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Using blockchain to measure worker satisfaction

Work & Lifestyle

A new survey uses blockchain to ensure worker anonymity when answering questions about work conditions

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Spotted: A team at Harvard University, led by Dr. Eileen McNeely, is partnering with Levi Strauss & Co. to develop a new worker’s welfare initiative, powered by blockchain. The aim of the programme is to gain a better understanding of conditions in the factories that produce clothes for the brand. The programme consists of a worker survey. Answers to the survey questions will be stored on a blockchain platform created by software developer ConSensys. This will allow workers to share their experiences anonymously, without fear of consequences from employers. The programme will be piloted this year at three factories in Mexico who produce clothes for Levi’s.

Email: emcneely@hsph.harvard.edu

Website: www.hsph.harvard.edu

Contact: emcneely@hsph.harvard.edu

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