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 far more needs to be done.
Today, we are publishing an ICT Company Action Guide to complement the ICT benchmark report. The action guide is broken out into the seven themes by which companies where benchmarked: commitment and governance; traceability and risk assessment; purchasing practices; recruitment; worker voice; monitoring; and remedy. It gives a summary of practices that can be implemented and provides resources for companies to engage deeper into each specific theme.
The intended goal of this company action guide is to meaningfully advance the efforts of not only the companies benchmarked in the report, but of the ICT sector as a whole. The company action guide is best reviewed alongside KnowTheChain’s ICT benchmark report.