Learn more about our work and how companies and investors are addressing forced labor.
2020 Information and Communications Technology Sector Benchmark
KnowTheChain released its third benchmark on the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, assessing the efforts of the 49 largest global companies to address forced labor risks in their supply chains.
Apparel & Footwear Industry Commitment to Responsible Recruitment is a step in the right direction
At KnowTheChain we believe that companies and investors can be a powerful force in changing the conditions under which people work in their global supply chains. We also know that companies acting individually cannot eliminate a practice endemic to an entire industry. This week we were pleased to see 123 apparel and footwear companies sign […]Read Article
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 rural areas to accommodate its land-intensive activities, exacerbating the remote […]Read Article
Preview of KnowTheChain’s Upcoming Food & Beverage Benchmark
In early October, KnowTheChain will launch its 2018 Food and Beverage benchmark report, which evaluates 38 of the largest global food and beverage companies on their efforts to address forced labor in their supply chains. The companies covered in the benchmark represent a combined market capitalization of $1.9 trillion. […]Read Article
2018 Information and Communications Technology Benchmark
Released today, our 2018 information and communications technology (ICT) Benchmark found that while technology companies are working to bring the world closer together, they are failing to connect with workers in their own supply chains. Our ICT benchmark ranked the top 40 global ICT companies—with a combined market capitalization of $4.7 trillion—on how they address […]Read Article
Preview of KnowThechain’s Upcoming ICT Benchmark
Next week, KnowTheChain will publish its 2018 Information and Communications Technology (ICT) benchmark report, which evaluates 40 global ICT companies on their efforts to address forced labor in their supply chains. The companies covered in the benchmark represent the largest electronic hardware companies in the sector with a combined market capitalization of $4.7 trillion. As […]Read Article
Investors Representing Over $3 Trillion in Assets Endorse KnowTheChain
Today KnowTheChain welcomes the support of investors representing over $3 trillion in assets who have recognized the importance of KTC’s work to identify the risks of forced labor that they may be exposed to through their investments. The KnowTheChain Investor Statement, which is co-sponsored by the newly launched Investor Alliance on Human Rights, provides an […]Read Article
Join Our Team!
We’re excited to announce that we’re hiring for the position of Project Manager. The position will manage the benchmark publication process as well as support efforts by the KTC team to expand the project’s scope and reach. Learn more about the position and how to apply here. ABOUT HUMANITY UNITED: Humanity United is a […]Read Article
Modern Slavery Act, Supply Chain Transparency
What progress have companies made under the UK Modern Slavery Act?
Exactly three years after the passage of the United Kingdom’s Modern Slavery Act, KnowTheChain reviewed how more than 100 companies in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector are responding to the law. We found that of the 102 companies analyzed for our latest report, only 14 meet the minimum compliance requirements. The UK’s Modern Slavery […]Read Article