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New Auditor Training on Ethical Recruitment

New Auditor Training on Ethical Recruitment

Having pioneered forced labor assessments over the last decade, Verité has refined investigative techniques and tools to overcome these obstacles. We are now sharing them in a technical skills course for lead auditors, suppliers, and company CSR managers: The Verité Ethical Recruitment Auditing Training. 

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What We’re Talking About in November

What We’re Talking About in November

UN Special Rapporteur Report on Trafficking in Persons | Investor Snapshot: Forced Labor in the Construction Sector | Engineering and Construction Companies Release Guidance Notes for Worker Welfare | Better Labor Inspections in Thai Fishing Sector

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Financial and Contractual Approaches to Mitigating Migrant Worker Recruitment-Related Risks

Financial and Contractual Approaches to Mitigating Migrant Worker Recruitment-Related Risks

A growing number of multinational corporations and their suppliers have begun to adopt “Employer Pays” recruitment policies. The purpose of this white paper from Verité is to identify, map, and assess the impact and potential application of contract clauses, ethical recruitment bonds, and insurance policies for promoting sustained compliance with key migrant worker standards, while mitigating financial risk to employers.

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A Blueprint for Mobilizing Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking

A Blueprint for Mobilizing Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking

There are reasons to believe that the risks of vulnerability to modern slavery and human trafficking are increasing due to major social, technological, and environmental changes. These include climate change, automation, conflict, and migration, which disrupt global labor markets, value-chains, and livelihoods. These disruptions make people more vulnerable to modern slavery and human trafficking.

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What We’re Talking About in October

What We’re Talking About in October

On-Demand Food and Beverage Sector Webinar | 2018 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor | Nepal and Malaysia Agree on New Rules to Protect Workers | Toolkit on Investor Responsibility | Migrant Workers Dying of Heat Stress in Qatar

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Customs and Border Protection Issues Withhold Release Orders

Customs and Border Protection Issues Withhold Release Orders

U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued five Withhold Release Orders covering five different products (http://bit.ly/2mEqvAp) on October 1, 2019. Their action demonstrates that forced labor is all too common across diverse sectors and geographies. To understand how...

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Accountability Framework Initiative Call to Action

Accountability Framework Initiative Call to Action

The time for ethical supply chains is now.
Leading NGOs call on companies to follow the Accountability Framework to end ecosystem destruction and human rights violations in the production, trade, and finance of beef, palm oil, pulp, timber, soy, and other commodities.

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What We’re Talking About in September

What We’re Talking About in September

Groundbreaking Agreement to Combat Sexual Harassment at a Major Garment Supplier | A First Look at Employers Using the J-1 Summer Work Travel Visa | The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier by Ian Urbina

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News Archives

Verité in the News

Read coverage of Verité’s work in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Associated Press, The Los Angeles Times, and more.

From Forbes:

Let’s Have a Kitchen Table Conversation About The World Business Leaders Vote For Every Day

From Yahoo! Finance:

CH2M launches new industry group to protect worker rights

From CNN:

Time for electronics industry to end supply chain slavery

From Bloomberg Businessweek:

How to Become an International Gold Smuggler

From Reuters:

Wanted: foreign workers — and the labor brokers accused of illegally profiting from them

From The Guardian:

Nestlé admits to forced labour in its seafood supply chain in Thailand

From The New York Times:

From Supply Chain Dive:

Seeing through the tiers: The importance of visibility in supply chains

From The Los Angeles Times:

U.S. firms, consumers can’t ignore abuses against Mexican farmworkers

From The Atlantic:

All Your Clothes Are Made With Exploited Labor

From Inc.:

What Patagonia Did When It Found Human Slaves in Its Supply Chain