Through our partnerships, CREST promotes a strategic approach to human rights in international supply chains that brings together all stakeholders and puts migrant workers at the centre in a way that makes sense to everyone involved.
We work closely with our partners, based on the shared values outlined in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and leverage IOM’s role as a UN agency with vast experience in migration topics and providing direct assistance to migrants, governments and the private sector.
Drawing from our extensive global network and field presence, we support and drive the implementation of targeted programmes with our partners in the following ways:
We enhance transparency in supply chains, develop strategies to identify and address risks, leverage supply chain relationships, build knowledge on migration, support impact assessments and public reporting, and promote sectoral and multi-stakeholder collaboration.
We carry out migrant-centred human and labour rights risk assessments, help strengthen policies and management systems, provide practical training and tools and support engagement with migrant workers, civil society, recruiters and multinational enterprises.
We raise awareness about ethical recruitment practices, provide practical training and tools, and support ethical recruiters in accessing credible accreditation systems such as IOM IRIS and responsible recruitment markets based on the Employer Pays Principle.
We increase access to transparent information on their rights during labour migration and support services, help strengthen grievance mechanisms, and promote the inclusion of migrant workers in workplace dialogue and collaboration.
We develop ways to involve civil society organizations in human rights due diligence and ethical recruitment practices, support direct assistance to migrant populations, and stay informed on developments around migrant workers’ experiences.
We provide technical assistance and advice to strengthen public policies, regulations and enforcement mechanisms on labour migration, advocate for and facilitate international and multi-stakeholder dialogue, and promote public-private partnerships based on our engagement with the private sector.
We work with all partners to establish and support multi-stakeholder dialogue and collaboration, promote experience sharing and lessons learned between civil society, governments and businesses, and drive sector-wide initiatives to protect and respect migrant workers’ rights.