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Briefings & Reports

This section contains annual, biannual, quarterly and regional bulletins published by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.

2021 KnowTheChain Apparel & Footwear Benchmark

KnowTheChain assessed the 37 largest global apparel and footwear companies on their efforts to address forced labor risks in supply chains.

Highlighted Releases

Wage theft and pandemic profits: The right to a living wage for garment workers

A year into the pandemic, garment workers producing for major fashion brands are owed months of unpaid wages, benefits and severance pay while most brands record large profits. The impacts of wage theft are amplified for garment workers who have only ever earned poverty wages.

In the line of fire: Increased legal protection needed as attacks against business & human rights defenders mount in 2020

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has tracked 604 attacks against HRDs focused on business-related activities in 2020. Our data and case studies reveal increased attacks call for increased legal protection for those defending human rights.

UK Modern Slavery Act: Missed opportunities and urgent lessons

The Act aims to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in companies’ operations or supply chains. Our analysis finds it has failed in its stated intentions.

All at sea: An evaluation of company efforts to address modern slavery in Pacific supply chains of canned tuna

Fishers in this multi-billion dollar industry face some of the worst abuses encountered in any sector, anywhere. Our survey of 35 canned tuna companies and supermarkets sourcing from the Pacific region found glacial progress on actions which really matter to workers trapped in modern slavery.

Transition Minerals Tracker: Global analysis of human rights policies and practices

Global anlysis of the human rights policies and practices of 102 companies which hold a majority market share in one of the six key commodities vital to the clean energy transition.

Towards EU Mandatory Due Diligence Legislation: Perspectives from Business, Public Sector, Academia and Civil Society

Voices from around the globe explore what meaningful EU mandatory due diligence and corporate accountability legislation should look like, in this Resource Centre collection of perspectives.

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