Human Rights and Modern Day Slavery Policy

This statement is made by HR in Hospitality (HRH) pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement.  HR in Hospitality is committed to the highest standards of professionalism, ethical behaviour and integrity in everything we do and to contributing to the wellbeing of HR communities around the UK and has a zero-tolerance approach to all human rights abuses. In this we are committed to opposing modern slavery in all its forms, and do not tolerate it either within our Association itself or within our supply chain.

Our Association

HR in Hospitality is a member association made up of members and volunteers who focus on promoting and facilitating best practice in HR within the Hospitality sector through a number of events. The Association provides a forum for Human Resources professionals and other interested parties within the hospitality industry to meet and discuss issues and challenges and share best practice whilst supporting personal CPD. We are predominantly London based and operate exclusively in the UK.

Our sponsor supply chains

We consider the risk of Modern Slavery occurring within our association and sponsor supply chain to be low. HR in Hospitality expects our sponsors to adopt high standards in their employment practices. Our principle third party sponsors are businesses which supply services related to hospitality such as hotels, restaurants, contract caterers. Recruitment firms, Law firms and systems providers.

Our policies on slavery and human trafficking

We are committed to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking play no part in our association or supply chains. All our volunteer committee members are bound by a Code of Conduct which requires them to report any breach or potential breach of legislation. This Policy follows the United Nations Principles and confirms our commitment to respect and support international human rights, and in particular to the International Bill of Rights and the International Labour Organisation's Declaration on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

This statement has been approved by the HR in Hospitality Committee on 23 October 2018.

Esther O’Halloran, Chair of HR in Hospitality