Vision October 2015

October 2015 

Solutions: The US Garment Sector 

Verité’s new White Paper on The Garment Sector in the US: Undocumented Workers and their Vulnerability illustrates how the sector relies on undocumented workers and cannot easily providecompliant working conditions for them. It carries lessons for any sector in the US that employs low-wage and low-skilled workers, articulating the risks faced as well as the steps that need to be taken by buyers, employers and policy-makers to ensure that a resurgence of manufacturing in the United States can benefit workers as well as employers. Read more.

The Cost Of A Job: Human Trafficking: Global Corporate Citizenship and Supply Chains

Human trafficking is the largest and fastest growing crime on earth. Many argue that it can only be defeated by business practices - not by international or domestic laws. Earlier this month, Verité participated in a panel discussion on forced labor and trafficking in corporate supply chains at the annual meeting of the International Bar Association (IBA) in Vienna, Austria.  Read more.

From The Field: Thoughts From The Global Forum on Migration and Development

In mid­ October, Verité attended the 8th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Istanbul, Turkey, which brought together an unprecedented 300+ representatives from civil society organizations (CSOs) around the world as well as international organizations, government observers, and members of the private sector to address a wide range of issues. Read more.

Latest News: Verité Releases New Knowledge Portal Website


This month, Verité launched our new Knowledge Portal, made possible through generous funding from Open Society Foundations (OSF), and by Verité's global team of experts on labor rights and solutions to workplace abuses. The Knowledge Portal is a key part of Verité's larger Digital Strategy, which seeks to collect, house and analyze data about labor violations, worker perspectives, legal obligations, and corporate policies. Read more