Human Trafficking and the UK Hospitality Industry

Human Trafficking and the UK Hospitality Industry

Practical advice to mitigate risk within the industry

You are invited to attend this high-profile event hosted by the Home Office on 19 March 2013 at Central Hall, Westminster, London.  The conference will commence at 10am and finish at 3pm.

Human trafficking for labour exploitation is a growing but hidden crime. It has a devastating impact on its victims but also has a potentially damaging effect on UK industry by undercutting legitimate labour providers, lowering industry standards and reducing consumer confidence.   Recent publicity has drawn attention to major high street retailers and businesses where human trafficking for labour exploitation has been identified in their supply chains.  The reputational risk to businesses directly or indirectly associated with instances of human trafficking and worker exploitation is real.

Conference

The Home Office is hosting a free one day conference to provide practical advice to mitigate the risk of labour trafficking within the hospitality industry.

The conference will focus on the hospitality and catering industry where the demand for low skilled workers may create a particular vulnerability to unknowingly employing individuals trafficked for labour exploitation.

The Minister of State for Immigration, Mark Harper MP will deliver a key note speech on this important issue.  

Delegates will be drawn from the hotel, restaurant, pub, supermarket, catering and tourism industries as well as industry regulators.

Why attend?

This is a must-attend event for HR directors, heads of Corporate Responsibility, front-line managers and regulators within the hospitality industry. 

 The conference will provide:

· practical advice to help reflect anti-human trafficking efforts in existing policy and practices;

· guidance on how to spot the signs of human trafficking and what to do; and

· an opportunity to share and promote good practice.

The conference is free to attend and will include lunch and refreshments.

Who should attend?

  • HR directors
  • Heads of Corporate Responsibility
  • Front-line managers
  • Industry regulators

 

For more information contact: Helen Cordy Helen.cordy@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk 020 7035 3341 or David Armour david.armour@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk  020 7035 4179.