Our Vision is a World Where People Work Under Safe, Fair, and Legal Conditions.

Verité® provides the knowledge and tools to eliminate the most serious labor and human rights abuses in global supply chains.  Learn more >

How We’ve Adapted to the Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic

To meet the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Verité is adapting the way we work to continue to pursue our mission of fair, safe, and legal work worldwide while doing our part to reduce virus transmission:

 

  • Verité staff around the world are working from home. Our offices are closed, but we are finding ways to operate remotely to encourage social distancing. Much of our program- and project-related work will continue as normal or with slight adjustments.
  • Most Verité work that involves travel, group meetings, or visits to factories, farms, or other worksites is suspended and will only resume when full confidence in the safety of all involved is well established by trusted authorities.
  • We are collaborating closely with our partners, funders, clients, and others to determine how to continue or adjust our vital programming at a time when vulnerabilities for workers are increasing.

In the weeks ahead, Verité will be sharing how we aim to maintain and sharpen the work we do across supply chains and countries to protect workers’ rights. The logistical challenges posed by COVID-19 are minor compared to the increased pressures on workers to earn a living in a dignified, safe way, and we are committed to helping all parties in global supply chains find practical solutions.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about how these changes to our operating procedures might impact a program or project, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your points-of-contact at Verité or email us at verite@verite.org.

Services

Assessments

We conduct comprehensive audits to provide insight into working conditions in global supply chains. Learn more

Consulting

We guide companies in strengthening supply chain management systems to proactively control risks. Learn more

CUMULUS Forced Labor Screen™

Member-companies access a technology-driven platform that maps labor supply chains and proactively screens for forced labor risk. Learn more

Training

We deliver training programs for stakeholders that provide the skills to detect and address legal and code violations. Learn More

Research

We undertake research on key issues in responsible sourcing, providing an objective view of labor conditions. Learn more

Across sectors, industries, and countries, we develop tools, implement programs, and conduct research to take aim at serious labor issues.

Sector Expertise:  Agriculture | Apparel | Construction | Electronics | Extractives | Financial Services | Food & Beverage | Footwear | Hard Goods | Healthcare | Hospitality | Pharmaceuticals | Toys

Focus Issues: Forced Labor | Human Trafficking | Child Labor | Gender Discrimination | Unethical Recruitment | Transparency and Due Diligence

We have a history of work in over 70 countries with a global network of experts in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, North America, and Australia.

Public Trainings

Auditor Courses

Ethical Recruitment Auditor Training – NEW!

2020 Calendar:
Bangkok, Thailand: postponed
Taiwan: May 5-8 postponed  >>
Singapore: TBD
USA: TBD

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RBA Lead Auditor Course
This is CQI – IRCA certified course 1749.
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Registration Open:
Penang, Malaysia (5-day class): March 23-27 postponed >>
Phoenix area, USA TBD (4-day class, 12 participant max) >>
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (5-day class): August 3-7 >>

Upcoming in 2020:

Shenzhen, China (5-day class in Mandarin)
London – Heathrow (4-day class, 12 participant max)

 

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RBA E-Training

The RBA (formerly EICC) Code Standards: Labor, Ethics and Management System

This interactive course unpacks the 60 audit criteria making up the labor, ethics, and management system pillars of the RBA Code.

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