In 2016, Sustainlytics collected the data, based on companies’ public disclosure on their website as well as with regards to engagement questions from KnowTheChain. In 2018, third-party data (including allegations from reputable news agencies and industry information) was incorporated.


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# and type of entity52 Brands, Retailers
Region Global
FrequencyAd hoc
# of metrics disclosed22
# of data points gathered per entity48
Year of first public disclosure2015
Data collection method Secondary desk research
Data verification methodSelf Disclosure
Themes evaluated Forced labor , Non-discrimination harassment and equality , Purchasing practices , Transparency
Vehicle for disclosureOnline comparison tool and downloadable PDF for each company
Cost to accessFree
Intended users of the DisclosureBrands and retailers, Investors, NGOs and civil society