Leveraging technologies to manage human rights risks

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how can emerging technologies help business identify and manage human rights risks in their operations and supply chains?

In this short report, which represents the first stage of our research, we provide an overview of emerging technologies and their potential to assist companies in their responsible sourcing efforts.

The technologies covered in the report are:

  1. Radio Frequency Identification and remote sensing

  2. Blockchain and cloud-based assessment software

  3. Mobile phone-based crowdsourcing and Interactive Voice Recognition


In future research, we will partner with companies to study how they are leveraging technology, and how it can be used to empower workers in business supply chains.