During the last week of November, more than 2,000 people met in Geneva for the largest annual gathering on business and human rights. For years, Verité has actively participated in this busy week of learning and sharing, along with participants from government, business, civil society, law firms, investor organizations, trade unions, academia and the media, among others. Shawn MacDonald, CEO of Verité, and Elizabeth Garland, Senior Director of Verité’s Raw Materials Program, attended the forum this year and shared Verité’s work in a range of meetings and venues.
Verité and Mars, Incorporated are pleased to announce the formation of a long-term, strategic partnership to advance human rights throughout Mars’ global business. The partnership launched last week at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, England. The announcement came during the panel, “Building Bridges: Partnerships in Responsible Supply Chains,” which featured Shawn MacDonald, Verité’s CEO; Marika McCauley Sine, Human Rights Director at Mars, Incorporated; and Dan Viederman, Managing Director at Humanity United.