2018 Apparel and Footwear Benchmark

Today, we released our final benchmark of 2018, covering the apparel and footwear sector, which remains at high risk of forced labor despite decades of stakeholder and public scrutiny. The benchmark finds that 28 of 43 companies score below 50/100 in addressing the risk of...

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2018 Food and Beverage Benchmark

From tea pickers on isolated tea estates to laborers on remote cocoa farms and rice mills, workers in the agricultural sector are particularly vulnerable to exploitation. Driven by a growing demand for fuel, food, and raw materials the sector increasingly pushes agricultural work into more...

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2018 Information and Communications Technology Benchmark

Released today, our 2018 information and communications technology (ICT) Benchmark found that while technology companies are working to bring the world closer together, they are failing to connect with workers in their own supply chains. Our ICT benchmark ranked the top 40 global ICT companies—with...

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Apparel & Footwear Resource and Action Guide

Following the publication of our 2016 apparel & footwear benchmark, today we are pleased to release its accompanying Resource and Action Guide. The guide looks at all seven themes by which companies were benchmarked and highlights practices and resources that companies can use to improve...

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Forced Labor Action Compared: Findings From Three Sectors

Last year, KnowTheChain identified three sectors with the highest risk of forced labor in their supply chains and benchmarked 60 companies within those sectors. It was the first analysis of its kind, focusing specifically on forced labor risks and the corporate policies and practices developed...

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New KnowTheChain ICT Company Action Guide Published

In June, we released our first benchmark report on the efforts of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector to mitigate forced labor in their supply chains. While the benchmark found that the ICT sector is showing some commitment and action, it is clear that...

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