If we can harness the power and enthusiasm of business, we can create an anti-trafficking movement that has the resources and capacity to really fight human trafficking. We believe that for change to happen, we must engage the business sector. By working with the hotel industry, we have created a dynamic model that seeks to tackle human trafficking across supply chains, within recruitment and in local communities.



May 19

May 2015

In May 2015, we partnered with long established and highly respected charity, Unseen, to deliver an initial awareness raising and creative thinking session with the general managers and operations staff across the Shiva Hotels group.
July 29

July 2016

In July 2016, Shiva Hotels published a position statement on human trafficking and modern slavery. The statement can be found here:
August 24

August 2016

In August 2016, Shiva Hotels launched an anti-trafficking Charter across the hotel group targeting employees, hotel users, supply chains and executive decision-making.
November 2

November 2016

In November 2016, Shiva Foundation in partnership with Thomson Reuters Foundation held an industry roundtable to learn best practice for tackling human trafficking in the hotel industry.
November 30

November 2016

Using the November industry roundtable as an inaugural meeting, Shiva Foundation coordinated the creation of a Stop Slavery Hotel Industry Network. The network, which was launched on 30 November at the Trust Women conference, brings together key players to address modern slavery in the industry.