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KnowTheChain: Responsible recruitment of migrant workers

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Migrant workers are among those hardest-hit by COVID-19. The worker rights organisation Migrant Forum Asia calls for a justice mechanism to support the millions of migrant workers who have had their wages withheld. Even migrant workers who have lost their jobs and had their wages retained during the COVID-19 pandemic are forced to pay off recruitment fees—another reason why workers urgently need their wages to be paid. With a focus on recruitment fees, this briefing examines the commitments companies make and the steps they take to ensure that migrant workers’ rights are respected.

Mind the Gap—Disclosure of Supply Chain Policies vs Practices

Use the graphs below to explore our findings by company, sector, and region

KnowTheChain assessed 180 companies. Where data is broken down further, only samples of five or more companies are included. Thus the eight companies based in regions outside of Asia, Europe, and North America are not included in the regions tab. Similarly, Amazon and Walmart, two companies operating across sectors, are not included in sectors tab.