Today at the Thomson Reuters Trust Conference we announced that we’ll be joining forces with the Thomson Reuters Foundation to increase the number of companies we will be benchmarking over the next three years. Through this partnership these benchmarking efforts will become the KnowTheChain – Stop Slavery Index.
At KnowTheChain we will continue to collaborate with leaders in the field and leverage the expertise of our key partners including the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Sustainalytics, Verité, and now the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
“This partnership will allow us to expand the reach and influence of KnowTheChain. It will help bring greater attention to the urgent need to help millions of people toiling in forced labor within opaque supply chains around the world, ” said Kilian Moote, Project Director, KnowTheChain.
KnowTheChain and the Thomson Reuters Foundation believe companies have an opportunity and responsibility to impact the conditions under which people labor in their supply chains. This new partnership will increase available information on supply chains and help industries have honest conversations about the scope of current efforts to prevent and address forced labor, to achieve change.