition of armed conflict has become the global standard of how conflicts are systematically defined and studied.
Uppsala Conflict Data Program [UCDP]
Peace and Conflict

Voluntourism and Child Trafficking Into Orphanages

In accordance with best practice research, FMN works in Nepal and Uganda to remove children from orphanages, both legal and illegal, and return them to their families in a supported manner. FMN works in partnership with the Nepali government through the Central Child Welfare Board (CCWB) to remove children from orphanages after the CCWB has made a decision to close the orphanage.
Forget Me Not Australia [FMN]
ECPAT
Voluntourism
Children's Rights
Human Trafficking
6 pages

WageIndicator - Minimum Wages / Decent Work Check per Country

Website

There is a lack of of coherent labour market information, easy to access, easy to understand, full circle, independent, free of politics in many countries worldwide. The national WageIndicator websites function as online, up to date labour market libraries for workers, employers, governments, academics and media alike.
WageIndicator
Labour Rights
Modern Slavery

Walk Free Foundation

Website

The Walk Free Foundation provides the Secretariat for the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime, and champions business sector engagement in this regional program. It is also advocating strongly for all leading global economies to enact laws to ensure all organisations are held accountable for taking proactive steps to remove modern slavery from their supply chains.
Minderoo Foundation
Modern Slavery
Labour Rights
Non-profit
Supply Chain

Wild Asia - Counselling on Sustainable Tourism

Website

Wild Asia was first established in 2003 as a Malaysian-based social enterprise. We work to help adapt the way consumers, businesses and traders operate, ensuring that they can leave a positive footprint on the developing world. We take a bottom-up approach starting at the very beginning: the raw materials. It is here that we find ways to guide organisations in creating a better environment for their employees, local communities and surrounding biodiversity.
Wild Asia
Sustainability
Environment
Tourism Development