In its third benchmark on the sector, KnowTheChain finds that the majority of the 43 largest global food and beverage companies fail to address forced labor in their supply chains—a litmus test of minimum fair treatment of workers. The average score in the sector is 28/100, with a score range of 0 to 65. The small cluster of companies scoring more than 50/100 demonstrates that this failure is not inevitable, but, rather, a choice about how they do business. The ranking is based on publicly available information and includes disclosure from companies on steps they are taking to address forced labor, including where available and relevant, steps they are taking to remediate allegations identified by third parties.

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