The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Regional Office for Arab States in collaboration with the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, launched a white paper in September, authored by Dr. Ray Jureidini: Ways forward in recruitment of low-skilled migrant workers in Asia-Arab states corridor (also available in Arabic).
The emergence of new laws, including the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, requires that companies raise the internal awareness and skills needed to address the risk of forced labor. Verité conducted two highly successful trainings – for buyers and for auditors – with that objective in Hong Kong in September.
KnowTheChain’s latest benchmark evaluates the 20 largest global food and beverage companies across seven themes related to labor standards. The report found that the response to forced labor risk in the food and beverage sector is inadequate.
On Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Verité and Eileen Fisher will hold a meeting on vulnerable immigrant workers in the U.S.