The Worker Engagement Supported by Technology (WEST) Principles are a set of guidelines developed to maximize the impact of technology-driven efforts to engage workers in global supply chains. They give guidance on how to design and implement technological solutions that identify and address worker abuse and exploitation. Technology-driven approaches can enable stakeholders at all levels of global supply chains to take action against human rights abuses and improve worker well-being—the opportunity lies in how these solutions are designed and implemented.
There are eight WEST Principles and their implementation occurs in four phases:
Learn about important principles of technology and use in our paper Realizing the Benefits of Digital Tools in Worker Engagement Efforts.
Use our planning checklist designed for users of worker-oriented technology to explore the opportunities and the risks of capturing worker feedback and data.