Tezos-based supply chain application eMin is developed by Diginex. The UN Agency ‘International Organization for Migration (IOM)’ collected information on recruitment and employment experiences of Myanmar migrant workers.
The International Organization For Migration (IOM) & eMin
To begin with, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organization. Specially in the field of migration and is one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations. As part of the CREST Fashion program, IOM is partnering with the fashion industry to eliminate slavery and trafficking.
One of the companies that take part in this program is Delta Galil. An Israeli textile firm headquartered in Tel Aviv, with factories around the world.
Using Tezos-based supply chain application eMin, they collected information on recruitment and employment experiences of Myanmar migrant workers.
The information gathered, enabled Delta Galil to pinpoint the stages of the labour migration journey where migrants are particularly vulnerable to exploitation. The first trail took place between 9 and 23 April 2021.
“Our results showed that technology can facilitate better communication between migrant workers and their managers. While helping international companies to get a bird’s eye view of recruitment trends and risks in their supply chain at a regional and even global level,” – Ms. Leanne Melnyk, Head of Global Supply Chains at Diginex.
Mr. Leslie Shull, Global Compliance Director at Delta Galil, explained that: “The project helped identify areas. Areas where Delta Galil must take a deeper dive to improve conditions for migrant workers in its Thai facility. It has also informed the direction of a forthcoming review of its factory management system and the employer-worker communications channels.”
United Nations and Tezos
eMin is the second Tezos-based application that is used in humanitarian aid solutions that are used in programs that are run by the United Nations.
Earlier this year we reported about the Tezos-based Digital Identity application. Which is developed by “Gravity” and is being used in the Education credentials for Syrians under temporary protection in Turkey program for the United Nations Development Programme.
Finally, Gravity has projects with: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Norwegian Red Cross, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). As well as the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and Save the Children.