What is it?
Forced labour is described as work performed involuntarily and under coercion, such as violence, intimidation, or through more subtle means such as bonded labour, retention of identity papers or threats of denunciation to immigration authorities.
Children worldwide participate in paid and unpaid work. They are classified as child labourers when they are either too young to work or are involved in hazardous activities that may compromise their physical, mental, social or educational development. In the least developed countries, slightly more than one in four children (ages 5 to 17) are engaged in labour that is considered detrimental to their health and development.”
KnowTheChain evaluated the 49 largest ICT companies globally on their initiatives to address forced labour and human trafficking in their supply chains. The results were straightforward. The majority of companies scored poorly, with more than three-quarters scoring less than 50%, and with an average score of 30%.