The private sector urgently needs to shift from a voluntary model of corporate social responsibility to a standard of human rights due diligence to be able to prevent and repair abuses affecting workers and communities while also ensuring sustainability and profitability. Due diligence allows companies to proactively manage real and potential risks related to human rights.
July 3, 2023 - On June 29th, the Labor Council under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement held a virtual public session, where the Council addressed questions from workers, employers, civil society organizations, and the general public.
June 12, 2023 - PERIPLO has released its first impact report, "Sembrando Cambio" (Sowing Change), which outlines the project's achievements and results to date, all of which position it as a leader in collaborative strategies to maximize impact on policies and practices and exchange knowledge concerning agricultural labor migration.
Mexico and the United States signed a historic agreement to protect migrant workers' rights. The US Department of Homeland Security announced an immigration relief measure to protect migrant workers who witness or are victims of labor rights violations. PERIPLO recognizes [...]
The fourth meeting of the Comunidad Marco sobre Debida Diligencia en Derechos Humanos (COMADH - Framework Community on Human Rights Due Diligence), created as part of the PERIPLO project and led by the Business & Human Rights Resource Center (BHRRC) and Oxfam México, was held on December 1, 2022, in Mexico City. This community brings together companies and civil society organizations interested in advancing human rights due diligence processes and promoting good practices in recruiting and hiring in the agricultural industry.
On November 28th and 29th, the national and international organizations involved in the PERIPLO project met in Cuernavaca, Morelos to share reflections and results from the first 2-year phase of the project. Part of the meeting was also dedicated to considering how the work these organizations are doing together to transform the labor system in agro-industrial supply chains in Mexico and the United States could be strengthened in the future to ensure a more just and regenerative economy.