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2021 Apparel & Footwear Benchmark Report
KnowTheChain’s third apparel and footwear sector ranking found that the 37 largest global companies fail to stand up for workers who face exploitation and are struggling to survive. On average, companies fail even to hit the 50% mark in the benchmark when it comes to addressing the worst forms of exploitation in their supply chains.
Read our blog on how worker-driven approaches to mandatory due diligence in Europe are most effective KnowTheChain’s monthly newsletter shares worker perspectives, the latest from the KnowTheChain team, and updates and resources on forced labor in supply chains in the business and human rights sphere. From Workers The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre published […]Read Article
Opinion: Workers must be the foundation of any human rights due diligence approach
Due diligence and company performance The need to level the playing field is regularly cited as an argument for mHREDD. This was once again emphasised in the latest KnowTheChain benchmark, which assessed the largest global companies in the apparel and footwear sector on their efforts to address forced labour risks in their supply chains. The research […]Read Article
Join Us for a Webinar on Forced Labor Remediation on 30 June KnowTheChain’s monthly newsletter shares worker perspectives, the latest from the KnowTheChain team, and updates and resources on forced labor in supply chains in the business and human rights sphere. From Workers SOMO and Arisa interviewed 725 workers in 29 spinning mills in the […]Read Article
Benchmarks, Resources, Supply Chain Transparency
KnowTheChain Apparel & Footwear Benchmark – Explore our Findings
Explore our findings by Region: Company due diligence efforts of companies in Asia, Europe, and North America. Subsector: Explore who is leading and lagging among apparel retailers, footwear companies, and luxury brands. Raw Materials: From bamboo, to cashmere and cotton—explore which raw materials may be produced with forced labor and to what extent companies are […]Read Article
Commentary, Supply Chain Transparency
Why ICT Companies Need to Address Forced Labor Risks in Lower Supply Chain Tiers
The majority of the largest global ICT companies have policies in place asking their suppliers to not only implement their standards, but to also cascade their standards further down the supply chains. Yet our findings show that implementation often stops at tier 1 – and highlight what needs to change. 👉 Explore ICT supply chains […]Read Article