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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.
KTC Announces Companies to be Benchmarked in 2018
Today we announced the names of the 125 companies we will be benchmarking across three sectors in 2018. Our benchmark are the cornerstone of our efforts to equip companies with the information they need to understand their relative performance on addressing forced labor in their supply chains. Our 2018 benchmarks will use updated methodology which […]Read Article
KnowTheChain and Thomson Reuters Foundation Join Forces
Today at the Thomson Reuters Trust Conference we announced that we’ll be joining forces with the Thomson Reuters Foundation to increase the number of companies we will be benchmarking over the next three years. Through this partnership these benchmarking efforts will become the KnowTheChain – Stop Slavery Index. At KnowTheChain we will continue to collaborate […]Read Article
Sugarcane Supply Chains: How 10 Food and Beverage Companies are Tackling Forced Labor
Sugarcane is one of the largest agricultural commodities in the world. It can be found in everyday food and beverage items such as cereals, yogurts, soft drinks, and flavored coffees. It is typically manually harvested, often by migrants and rural workers, with little education. Sugarcane workers face hazardous working conditions, long working hours in isolated […]Read Article
How are footwear and luxury clothing brands tackling forced labor risks in their leather supply chains?
Poor working conditions in leather supply chains, as well as practices conducive to forced labor (e.g., lack of worker contracts and forced overtime), have been well documented by human and labor rights organizations over the past years. Today we published a case study examining how 10 footwear and luxury clothing brands address forced labor risks […]Read Article
Apparel & Footwear Resource and Action Guide
Following the publication of our 2016 apparel & footwear benchmark, today we are pleased to release its accompanying Resource and Action Guide. The guide looks at all seven themes by which companies were benchmarked and highlights practices and resources that companies can use to improve their current efforts. Even though our benchmark found that most […]Read Article
Modern Slavery Act, News, Resources
Modern Slavery Registry
The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre announced today the launch of a new Modern Slavery Registry website. The site captures statements made by companies under the UK Modern Slavery Act on what they are doing to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. The goal of the site is to enable stakeholders […]Read Article
Forced Labor Action Compared: Findings From Three Sectors
Last year, KnowTheChain identified three sectors with the highest risk of forced labor in their supply chains and benchmarked 60 companies within those sectors. It was the first analysis of its kind, focusing specifically on forced labor risks and the corporate policies and practices developed by companies in response. In order to build on the […]Read Article
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New Food & Beverage Company Action Guide
Last year, we released our Food & Beverage Benchmark (F&B) report on the efforts of companies in the sector to mitigate forced labor in their supply chains. While the benchmark found that there is growing awareness among F&B companies surrounding the issue of forced labor, it is clear that far more needs to be done, particularly […]Read Article