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.
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- COVID-19 in the Coffee Sector: Challenges for Workers and Farmers
- Case Study: How Verité China Responded to the Changing Needs of Suppliers due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Challenges and Recommendations for Workplaces Open During the Pandemic
- COVID-19 and Child Labor: Challenges and Recommendations
- COVID-19 and Vulnerability to Human Trafficking for Forced Labor
- Guiding Principles for Responsible Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic
A great deal of guidance for companies has been published by corporate social responsibility and human rights organizations over the past weeks. We’ve compiled a list of links businesses and governments will find useful.
Scroll below for excerpts from individual memos and resources.
In many countries, including major producing nations such as Brazil and Colombia, workers in the coffee sector have been defined as essential...
While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in large-scale lockdowns, many workers are still required to report to work in crowded workplaces with a lack of adequate protections against the virus.
Case Study: How Verité China Responded to the Changing Needs of Suppliers due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
In China, COVID-19 infections began to spread widely in Wuhan during the week-long Chinese New Year (CNY) holiday in late January 2020 when most of...
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.
As we at Verité take stock of COVID-19’s many implications for employers and supply chain actors, we particularly want to emphasize the importance of the high-level principles that companies should promote in their own operations and supply chains.
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.
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...
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