Intrepid Travel and Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) have joined forces in a new collaborative venture to address modern slavery supply chain risks across the travel and tourism industry.
The Intrepid and FCTG partnership aims to measure and take steps against modern slavery, which includes practices such as forced labour, forced marriage and human trafficking.
International human rights group Walk Free estimated modern slavery impacted 50 million people globally in 2022.
Every company is at risk of involvement in this crime. While governments have measures to ensure businesses comply with human rights standards, supply chains are at risk due to a lack of transparency and access to resources.
The tourism industry is no exception. With shared suppliers across travel and tourism, Intrepid and FCTG opted for a joint industry effort for maximum effectiveness.
How it works
The new travel consortium, established through the Informed365 platform, will engage with Tier 1 suppliers via an annual online assessment to identify risks and analyse knowledge and actions.
It also seeks to understand suppliers’ needs and provide support and tools to improve the practices of both the business and their supply chain.
The one-time survey can also be shared with other business partners, reducing the burden for suppliers and overall compliance.
Founding members Intrepid Travel and Flight Centre have begun the supplier survey and tool rollout globally and encourage businesses to join them and collaborate to eliminate modern slavery in tourism.
Intrepid’s General Manager of Purpose Sara King said: “Businesses in every industry have ignored or fallen short of addressing the risks of modern slavery in their supply chains.”
“The reality is, we are our suppliers. We hope the tourism industry can lead this change in mindset for businesses everywhere to protect vulnerable people and communities around the world.”
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