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.
Links to articles we’re talking about in November 2017.
Last month in Vision, we reported on a new project that looks at labor migration in the Kenya to Gulf corridor. The project promotes the rights of migrant workers through a multi-faceted strategy based on partnership. On this project, we’re working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to engage all of the key stakeholders in the migration process, including governments, community groups, labor advocates, recruitment agencies, and employers as well as, of course, migrant workers themselves.
In previous Vision articles, we have pointed out that inadequate screening and oversight of brokers, recruitment agents, and labor outsourcing providers almost invariably leads to both legal and code of conduct non-compliances. It is closely correlated with the presence of indicators of forced and bonded labor in facilities that employ foreign migrant workers.