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

  • The Centre is the training arm of the ILO. This guidance is intended for small and medium-sized enterprises to understand, implement and adhere to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It looks at the expectations placed on SMEs and buyers, the challenges they face and the support available for them.
    Credit: International Training Centre for the International Labour Organization
  • 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
  • This report presents findings from research to create an evidence‐based typology of modern slavery offences in the UK. The research sought to devise a typology of modern slavery offences to improve the government's understanding of the different ways that modern slavery manifests in the UK and to inform tailored policy and operational responses. The typology, which is based on analysis on 328 confirmed cases of modern slavery in the UK, identifies 17 types of modern slavery offences setting out the characteristics of the victims, offenders and offences involved for each type.
    Credit: Home Office
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The ICCR is a coalition of faith-based investors. This guidance looks at emerging best practice trends in eight companies from high risk sectors, analysing their developments in corporate ethical recruitment policies and identifying gaps for improvement. The key learning points provided in the guidance can be used as a starting point for businesses to develop their own policies.
    Credit: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR)
  • 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
  • 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)