Verité News From our Vision Newsletter
Combating Forced and Child Labor of Refugees in Global Supply Chains: The Role of Responsible Sourcing
Read the Report > At the end of 2020, there were a reported 26.4 million people registered as refugees worldwide, almost half of whom were children. The UNHCR has referred to 2010-2019 as the “decade of displacement,” as the number of refugees has doubled...
International exposés of labor conditions on Thai fishing vessels have long identified a vessel’s physical structure as an inherent driver of labor risk in the industry. These findings led Nestlé and Verité to collaborate on a project exploring how Thai fishing vessels might be modified to enable long-term improvements for both the workers and vessel owners.
ILAB Launches New Compliance and Accountability Resource | EPA Takes Action to Address Risk from Chlorpyrifos to Children & Farmworkers | Agreement on New, Expanded Bangladesh Accord | Liz Shuler Elected President of AFL-CIO | Other People’s Rotten Jobs Are Bad for Them | And More
Verité is proud to announce that Tu Rinsche has joined the Verité board of directors. Tu comes to us having spent over 15 years as a human rights leader who has effected change from all sides of the table, representing government, business, and civil society, as well as donors.
Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President, Dies at Age 72. From aflcio.org: "Trumka was the nation’s clearest voice on the critical need to ensure that all workers have a good job and the power to determine their wages and working conditions." U.S. Black Women Face a...
The private security sector is one of the fastest growing in the world, as security guards are increasingly hired to guard factories, office buildings, extractive worksites, residential facilities, transport hubs, and hotels, in addition to military and other government facilities. Migrant workers are often hired for these positions and, as such, a risk of human trafficking exists.
Based on the success of the FLIP Ghana model, the project is expanding activities into Côte d’Ivoire where project staff will similarly work to build stakeholder capacity to use the ILO indicators to understand and address forced labor risk.
Verité is active on many fronts to bring our labor rights experts together with those protecting the natural environment. We believe strongly that supply chain “sustainability” is best pursued holistically with the needs of people, communities, and ecosystems considered and approached in complementary ways. One significant effort has been our participation in the Accountability Framework Initiative (AFi).
2021 ITUC Global Rights Index Published | Five Corridors Project Releases Reports on the Fair Recruitment of Migrant Workers | U.S. to Downgrade Malaysia to Lowest Tier in Trafficking Report | Dozens Die in Bangladesh Factory Fire | Ending Human Trafficking in the Twenty-First Century | International Treaty Addresses Violence and Harassment | Report finds high risk of slavery in Canadian Supply Chains
World Day Against Child Labor, commemorated each year on June 12, is a day to reflect on the situation of children and families who must resort to child labor to make ends meet. Through our programing and publicly-available resources, Verité is committed to the fight against child labor and promoting decent work for adults.