Verité News From our Vision Newsletter
As is the case in most crises, the most vulnerable in society will feel the worst impacts of COVID-19. Children, especially those from poor communities, are at particular risk of exploitation as parents fall deeper into poverty during the ensuing economic crisis and face appalling choices about how to sustain their families.
Over the past weeks, a great deal of COVID-19 guidance for companies has been published by corporate social responsibility and human rights organizations, and new resources are being developed and circulated every day. We’ve compiled a list of links to recommendations, resources, and best practices businesses will find useful.
Is the COVID Crisis the Catalyst for More Sustainable Supply Chains?Verité Board member Doug Cahn of the Cahn Group writes about how the apparel and footwear industry must respond to the COVID-19 crisis. New Report Takes a Close Look at the H-2A Visa Program in the...
The list of resources on this page provides information on impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on labor risks, sectors, and populations. We will be updating this list regularly.
To meet the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Verité is adapting the way we work to continue to pursue our mission of fair, safe, and legal work worldwide while doing our part to reduce virus transmission: Verité staff around the world are working from...
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