RECENT PROJECTS

 
Agriculture Labor and Community Practices Assessments: (Global)

Research, stakeholder engagement, and field assessments for corn, dairy, beef, fish, produce, sugar, and other agriculture products in the U.S., Canada, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Germany, Gabon, Romania, Russia, United Kingdom, etc.

Raw Material Traceability: (Eastern Europe, USA, China)

Supply chain mapping and chain of custody verification in raw material supply chains, including down and feather, angora, minerals, agriculture.

Human Rights Country Studies: (Asia, Latin America)

In-depth commodity focused studies on key risk areas for human rights by country. This includes research, stakeholder interviews, and on-site assessments.

3RD Party CSR Auditor Training: (London, LA, Sydney, Shenzhen)

Supported brands training their 5 monitoring firms by facilitating discussion, leading workshops and giving presentations on how to interview migrant workers, how to have effective opening and closing meetings, how to find double books, how to review management systems in a CSR audit, etc.

Disabled Worker Assessments: (USA)

Development of disabled worker assessment protocol, aligned to US legal standards, related to employer obligations and reasonable accommodation.

Forensic Social Auditor Training: (USA)

In-depth two-day auditor training on forensic audit techniques, focused on triangulation of findings, soft issue assessment and building trust for effective worker interviews.

Human Rights Impact Assessment: (Indonesia)

Product-specific impact assessment in Indonesia focused on impacts to rights-holders including workers and communities where operations take place.

Child Labor Surveys: (Myanmar)

Child labor survey project at 200 sites in 5 Myanmar cities, including child and employer interviews, population estimates, civil society interviews.

Migrant Labor Recruitment Assessments: (Taiwan, Singapore, Dubai, Bahrain)

Assessments focused on hiring processes, labor recruitment chains, sending and receiving country labor agencies in Mid-East, SE Asia and North America.

Soft Issue Investigations: (North America, Europe, Asia)

Special-focused investigations of freedom of association and whistleblower claims on discrimination, harassment and abuse in Canada, US, Germany, UK, Sweden, and China.

Un-authorized Subcontracting Remediations: (Cambodia, Bangladesh, China)

Investigations of capability and production capacity related to unauthorized subcontracting in Southeast Asia.

Land Rights Assessments: (Asia, South America)

In-depth field assessments of land rights issues related to facility buildings, agricultural land and other real estate holdings, in context of community rights and social and environmental impacts in Asia and Latin America.

Non-Traditional Supply Chain Assessments: (Latin America)

Village cooperatives, artisans and homeworker supply chain assessments in Latin America and Southeast Asia.