Verité Holds Seafood Trafficking Workshop in Bangkok: September 8, 2015

Verité Holds Seafood Trafficking Workshop in Bangkok: September 8, 2015

Migrant workers trafficked into the Thai fishing industry are sometimes described as ‘sold to the sea.’ These men, particularly work-seeking Burmese, often face a perfect storm of poverty-based need and debt bondage, extreme hardship, physical danger and isolation—corporate accountability lost in opaque supply chains, the regulatory dead space of international waters and scarce enforcement where laws apply.

Improving Supply Chain Transparency, Monitoring and Accountability in Guatemala’s Coffee Sector

Improving Supply Chain Transparency, Monitoring and Accountability in Guatemala’s Coffee Sector

Coffee represents Guatemala’s largest export—valued at over USD $1.1 billion in 2012—with the United States as its leading importer, meaning prominent brands source significantly from the country. The Guatemalan agricultural sector constitutes its largest source of employment, with coffee as the country’s most important crop—providing employment for 90,000 small coffee farmers and 473,000 workers (seven percent of the workforce).