Learn more about our work and how companies and investors are addressing forced labor.
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.
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
The Tyson Foods AGM: an example of how shareholder transparency on voting on social issues matters
This post originally appeared on Responsible Investor, read the original here. The current lack of transparency around investors’ voting decisions will not stand the test of time, argues Felicitas Weber The Covid-19 pandemic has seen hundreds of investors publicly urging companies to support workers’ rights. Such public support is welcome, not least as workers are asking […]Read Article
Opinion: It is time for companies to step up efforts on forced labor
Engagement with industry initiatives – Response from the Consumer Goods Forum Human Rights Coalition
Collaboration is key to achieving change, in particular on systemic issues such as forced labor. While remaining cognizant of the limitations of the role that industry- and multi-stakeholder initiatives have played to date in ensuring respect for human rights, KnowTheChain believes that such initiatives can play an important role in changing the conditions under which people work […]Read Article