Worldwide: The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance has partnered with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to promote ethical recruitment and the protection of migrant workers in the tourism industry.
IOM is an inter-governmental organisation aimed at promoting humane and orderly migration, and combatting all forms of exploitation of migrant workers.
The Alliance brings together hotel companies to drive responsible business across the hospitality industry.
Together, the two organisations will facilitate the cooperation between the private sector, policy makers and civil society to prevent irregular migration, address unethical recruitment and promote good practice across the industry.
IOM’s IRIS: Ethical Recruitment initiative will promote regular pathways for migrant workers and protect them throughout the labour migration process. It will target key corridors in the Latin America region, as well as between East Africa and select States of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
The labour mobility and human development division at IOM operates IRIS: Ethical Recruitment.
Monica Gorracci, director of the department of migration management for IOM, said: “Private sector partnerships play a vital role in promoting ethical recruitment and safe migration. IOM’s cooperation with the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance is the foundation for building capacity and resources to address unethical recruitment and enhance protection for migrant workers in the hospitality and tourism industry. This partnership is an exciting endeavour which supports IOM’s IRIS: Ethical Recruitment initiative and broader multi-stakeholder cooperation. Our partnership leverages the combined influence of both organisations to effectively promote ethical recruitment and build respect for the rights of migrant workers.”
Madhu Rajesh, CEO of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, said: “The hospitality industry is a people industry, giving opportunities to hundreds of millions of workers worldwide. Recruitment processes differ, especially across borders, and that’s why it’s essential for businesses to have robust due diligence processes and transparency throughout the recruitment and migration process. We are delighted to be partnering with the International Organisation for Migration. The combination of their expertise and the practical insight we can provide from the hospitality industry, will work towards supporting and promoting good practice and protecting workers.”
Further information about the partnership can be found here.