Modern Slavery and the Hospitality Sector
Minderoo’s Walk Free Initiative, WikiRate and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Partnership have released their latest publication on the Modern Slavery Act, which seeks to document the impact of the UK’s modern slavery legislation on the hospitality sector’s anti-slavery practices. The report’s findings address topics including structure, business and supply chain disclosure, modern slavery policies, and due diligence processes.
The report ultimately concludes that many sectors, including the hospitality sector, are failing to meet the requirements of the UK’s Modern Slavery Act, with sector specific risks including issues involved in franchising and seasonal work arrangements. Each conclusion is accompanied by recommendations for possible next steps for improvement within the sector.
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