Value chain risk analysis

Lodging

Children's rights

Children may be deployed to carry out various forms of work in hotels, mostly behind the scenes. Furthermore, children may be sexually exploited in hotel rooms. 

Lodging

Community impact

Hotels and other accommodation offers can have direct negative impacts on surrounding communities, not only during development and construction, but also in their daily business. 

Lodging

Customer rights

The main customer rights related risks in the hotel industry concern customer data privacy and accessibility for customers with disabilities.  

Lodging

Modern Slavery

Hotels can be the scene of forms of modern slavery, including human trafficking related to sexual exploitation or labour, or debt bondage. Hotel staff and customers can be affected by modern slavery.

Lodging

Women's rights

Women working in hotels often work in low-status positions and often receive low wages and unequal opportunities. Women travelling alone and female hotel staff are particularly frequently exposed to sexual assaults.

Lodging

Workers' rights

The service-oriented hotel industry requires a high amount of human labour, meaning there is a wide range of workers' rights risks. Inadequate working conditions are common.