Celebration without exploitation: Help make London 2012 exploitation free
The 2012 Olympics will bring millions of visitors to London and other Olympic venues across the UK. The four weeks of the Olympic and Paralympics games will, primarily, be a period of inspiration and celebration. However there is a potentially darker side to the games as some organizations fear that the influx of visitors could exacerbate the existing problem of human trafficking and other forms of modern day slavery.
Companies can inadvertently become exposed to this, either through their supply chains or through the misuse of their facilities and services. However, there is also much that they can do to respond to this risk by monitoring their supply chains, examining their recruitment practices and training staff so they can identify and respond to any instances of trafficking that they might come across.
With the eyes of the world trained on the Games, Olympic sponsors and the travel industry are particularly well placed to help raise awareness of the crime of human trafficking and to show leadership by taking concrete steps to address it.
What you can do
Visit the Celebration without Exploitation website for ideas and resources, including sample letters that can be sent to hotels in London area and elsewhere.