In previous Vision articles, we have pointed out that inadequate screening and oversight of brokers, recruitment agents, and labor outsourcing providers almost invariably leads to both legal and code of conduct non-compliances. It is closely correlated with the presence of indicators of forced and bonded labor in facilities that employ foreign migrant workers.
Thank you to our donors, and to the Skoll Foundation! In the fall, we asked you (repeatedly!) to donate to our online fundraising campaign. Today we present results, and discuss impact.
On Thursday, January 29, at the White House, Secretary of State John Kerry launched Verité’s research into trafficking risks and federal procurement supply chains. The report outlines the 11 business sectors at highest risk of trafficking which touch on federal procurement.
Conflict Minerals, Expanded: The Nexus of Organized Crime, Human Trafficking, Corruption, and Conflict in Latin American Mining
Quinn Kepes, a Program Director at Verité, was recently interviewed by Fusion (ABC/Univision) regarding the intersection between illegal gold mining, organized crime, conflict, corruption, and human trafficking.