Addressing Forced Labor in Cocoa

Addressing Forced Labor in Cocoa

This past February, Verité released a new research study on the nature and indicators of forced labor and human trafficking for labor exploitation in the cocoa sector of Côte d’Ivoire. The report is accompanied by a comprehensive set of actionable recommendations for government, industry, and civil society to address the problem through strategic, targeted programming.

2018: The Year in Review

2018: The Year in Review

In 2018, we conducted ground-breaking research, amplified our impact, and engaged with multinational brands to help eliminate labor and human rights abuses in global supply chains. Explore a selection of our achievements in assessments, consulting, policy, research, and training below.

Labor and Human Rights Progress in Sustainable Palm Oil Production

Labor and Human Rights Progress in Sustainable Palm Oil Production

The article that follows is a fascinating, first-hand account describing the evolution of how labor and human rights in the palm oil sector have been—and will be—addressed. Daryll Delgado, author of the article and Director of Verité Southeast Asia, has been a participant in the past two review processes of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s Principles and Criteria (P&C). She shares her insights on the new standards addressed in the P&C, including human rights, land grabs, and wages, as well as her thoughts on the adoption of the new certification standards.

42 Items Added to DOL List of Goods Produced by Child Labor

42 Items Added to DOL List of Goods Produced by Child Labor

In September, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released two new reports on child labor and forced labor around the world: the eighth edition of the  List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor and the 17th annual edition of the Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor.

“These reports represent one of the Department of Labor’s key contributions to the global effort to protect workers in the United States and around the world by defending the rights of all people to live free of child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, and modern slavery,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta.

New Child Labor Inspection Curriculum

New Child Labor Inspection Curriculum

A crucial step toward combating child labor is to educate and empower those who are in a position to identify incidences and take action. With this goal in mind, Verité, in partnership with Winrock International and with the support of the U.S. Department of Labor...