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Closing the gap: Evidence for effective human rights due diligence from five years measuring company efforts to address forced labour
This briefing utilises KnowTheChain data on 129 companies from nine benchmarks across three high-risk sectors: ICT, food and beverage, and apparel and footwear to influence the development of mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence legislation.
2021 Apparel and Footwear Sector Benchmark
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
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. Commitment & Governance is the highest-scoring theme of the benchmark. All companies except two disclose a commitment to addressing forced labor, and the […]Read Article