In 2020, the Tent Partnership for Refugees (Tent) commissioned Verité to develop a report providing guidance for responsible sourcing teams at multinational companies interested in leveraging their supply chains to reduce the vulnerability of refugee populations to forced labor.
This report has been developed through a combination of desk research and key informant interviews with a set of stakeholders, including companies from a range of sectors, academics, human rights and ethical practice promoters, civil society organizations working with migrants and refugees, UN and other development agencies, and Verité’s own global partner network. A total of 20 interviews involving 25 stakeholders were completed. (See Annex 1 for further detail regarding the key informants.) The research was undertaken at a critical stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.