In your analysis, analyse the company’s treatment of employees and suppliers. Use the IMP framework to describe the what, how much, and who.
Ensure to include information on how the people are treated and how many. When determining how many employees are impacted and consider their entire supply chain. For example, the company has 100,000 employees, but it is estimated/documented to have 1,000 forced labourers.
If a company’s supplier is indulging in forced labour, then include how many products the company is purchasing and/or information that shows how much the company is indirectly responsible by funding this supplier. For example, a company buys 1.5 million tonnes of palm oil. They have four suppliers. Two of their suppliers are known to indulge in child labour. These suppliers make up 55% of their total palm oil consumed.
Using ranking systems like KnowtheChain can often help understand where a company stands amongst this large issue and how they compare to their competitors.
Make sure to describe the scale of the impact by taking into account:
1/ The breadth of the impact
Is the impact local, national, or global?
How many people are concerned? Thousands? Hundreds of thousands?
2/ The depth of the impact
Is the life of people concerned deeply affected, or does the issue just marginally impact them?
Are the changes brought by the issue profoundly changing society or the planet?
3/ The persistence of the impact
Try to measure the company’s outcome and impact using forced labour on people’s health, socio-economic status, and overall well-being. You may use studies as proxies to report the impact.