December 2014


Verité Up Close:
Verité's Top 5 Notable Moments in 2014


In 2014, Verité reached new levels of scope, impact and revenue. We are sincerely and deeply grateful to our clients for trusting us to support their efforts; to our funders for their partnership in creating innovative and impactful new approaches to respect for human rights; to our donors for their generosity and faith; to our partners in the NGO sector for their spirit of collaboration and openness; and especially to our staff and field partners around the world for their tireless dedication, commitment, problem-solving ability, expertise and (in the face of it all) unstoppable good humor. [Read more

The Cost of a Job: 
Verité's Free eLearning Course on Human Trafficking

Today, December 18, is International Migrants Day. To mark the occasion, Verité is proud to announce the launch of a new eLearning course on human trafficking in the global economy. It is free, self-paced and interactive, designed for business and other stakeholders to help them better understand, identify and address human trafficking in global supply chains. In the module you will find case studies, quizzes and information on at-risk sectors, indicators of abuse and strategies for business and supply chain engagement. [Read more]

From the Field: 
Praise for Sheva's Work in Bangladesh

Verité’s long-time partner Sheva provided transformative policy and technical consultation and training for Next Collection, guiding policy changes at the highest level and advising on the implementation of socially responsible strategies, particularly around worker engagement. As Charles Kernaghan of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights recently reported, "Today, the workers are no longer beaten, forced to toil 14- to 17-hour shifts, seven days a week, and cheated of their wages and overtime." [Read more]

Systemic Change in Supply Chains: Lessons from Tobacco

by Robin Jaffin, Senior Programs Director

We have worked with Philip Morris International as the company developed and implements its Agricultural Labor Practices program throughout their smallholder tobacco supply chain in 30 countries. This experience has led to direct impact for many thousands of workers and smallholder farmers, and has also illustrated what needs to be in place in order for systemic change to emerge: collaboration and leadership. [Read more]