Verité News from our Vision Newsletter
Verité is excited to launch a major new program in Mexico to promote and protect labor rights more effectively in the sugarcane sector. SENDEROS will combine intensive rights training and grievance mechanisms for workers with closely coordinated efforts with both the Mexican government and the private sector to create a new approach to labor rights enforcement in a sector that has long experienced poor working conditions.
Coalition Letter of Support for the Protecting the Right to Organize Act | Responsible Investment and the Labor Question | A More Sustainable Supply Chain | New Database Shows Almost Half of Countries Don’t Criminalize Slavery | Promoting Fair and Effective Labor Migration Policies in Agriculture and Rural Areas
Verité announces major new project to improve adherence to international labor standards in Mexican agriculture.
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.