Lincoln Plaza London has partnered with the Shiva Foundation to help tackle modern day slavery in the hospitality profession.
As part of the partnership, Lincoln Plaza London in Canary Wharf, part of the Shiva Hotels collection, is now inviting independent hotels to see first-hand how they can help spot the tell-tale signs of human trafficking within their own properties and supply chains through a series of seminars.
Since opening in 2018, Lincoln Plaza London has carried out awareness training to give its staff a greater understanding of modern day slavery and trafficking to help preventing the crime.
Taking place on 14 November, the first session run by Shiva Foundation, will take an in-depth look at the perpetrators, the victims and the implications of human trafficking for the hotel industry. Finding ways of tackling the problem at the grassroots level and exploring practical steps will also form an essential part of the training.
Attendees will be helped to recognise the tell-tale signs of human traffickers operating within their hotels and ways of identifying potential victims of human trafficking among staff will also be explored.
The seminars also give advice on the correct communication procedures for reporting suspicious behaviour, whether this is within the hotel itself or in the wider supply chain.
Ashley Cole, general manager of Lincoln Plaza Hotel said: “We have worked closely with Shiva Foundation to create a framework that tackles issues of human trafficking and modern slavery. Specifically, we are committed to ensuring our supply chain, labour force and local community are all free from slavery.
“This initiative has been so successful that we now want to extend it further. By inviting staff from independent hotels to attend dedicated training sessions, the hope is that together we can help eradicate the complex problem of human trafficking and modern slavery in the UK hospitality industry.”