Did you know that you can help end Human Trafficking? Human trafficking, forced labor, and other forms of exploitation are widespread in global supply chains. This screen was developed in partnership with JUST Capital to identify and favor companies doing the most to identify and stop these abuses.
Human exploitation persists because it is big business. For example, human traffickers profited more than $150 billion per year. Only through robust procurement policies, risk assessments, monitoring, transparency, and industry-wide engagement can companies truly ensure they are not incentivizing these inhumane labor practices. In recognition of the oversized impact global publicly-traded companies have on human trafficking, OpenInvest has identified the 20 public American companies who have shown the most commitment to fighting forced labor in their supply chains, among other human rights abuses.
The Human Rights in the Supply Chain screen was developed using data and analysis provided by our partner JUST Capital, a nonprofit organization that measures companies against the priorities of the American people. Over 900 publicly traded companies were analyzed, and only the best performers – those within the top 2% – were selected for this screen. Along with examining potential violations and human trafficking controversies, indicators include each company’s internal governance practices, adoption of supply chain standards, corporate policies, audit procedures, public disclosures, and appropriate internal staffing and reporting.
If you select this screen, OpenInvest will favor the companies who are leading the way with best practices when constructing your portfolio.