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).
Solutions: Verité Clients Highlighted in Supply Management Magazine for Taking the Ethical Initiative
Supply Management magazine is a publication of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). The February 2016 print and online edition feature on Modern Day Slavery lauds the efforts of Patagonia and Nestlé for facing up to the reality that forced labor exists in corporate supply chains and focusing on efforts to effectively address the problem.Verité works with many other companies that are forthrightly tackling the risks of forced labor that exist in every global supply chain, and in every sector, that employs migrant workers. Read more.
The Cost Of A Job: Updated Report On Human Trafficking Risks In 43 Of The Most Important Commodities
What commodities present the highest risk for human trafficking and forced labor? Verité's newly updated report outlines risks of forced labor faced by workers in 43 of the world's most important primary commodities. We conducted this research as part of our program 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. These reports supplement research on human trafficking risks associated with major business sectors globally. Read more.
From The Field: Verité Publishes New Report on the Role of Corruption in International Labor Migration
Verité's recently released report An Exploratory Study on the Role of Corruption in International Labor Migration examined three illustrative transnational migrant worker recruitment corridors - Nepal to Qatar, Myanmar to Malaysia, and Myanmar to Thailand - to identify the points in the recruitment process where bribes or illicit payments are solicited and paid; the entities implicated; the range and nature of such payments; and the corresponding benefit that accrues to the employers of migrant workers. Read more.
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