Coca-Cola Co and the U.S. Department of State in cooperation with two more companies will create the protected register of labor with use of blockchain for fighting against forced labor around the world.
According to the International Labour Organization, more than 25 million people are forced to work worldwide, and 47% of them are in the Pacific Rim.
KnowTheChain research firm is convinced that the enterprises that are producing food and drinks can’t solve properly a problem of forced labor in the countries where for their needs the sugar cane is being procured.
Coca-Cola undertook to conduct 28 pieces of research till 2020 of cases of child labor and forced labor in the chains of supply of sugar. The company involves blockchain for the creation of the protected register of workers and their labor contracts.
“We work on the pilot project to increase the transparency and efficiency of the process of verification in the field of labor policy of the company within our chains of deliveries.”
— director of Global Workplace Rights at Coca-Cola Brent Wilton emphasized.
It will also become the first blockchain project in the sphere of protection of labor with the participation of the U.S. Department of State which representatives emphasized that the protected register of workers would force the companies to observe labor contracts.
Bitfury Group and Emercoin will take part in the development of a new blockchain platform.