Global Supply Chain

NWCRI’s mission for the Global Supply Chain is to move corporations in a systemic and systematic way to improve wages and working conditions within all elements of the global supply chain.



NWCRI & ICCR applaud Hershey’s commitment to Source 100% certified cocoa by 2020. This move to certify its entire product line is seen as a significant step to eradicate trafficking and forced child labor on cocoa farms and plantations.

Companies engaged on Global Supply Chain Issues: Archer Daniels Midland, Hershey, Kroger, and Walmart.


Ethical Recruitment of Migrant Workers

It is estimated that almost 21 million people are trapped in conditions of forced labor. Migrant workers are vulnerable to slavery and human trafficking due to unscrupulous labor brokers who charge exorbitant recruitment fees, impose unreasonable deductions from promised wages, confiscate travel documents and prevent them from leaving.

Industries where the risks of exploitation of workers are the greatest include agriculture, apparel, construction, electronics and manufacturing.

NWCRI and ICCR members are challenging over 70 companies to take leadership on this issue of the labor recruitment industry and its accompany human rights risks in the global supply chain. To guide this work we have developed the Best Practice Guidance on Ethical Recruitment of Migrant Workers.

Best Practices include policy development, work with suppliers, auditing tools, industry leadership and collaboration.


NWCRI companies—Walmart, Campbell, General Mills, Mondelez, Hershey, Archer Daniels Midland, Kraft Heinz, PepsiCo, Kroger, Hyatt Hotels


Resources on Global Supply Chain