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Our customized approach mitigates risk and improves social responsibility within your existing management systems.

Meeting code standards and international norms on fair, safe, and legal working conditions can conflict with business constraints and operating environments for both your brand and suppliers.

Verité’s Systems Approach provides a highly adaptable risk-management framework for companies to integrate social responsibility standards into procurement decisions while proactively controlling risks to the business and its employees.

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  • Corporate Social Responsibility Program Benchmarking

  • Monitoring, Evaluation Protocols, and Auditable Standards

  • Supplier Guidance and Tools

  • Worker Engagement Models

  • Ethical Recruitment Standards, Strategies, and Tools

  • Compliance Plans

  • Supply Chain Assurance Frameworks

  • Stakeholder Engagement

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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. 

 

Tobacco Farmers in a Field

Case Study: Philip Morris International

Objective
To uphold labor rights on farms, eliminating forced labor and the worst forms of child labor in the PMI global supply chain.

Project
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

Case Study: Nestlé

Objective
Seeking to better understand the risks of forced labor and human trafficking in the Thai seafood industry, Nestlé contracted Verité to conduct a focused investigation of six production sites in Thailand—three shrimp farms (one in Mahachai and two in Surat Thani), two ports of origin (Ranong Fish Port and Mahachai Fish Port), and one docked fishing boat (in Ranong Fish Port).

Project

  • 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
  • Develop training for vessel workers and their employers

Result
Verité published the white paper Recruitment Practices and Migrant Labor Conditions in Nestlé’s Supply Chain, providing an assessment, conclusions and recommendations for Nestlé that would also be applicable to their strategic suppliers, as well as governments.