Our Vision is a World Where People Work Under Safe, Fair, and Legal Conditions.
Verité® provides the knowledge and tools to eliminate the most serious labor and human rights abuses in global supply chains. Learn more >
Across sectors, industries, and countries, we develop tools, implement programs, and conduct research to take aim at serious labor issues.
Sector Expertise: Agriculture | Apparel | Construction | Electronics | Extractives | Financial Services | Food & Beverage | Footwear | Hard Goods | Healthcare | Hospitality | Pharmaceuticals | Toys
Focus Issues: Forced Labor | Human Trafficking | Child Labor | Gender Discrimination | Unethical Recruitment | Transparency and Due Diligence
The Latest at Verité
The construction industry, with its reliance on low-skilled, low-pay manual jobs often filled by migrants, has long faced significant forced labor risks globally. We’ll discuss these risks, the challenges of monitoring the sector’s long and complicated supply chains and how our new due diligence tools set can help. Customized to the sector, the tools are one feature of our fully refreshed ResponsibelSourcingTool.org (RST), which has been updated and expanded with the support of the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
The European Union (EU) reached a historic deal on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (EU CSDDD). For the first time, large companies and those in high-risk sectors will be required to implement risk management systems to address their adverse impacts on people, communities, and the environment if they wish to do business in the EU market.
We’re thrilled to announce the addition of Elizabeth Akanbombire and Minal Patel Davis to Verité’s board. Their profound expertise and experience in collaborating with key stakeholders to pioneer innovative solutions for issues such as forced labor, child labor, human trafficking, gender-based violence, and good governance will play a vital role in steering Verité toward deeper impact.