KnowTheChain is a resource for businesses and investors who need to understand and address forced labor abuses within companies’ supply chains. It
benchmarks current corporate practices, develops insights, and provides practical resources that inform investor decisions and enable companies to comply
with growing legal obligations while operating more transparently and responsibly.
KnowTheChain’s partner organizations have significant expertise in addressing forced labor worldwide. KnowTheChain is a collaborative partnership between
the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Humanity United,Sustainalytics and Verité. KnowTheChain is backed by a network of supporters and advisors who help promote and inform our work.
KnowTheChain is a project of Humanity United, a foundation dedicated to bringing new approaches to global
problems that have long been considered intractable. It builds, leads, and supports efforts to change the systems that contribute to problems like human
trafficking, mass atrocities, and violent conflict. Humanity United is closely involved in the project management and communication efforts of the
The non-profit Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, which tracks the human rights policy and
performance of over 6,000 companies, contributes to the development, company and stakeholder outreach, analysis, and project management of KnowtheChain’s
The research provider Sustainalytics, the largest independent provider of sustainability research and analysis
to investors, undertakes the data collection and analysis for the benchmarks.
The labor consultancy, Verité, provides guidance and resources for companies, with concrete steps on how to
address forced labor.