11 May 2023
Labour Migration Process Mapping Guide: Understanding and Assessing Human and Labour Rights Risks to Migrant Workers During Recruitment, Employment and Return
The Labour Migration Process Mapping Guide aims to help business enterprises identify, mitigate, and address human and labour rights risks faced by migrant workers in global supply chains. It provides step-by-step instructions on how to retrace the steps that migrant workers take from their communities of origin to their workplaces in destinations, and determine the effectiveness of existing recruitment management systems to prevent and address forced labour risks.
Designed primarily for business enterprises with complex international supply chains where migrant workers are present, the Guide builds on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) and relevant international human rights, labour standards and frameworks on responsible business conduct.
Notably, the Guide was a collaborative effort developed in consultation with governments, civil society, migrant workers and the private sector, as well as by the collection of good practices by employers, multinational enterprises and labour recruiters.
Three supporting tools, which include effective interview techniques and key considerations to ensure migrant worker safety and well-being, are also attached in the Guide. They are:
- OVERVIEW OF THE LABOUR MIGRATION MAPPING PROCESS GUIDE
- THE MIGRANT WORKER JOURNEY
- OUTLINE OF LABOUR MIGRATION PROCESS MAPPING
- Key stakeholders
- Labour migration process mapping principles
- IMPLEMENTATION GUIDANCE
- Phase 1. Allocate resources and identify scope for labour migration process mapping
- Phase 2. Labour migration supply chain mapping
- Phase 3. Preparation for human and labour rights assessment
- Phase 4. Assessment of human and labour rights risks to migrant workers
- Phase 5. Reporting and closing meeting
- Phase 6. Action planning
- Phase 7. Progress monitoring and continuous improvement
- Phase 8. External communication and stakeholder engagement
- SUPPORTING TOOLS
- ANNEX A. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
- ANNEX B. COMMON CHALLENGES AND RISKS FACING MIGRANT WORKERS
- ANNEX C. EXAMPLE OF LABOUR RIGHTS RISKS