Principle 5

Manage Security & Risk

Verify a safe and enabling environment for workers

  • Assess potential risks to worker security
  • Determine if technology is relevant for the engagement

Mitigate risk points

  • Identify inherent risks and identify who they will impact
  • Assess cyber and digital security risks throughout the chain of data-custody
  • Develop appropriate mitigation plans that include inputs from workers or their
    representatives

Develop robust data management protocols to prevent the misuse of data

Resources

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.