You may have noticed a few changes to Verité’s Vision newsletter this fall. We’re carrying them forward to our website with the new verite.org to launch in December 2016.
Director of Advisory Services, Declan Croucher, authored a must-read article for the latest issue of Compliance & Ethics Professional.
Detecting cases of forced labor in supply chains has long been recognized as an urgent challenge in corporate accountability. Already in 2008, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) issued the first publicly-available guidance to help employers assess and identify risks.
Research and audits carried out by Verité have determined that both legal guestworkers and undocumented immigrants are extremely vulnerable to exploitation, including forced labor and human trafficking, in the United States. This vulnerability is heightened when laws protecting immigrant workers are weakened or go unenforced, as well as in areas in which there are crackdowns on undocumented immigrants, who are forced to go underground and seek employment through labor brokers.