Verité News From our Vision Newsletter
Study Explores the Response of the Private Sector to COVID-19 | Mars Wrigley Cocoa for Generations Program Releases Report on Its Human Rights Efforts in Cocoa | Federal Labor Standards Enforcement in Agriculture | Developing Freedom: The Sustainable Development Case for Ending Modern Slavery, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking | Migrants Are Doing the Jobs South Koreans Sneer At | Labor groups launch website to promote new approach for achieving living wages in the garment industry | Labor Groups Launch Website to Promote New Approach for Achieving Living Wages in the Garment Industry
Verité is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new initiative to support the enhanced tracing of goods made with child and forced labor. The STREAMS project (Supply Chain Tracing and Engagement Methodologies) will be implemented by Verité in collaboration with the Better Cotton Initiative, Phylagen, RCS Global, the Responsible Sourcing Network and Sourcemap.
On March 2, Shawn MacDonald, Verité’s CEO, will be a panelist on the Accountability Framework‘s webinar on best practices for supply chain traceability, risk assessment, supplier engagement, and management for supplier compliance.
Typically at the end of a year, we at Verité ask ourselves two questions: 1) What did we do to further our vision of a world where people work under safe, fair, and legal conditions?, and 2) How did we fulfil our mission to provide the knowledge and tools to eliminate the most serious labor and human rights abuses in global supply chains?
This year, we answer these questions considering both how we have met the issues the pandemic presents and how we have fulfilled our mission despite the pandemic. Please join us in a review of selected notable projects from 2020.
Global Study on Recruitment Fees and Related Costs The International Labour Organization launched a study examining laws and policies of 90 countries to identify the efforts Member States have made to regulate or prohibit recruitment fees and costs charged to workers....
Labor issues are complex and deeply entrenched in recruitment malpractices. Many migrant workers are forced to pay excessive recruitment fees that keep them in debt, effectively placing them in situations of forced labor and exploitive working conditions. Last...
New Report on Slave Labor in the Built Environment Design for Freedom's new report urges professionals working in the built environment to examine where their building materials come from and who made them. The report includes an article by Shawn MacDonald, Verité's...
ATEST Calls for Catalytic Investment to Fight Human Trafficking in Recommendations to Biden Transition Team
The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST), a U.S.-based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of human trafficking and forced labor, and of which Verité is a long-time member, recently released its Presidential Agenda for...
Few reports have as much significance in the world of labor rights as the bi-annual U.S. Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor, the latest edition of which was released on September 30.
U.S. Bans Imports from Malaysian Palm Oil Company FGV | 187 UN Member States Ratify Convention 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labor | Seafood Working Group Relaunches with New Advisory Body | Union Busting and Unfair Dismissals: Garment Workers During COVID-19 | Brazil Court Rules in Favor of Anti-Slavery “Dirty List”