Auditing & QSA

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Supplier Responsibility
Good PracticesPublications
01 January 2019

This 2019 Annual Progress Report outlines Apple’s efforts in 2018.

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...

Third-party monitoring of measures against child labour and forced labour during the 2017 cotton harvest in Uzbekistan
Publications
01 February 2018

There is no systematic use of child labour in the cotton harvest in Uzbekistan and significant measures to end forced labour are being implemented. The annual cotton harvest in Uzbekistan is a unique large-scale effort. In 2017, an estimated 2.6...

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...

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