For the sixth consecutive year, ShareAction’s survey of the world’s leading companies has revealed the trends of how these companies respond to the needs their workforces and supply chains.

The Workforce Data Initiative (WDI) is one of the most comprehensive and respected data sets globally. This year’s report received responses from over 160 companies. Among the key finding from this year’s report include:

  • Many companies are failing to set out how they are creating satisfying and rewarding jobs which is having an impact of staff retention;
  • Half of companies failed to provide data on the gender ratio of training – a simple benchmark of the adequacy of equal opportunity for the workforce;
  • Companies are still not paying enough attention to human rights, with many industries failing to collect enough data. This includes less than two thirds of those respondents from the financial sector which compare suppliers’ human rights standards against their own
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