Auditing & QSA

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2018 ICT Benchmark Findings Report
Publications
21 June 2018

This report found that while technology companies are working to bring the world closer together, they are failing to connect with workers in their own supply chains. Our ICT benchmark ranked the top 40 global ICT companies—with a combined market...

The Hidden Cost of Jewelry: Human Rights in Supply Chains and the Responsibility of Jewelry Companies
Publications
01 February 2018

In this report, Human Rights Watch scrutinizes steps taken by key actors within the jewelry industry to ensure that rights are respected in their gold and diamond supply chains. The report focuses on the policies and practices of 13 major...

Transparency Snapshot: A Pilot Benchmark Report
Standards & Codes of ConductPublications
06 October 2017

Today, governments are increasingly taking action by establishing regulations that require companies to disclose information on their approaches to eradicating forced labor from their supply chains, including the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657), and the more recent UK...

Human Trafficking and Supply Chains: Recommendations to Reduce Human Trafficking in Local and Global Supply Chains
GuidancePublications
06 June 2017

The trafficking of persons is a growing human rights problem that affects individuals locally and globally and is exacerbated by public and private supply chains. Outsourcing goods and services to countries with lower labor standards than in the U.S. has...

Forced Labor Action Compared. Findings from Three Sectors
Publications
01 April 2017

In 2016, KnowTheChain ranked 60 companies across three high-risk sectors on their efforts to eradicate forced labor from their global supply chains. Selecting some of the largest companies in information and communications technology (ICT), food and beverage, and apparel and...

Corporate Compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act: Anti-Slavery Perfomance in 2016
Publications
07 March 2017

For the calendar year 2016 1,961 companies, which do business in California and are subject to the CA-TISCA, have been evaluated according to their report on their relevant anti-slavering measures or absence thereof.

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