Arisa investigates the supply chains of Dutch and European companies in South Asia. In many of these supply chains, serious abuses are found in working conditions.
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Arisa investigates the supply chains of Dutch and European companies in South Asia. In many of these supply chains, serious abuses are found in working conditions: for example, the use of child labour, non-payment of minimum wages, discrimination against women and Dalit workers, and forced labour. Discrimination against women and minorities like Dalits is very often linked to many other violations that include underpayment and unhealthy and unsafe work.
Research is conducted in close collaboration with partner organisations in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The research findings are made publicly available and also actively brought to the attention of the companies, governments and politicians involved. In research reports, Arisa provides recommendations to address the abuses and malpractices found. If companies are willing, the research can serve as the starting point for further dialogue and collaboration with companies, leading to improvements in working conditions.