DECREASING HUM AN RIGHTS ABUSES IN
                                                   G L O B A L S U P P LY C H A I N S

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DECREASING HUM AN RIGHTS ABUSES IN
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  1. 1. DECREASING HUM AN RIGHTS ABUSES IN G L O B A L S U P P LY C H A I N S World of Good Development Organization - GSBI™ Class of 2010 Headquarters: Oakland, CA, Problem Statement: United States As companies continue to send their manufacturing overseas to Established: 2005 cut costs, reports of human rights abuses in workplaces continue to grow. Globally, an estimated 12.3M people are working in Impact Areas: Worldwide forced labor conditions, 6,000 people die from work-related ac- Type: Non-Profit/NGO cidents or diseases daily and 218M children work to support their families, missing out on an education. These workers do every- Sectors: Economic Development, thing from making our clothes to assembling our electronics and Fair Trade are stuck in a constant cycle of poverty. Staff Size: 2 and 1-2 volunteers Annual Budget: $220,000 Major Funders: Omidyar Net- work, Cisco Inc., eBay Foundation, World of Good Inc., Levi Strauss Foundation, Ishiyama Family Foun- dation, Peery Foundation, Rudolph Steiner Foundation Awards: 2009 Tech Awards Equality Cash Prize Laureate for the Fair Wage Guide project Theory of Change: World of Good Development Organiza- tion decreases human rights abuses in global supply chains by creating best practices for multi-national compa- Solution: nies and their suppliers and allowing An award-winning nonprofit, World of Good reduces human workers to report on unfair working rights abuses and creates a better workplace for millions conditions using mobile phone and of workers around the world by providing unique worker- web-based technology. centric monitoring tools and training to companies, NGOs, governments, investors and workers, creating a systemic model for positive change, unlike traditional more expen- sive third-party auditing firms. “Since 2005, we have increased incomes for an estimated 30,000 workers in 81 countries by an average of 20% through our innovative, web-based Fair Wage Guide.” - Audrey Sea- graves, Interim Executive Director | www.worldofgood.org | audrey@worldofgood.org | +1 510 528 9400 |
  2. 2. DECREASING HUM AN RIGHTS ABUSES IN G L O B A L S U P P LY C H A I N S Milestones Achieved: Impact to Date: 2005: Received first round funding • Increased wages for 30,000+ workers by an estimated 20% 2008: Saturated Fair Trade market by • Improved the bargaining power of 320 artisan cooperatives recruiting more than 800 fair trade in Latin America, Africa and Asia organizations in 66 countries to use Fair Wage Guide • 900+ companies recruited to use the Fair Wage Guide in their buying practices 2010: Convinced Fair Trade Commu- nity to adopt Fair Wage Guide into its systems Annual Budget vs. Outcomes: Growth Plan: 2011: Expand to 11 apparel factories; impact 1,100 workers; complete Labor Link proof of concept 2012: Expand to 111 apparel facto- ries and complete data visualization platform 2013: Expand to 611 apparel factories; impact 61,000 workers 2014: Expand to 1000 factories and Cost per Successful Outcome: impacting 100,000 workers $367 2015: Break even “The SMS Labor Link program gives workers a seat at the table to im- prove their own working conditions, in a way that 15 years of factory auditing has failed to do. The in- novative technology platform allows buyers, suppliers, and certifiers to collect real-time information from workers and broadcast educational Investment Required: content back to them.” – Heather Grants of $320,000 yearly for the next four years to Franzese, Manager, TransfairUSA, ensure sustainability in 2015. largest fair trade certifier in the US This profile was developed during the 2010 Global Social Benefit Incubator™, the signature program of Santa Clara University’s Center for Science, Technology and Society. Updated 8/26/2010. www.scu.edu/sts/gsbi | www.worldofgood.org | info@worldofgood.org | +1 510 528 9400 |

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