Verité News from our Vision Newsletter
While we are humbled by the great deal more we need to accomplish, we are proud of what we have been able to achieve this past year. Please join us in a review of selected notable projects from 2019.
New Estimates of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking in Global Supply Chains | Modern Slavery is a Problem that Companies Cannot Ignore | Worker-Owned Apps Are Trying to Fix the Gig Economy’s Exploitation | World’s Largest Fund Drops G4S Over Modern Slavery Fears | And More
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.
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
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.
Verité is currently implementing a U.S. Department of Labor-funded project focused on growing government, private sector, and civil society capacity to combat forced labor of adults and children through advancing the ILO forced labor indicators approach in Ghana. Led...
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.
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
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...
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.