Canada Association of Tourism Employees

Occasions Business Council Companions with The Code to Assist Finish of Little one Trafficking

  1. EIC is a signatory to the Code, which provides awareness, tools, and support to the travel and tourism industries to help protect children from sexual exploitation.
  2. The Code is a voluntary set of six criteria that members agree to in order to keep children safe.
  3. The code is supported by ECPAT, a global network of organizations working to end the sexual exploitation of children around the world.

Amy Calvert, Chief Executive Officer, Events Industry Council, said, “EIC supports all anti-trafficking efforts and we are very proud to have joined The Code to support its global mission. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), over 40 million people worldwide live in slavery; By working with The Code and ECPAT, we can do our part to bring an end to global human trafficking and exploitation for good. Given the scale and size of our industry, we have the ability to be a catalyst for meaningful and lasting change and progress. “

The Code is the world’s first and only voluntary set of business principles that companies can implement to prevent sexual exploitation and child trafficking. The Code will assist EIC, a global association in support of the business events industry, by working and engaging with stakeholders in preventing child sexual exploitation; Establish policies and procedures; Train employees; include a clause in contracts; and inform travelers how suspicious cases can be prevented and reported.

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