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Real’s Director of Corporate Responsibility Speaks at U.N.

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OCEAN CITY, MD.—Jami Day, Director of Corporate Responsibility for Real Hospitality Group (RHG), recently spoke on a panel in support of the company’s ongoing initiatives as an active partner for ECPAT-USA. The panel discussion was hosted as part of the 2013 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. RHG became the first hotel management company in the United States to sign the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct with ECPAT, USA, a nonprofit organization that advocates for policies to protect sexually exploited children. Day has completed the training initiatives throughout the portfolio of hotels as part of the commitment to ECPAT’s initiatives.

“Taking risk management to the next level on this issue is positive for the assets we are tasked with, as well as our guests, our associates and the communities we operate in,” Day says.

“As a leader in the hospitality industry, Real Hospitality Group is proud to use our sphere of influence to do whatever we can to pragmatically impact the issue,” Day adds. “As a member of the ECPAT Board of Directors, it was an honor to speak on this panel, and continue our ongoing commitment to ending the trafficking of young women and girls. We are proud to be an ECPAT Code of Conduct signatory, taking a position of protecting those most vulnerable in our communities and to share RHG’s groundbreaking role in taking training from the corporate responsibility statement to the lobby and guestroom level in our hotels.”

Moderated by Carol Smolenski, Executive Director of ECPAT-USA, the panel was overseen by Libran N. Cabactulan, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations. The panel was a collaboration with the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and the NGO Committee to Stop Trafficking in Persons. ECPAT-USA is actively seeking legislation and continued commitments from businesses in the hospitality and tourism industries to protect the rights of the victims both domestically and internationally.

Go to ECPAT-USA and Real Hospitality Group.

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