Farewell Robin! We bid a fond but poignant good-bye to our friend and longest-serving staffer, Robin Jaffin, who has decided to leave Verité in the middle of January 2016 to explore different areas of interest. Since she joined Verité in 1998, Robin’s contribution to Verité has been immeasurable.
By building and maintaining best-in-class audit programs, by extending Verite’s work into agriculture, by building strong relationships with human rights NGOs, by holding companies accountable for impact, by helping the world understand more about the way in which workers are vulnerable, she has set a standard for staff in our organization, and indeed for performance of the modern anti-sweatshop movement around the world.
We will miss Robin and wish her well. We won’t be able to replace Robin’s contribution, but the organizational growth that she has helped create means we will be adding staff across a range of functions in 2016.