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"KnowTheChain Publishes Benchmark Methodology and Announces 20 ICT Companies to be Assessed

Earlier this year we announced our plan to conduct sector-level comparative benchmarking of corporate policies and practices to address forced labor in their supply chain. Today, we are also announcing a list of the 20 companies we will be assessing in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector...The process to benchmark [these companies] begins today, and the results will be published in June...These companies were selected on the basis of their market capitalization and the extent to which their business consists of hardware manufacturing...Information provided in these responses will be included in assessing the companies against the methodology, along with existing material available on the companies’ websites and elsewhere in the public domain...The deadline for companies to send their answers to these questions is April 15, 2016.

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