KnowTheChain Releases First Benchmark Report

Ranks 20 Information and Communications Technology Firms on Supply Chain Forced Labor

You can’t stop what you can’t see, and modern slavery is one of the world’s most horrendous – and most invisible – human rights issues to tackle.

In a step toward further educating consumers, companies and policymakers, KnowTheChain (KTC), an ATEST- endorsed resource to help businesses and investors understand and address forced labor abuses within their supply chains, released its first benchmark findings report today. The report focuses on the efforts of Information and Communications Technology companies to mitigate forced labor in their supply chains.

The benchmark report also highlights specific areas of improvement for companies and identifies best practices so that companies can adopt standards and practices that protect workers’ well-being.

We hope that the benchmark report will empower consumers and advocacy groups to speak out and make informed choices that encourage companies to eliminate forced labor in their supply chains.

Read the full report and company scores here:

KnowtheChain will release two additional benchmark reports in the next year. The next benchmarking reports will focus on the Food & Beverage, and Apparel & Footwear sectors.


The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is a U.S. based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of human trafficking and modern slavery around the world.

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