Government agencies and international institutions, such as the ILO, have developed various tools and documents to assist companies, investors, and other stakeholders to identify and address all forms of modern slavery related to the manufacturing of goods. Below are just a few of the resources that we find valuable.
Know The Chain
KnowTheChain is a resource for businesses and investors that need to understand and address forced labor risks within their supply chains. It benchmarks current corporate anti-slavery practices in the following industries: Information & Communications Technology (ICT), Food & Beverage, and Apparel & Footwear.
It was created to educate companies, investors, policymakers, and consumers about the existence of slavery in supply chains.
Responsible Sourcing Tool
The Responsible Sourcing Tool is an interactive website that is a resource for companies, federal contractors, federal procurement and contracting professionals, advocates, investors, consumers and others to rid supply chains of human trafficking.
List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor (DOL)
This searchable list was originally issued as part of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) in 2009 by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB). It is a comprehensive list of goods produced using child labor or forced labor organized by country or good and is updated every two years.
A Toolkit for Responsible Businesses (DOL)
This toolkit aims to create a standard set of practices that will reduce the likelihood that goods will be produced using forced and child labor.
Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP Report)
The TIP Report is an annual document published by the U.S. Department of Justice that gives a look at the scope of trafficking and forced labor in various countries around the world.
Combating Forced Labor: A Handbook for Employers & Business (ILO)
The Employers’ Handbook on forced labor offers guidance to employers on what forced labor is, how to detect it and effective ways to combat it, thereby ensuring that business operations remain free of such practices.
Forced Labor Commodity Atlas (Verité)
The Forced Labor Commodity Atlas seeks to raise public awareness about goods produced under modern forms of slavery by offering commodity-specific information about 43 commodities and their relationship to forced labor and other forms of exploitation at the base of global supply chains.
Effective Supply Chain Accountability: Investor Guidance on Implementation of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and Beyond
This document provides guidance for companies to go beyond minimum compliance with The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657) by implementing a comprehensive human rights framework. It includes a brief summary of the law, the business case for compliance, shareholder expectations, and the key elements of a comprehensive human rights due diligence framework.