Publications

Some of our reports and articles spanning our work on labour, human rights and gender

Good practice note on managing modern slavery risks
Good practice note on managing modern slavery risks

Ergon wrote this Good Practice Note (with Cindy Berman from ETI), on behalf of a group of DFIs and the UK DFID. It provides practical advice, guidance and case studies for the private sector and investors.

Modern slavery: challenges and practical considerations for German businesses
Modern slavery: challenges and practical considerations for German businesses

Report for the German Global Compact Network, authored by Ergon, with analysis and case studies on the implications of modern slavery and labour exploitation.

Modern slavery reporting: is there evidence of progress?
Modern slavery reporting: is there evidence of progress?

This report analyses modern slavery statements for evidence of new approaches and is supplemented with interviews with leading companies to assess if reporting is driving change within businesses.

Human rights assessment for winning 2026 FIFA World Cup bid
Human rights assessment for winning 2026 FIFA World Cup bid

We compiled the independent assessment of potential human rights issues in Mexico, the USA and Canada as part of the three country bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Child labour in the primary production of sugarcane
Child labour in the primary production of sugarcane

This sector study produced for the ILO looks at the scale and prevalence of decent work deficits in the sugar cane industry, with a special focus on child labour.

Tackling childcare: The business case for employer-supported childcare
Tackling childcare: The business case for employer-supported childcare

Ergon contributed case studies to this flagship IFC report looking at the business benefits of childcare provision and support.