IRIS recognizes and supports labour recruiters committed to ethical recruitment to increase their visibility and gain market advantage. 

Labour recruiters play an important role in matching jobseekers with employment opportunities. However, exploitation of workers during recruitment is far too common. 

Unethical recruitment practices expose labour recruiters to the risk of losing business, incurring reputational costs, and facing legal liabilities. 

IRIS supports ethical labour recruiters by: 

  • Recognizing businesses that follow ethical recruitment principles 
  • Improving management systems and recruitment processes through capacity building 
  • Levelling the playing field to gain market advantage 
  • Fostering industry-wide adoption of ethical recruitment principles 

Labour recruiters that complete the IRIS Labour Recruiter Capacity Building Programme and meet all requirements of the IRIS Standard can apply for IRIS Certification.