New Report Shows Rise in Child Labor Globally | Support for EU Law to Hold Companies Liable for Human Rights Violations & Environmental Harms | Historic Decision for the Protection of Victims of Trafficking in Colombia | Migrant Workers Face Heightened Risk of Death and Injury | And More
Combating Forced and Child Labor of Refugees in Global Supply Chains: The Role of Responsible Sourcing
Read the Report > At the end of 2020, there were a reported 26.4 million people registered as refugees worldwide, almost half of whom were children. The UNHCR has referred to 2010-2019 as the “decade of displacement,” as the number of refugees has doubled...
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.
ILAB Launches New Compliance and Accountability Resource | EPA Takes Action to Address Risk from Chlorpyrifos to Children & Farmworkers | Agreement on New, Expanded Bangladesh Accord | Liz Shuler Elected President of AFL-CIO | Other People’s Rotten Jobs Are Bad for Them | And More
Verité is proud to announce that Tu Rinsche has joined the Verité board of directors. Tu comes to us having spent over 15 years as a human rights leader who has effected change from all sides of the table, representing government, business, and civil society, as well as donors.
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)
Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President, Dies at Age 72. From aflcio.org: "Trumka was the nation’s clearest voice on the critical need to ensure that all workers have a good job and the power to determine their wages and working conditions." U.S. Black Women Face a...
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.
Based on the success of the FLIP Ghana model, the project is expanding activities into Côte d’Ivoire where project staff will similarly work to build stakeholder capacity to use the ILO indicators to understand and address forced labor risk.
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).