TRAINING

Our solution-oriented training programs are designed to provide practical tools, skills, and knowledge to build controls into everyday business practices.

Our programs help bridge gaps in systems and processes, overcome implementation obstacles, deepen commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) values, create sustainable improvements, and empower workers to participate in solutions. We provide training to facility staff, brand CSR staff, and auditors throughout the year, all over the world.

Our live and on-line curriculum includes:
  • Lead Auditor Investigative Skills
  • UK Modern Slavery Act Awareness and Skills Series for Auditors, Commercial Teams, and Suppliers
  • Code of Conduct and Special Issues for Suppliers
  • Worker Participation and Empowerment Programs
  • Life Skills for Workers (in-person and online)
  • Forced Labor & Human Trafficking (in-person and online)
  • Verité Systems Approach (VSA) for Brands, Suppliers, and Auditors
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Red Flagging for Buyers
  • RBA (formerly EICC) Code of Interpretation (online)

Upcoming Public Trainings

RBA Labor & Ethics Lead Auditor Course

(CQI – IRCA certified course 1749)

Open for Registration
Penang, Malaysia
July 9-13, 2018 (Please note new dates!)

London, England (4-day, limit 12 participants)
May 14 – 17, 2018 (full – contact us for waiting list)

Shenzhen, China
May 14 – 18, 2018

Coming Soon
TBD, USA
May/June 2018

Japan or Malaysia
September 2018

 

(Able to host or have a suggested location for a training?  Contact us!)

Pentland Brands are very pleased to have worked with Verité in the design and delivery of our global Modern Slavery training. Engaging people and cultures worldwide requires a partner with global reputation, experience and reach. Verité ticked all the boxes.

Pentland Brands

Spools of colored thread

EILEEN FISHER

Since 2002, Verité has partnered with EILEEN FISHER to train their factory workers in China on how to participate in improving workplace conditions. Verité’s staff and subject matter experts facilitate on-site workshops engaging factory workers in interactive sessions on a variety of topics including China labor law, workplace health and safety, and elective modules on health, hygiene, and social skills. The training program educates workers on their labor and human rights, and empowers them to exercise those rights. Along with providing training for factory workers, Verité also provides training workshops for EILEEN FISHER factory managers in China. In order to encourage collaboration, these trainings typically bring all managers to a single site in Shenzhen, China. The workshops cover subjects ranging from environmental sustainability to factory management systems to EILEEN FISHER workplace values.

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Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition

Verité developed, and since 2010 has been the exclusive globally certified trainer for, the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Labor & Ethics Lead Auditor Training course. The course provides participants with the competencies necessary to successfully perform EICC Labor & Ethics Validated Audit Process (VAP) audits. The highly interactive five-day workshop covers social systems auditing, investigative skills, management systems, validation, and reporting. Included in the course is an online self-study module covering the background and context of the EICC program, common labor issues, compliance and legal standards, and other knowledge content.

Online Training for Chinese Factory Workers

Verité’s web-based Worker Training Center currently offers 10 cartoon- and live video-format modules, bilingually in Chinese and English, on labor and life skills topics. These modules, providing workers with knowledge and channels to resolve workplace issues and protect their own health and safety, feature recurring characters who, through humor and personal charm, highlight issues and solutions in everyday factory situations. 

Click on the image to watch a sample video. The content development was generously supported by a grant from The Walt Disney Company.