TORONTO — Motel 6 and Studio 6 Canada have reinforced their commitment to help combat human trafficking in recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Month in January.
Motel 6 and Studio 6 have implemented an awareness, training and response program to address human trafficking in its communities. Furthermore, Motel 6 and Studio 6 staff members must participate in the Room Next Door anti-human trafficking training or the Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST) Inhospitable to Human Trafficking online training every year.
“Human-trafficking prevention starts on the frontlines, and as an industry, we need to be able to identify important indicators,” says Irwin Prince, president and COO, Realstar Hospitality. “We’re dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable environment for all of our guests and team members across the country. We will continue to provide our owners and operators with the best tools and resources to strengthen our anti-trafficking efforts further.”
Motel 6 and Studio 6 also partner with organizations, such as A21 AND ECPAT, as well as support groups for survivors, including New Friends, New Life and Truckers Against Trafficking.