Verité News From our Vision Newsletter
Responding to Refugee Vulnerability to Trafficking: Ukraine and Beyond
The political and humanitarian crises in Ukraine are reshaping the landscape for supply chain accountability throughout the broader region. More than 4 million refugees have fled Ukraine into neighboring countries, according to the UN. Prior to the Ukraine crisis, the numbers of internally displaced people and refugees globally were already at record highs, with more than 26 million Syrians, Central Americans, Venezuelans, South Sudanese, Rohingya, and others living as refugees abroad, and more than 84 million people around the world forcibly displaced in the first half of 2021.
2021: A Year in Review
Only a year ago, stories about supply chains were seldom featured in the media. As we arrive at the close of 2021, news stories focusing on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on supply chains is provided daily, and reports in the media have made consumers increasingly aware of where the goods they purchase come from, how they are made, and who works to harvest, produce, and deliver those goods.
What We’re Talking About in December 2021
New Global Initiative to Empower Workers, Ensure Rights, Promote Democracy | World Migration Report 2022 | The Role Institutional Investors Can Play in the Fight Against Forced Labor and Modern Slavery | Small Children are Climbing 60-Foot Trees to Harvest Your Açaí | The Secretive Prisons That Keep Migrants Out of Europe | The Supply Chain Crisis is a Labor Crisis
New Publications by Verité Program Manager Ebenézer Marcelo Marques de Oliveira
We’re very proud to share that Verité Program Manager Ebenézer Marcelo Marques de Oliveira has co-authored the book in Portuguese, “Estrangeiro, Nunca Mais! Migrante como sujeito de direito e a importância do advocacy pela nova lei de migração brasileira [Foreigner,...
What We’re Talking About in November 2021
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
Verité and the Tent Partnership for Refugees’ new report “Combating Forced and Child Labor of Refugees in Global Supply Chains: The Role of Responsible Sourcing” offers guidance that can help companies hire and incorporate refugees into their supply chains and advocate for their rights as a proactive strategy towards combating forced labor.
Mechanization of Thai Purse Seiners: A business case study to improve working and living conditions
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.
What We’re Talking About in October 2021
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
What We’re Talking About in August 2021
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...
New Private Security Industry Tools at ResponsibleSourcingTool.org
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.