Verité Launches Website on Human Trafficking Risk in Sub-Saharan African Supply Chains

Verité Launches Website on Human Trafficking Risk in Sub-Saharan African Supply Chains

Verité is pleased to announce the launch of a new web resource, www.verite.org/africa, to help users understand the risk of human trafficking associated with global supply chains operating in sub-Saharan Africa. The African region has acted as a supplier of labor and raw materials to the rest of the world for centuries, often under terms that have resulted in harm to African people and nations. Companies and governments have both an ethical and a legal responsibility to minimize the risks to human rights associated with global economic activity in Africa, including the risk of human trafficking.

Commodity Atlas Update

Commodity Atlas Update

The five newly updated commodities in Verité’s Forced Labor Commodity Atlas are: diamonds; jewels; coltan, tungsten, and tin; cattle; and rubber. Stay tuned as we continue to add new commodity pages for all 43 commodities from the report: Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal and Corporate Supply Chains: Research on Risk in 43 Commodities Worldwide, made possible through support provided by the U.S. Department of State.

Verité’s New Forced Labor Commodity Atlas

Verité’s New Forced Labor Commodity Atlas

Verité is proud to unveil the updated Forced Labor Commodity Atlas. This new Commodity Atlas features the following nine commodities: coffee, cocoa, cotton, fish, gold, palm oil, sugar, tea, and tobacco. As our team continues to update our commodity reports with the most up-to-date research and resources in the coming year, we will add new commodity pages for all 43 commodities from the report: Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal and Corporate Supply Chains: Research on Risk in 43 Commodities Worldwide, made possible through support provided by the U.S. Department of State.

Despite Potential Rollback of U.S. Conflict Minerals Regulations, Companies Must Remain Diligent

Despite Potential Rollback of U.S. Conflict Minerals Regulations, Companies Must Remain Diligent

Despite a weakening of conflict minerals due diligence requirements in the U.S., legislation continues to advance in other countries. Leading brands are committed to working towards eliminating minerals and metals linked to conflict, criminality, environmental degradation, and human trafficking and other labor abuses from their supply chains.