Verité thanks The Freedom Fund for funding our latest report on the role of corruption in international labor recruitment. Focused on three migration corridors (Nepal to Qatar; Myanmar to Malaysia; and Myanmar to Thailand), this report explores the illegal payments that drive up the cost of migration for workers and create potential legal risks for companies in origin and destination countries as well as under extraterritorial anti-corruption statutes such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act (UKBA).
Verité is pleased to release these reports as part of our project to prevent human trafficking in federal and corporate supply chains sponsored by the US Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Each report describes the connection, if any, between 43 commodities and human trafficking and/or child labor and provides documented case studies. The reports also describe the structure of the supply chain for each commodity and review existing initiatives to reduce human trafficking in conjunction with these commodities.
Verité released a report about the risk of trafficking in persons in federal and corporate supply chains. Providing a comprehensive framework for evaluating trafficking risk, this report identifies 11 key sectors at heightened risk for human trafficking and maps federal spending in each key at-risk sector. Verité’s report will be an essential resource for government officials and federal contractors concerned about compliance with Executive Order 13627, as well as for any businesses concerned about human trafficking in their supply chains.
The Cost of a Job tells the story of modern-day slavery through the experience of a worker who was brave enough to talk to Verité about her situation. Hers is the voice of millions of job seekers who can’t leave their jobs because they are bound by debt, threatened or coerced in other ways. Together with companion microsites Help Wanted and Resources for Responsible Recruitment, Cost of a Job illuminates the problems facing the most vulnerable workers in global supply chains, and points the way towards solutions for companies, governments, NGOs, trade unions, investors, and other stakeholders.
This website is our newest effort to promote safe, fair and legal work—and to prevent human trafficking. Did you know that much of human trafficking is based on exploitative recruitment practices? RRR will build awareness of this—and show how companies can end unethical hiring in their supply chains.
Verité services help companies and other stakeholders fully understand labor issues, overcome obstacles, and build sustainable solutions into their supply chains, benefiting companies and workers alike.
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For 15 years, Verité's mission has been to esure that people around the world work under safe, fair, and legal conditions. You can help us continue this vitally important work by making a tax-deductible donation.
- Austin, TX - USA: April 18-22, 2016 (conducted in English) - OPEN
- Taiwan: March 28 - April 1, 2016 (conducted in Mandarin) - OPEN
- Shenzhen, China: April 11-15, 2016 (conducted in Mandarin) - OPEN
- Malaysia: April 18-22, 2016 (conducted in English) - OPEN
- Korea: May 23-27, 2016 (conducted in English)
- Japan: June 27 - July 1, 2016 (conducted in English)
- Shenzhen, China: Summer 2016 (conducted in Mandarin)
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