KnowTheChain – a partnership between Humanity United, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Sustainalytics, Thomson Reuters Foundation, and Verité – benchmarked companies on their actions to address forced labor in their supply chains.
In 2018, KnowTheChain published the second round of the benchmarks.
Company engagement and disclosure
In 2016, KnowTheChain benchmarked 20 companies in the food and beverage sector. Ahead of benchmark publication, we had invited companies to respond to a set of engagement questions that correspond to the benchmark methodology.
In 2018, we have benchmarked 38 food and beverage companies. To reduce the reporting burden for companies, ahead of the 2018 benchmarks, we asked companies to respond to 2-3 questions to point us in the direction of relevant disclosure. Further, we provided companies an opportunity to review the initial research findings, and to provide additional disclosure for indicators where disclosure was missing.
The company disclosures are made publicly available below.