CONSULTING

We understand both the business constraints and operating environments in which brands and their suppliers must meet code standards and international norms on fair, safe, and legal working conditions.

Verité’s Systems Approach provides a highly adaptable risk-management framework for companies of all sizes and in all sectors to integrate social responsibility standards into their procurement decisions and to build controls for labor violations into their existing management systems. 

We meet companies where they are on the spectrum of social responsibility goals, capability, and performance and customize strategies and practical solutions that result in continual improvement. 

  • Strategic Planning

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Program Benchmarking

  • Codes and Auditable Standards

  • Supplier Guidance and Tools

  • Worker Engagement Models

  • Ethical Recruitment Standards, Strategies, and Tools

  • Monitoring & Evaluation Protocols

  • Compliance Plans

  • Supply Chain Assurance Frameworks

  • Stakeholder Engagement

We are delighted to have partnered with Verité to expand our supply chain responsibility program and develop HP’s foreign migrant worker standard. Their specific expertise on combating forced labor in supply chains helped HP understand the vulnerabilities that foreign migrant workers may face in our industry. 

Hewlett-Packard

Tobacco Farmers in a Field

Philip Morris International

Our strategic engagement with Philip Morris International since 2011 has resulted in the development and implementation of a global Agricultural Labor Practices program aimed at eliminating forced labor and the worst forms of child labor in their supply chain globally, and now reaches and improves working conditions of 2.5 million people working or living on approximately 450,000 smallholder farms in nearly 30 countries.

Shrimp Farm

Nestlé

Verité has partnered with Nestlé to assess forced labor risk among migrant workers in its shrimp supply chain in Thailand, advise on the development of policies and action planning to reduce identified issues and risks, and develop training for vessel workers and their employers.