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Carlson Recognized as a Top Member of The Code in 2014 for Exceptional Efforts to Protect Children

July 24, 2014 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, today announced that the company has been recognized by The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism (The Code) as a top member for 2014.

“Carlson is proud to be the first North American travel and hospitality company to sign the Code of Conduct back in 2004,” said Trudy Rautio, president and CEO, Carlson. “Our company has long supported and been a leader in the travel and tourism industry on the End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT) Code of Conduct to protect children against sexual exploitation.”

Carlson along with forty-three other companies around the world were recognized as top members for successfully completing all six criteria of The Code within their own business operations, reporting their efforts, and choosing to make their child protection work public on The Code’s website.

“We had the privledge to launch The Code back in 2004 along side Marilyn Carlson Nelson,” said Carol Smolenski, Executive Director of ECPAT-USA, the Local Code Representative in the United States. “To this date, Carlson continues to raise the bar each year in the fight to protect children and we congratulate them on becoming a 2014 Top Member.”


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