Principle 6

Analyze Engagement & Impact

Ensure integrity of data collected

Measure credibility of results

  • Establish metrics that enable robust evaluation
  • Leverage statistical methods for quantitative analysis
  • Standardize metrics to enable data comparison and expanded use of data

Evaluate impacts for workers to inform possible follow-up actions

  • Determine if needs of workers are being met, including possible unintended
    consequences and implications
  • Consider qualitative, contextual information collected from non-technology sources
  • Compare with available external data sources


Endorse the WEST Principles

With the launch of the WEST Principles, we are excited to invite you to review and endorse the eight principles.

A Community of Practice

Sign up and join the conversations that will shape how the Principles are operationalized. Through webinars, case studies, and knowledge sharing we can build a community of practice.

Tackling Forced Labor & Human Trafficking

June 26 – 27, Innovation Forum will be hosting a conference designed for companies to understand how to identify and mitigate risks of forced labor.

An Agreed-Upon Approach

By establishing an agreed upon approach, the WEST Principles aim to maximize the impact of technology-driven efforts to engage workers in global supply chains and ensure they can work with dignity and free from abuse. Initiated by a group of technology providers, the Principles seek to engage stakeholders at all levels of the global supply chain, including workers, worker organizations, the private sector, and governments, to collectively develop a roadmap to operationalize their use.