COVID-19 Guidance

Information and Resources for Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Supply Chains.

Over the coming months, Verité will be offering guidance to companies to help support their efforts to safeguard workers’ rights in their supply chains both during and after the COVID-19  pandemic. This series of memos will highlight the increased vulnerabilities to workers in specific sectors and regions, complemented by recommendations and resources for companies.

The logistical challenges posed to companies by COVID-19 are minor compared to the increased pressures on workers to earn a living in a dignified, safe way, and we are committed to helping all parties in global supply chains find practical solutions.

Please send questions and topics for future articles related to COVID-19 in supply chains to covid19@verite.org.

Scroll below for excerpts from individual memos and resources.

COVID-19 and Vulnerability to Human Trafficking for Forced Labor

COVID-19 and Vulnerability to Human Trafficking for Forced Labor

Verité has identified a number of factors that increase workers’ vulnerability to becoming victims of human trafficking, all of which will likely worsen during and after the COVID-19 crisis, including poverty, inequality, political instability, conflict, crime/violence, and tightening of restrictions on immigration.

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COVID-19 and Child Labor

COVID-19 and Child Labor

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.

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External Links to COVID-19 Resources

External Links to COVID-19 Resources

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.

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