VSEA is an independent non‐profit organization with regional headquarters in the Philippines. The organization is part of the Verité global network headquartered in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.
VSEA has been involved in labor rights monitoring, research, advocacy and capacity building in the Southeast Asia region, as well as in neighboring countries (e.g., Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia) for more than two decades. Today, our work covers countries in Asia and the Pacific, and any other countries where workers from Southeast Asia may be deployed. We are a network of more than 100 individuals, technical experts and advocates who contribute to the organization’s goal of improving the lives of workers in plantations, factories, farms, and fishing vessels in the region and beyond.
The organization actively partners with hundreds of multinational brands, suppliers, local and international institutions, and multi stakeholder platforms across industries and sectors to understand risks and systemic issues, create transparency, build capacity, and improve working conditions and overall social and environmental performance of global supply chains.