KnowTheChain: Ranking companies' efforts to address forced labour in their supply chains
KnowTheChain is a resource for companies and investors who need to understand and address forced labor risks within their supply chains.
In 2020/2021 KnowTheChain benchmarked 180 companies in three sectors.
- June 2020: The ICT benchmark provides an investor brief, findings report, and a recruitment brief.
- October 2020: The food and beverage benchmark includes a global findings report, an investor brief, and a brief on Japanese companies.
- May 2021: The apparel and footwear benchmark includes a global findings report, an investor brief, and a brief on Japanese companies.
Each benchmark also includes company scorecards with company specific recommendations and a full data set.
In 2019, KnowTheChain published investor briefings on the construction and forestry sectors. In addition, a cross-sector findings report compares findings across the three sectors, in particular on recruitment, worker voice, lower tier due diligence, and performance of Asia based companies. It also includes an appendix with good practice examples for each sector and each indicator of the benchmark methodology.
In 2017, KnowTheChain undertook an analysis across the three sectors, reviewed its benchmark methodology, and evaluated to what extent companies address forced labor risks specifically in sugarcane and leather supply chains.
In 2016, KnowTheChain ranked 60 of the largest global companies in the information and communications technology, food and beverage sector, and apparel and footwear sectors on their efforts to address forced labor and human trafficking risks in their supply chains.