COMBATTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Hyatt recognizes the potential of human trafficking to intersect with the hospitality industry and has put into place significant measures and trainings that underscore our commitment to this issue and advance industry collaboration. We have taken an aggressive stance on identifying and working to prevent human trafficking, including sex and labor trafficking, within our sphere of influence.
Given the critical nature of recognizing signs of possible human trafficking, Hyatt has rolled out one of the most comprehensive global human trafficking training in the industry to date with guidance from Polaris, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that works to combat and prevent sex and labor trafficking in North America. Our training modules are mandatory for all Hyatt global colleagues and new hires. An enhanced version of the training for global security teams is in place to equip them to work with potential victims and authorities when a situation is reported.
In addition to global policies and programs, Hyatt complies with the UK Modern Day Slavery Act, was among the first hospitality brands to sign the End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT) Code of Conduct (The Code) in 2015, and supports the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign to end human trafficking. Hyatt also regularly works with local law enforcement officials in preparation for and during international sporting events to create heightened awareness around human trafficking. Finally, Hyatt is a supporter of Sustainable Hospitality Alliance’s’ Principles on Forced Labour, launched in 2018. Visit Hyatt's Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statements page to learn more.