Principle 4

Facilitate Uptake & Ownership

Build buy-in and a partnership approach with all relevant stakeholders

  • Get formal consent from those engaged inside and outside of the workplace
  • Communicate purpose, goal outcomes, methodology, and scope
  • Share updates, key findings, and aggregated results

Encourage employer engagement

  • Motivate, encourage, and empower employers to determine their own purpose, goals,
    and outcomes
  • Encourage other stakeholders to engage and collaborate with employers
  • Empower employers to define data sharing approach with buyers, workers, and third

Communicate with all relevant stakeholders

  • Connect to broader programs and non-employer parties
  • Collaborate and share resources to catalyze effective engagement


Endorse the WEST Principles

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

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.