Worker Participation as a Catalyst for Supply Chain Transformation

Worker Participation as a Catalyst for Supply Chain Transformation

As companies look to uphold ethical labor practices in their supply chains, a major challenge arises – how to promote worker freedom of association (FoA) rights in places where union rights are legally restricted? Furthermore, the corporate accountability landscape is shifting toward government regulation of supply chain compliance via transparency and due diligence mandates and trade sanctions. Considering this, how must companies reassess the prevailing practices in their supply chains that create obstacles and suppression of rights, even in countries where union rights are less restrictive on pape

Shedding Light on the Financial Burdens of Migrant Workers through Worker-Led Data Collection 

Shedding Light on the Financial Burdens of Migrant Workers through Worker-Led Data Collection 

As new and emerging human rights due diligence (HRDD) legislation, such as the recently passed EU Corporate Social Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), gains traction, the demand for transparent and accurate information regarding labor recruitment costs has escalated. As global supply chains grapple with the pervasive issue of debt bondage, a deeply rooted manifestation of forced labor, the urgent need to shed light on the hidden financial burdens shouldered by migrant workers has become critical.

The Fostering Fee Accountability and Cost Tracking (FFACT) project, a collaborative effort between Verité and over 10 other civil society organizations (CSOs) in India, Bangladesh, and Malaysia, is addressing the need for transparent, accurate calculations of recruitment costs through worker-led digital

STREAMS Holds Workshop in New Delhi, India to Validate Findings from Traceability Field Pilots 

STREAMS Holds Workshop in New Delhi, India to Validate Findings from Traceability Field Pilots 

Companies face mounting pressures from consumers, regulators, and their own ethical and sustainability commitments when it comes to upholding workers’ rights. Through two pioneering field pilots in the Indian cotton supply chain, Verité’s U.S. Department of Labor-funded Supply Chain Tracing and Engagement Methodologies (STREAMS) project is testing innovative approaches that combine supply chain traceability with robust labor rights due diligence. These pilots represent efforts to develop an evidence-base and resources that will help companies strengthen human rights due diligence efforts proactively, rather than reactively. 

Verité Welcomes New Board Members!

Verité Welcomes New Board Members!

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.