A resource for companies and investors to address forced labour in global supply chains.
Our benchmarks and practical resources help companies operate more transparently and responsibly, while also informing investor decisions.
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The KnowTheChain benchmarks aim to help companies protect the wellbeing of workers by incentivising companies and identifying gaps in each sector evaluated. Our benchmark reports show how hundreds of companies have performed over time.
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WHO WE ARE
KnowTheChain is a partnership between Humanity United, the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Sustainalytics, and Verité.
WHO WE ARE
A nonprofit organisation founded to help improve
workers’ lives all over the world.
2022 ICT Benchmark
KnowTheChain assessed the 60 largest information and communications technology companies on their efforts to address forced labour in supply chains.
Why ICT Companies Need to Address Forced Labor Risks in Lower Supply Chain Tiers
Our findings show that implementation of supply chain standards often stops at tier 1 – and highlight what needs to change ...Explore ICT supply chains
Forced labour risks, remedy and changing regulation: Investor briefing
As the movement towards mandatory human rights due diligence legislation picks up pace around the world, we set out recommendations for investors to play a critical role in interrogating human rights due diligence efforts and companies’ attempts to remediate forced labour.
Closing the Gap: Evidence for effective human rights due diligence from five years measuring company efforts to address forced labour
Evidence from nine separate KnowTheChain benchmarks on 129 companies across the ICT, F&B, and A&F sectors, reveals companies are failing to conduct human rights due diligence to identify and prevent forced labour in global supply chains.Closing the gap
2021 Apparel and Footwear Sector Benchmark
KnowTheChain’s third apparel and footwear sector ranking found that the 37 largest global companies fail to stand up for workers who face exploitation and are struggling to survive.2021 Apparel and Footwear Sector Benchmark
Responsible Recruitment of Migrant Workers
With a focus on recruitment fees, this briefing examines the commitments 180 high-risk companies make and the steps they take to ensure that migrant workers’ rights are respected.Explore our analysis
The Tyson Foods AGM: an example of how shareholder transparency on voting on social issues matters
The Covid-19 pandemic has seen hundreds of investors publicly urging companies to support workers’ rights ...Read the article
Investors representing $5 trillion sign KnowTheChain investor statement on forced labor – other investors should follow suit.Download PDF
Latest News from KnowTheChain
KnowTheChain names Felicitas Weber Project Director and 2020/21 Information and Communication Technology Benchmark launches June 9.Read Article
COVID-19 demonstrates the need to address ESG risks in supply chains
This post originally appeared on Responsible Investor, read the original here. COVID-19 demonstrates the need to address ESG risks in supply chains By Felicitas Weber and Sonal Mahida The widespread impact of the coronavirus pandemic is revealing a significant vulnerability in corporate supply chains — the potential for...Download PDF