Resource Hub

This resource hub is intended to provide a central repository for resources on understanding the risk of modern slavery to business, modern slavery policy and legislation, and how this can be applied to the hotel industry.

“The launch of this resource hub shows the effectiveness of collaboration and is a significant step-up in trafficking prevention measures. It is a practical and useful step towards aiding businesses in identifying and preventing modern slavery where is occurs.”
Professor Alexandros Paraskevas, COMBAT

  • This toolkit is the result of a collaboration between the Chartered Institute of Builders and Stronger Together. It provides guidance and good practice for responsible employers and labour providers operating in the construction industry. Its aim is to support businesses set up their own policies to safeguard against human trafficking in their workforce, on sites, and in subcontracted organisations and labour providers.
    Credit: Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) & Stronger Together
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  • This Framework offers a checklist guide of specific Standards of Ethical Practice for firms involved in cross-border recruitment of workers, and outlines a Verification and Certification System designed to protect workers against specific patterns of vulnerability and abuse. The SEP include: - a checklist of operating rules for firms engaged in the cross-border recruitment and movement of workers The VCS outline includes: - an outline of elements and principles to be adopted by organisations that wish to measure, certify, and ensure compliance of particular enterprises with the SEP The Framework also details a list of recommendations which are informed by ManpowerGroups’s pragmatic experience in responsible cross-border recruitment of workers, and Verite’s expertise in creating verification systems to protect human rights. It is intended as the first phase in a three-phase project, the second phase is a demonstration project with interested groups, the third phase is the development and dissemination of results, assessments, further recommendations and supporting materials for the wider replication and adaptation of the Framework.
    Credit: Verite & Manpower Group
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  • Verite have published guidance on establishing an effective and transparent system to protect against modern slavery in supply chains. It details both in-company and site-level guidance. The criteria provided are intended to be used by any organisation to help design a system for preventing human trafficking within business operations and the supply chain. Each authentication criterion is accompanied by examples of leading practice and verification evidence.
    Credit: Verite
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  • The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is an alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes workers' rights around the world. Through this guide, they share what companies can do to create the enabling conditions for the payment of living wages, in line with their commitment to the ETI Base Code. They outline their expectations of ETI members and provide guidance on winning senior executives’ support for living wages. The guidance includes practical steps for developing living wage strategies and collaborating with stakeholders to identify sustainable, scalable solutions. It also covers the vital question of how to offset the cost of increased wages, and includes the experience of ETI members.
    Credit: Ethical Trading Initiative
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  • CORE is a civil society coalition on corporate accountability. This is a guide for commercial organisations on Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, “Transparency in Supply Chains”. It is intended as a guide to understanding and addressing risks of modern slavery in supply chains, and provides guidance on producing, publishing and reviewing the annual slavery and human trafficking statement required of businesses.
    Credit: CORE
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  • This report, published by the Chartered Institute of Building, calls for industry collaboration to eradicate modern slavery in supply chains, procurement and migrant labour. It offers many recommendations to companies within the industry which are also highly relevant to the hotel industry including guidance on supply chain mapping, corporate policy, training, navigating potential risks with third party agencies, and collaborating with NGOs and government.
    Credit: Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
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  • This Code of Conduct was developed by the World Employment Confederation, a trade association representing private employment services at the global level. Its members must agree to its Code of Conduct ensuring fair recruitment and employment practices. The Confederation intends to set out acceptable standards of professional practices to which private employment services are committed and expected to operate. Members are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct and promote its principles towards all relevant stakeholders.
    Credit: World Employment Confederation
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  • The Code is a project between the tourism private sector and the children’s NGO ECPAT to prevent sexual exploitation of children at tourism destinations. Tour operators and umbrella organisations, hotels, travel agents, airlines who endorse the Code are committed to implement a common set of measures to prevent child exploitation. These include:
    • establishing a corporate ethical policy against commercial exploitation of children
    • training in-country personnel in both country of origin and of destination
    • providing information to travellers
    • providing information to local “key persons” at destinations
    • reporting annually
    The Code details how to adopt the code and implement measures, and its signatory companies.
    Credit: ECPAT UK
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  • The COMBAT Toolkit is designed specifically to help hotels tackle the problem of human trafficking by helping staff to identify specific signs of trafficking. It comprises reference guides with accompanying powerpoints, case studies with accompanying powerpoint for training sessions, a trainer's manual, a series of 10-minute trainers, aide memoires and example awareness-raising posters. The aide memoire is a physical prompt that can be distributed to all hotel staff and employees, to remind them of the signs of trafficking and how to report it.
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  • The COMBAT Toolkit is designed specifically to help hotels tackle the problem of human trafficking by helping staff to identify specific signs of trafficking. It comprises reference guides with accompanying powerpoints, case studies with accompanying powerpoint for training sessions, a trainer's manual, a series of 10-minute trainers, aide memoires and example awareness-raising posters. These three case case studies about bonded labour are written in the first person, so that trainees are better able to identify with victims. These case studies are intended to provide discussion point for trainees to identify whether or not the case is an example of human trafficking, what signals there are if so, and what barriers could be erected to prevent this example from happening in their hotel. Credit: COMBAT Case Study 1: Osama
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        Case Study 2: Matus  
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        Case Study 3: Cabdi
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  • The COMBAT Toolkit is designed specifically to help hotels tackle the problem of human trafficking by helping staff to identify specific signs of trafficking. It comprises reference guides with accompanying powerpoints, case studies with accompanying powerpoint for training sessions, a trainer's manual, a series of 10-minute trainers, aide memoires and example awareness-raising posters. These three case studies about sexual exploitation are written in the first person, so that trainees are better able to identify with victims. These case studies are intended to provide discussion point for trainees to identify whether or not the case is an example of human trafficking, what signals there are if so, and what barriers could be erected to prevent this example from happening in their hotel.
    Credit: COMBAT
      Georgia's Story: Sexual Exploitation
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      Abigail's Story: Child Sexual Exploitation
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      Estella and Angelica's Story: Domestic and Sexual Exploitation 
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  • The COMBAT Toolkit is designed specifically to help hotels tackle the problem of human trafficking by helping staff to identify specific signs of trafficking. It comprises reference guides with accompanying powerpoints, case studies with accompanying powerpoint for training sessions, a trainer's manual, a series of 10-minute trainers, aide memoires and example awareness-raising posters. COMBAT's seven case studies are written in the first person, so that trainees are better able to identify with victims. These case studies are intended to provide discussion point for trainees to identify whether or not the case is an example of human trafficking, what signals there are if so, and what barriers could be erected to prevent this example from happening in their hotel.
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  • The COMBAT Toolkit is designed specifically to help hotels tackle the problem of human trafficking by helping staff to identify specific signs of trafficking. It comprises reference guides with accompanying powerpoints, case studies with accompanying powerpoint for training sessions, a trainer's manual, a series of 10-minute trainers, aide memoires and example awareness-raising posters. These example posters can be reproduced and distributed around hotels to raise awareness of human trafficking and encourage reporting via appropriate channels. They come from a range of campaigns (some non-English) and are intended for back-of-house display to hotel employees.
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  • The COMBAT Toolkit is designed specifically to help hotels tackle the problem of human trafficking by helping staff to identify specific signs of trafficking. It comprises reference guides with accompanying powerpoints, case studies with accompanying powerpoint for training sessions, a trainer's manual, a series of 10-minute trainers, aide memoires and example awareness-raising posters. The following links to reference guides accompanied by slides consist of what different staff members should know about trafficking; it provides the background to human trafficking, and offers practical advice on the development of policies and procedures to counteract and disrupt trafficking and support victims. It offers trainers a ‘pick and mix’ approach so that they can tailor the contents to meet the needs of their training audience.
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    For Hotel Management
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      For Corporate Boards
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  • The COMBAT Toolkit is designed specifically to help hotels tackle the problem of human trafficking by helping staff to identify specific signs of trafficking. It comprises reference guides with accompanying powerpoints, case studies with accompanying powerpoint for training sessions, a trainer's manual, a series of 10-minute trainers, aide memoires and example awareness-raising posters. This training manual provides an overview of the Toolkit, and is a supporting document providing guidance on setting training objectives according to participants' level of knowledge, and the time available to participants. With that in mind it emphasises the necessity to tailor your training plan accordingly with guidance on delivery (presentations and materials), questions and answers, group interaction and activities.
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  • The COMBAT Toolkit is designed specifically to help hotels tackle the problem of human trafficking by helping staff to identify specific signs of trafficking. It comprises reference guides with accompanying powerpoints, case studies with accompanying powerpoint for training sessions, a trainer's manual, a series of 10-minute trainers, aide memoires and example awareness-raising posters. These 10-minute long trainers are designed and tailored as training materials both for those working outside the industry, and for staff working in hotels. Some are department specific such as food and beverage or management, others are more generic. There is also a trainer to educate more generally on how to spot the signs of trafficking in hotels. These are intended for managers and shift leaders to offer as short training at the beginning of shifts, for the trainer to offer as a refresher or as entry into deeper discussion on specific issues.
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    Spotting the Signs
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    _________________________________________________________________ For Public Authorities
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      For Corporates
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      For Employees:
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      For Management
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      For Food & Beverage
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      For Front Office
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      For Housekeeping
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