UK hotel group Shiva Hotels is looking to take human trafficking and modern slavery head on, launching an industry-first anti-slavery program, which it began rolling out across its hotels last week.
According to COMBAT, a European Commission funded project, of the more than 1.1 million victims of human trafficking each year, over 93,000 people were sexually exploited in European hotels and 4,500 were exploited for labor. The UK government estimates that there are up to 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK alone and the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that human trafficking is the third-largest illicit moneymaking venture in the world, generating about $150 billion annually — statistics that Shiva Hotels are hoping to change through its new program.
This is an excerpt from an article first published by Sustainability Brands. Read the original article here: Shiva Hotels launches industry first anti-slavery campaign to eradicate human trafficking.