AccorHotels signs The Code in the United States to combat child abuse and trafficking

AccorHotels North America, Central America and the Caribbean (NCAC) announced on Friday that it is reinforcing its commitment against the sexual exploitation of children by joining the efforts of ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes) in the U.S. by signing the Tourism Code of Conduct (The Code).

The United Stations is the 38th country in the AccorHotels network to sign The Code, an industry-driven initiative reinforced by UNICEF and The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

The event at Sofitel Washington D.C. was attended by senior government officials who support ECPAT’s efforts, including Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Amy O’Neill Richard Senior Advisor to the Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP), State Department, as well as other local leaders.

Since 2001, AccorHotels has been fighting against sexual exploitation of children by informing and training employees, raising awareness among customers and suppliers, developing relations with public authorities, and facilitating the integration of minors.

As of today, 38 countries where the Group is implemented have signed the Code of Conduct with over 70,000 employees trained in partnership with ECPAT on how to detect and respond to situations of child abuse.

Read the full press release at here.

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