Mechanization of Thai Purse Seiners: A business case study to improve working and living conditions

Mechanization of Thai Purse Seiners: A business case study to improve working and living conditions

International exposés of labor conditions on Thai fishing vessels have long identified a vessel’s physical structure as an inherent driver of labor risk in the industry. These findings led Nestlé and Verité to collaborate on a project exploring how Thai fishing vessels might be modified to enable long-term improvements for both the workers and vessel owners.

October 2021 Policy Updates

Federal appropriations advocacy with key congressional subcommittees and the Office of Management and Budget. Working with ATEST | Reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) | End the Exception Campaign | Tariff Act Advisory Group (TAAG)

New Private Security Industry Tools at ResponsibleSourcingTool.org

New Private Security Industry Tools at ResponsibleSourcingTool.org

The private security sector is one of the fastest growing in the world, as security guards are increasingly hired to guard factories, office buildings, extractive worksites, residential facilities, transport hubs, and hotels, in addition to military and other government facilities. Migrant workers are often hired for these positions and, as such, a risk of human trafficking exists.

Two Years. One Coalition.

Two Years. One Coalition.

Verité is active on many fronts to bring our labor rights experts together with those protecting the natural environment. We believe strongly that supply chain “sustainability” is best pursued holistically with the needs of people, communities, and ecosystems considered and approached in complementary ways. One significant effort has been our participation in the Accountability Framework Initiative (AFi).