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Webinar: 30 November 2021, 11 am - 12 pm CET

Turning Drops into Ripples:
How a Living Wage Contributes to Human Rights Due Diligence

Tourism is a major source of employment because of its labour-intensive nature and the significant multiplier effect on jobs in related sectors. But it's also an industry that is often characterised by seasonal contracts, massive overtime, lack of social security, discrimination and inequality. Businesses (in tourism and every other sector) can intensively combat working poverty by paying a living wage to their suppliers and employees. Enabling workers to have a dignified life is essential for human rights due diligence and corporate social responsibility.

This webinar aims to highlight the positive impacts of a living wage. It is targeted at small and medium-sized tour operators, as well as other tourism businesses and is intended to

  • Be a wake-up call: How Covid has worsened working and living conditions around the world
  • Understand the difference between existing and living: How the absence of living wage impacts many human rights
  • Tackle the root: How tour operators identify the appropriate living wage for individual countries and employees

Past Webinars


Webinar 17. August 2021, 11 am - 12 pm CEST

Respecting Human Rights in the Tourism Value Chain
Tools and Offers to Get Started

Sustainability - the big buzzword of our time - is often associated primarily with environmental issues like plastic reduction or the ecological footprint. Tourism is a people's business that depends on the people who work in the industry and live in destinations. And every business activity, also in tourism, has an impact on human rights. Examples of this are land use for accommodations, allocation of scarce resources like water, or staff working conditions.

This introductory webinar will help clarify what every tourism business can do to make travel socially responsible. It is explicitly targeted at small and medium-sized tour operators and tourism businesses and is intended for you to:
▪ understand your stake: be aware of human rights issues your value chain
▪ see the benefit: be clear about the business case to respect human rights
▪ get started: know tools, resources and practical recommendations to implement suitable measures in your strategy and operations


Webinar 15. June 2021, 11 am - 12 pm CEST

The Suit in the Bag, Due Diligence at Home? Organising Business Travel that Respects Human Rights

This webinar will help clarify what needs to be done to make business travel socially responsible. The focus will be on two crucial basic questions:
How do I book?
How do I train?
People in charge of booking business trips within a company will be advised on how to minimise human rights risks already when choosing accommodation, forms of transport or other services. Companies will be supported to understand how a comprehensive code of conduct supports the company's sustainable narrative and educates employees.
This introductory webinar is explicitly targeted at people who are responsible for planning and booking business trips. Depending on the company's size, this may involve the management, travel managers or individual employees and is intended to:
▪ look before book: Minimise risks from scratch
▪ standardise processes: Include respect to human rights and due diligence
▪ implement a code: Train employees to become more responsible business travellers

Webinar 28 April 2021 Title SDGs

Webinar 28. April 2021, 11 am - 12 pm CEST

Connecting the Dots:
Identifying Human Rights References in the SDGs and the Links with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

This basic webinar will show overlaps and links between human rights, the SDGs, and the UNGPs:
Learn how the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights provide a way for businesses to contribute to the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Find out how human rights are included in the SDGs and what that means for your business. Identify the first steps to keep an overview and develop a strategy for integrating human rights, SDGs and the Guiding Principles in your business operations. We want to help you to get started.

This webinar is explicitly targeted at small- and medium-sized tour operators and is intended to:

  • see a connection: See the tourism and human rights reference in each SDG
  • prioritise: Define the most relevant SDGs for your company
  • join forces: Use the potential in working together

Webinar 23. February 2021, 11 am - 12 pm CET

A Human Rights Narrative: Additional Value for your Company, Suppliers, and Customers

Follow the communication principle: Do good and talk about it (in the right way). We focus on effectively and credibly communicating human rights-related efforts.

This webinar is explicitly targeted at people who are entrusted with communication within a tourism business or tourism-related organisation and is intended to:

  • Bringing it to life: Learn how your commitment can be communicated.
  • Avoiding pitfalls: Know how to talk about human rights without being deterrent.
  • Building back better: Understand the benefit of a human rights narrative to be more resilient
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Webinar 10. December 2020

Encounters at Eye Level: Tackling Racism in the Tourism Value Chain

Experts inputs and a good practice example - creating awareness and taking action

This Webinar is explicitly targeted at SME tour operators and has the following objectives:

  • Know the history: Understand the impact of colonialism
  • Create awareness: Learn where we act racist without wanting to
  • Take action: Small steps towards anti-racism in your business and value chain
Title Webinar Schyst Resande 9 December 2020

Webinar 9. December 2020

"How can travel businesses be more responsible for human rights?" 

The seminar was organised by the Swedish organisation Shyst Resande. It tackles the question how tour operators and tourism businesses can work concretely to identify, prevent and manage risks and infringements of human rights in the supply chain.


Tourism and human rights

  • Risk and consequence analysis in line with UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and other frameworks
  • Human rights issues in the tourism value chain

How to assess human rights related risks and impacts along the tourism value chain

  • Presentation of tools and methods to analyse risks
  • How to conduct a value chain Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) assessment - with examples from Thailand and Myanmar

Matthias Leisinger, focusright
Jara Schreiber, Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism



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Webinar 2.October 2019

This is our second webinar to inform interested Roundtable members and other stakeholders about the HRIA blueprint project.

In the first webinar, we explained the overall approach and content of the tool, and the project set up. The second webinar informs about the on-site assessment that was conducted in Thailand and Myanmar from 5 to 17 September, and guides step by step through the content of the blueprint tool before explaining the next steps.

Webinar Human Rights impact assessment August 2019

Webinar 28. August 2019

How can tour operators assess human rights impacts in the value chains?

This 1-hour webinar explains: 

  • the development process, the content and methodology of the digital Roundtable HRIA “blueprint” tool; 
  • the project set-up and how the development of the HRIA “blueprint” tool is connected with the on-site assessment in Thailand and Myanmar; 
  • insights in the process to prepare such an on-site assessment