Resource Center

The Resource Center provides an overview of existing tools, databases and further resources on Human Rights in general, and with focus on tourism. 

The Roundtable also developed implementation guidelines and Online Trainings.

If you know further resources, please let us know and we are glad to add them. 

Equality in Tourism - Ensuring Women have a voice in global tourism. http://equalityintourism.org

fairunterwegs (akte - Arbeitskreis Tourismus und Entwicklung). www.fairunterwegs.org

Global Sustainable Tourism Dashboard - provides a broader insight into how tourism is contributing to key sustainability goals. The Dashboard incorporates a set of indicators (UNWTO; WTTC; GRI; ETIS etc) that provide valuable information on progress against the Sustainable Development Goals. www.tourismdashboard.org

International Tourism Partnership (ITP) - information on human trafficking and fair labour standards as they are of particular concern to the hotel sector. www.tourismpartnership.org

Just Tourism - website to identify and choose hotel businesses that respect workers’ rights. http://www.justtourism.org

Lokal Travel - the website can be consulted to find interesting partners in specific countries: “We seek out travel providers that support local livelihoods, celebrate cultural traditions, preserve historical sites and love to share their passion and local knowledge with travellers.” www.lokaltravel.com

Naturfreunde Internationale – respectwww.nf-int.org

Tourism Watchwww.tourism-watch.de

Tourism 2030 - an independent portal which brings together the global community of people and organisations working for making tourism more sustainable. https://destinet.eu

Travel Foundation - Resources Hub. www.thetravelfoundation.org.uk

Travindy - Travindy tells the stories of sustainable tourism. www.travindy.com

Travindy / Tourism Concern Archive - All of Tourism Concern's reports, ethical dilemmas, online annual reports, and back issues of the In Focus magazine can now be found at Travindy. The content is free for anyone to use, share or copy. www.travindy.com/tourism-concern

Various volunteering guides outlining related issues by volunteering type and destination (Responsible Travel). www.responsibletravel.com

Country-specific:

Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) - tourism newswww.myanmar-responsiblebusiness.org

Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute (MRTI) - The MRTI is a non-profit organisation aiming to support responsible tourism development in Myanmar through knowledge sharing, training, and research. www.myanmarresponsibletourism.org

Amnesty International Country Profileswww.amnesty.org

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC). www.business-humanrights.org

Child Labour: sectors and topics (ILO - IPEC) - providing in-depth information and resources on several sectors and topics of child labour as well as issues that compound the problem. www.ilo.org

ECPAT Internationalwww.ecpat.org

Human Rights and Business Country Guides (DIHR). https://globalnaps.org

Human Rights Watch World Report - country profiles. www.hrw.org

ILO Information System on International Labour Standards - country profiles. http://ilo.org

Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform). www.sporthumanrights.org

National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights (DIHR).  https://globalnaps.org

Nomogaia Corporate HRIAs - a list of publicly available Corporate HRIAs from different sectors. http://nomogaia.org

Survival International - the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights. www.survivalinternational.org

U.S. Department of State Human Rights Reports - country reports. www.state.gov

EarthRights International and SOMO - Information on community-driven grievance mechanism, designed by affected communities and NGOs. www.earthrights.org

Platforms:

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC)www.business-humanrights.org

Global Business Inititative - Business Practice Portalhttps://gbihr.org/business-practice-portal

Modern Slavery Registry - The UK Modern Slavery Act requires commercial organisations that operate in the UK and have an annual turnover above £36m to produce a statement setting out the steps they are taking to address and prevent the risk of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains. This is a central registry that hosts all modern slavery statements centrally. www.modernslaveryregistry.org

Companies / Case studies:

Assessing the total impact of tourism (The Travel Foundation, TUI Group & pwc, 2015). www.pwc.co.uk

Assessing Human Rights Impacts in India (Kuoni, 2014). http://cr.kuoni.com

Assessing Human Rights Impacts in Kenya (Kuoni, 2012). http://cr.kuoni.com

Children and the hotel industry in Mexico (UNICEF, 2017) - Taking action to protect, respect and support children’s rights. www.unicef.org

Human rights due diligence at Studiosus - National CSR Forum: Studiosus case study (Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs Germany, in German only). www.csr-in-deutschland.de

Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) - Tourism Sector-Wide Impact Assessment (SWIA). The Myanmar Tourism SWIA puts detailed information on potential impacts of the sector into the public domain for uptake and use by a wide range of audiences. www.myanmar-responsiblebusiness.org

Porter Policy Hauser Exkursionen (only in German). www.hauser-exkursionen.de

Responsible banking in practice - Human Rights Report 2016 (ABN AMRO) - How the Dutch bank ABN AMRO identified its salient human rights issues. www.abnamro.com

Tourism Impact Assessment Zanzibar (UNICEF / Bureau Wyser, 2018) - Assessment of the impact of tourism on communities and children in Zanzibar. www.unicef.org

Tui Group Modern Slavery Statement 2017 - outlining its human rights strategy and responding to the UK Modern Slavery Act. www.tuigroup.com

TUI Travel PLC Suppliers Code of Conduct - available in various languages. www.tuitravelplc.com

Destination mutual benefit: A guide to inclusive Business in Tourism (Endeva, 2015). http://endeva.org

don't look away portal (ECPAT) - to report incidences of sexual exploitation of children in tourism: www.reportchildsextourism.eu

How do tourism service buyers list their requirements in contracts? (Dutch Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI)) - describing how tour operators include relevant clauses / requirements (including human rights and labour issues) in their contracts with suppliers. www.cbi.eu

Human Rights Assessments in the Tourism Sector - A data collection guide for practitioners (inatour, Hamburger Stiftung für Wirtschaftsethik, twentyfifty, 2017). www.inatour.de

Indigenous people and the travel industry: global good practice guidelines (G Adventures Responsible travel). https://media.gadventures.com

Know How Guide - Human Rights & the Hotel Industry (International Tourism Partnership (ITP)). www.greenhotelier.org

Tourism Value Chain Risk Assessment (Hamburger Institut für Wirtschaftsethik). www.stiftung-wirtschaftsethik.de

Trainings:

ECPAT-learning - e-learning on how to protect children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism: free e-learning course for ethically responsible tourism experts. www.childprotection-tourism.org

E-learnings of The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism (The Code). www.thecode.org (members only)

Eyes Open Training Video (IATA, 2018) - training video against human trafficking and other resources for staff training. www.iata.org

Human trafficking and the transportation industry (Polaris). https://polarisproject.org

ReThink Orphanages (Better Care Network) - including a number of short videos and documentaries outlining the potential harm that can be caused by international volunteering in residential care centers. bettercarenetwork.org

“Serious Game!” (ECPAT) - This tool uses an effective, interactive and entertaining methodology to introduce the topic of sexual exploitation of children to tourism professionals and students. www.ecpat-serious-game.eu

SME Tourism Training Tools (ILO) - A low cost, easy to implement training programme for micro and small enterprises in the tourism value-chain. Practical training tools for use in low resource, low capacity settings. https://sme-tools.org/tools/ (watch an overview about the project in this small video)

Travel Foundation Training Platform - online training platform for stakeholders across the travel industry – governments, tour operators, travel agents and travel associations. https://travelfoundationtraining.com

A Guide for Business. How to Develop a Human Rights Policy (UN Global Compact, 2011). www.ohchr.org

Assessing the effectiveness of company grievance mechanisms (CSR Europe, 2013): www.csreurope.org

Designing effective human rights training aligned with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UN Global Compact). www.unglobalcompact.org

Doing business with respect for human rights - Practical advice, experiences and insights to help companies respect human rights (Global Compact Network Netherlands, Oxfam, Shift, 2016). www.businessrespecthumanrights.org

Exemplary Human Rights Self-Assessment Questionnaire for Suppliers (BSR/Business Call to Action). www.businesscalltoaction.org

Gender-based violence in global supply chains - Resource Kit (International Training Centre ILO and FairWear). https://gbv.itcilo.org

Guidance for companies on grievance mechanisms (Global Compact Network Germany, 2018; only available in German): www.globalcompact.de

Guiding Businesses in Human Rights (NomoGaia). http://nomogaia.org

Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum (UN Global Compact and Verisk Maplecroft). https://hrbdf.org

Human Rights Policy Tool (BSR/Business Call to Action, 2018) - the tool contains a checklist, examples and a template to develop a human rights policy. www.businesscalltoaction.org

Respecting Human Rights – An introductory guide for business (Global Compact Network Germany, 2013). www.globalcompact.de

UNGP Reporting Framework - the world’s first comprehensive guidance for companies to report on how they respect human rights. www.ungpreporting.org

Wageindicator - Minimum Wages / Decent work check per countryhttps://wageindicator.org

5 steps towards managing the human rights impacts of your business - getting started with human rights due diligence (Global Compact Network Germany). www.globalcompact.de

Human rights risk and impact assessment:

Assessing Human Rights Risks and Impacts - Perspectives from corporate practice (Global Compact Network Germany). www.globalcompact.de

CSR Risk Check - This platform was developed to help companies start to identify and address Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) risks in their business activities and supply chains. The CSR Risk Check provides a short test to identify those risks. www.mvorisicochecker.nl

Human Rights Impact Assessment - Guidance and Toolbox (DIHR). www.humanrights.dk

Do No Harm toolkit (CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, 2017) - developed for businesses, not-for-profit and government organisations that directly or indirectly supply goods or services to the tourism, travel and hospitality industries. The practical examples and case studies in this report are based on field experiences from Myanmar. The toolkit is also intended to be relevant to other nations undergoing significant periods of political or economic transition and aims to contribute to the responsible and inclusive growth of the tourism sector. www.cdacollaborative.org

Children's rights:

Child safe movement - list of national hotlines & websites in various countries to report any form of child abuse or child in danger: http://thinkchildsafe.org/report/

eLearning tools on child labour (ILO). www.ilo.org

UNICEF Child Rights and Business Atlas - the Atlas is a comprehensive tool for identifying human rights related business risks and impacts in a specific country. Each country is given a score, indicating the level of need for company based human rights engagement in it. In addition to the score, the Atlas provides a general overview of potential human rights risks for companies in specific countries. www.childrensrightsatlas.org

UNICEF Child safeguarding toolkit (2018). www.unicef.org

UNICEF Tools on Children's Rights for companieswww.childrensrightsatlas.org

Modern Slavery:

RightsDD - a modern slavery due diligence platform which helps companies identify slavery risks within their own business operations and supply chains, manage remediation and report. The tool is based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and combines quantitative and qualitative data to provide comprehensive risk assessments. There will be a free version from beginning of 2020. www.rightsdd.com/

Stronger together - toolkits / trainings / posters / videos on modern slavery. www.stronger2gether.org

Blickfang - Fotografieren auf Reisen (Studiosus - in German only). www.studiosus.com

Comunity-based Tourism in Flores: Impacts and Carrying Capacity (WISATA / Swisscontact). www.swisscontact.org

From Volunteering to Voluntourism. Challenges for the reponsible development of a growing trend (Tourism Watch, Brot für die Welt, AKTE, ECPAT, 2018). www.tourism-watch.de

Guidelines for Sustainable Excursions targeted for procurement and sales functions (Kuoni, 2015): www.cr.kuoni.com

Labour standards, social responsibility and tourism (Tourism Concern, 2004). www.tourismconcern.org.uk

SympathieMagazin Menschenrechte verstehen (Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung e.V., 2016). www.sympathiemagazin.de/themen/menschenrechte.html

SympathieMagazin Kinderrechte verstehen (Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung e.V., 2008). www.sympathiemagazin.de/themen/kinderrechte.html?medium=versand

The impacts of all-inclusive hotels onworking conditions and labour rightsin Barbados, Kenya & Tenerife (Tourism Concern, 2014). www.tourismconcern.org.uk

Tourism-specific:

Travel Foundation - Counselling: The Travel Foundation works with tourism businesses and destination authorities to enable them to change the way that they work, so that tourism has a more positive impact on local communities and the environment. www.thetravelfoundation.org.uk/resources

Wild Asia - a Malaysian-based social enterprises providing counselling on sustainable tourism. www.wildasia.org

Cross-sectoral:

NAP Helpdesk Germany - the German Government's helpdesk that provides individual advise to companies on the implementation of the National Action Plan on business and human rights and their human rights due diligence. www.wirtschaft-entwicklung.de/nachhaltigkeit

ILO Helpdesk for Business on International Labour Standards - the one-stop shop for company managers and workers on how to better align business operations with international labour standards and build good industrial relations. www.ilo.org/empent/areas/business-helpdesk

Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) GSTC manages the global standards for sustainable travel and tourism, and acts as the international accreditation body for sustainable tourism certification. www.gstcouncil.org

SA8000® Standard - The SA8000® Standardis the leading social certification standard for factories and organizations across the globe. It was established by Social Accountability International in 1997 as a multi-stakeholder initiative. Over the years, the Standard has evolved into an overall framework that helps certified organizations demonstrate their dedication to the fair treatment of workers across industries and in any country. www.sa-intl.org

TourCert - TourCert provides certification and awards the TourCert label for sustainability and corporate responsibility in tourism. As a starting point, TourCert also awards the TourCert Check. www.tourcert.org

Travelife for Tour Operators & Travel Agencies - Travelife for Tour Operators & Travel Agencies is a leading training, management and certification initiative for tourism companies committed to reaching sustainability. www.travelife.info

Travelife for Hotels & Accommodations - Travelife for Hotels & Accommodations is an international sustainability certification scheme. It helps its 1,300 hotel members around the world improve their environmental, social and economic impacts cost-effectively. Hotels that meet the Travelife standard are formally recognised with a Travelife award to promote their achievements. www.travelife.org

Sustainability in tourism - A guide through the label jungle (2016) (arbeitskreis tourismus & entwicklung, ECOTRANS e.V., Bread for the World – Tourism Watch, Naturefriends International). Sustainability in tourism - A guide through the label jungle

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark CHRB - The 2018 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark assesses 101 of the largest publicly traded companies in the world on a set of human rights indicators. www.corporatebenchmark.org

Global Living Wage Coalition - map to select a regional living wage, or view benchmark reports by country. www.globallivingwage.org

GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Standard - www.globalreporting.org

Global Slavery Index - The Global Slavery Index provides a country by country ranking of the number of people in modern slavery, as well as an analysis of the actions governments are taking to respond, and the factors that make people vulnerable. www.globalslaveryindex.org

ITUC Global Rights Index - The ITUC Global Rights Index depicts the world’s worst countries for workers by rating 139 countries on a scale from 1-5 based on the degree of respect for workers’ rights. https://survey.ituc-csi.org/?lang=en

UN Global Compact - How to submit a Communication on Progress CoP): www.unglobalcompact.org

UNGP Reporting Framework - the world’s first comprehensive guidance for companies to report on how they respect human rights. www.ungpreporting.org