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Intrepid Travel and Flight Centre partner to combat modern slavery in the tourism industry

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  •   08-23-2023  10:44 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Intrepid Travel and Flight Centre partner to combat modern slavery in the tourism industry
Pax Global Media

Intrepid Travel has launched a new travel consortium in partnership with Flight Centre that aims to measure and address modern slavery supply chain risks across the industry.

The new consortium, established through the Informed365 platform, will engage with tier 1 suppliers through an annual online assessment to identify risks, analyse knowledge and actions, understand suppliers’ needs, and provide the support and tools they need to improve their own practices and those of their own supply chain.

Industry suppliers will only need to complete the survey once and they can elect for it to be shared with other business partners, reducing the burden for suppliers and overall issues of compliance.

"For so long businesses in every industry have ignored or fallen short of addressing the risks of modern slavery in their supply chains," said Sara King, general manager of purpose for Intrepid Travel.

“The reality is, we are our suppliers, and we hope the tourism industry can lead this change in mindset for businesses everywhere, to protect vulnerable people and communities around the world.”

Modern slavery refers to situations of exploitation that a person cannot refuse or leave because of threats, violence, coercion, deception and abuse of power.

Walk Free, an international human rights group, has reported the problem is getting worse, with an estimated 50 million people impacted around the world in 2022.

Intrepid Travel and Flight Centre have already begun to roll out surveys and tools to their suppliers globally and are now actively encouraging other businesses to join the consortium to collaborate on eliminating modern slavery in tourism.

The travel consortium is open to all travel and tourism companies around the world that have reporting obligations related to modern slavery, whether they are legislated or voluntary. 

To learn more or inquire about joining, click here.

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