Verité has met Nepali workers around the world—aspirational migrants who have journeyed thousands of miles to Qatar, the UAE, and Malaysia to get jobs that they hope will provide income for their families so that they can send their children to school, pay for needed health care, build homes for their parents, and save to start a business. They have generously shared their stories with us in hopes that we can share them with companies and policy-makers so that the future can be better for them, their families and their country.
This past February, Verité CEO Dan Viederman delivered a talk at TedX Berkeley in front of an enthusiastic audience of 2,000 faculty, students and community members. The video of his talk on THE COST OF A JOB is now available online, thanks to the generosity of the Fetzer Institute. We have it on good authority that Dan found the experience intense, challenging and also greatly rewarding. We welcome your feedback!
The California Attorney General’s office recently released a Resource Guide to assist the retailers and manufacturers who are required—by the 2010 California Transparency in Supply Chains Act—to make certain public disclosures about their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains. You can access a copy of the Resource Guide here.
Verité was pleased to play a role in “Out of the Shadows: Innovative Approaches to Combating Forced Labor and Other Forms of Worker Exploitation,” a multi-stakeholder conference convened by the ILO Washington office, Humanity United, and the US Department of Labor on April 22nd in Washington, DC.