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2016 Information & Communication Technology Company Action Guide

Develop Commitments & GovernanceEnhance MonitoringExamine Purchasing PracticesImprove RecruitmentImprove Traceability & Risk AssessmentIncorporate Worker VoiceRemedy Abuse

This is a complement to the KTC ICT Benchmark. The guidance covers a range of issues—from policy development and monitoring to grievance procedures and remediation—and prioritizes areas of engagement that the benchmark found to be particularly weak.

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Food & Beverage Benchmark Findings Report

Develop Commitments & GovernanceEnhance MonitoringExamine Purchasing PracticesImprove RecruitmentImprove Traceability & Risk AssessmentIncorporate Worker VoiceRemedy AbuseUndertake Due Diligence

KTC's benchmark of 20 global food and beverage companies on efforts to address forced labor. The ranking focuses on commitment and governance, traceability and risk assessment, purchasing practices, recruitment, worker voice, monitoring, and remedy.

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ICT Benchmark Findings Report

Develop Commitments & GovernanceEnhance MonitoringExamine Purchasing PracticesImprove RecruitmentImprove Traceability & Risk AssessmentIncorporate Worker VoiceRemedy AbuseUndertake Due Diligence

KTC's benchmark of 20 global ICT companies on efforts to address forced labor. The ranking focuses on commitment and governance, traceability and risk assessment, purchasing practices, recruitment, worker voice, monitoring, and remedy.

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Verité, Knowledge Portal

Improve Traceability & Risk Assessment

Verité’s Knowledge Portal identifies the worst forms of labor exploitation linked to commodities at the base of global supply chains, covering seafood, timber, coffee, gold, palm oil, and many others.

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Verité, Fair Hiring Toolkit

Incorporate Worker Voice

This toolkit provides practical tools and guidance for businesses to address risks of forced labor in supply chains linked to unethical recruitment. It covers company policies, auditing, training, and management of recruiters, among other issues.

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EICC, Self-Assessment Tool

Develop Commitments & Governance

The EICC Self-Assessment tool can be used by member companies to conduct a baseline assessment to help them understand what steps they need to take to improve their policies and working conditions.

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IHRB, Recruitment Fees

Incorporate Worker Voice

This briefing examines the link between recruitment fees and the vulnerability of migrant workers to debt bondage. It identifies key steps businesses should take to promote an “employer pays” model to mitigate risk.

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WEST Principles

Improve Recruitment

The Worker Engagement Support by Technology (WEST) are a set of industry guidelines developed to help understand how technology can best facilitate deeper engagement with workers within global supply chains. The objective is to provide a common point of reference for stakeholders, companies, workers, and tech providers on how to develop and deploy worker-centered technologies.

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Forced Labor Compared: Findings From Three Sectors

Develop Commitments & GovernanceEnhance MonitoringExamine Purchasing PracticesImprove RecruitmentImprove Traceability & Risk AssessmentIncorporate Worker VoiceRemedy Abuse

KnowTheChain identified three sectors with the highest risk of forced labor in their supply chains and benchmarked 60 companies within those sectors. In order to build on the momentum of this first set of reports, KnowTheChain worked to identify lessons and recommendations that can benefit companies across all sectors. This report is the product of those efforts.

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2016 Food & Beverage Company Action Guide

Develop Commitments & GovernanceEnhance MonitoringExamine Purchasing PracticesImprove RecruitmentImprove Traceability & Risk AssessmentIncorporate Worker VoiceRemedy Abuse

This commentary guide aligns with the findings of KTC’s food and beverage sector benchmark. The guidance prioritizes areas of engagement that the benchmark found to be particularly weak.

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ICT Benchmark Findings Report

Develop Commitments & GovernanceEnhance MonitoringExamine Purchasing PracticesImprove RecruitmentImprove Traceability & Risk AssessmentIncorporate Worker VoiceRemedy AbuseUndertake Due Diligence

This report assesses the efforts of 20 of the largest global ICT companies to address forced labor in their supply chains. The ranking focuses on commitment and governance, traceability and risk assessment, purchasing practices, recruitment, worker voice, monitoring, and remedy.

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IHRB, Forced Labor

Examine Purchasing Practices

This briefing provides information for companies and other stakeholders about forced labor and identifies company practices that increase risk in supply chains.

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2016 Apparel & Footwear Company Action Guide

Develop Commitments & GovernanceEnhance MonitoringExamine Purchasing PracticesImprove RecruitmentImprove Traceability & Risk AssessmentIncorporate Worker VoiceRemedy Abuse

This resource is a complement to the KTC apparel and footwear benchmark. The guidance prioritizes areas of engagement that the benchmark found to be particularly weak by documenting and promoting effective practices.

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ETI, Human Rights Due Diligence Framework

Improve Traceability & Risk Assessment

The ETI human rights due diligence framework can serve as a practical guide for companies when attempting to mitigate and manage labor rights risks. It can also provide meaningful ways to engage, negotiate, and collaborate with external stakeholders.

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