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2020 ICT Benchmark Overview

The 49 largest information communications and technology (ICT) companies have a combined market capitalization of US$5 trillion and combined annual profits of almost US$1 trillion. This brings with it a responsibility to prevent and address forced labor in supply chains, particularly when crises such as...

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2020 ICT Benchmark Themes – Key Findings

The methodology of the KnowTheChain benchmarks is based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and assesses companies’ efforts to address forced labor risks in their supply chains against seven themes. 2020 ICT Theme Scores: Commitment & Governance is the highest-scoring theme of the...

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2020 ICT Scorecards

The KnowTheChain benchmarks evaluate corporate efforts to assess forced labor risks in their supply chains using a methodology which is based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and which covers themes such as recruitment and worker voice. The 60 ICT companies...

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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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