What Can We Learn From Our Most Recent Benchmarks?

We launched the first KnowTheChain benchmarks in 2016 amid an increase in expectations for companies to report on risks of forced labor in their supply chains. Our intention was to move focus away from legal compliance and instead shift action toward assessing the implementation of effective practices. With the...

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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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