External Resources

General Compliance:


New! Download the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), "Ending Trafficking in Persons" "Know Your Rights" Poster, a resource designed for contractors to post at work sites. This poster provides information to workers regarding their rights under the FAR. Download the accompanying set of directions to ensure optimal usage of the poster. Developed by the U.S. Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and the U.S. SPOG Procurement & Supply Chain Committee.


American Bar Association Model Policies on Labor Trafficking and Child Labor.


Andrew Crane, Genevieve LeBaron, Jean Allain, Laya Behbahani. Governance gaps in eradicating forced labor: From global to domestic supply chains. 2017.


Verité. Anti-Human Trafficking Business Authentication Criteria: Company-Level and Site-Level.


Business and Human Rights Resource Center. Maritime Industry and Human Rights.


U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.”


Dhaka Principles for Migration with Dignity


Mighty Earth. “European Parliament Votes for New Deforestation Law.” September 13, 2022. 


Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. Effective Supply Chain Accountability: Investor Guidance on Implementation of The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and Beyond, and Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility – Human Trafficking Investor Statement.


Fair Food Standards Council – Fair Food Code of Conduct and Selected Guidance.


Fair Labor Association. Addressing Forced Labor in Supply Chains. 2017. 


Verité. Help Wanted: A Fair Hiring Framework for Responsible Business


Verité. Help Wanted: Understanding the Policy Context of Hiring, Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery.


Know the Chain. Company Action Guides and Benchmarks.


Know The Chain. 2018 Food & Beverage Benchmark Findings Report. 2018. 


Migrant Worker Management Toolkit: A Global Framework, Business for Social Responsibility


Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe. Model Guidelines on Government Measures to Prevent Human Trafficking for Labour Exploitation in Supply Chains. 2018.


Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Prevention of Trafficking for Labour Exploitation in Supply Chains. 2016.


Polaris Project. The Typology of Modern Slavery: Defining Sex and Labor Trafficking in the United States. 2017.


Responsible Business Association. Responsible Labor Initiative: Promoting the rights of workers vulnerable to forced labor globally. 2017.


Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies. Disrupting Human Trafficking: The Role of Financial Institutions. 2017.


Verité. Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal and Corporate Supply Chains

Verité. Trafficking Risk in Sub-Saharan African Supply Chains. 2017.


United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment. An Investor Briefing on the Apparel Industry: Moving the needle on responsible labour practices. 2017.


United Nations University. 25 Keys to Unlock the Financial chains of Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery. 2017.




International Labour Organization. A Global Comparative Study on Defining Recruitment Fees and Related Costs: International Research on Law, Policy, and Practice. 2020.


UNODC. The Role of Recruitment Fees and Abusive and Fraudulent Practices of Recruitment Agencies in Trafficking in Persons.


Identity Document Retention:


Verité and UN Global Compact. Addressing the Retention of Identity Documents.




International Organization for Migration. “Checklist - Migrant Workers' Accommodations.” January 21, 2022.


Labor Broker Management:


Verité and Manpower Group. An Ethical Framework for Cross Border Labor Recruitment.

Code of Conduct, International Confederation of Private Employment Services (CIETT).

European Commission. Employment and Recruitment Agencies Sector Guide on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.


Institute for Human Rights and Business. The Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment. 2016. 


Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. Best Practice Guidance on Ethical Recruitment of Migrant Workers. 2017.


ILO. Regulating Labour Recruitment to Prevent Human Trafficking and to Foster Fair Migration: Models,

Challenges, and Opportunities


Worker Engagement:

Greg Asbed and Steve Hitov. Preventing Forced Labor in Corporate Supply Chains: The Fair Food Program and Worker-Driven Social ResponsibilityWake Forest Law Review volume 52. 2017.


John F. Kennedy School of Government; Harvard University. Rights-Compatible Grievance Mechanism: A Guidance Tool for Companies and Their Stakeholders. January 2008.


Lisa Rende Taylor and Elena Shih. Worker feedback technologies and combatting modern slavery in global supply chains: examining the effectiveness of remediation-oriented and due-diligence-oriented technologies in identifying and addressing forced labour and human traffickingJournal of the British Academy. 2019. 


Verité and Gap Inc. Employing Workers' Sense of Value as a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) to Drive Facility Improvement in Social Responsibility July 2018.


Global Compact Network Australia. Implementiong Effective Modern Slavery Grievance Mechanisms: A Guidance Note for Business. March 2021.


Global Compact Network Australia. Implementing Effective Modern Slavery Grievance Mechanisms: A Case Study Publication for Business. March 2021.


Focus on Labour Exploitation. 2021. “If I could change anything about my work…” Participatory Research with Cleaners in the UK. Working Paper No. 1.


Focus on Labour Exploitation. 2021. “To help workers, I would tell the government to…” Participatory Research with Workers in the UK Hospitality Sector. Participatory Research Working Paper 2. 


Polaris. The Typology of Modern Slavery: Defining Sex and Labor Trafficking in the United States. March 2017.


Verité. Mechanization of Thai Purse Seiners: A Business Case Study to Improve Working & Living Conditions. Briefing Report, October 2021.