Harvard University’s public health graduate school, U.S. think-tank New America, and American apparel company Levi Strauss & Co announced a collaboration to develop a blockchain-based system designed to augment outside auditors of factory health and safety with self-reporting by workers. Three factories in Mexico producing goods for Levi Strauss and employing 5,000 workers will be the first to use the blockchain-powered survey in 2019 New York-based Consensys will provide the project’s blockchain solution.
Essentially, the plan is to put an annual worker survey on the blockchain in what the participants called a crucial first step in transparent evaluation of working conditions in factories. The project is funded through a grant from the U.S. State Department.
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