KnowTheChain is a resource for companies and investors to understand and address forced labor risks within their global supply chains.


We believe companies and investors can be a powerful force in changing the conditions under which people work in their global supply chains. Thus we are committed to helping companies make an impact in their fight to eradicate forced labor.

We use benchmarking as a tool to identify and share best practices, and as a way to harness the competitive nature of markets to create a “race to the top” that encourages companies to adopt standards and practices that protect worker’s well-being.

Addressing forced labor in corporate global supply chains is difficult and complex. At the same time, we are encouraged by the development of resources and tools to help companies on this journey. Our goal at KnowTheChain is to inform companies’ and investors’ decision-making, and enable companies to operate more transparent and responsible supply chains.


KnowTheChain is a partnership between Humanity United, the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Sustainalytics, and Verité.
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Our advisors are an essential part of KnowTheChain. They contribute their knowledge and expertise to our
activities and reports.