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External Labor Compliance Monitoring at NYUAD Report

... In 2015 NYUAD and its Abu Dhabi partner appointed Impactt Limited as the third-party verifier of labor compliance at the NYUAD Project. This report covers the period from December 2015 to March 2017 with further follow-up audits in August 2017 and remote desktop reviews in March 2018. It presents and analyzes the findings of Impactt’s compliance monitoring activities and the stakeholder interviews carried out to understand the Project’s commitment to enforcing their labor standards... Impactt’s third-party verification of compliance with the NYUAD Project labor standards identified a good level of compliance among contractors and a high level of satisfaction among workers. Impactt’s initial audits identified 87 non-conformances... Impactt carried out follow-up audits of contractors to assess their progress in rectifying nonconformances... In the follow-up audits, contractors closed 77 of 87 non-conformances (89%) and made progress in rectifying 2 of 87 nonconformances (2%). A total of 10 non-conformances remain open (11%),2 of which 7 could not be closed as the contractors were no longer operational on the NYUAD campus at the time of Impactt’s follow-up audit. As part of worker interviews during compliance audits, Impactt carried out a survey to measure the degree to which workers are satisfied with their jobs. The average score across all satisfaction results was 4.02 (in the baseline survey) and 4.35 (in the latest follow-up survey) on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being best...

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