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What We’re Talking About in February 2021

What We’re Talking About in February 2021

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

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New Project to Support Enhanced Tracing of Goods Made with Child and Forced Labor

New Project to Support Enhanced Tracing of Goods Made with Child and Forced Labor

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.

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2020: A Year in Review

2020: A Year in Review

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.

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What We’re Talking About in December

What We’re Talking About in December

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....

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Rethinking Responsibility in Our Supply Chain

Rethinking Responsibility in Our Supply Chain

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...

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What We’re Talking About in November

What We’re Talking About in November

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...

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What We’re Talking About in October

What We’re Talking About in October

​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”

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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