In 2022 Verité’s patented, secure, technology-driven CUMULUS Forced Labor Screen™ system implemented a new Employer Pays Verification feature and surpassed a major milestone, having proactively screened more than 1,000 entities in global supply chains for the presence of the ILO forced labor indicators.
The Sowing Rights, Harvesting Better Futures (SENDEROS) project promotes adherence of the sugarcane and tobacco sectors in Mexico to national regulations and international labor standards. In 2022, SENDEROS collaborated with the Mexican government, companies, producers, and farmworkers to build capacities to detect, remedy, and prevent labor rights issues.
As part of the Supply Chain Tracing and Engagement Methodologies (STREAMS) project, Verité developed the Supply Chain Traceability Matrix. Launching in early 2023, the Matrix is an accessible, interactive platform to learn how different traceability methods can be used to combat labor abuses in global supply chains.
During 2022 Verité conducted actionable research and engaged stakeholders as part of the Cooperation On Fair, Free, Equitable Employment (COFFEE) project to create, refine, and launch a set of 17 tools comprising the Socially Sustainable Sourcing Toolkit (S3T) to meet the needs of key coffee sector stakeholders.