Verité News From our Vision Newsletter

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

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Sustainability Leader Tu Rinsche Joins the Verité Board

Verité is proud to announce that Tu Rinsche has joined the Verité board of directors. Tu comes to us having spent over 15 years as a human rights leader who has effected change from all sides of the table, representing government, business, and civil society, as well as donors.

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What We’re Talking About in August 2021

Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President, Dies at Age 72. From "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...

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New Private Security Industry Tools at

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.

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FLIP Activities Expand to Côte d’Ivoire

Based on the success of the FLIP Ghana model, the project is expanding activities into Côte d’Ivoire where project staff will similarly work to build stakeholder capacity to use the ILO indicators to understand and address forced labor risk.

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Two Years. One Coalition.

Verité is active on many fronts to bring our labor rights experts together with those protecting the natural environment. We believe strongly that supply chain “sustainability” is best pursued holistically with the needs of people, communities, and ecosystems considered and approached in complementary ways. One significant effort has been our participation in the Accountability Framework Initiative (AFi).

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What We’re Talking About in July 2021

2021 ITUC Global Rights Index Published | Five Corridors Project Releases Reports on the Fair Recruitment of Migrant Workers | U.S. to Downgrade Malaysia to Lowest Tier in Trafficking Report | Dozens Die in Bangladesh Factory Fire | Ending Human Trafficking in the Twenty-First Century | International Treaty Addresses Violence and Harassment | Report finds high risk of slavery in Canadian Supply Chains

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2021 World Day Against Child Labour

World Day Against Child Labor, commemorated each year on June 12, is a day to reflect on the situation of children and families who must resort to child labor to make ends meet. Through our programing and publicly-available resources, Verité is committed to the fight against child labor and promoting decent work for adults.

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COFFEE Project Pilot Projects Launch in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico

As part of Verité’s ongoing work to improve labor practices in the Latin American coffee sector under the U.S. Department of Labor-funded Cooperation on Fair, Free, Equitable Employment (COFFEE) Project, this year we are launching pilot projects in three key coffee producing countries — Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico.

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What We’re Talking About in June

COVID-19 Pandemic Fueling Child Labor | Leading Human Rights Scholars Stand with Maritza and Adareli by Filing a Supplement under the USMCA | USDOL Withdraws “Independent Contract Rule” | CBP Ramps Up Efforts to Fight Forced Labor

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Verité in the News

Read coverage of Verité’s work in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Associated Press, The Los Angeles Times, and more.

From Forbes:

Let’s Have a Kitchen Table Conversation About The World Business Leaders Vote For Every Day

From Yahoo! Finance:

CH2M launches new industry group to protect worker rights

From CNN:

Time for electronics industry to end supply chain slavery

From Bloomberg Businessweek:

How to Become an International Gold Smuggler

From Reuters:

Wanted: foreign workers — and the labor brokers accused of illegally profiting from them

From The Guardian:

Nestlé admits to forced labour in its seafood supply chain in Thailand

From The New York Times:

From Supply Chain Dive:

Seeing through the tiers: The importance of visibility in supply chains

From The Los Angeles Times:

U.S. firms, consumers can’t ignore abuses against Mexican farmworkers

From The Atlantic:

All Your Clothes Are Made With Exploited Labor

From Inc.:

What Patagonia Did When It Found Human Slaves in Its Supply Chain