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. 

The Behavioral Economics Guide 2022

The Behavioral Economics Guide is the leading annual publication dedicated to behavioral economics and behavioral insights. Aiming at bridging the gap between behavioral theory and practice, part 1 covers a review of emerging trends in self-control and goals, part 2 sheds light on behavioral science in practice and part 3 provides further resources on behavioral science concepts, postgraduate programs, and other resources.
Samson A.
Goldstein D. G.
Vohs K. D.
Shah A. M.
Consumer Awareness
208 pages

The SME Compass: Managing supply chains more sustainably

Website

Whether supplier, retailer or production company: global supply and value chains also form part of the core business operations of German SMEs. Using this free online tool, you can better understand social and environmental risks along your supply chain and fulfil your corporate due diligence responsibilities. The tool supports companies that wish to pay more attention to environmental aspects and human rights in a concrete and practical way.
Helpdesk Business & Human Rights
Supply Chain
Due Diligence
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]

The spend local travel blog

Website

The spend local travel blog is a responsible travel blog that encourages travellers to think beyond obvious global conglomerates by showcasing local hospitality. It focuses on reducing tourism leakage and provides travel tips and articles on topics such as local hospitality, preserving traditional culture, and minimising social and ethnic stress.
Community Back Pocket
Consumer Awareness
Sustainability
Community Impact

The Thoughtful Traveller

Conserving environments and cultures requires a united front with industry partners, travellers, guides and staff. This easy to read publication by World Expeditions inspires and empowers travellers with ideas on how they can be part of the solution and collectively make the world a better place when they travel.
World Expeditions Travel Group
Consumer Awareness
16 pages

Tourism Declares Climate Emergency

Website

Tourism Declares is a coalition of tourism businesses, organisations and individuals that have declared a climate emergency and are taking purposeful action to reduce their carbon emissions. The coalition exists to enable everyone in tourism to implement the Climate Action Plans needed to halve sector emissions by 2030.
Tourism Declares
Climate Change
Environment

Tourism for SDGs

Website

Tourism can play a huge part in achieving the SDGs and UNWTO is committed to provide the global tourism community with a space to come together and realize the 2030 Agenda. The Tourism for SDGs (T4SDG) is a co-creation platform offering guidance to public bodies, international organizations, donors, travellers, companies, academia and civil society and travellers. It compiles research, education, and training, events, initiatives, policy papers, company CSR and stories - all in one space.
World Tourism Organization [UNWTO]
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
Tourism Development

Transforming tourism in the Pan-European region for a resilient and sustainable post-COVID world

The world is facing a triple planetary crisis relating to the climate, pollution and nature, and it is becoming increasingly important for all tourism players to shift towards more sustainable and circular business models. This report aims to describe the changes brought to the tourism sector by the pandemic, as well as opportunities, challenges and recommended measures for mainstreaming sustainable tourism.
United Nations Environment Programme [UNEP]
Environment
Sustainability
COVID-19
Crisis Management
Tourism Development
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
84 pages

Travel Without Plastic

Website

Travel Without Plastic provides tools and advice for hospitality businesses, hotels, and tour operators on their way towards plastic reduction. While focusing on practical, cost effective solutions to reduce single-use plastic in hospitality without compromising the guest experience or safety standards, they work on different projects and offer consultancy, e-learnings, guidelines, workshops and webinars.
Travel Without Plastic
Environment
Consumer Awareness

Wake-up call

Exploitative Recruitment Risk to Migrant Workers in Qatar's World Cup Hotels

Ahead of the Qatar World Cup 2022 kick-off in November, with its accompanying influx of an estimated one million visitors, recruitment is ramping up astonishing speed. At the same time, research has shown the payment of recruitment fees by migrant workers to be one of the region’s single largest drivers of abuse. The report shows the results of a survey answered by 14 hotel brands representing a large amount of hotel properties in Qatar.
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Migrant Workers
Labour Rights
Hospitality
20 pages

WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool - Checklist

The evidence is clear: gender equality is critical to business performance and sustainable economic growth globally. The Women’s Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool (WEPs Tool) serves as a business-driven tool designed to help companies from around the world assess gender equality performance across the workplace, marketplace, and community. This guidance document is to help companies understand the steps to prepare and complete their self-assessment.
United Nations Global Compact
Gender
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment
Equality
24 pages

What makes stakeholder engagement meaningful?

5 insights from practice

Business and human rights has become an increasingly important topic on the corporate sustainability agenda. This series offers companies food for thought, highlights inspirational practice and shares valuable lessons learned to stimulate business managers and decision-makers towards an ambitious, transformational approach to respecting human rights in line with the UNGPs.
UN Global Compact Network Germany
Stakeholder Engagement
Due Diligence
17 pages

WIEGO - Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing

Website

WIEGO supports, strengthens and connects organizations of the working poor to enable them to amplify their collective voice in the policy making and rule-setting bodies that affect their work and lives. Their work focuses predominantly on urban informal employment around the globe, which falls into these four occupational groups that employ large numbers of poorer working women: Domestic Workers, Home-Based Workers (including Garment Workers), Street Vendors and Waste Pickers.
WIEGO
Labour Rights
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment

Workforce Equity for Porters: Why It Matters & Why Travel Companies Should Be an Ally

Website

The article sheds light on workforce equity for porters in the trekking tourism industry, the role of tourists and the role of travel companies. Providing five recommendations for travel companies to become the allies that are needed in order to create equitable working conditions for porters, the author highlights that a long-term commitment to creating Workforce Equity should no longer be treated as an option.
de Jesus
M. M.
Labour Rights
Due Diligence
Tour operator

A Compass for Just and Regenerative Business

Being at a crucial juncture in human history, we need to shift the paradigm of business to adopt a just and regenerative mindset, embedding this into a new way of making decisions. The guide explores the role of business in taking a just and regenerative approach. Identifying practical implications of how to start applying this to current activities, it introduces the Business Transformation Compass as a navigation guide for understanding and shifting the approach businesses take to change.
Forum for the Future
World Business Council for Sustainable Development [wbcsd]
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
39 pages

A Net Zero Roadmap for Travel & Tourism

Proposing a new Target Framework for the Travel & Tourism Sector

The urgency of climate change is more evident than ever, as emphasised by the 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. Travel & Tourism is strongly affected by its impacts but also an important emitter of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, thereby actively contributing to climate change. This report aims to offer a better understanding of the status quo of climate action of tourism businesses within selected industries, as well as current challenges, opportunities and needs.
World Travel & Tourism Council
Environment
Climate Change
Sustainability
59 pages

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

Access to Remedy

August 2021

The third pillar of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) states that individuals whose rights are harmed by business must have access to remedy. To support businesses in fulfilling their obligations under the UNGPs, this report provides guidance to understand the four key roles business has in providing remedy. Moreover, it sheds light on the five elements of remedy and the changing remedy landscape and gives five recommendations for company action on remedy.
Business for Social Responsibility [BSR]
Grievance Mechanisms
5 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

Achieving the Living Wage Ambition

Reference Sheet and Implementation Guide

Part of the UN Global Compact SDG Ambition Accelerator Initiative, the Living Wage Ambition is one of ten SDG Ambition Benchmarks aiming at challenging organizations to set more ambitious targets and accelerating integration of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals into core business management. The guide provides concrete steps to implement a living wage programme which will lead to all employees being provided with wages and benefits that are sufficient to cover at least their basic needs.
UN Global Compact
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
Labour Rights
Equality
16 pages

Action Plan for Businesses

The Centre Stage project will see the National Tourism Administrations, 40 businesses and 16 international NGO’s from Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Jordan and Mexico implement an Action Plan to boost women’s empowerment through tourism during the recovery from COVID-19. The Action Plan contains 10 concrete measures to be implemented by participating businesses within one year from November 2021 to November 2022.
World Tourism Organization [UNWTO]
Centre Stage: Women's empowerment during the COVID-19 recovery
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment
Equality
COVID-19
Crisis Management
3 pages