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.

KnowTheChain Releases Apparel and Footwear Action Guide

KnowTheChain Releases Apparel and Footwear Action Guide

On the heels of their benchmark report for the apparel and footwear sector, KnowTheChain has released a Resource and Action Guide for Apparel and Footwear Companies to assist them in delving deeper into their supply chains where there are the greatest risks of forced labor. This action guide highlights guidance on addressing risks and encourages companies to adopt new tools and unique approaches. A project of Humanity United and maintained in partnership with the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC), Sustainalytics, and Verité, KnowTheChain released benchmarks for the Information and Communications Technology sector, the Food and Beverage sector, and the Apparel and Footwear sector in 2016. Verité’s role in this collaboration is to provide advice and resources for companies to improve their policies and practices in combating forced labor and human trafficking across a range of key areas and sectors.