Coca-Cola Co and the U.S. Department of State in cooperation with two companies will create a secure registry of the labour force using the blockchain to combat forced labour around the world. About it reports Reuters.

According to the International labour organization, more than 25 million people worldwide forced to work, and 47% of them are in the Asia-Pacific region.

Research firm KnowTheChain believe that manufacturing food products and beverages enterprises are unable to adequately address the issue of forced labour in the countries where their needs produces sugar cane.

Coca-Cola has pledged by 2020 to be held on 28 cases of child labour and forced labour in their supply chains of sugar. The company uses a blockchain to create a secure registry of workers and their employment contracts.

“We are working on a pilot project to improve the transparency and efficiency of the verification process in the field of labor company policy in our supply chain”, — said the Director of Coca-Cola on labour rights Brent Wilton.

It will also be the first blockchain-project in the field of labour protection with the participation of the US State Department, whose representatives stressed that a secure register of employees will force the company to comply with the labor contracts.

In the development of new blockchain platforms will participate Bitfury Group and Emercoin.

We will remind, earlier it became known that the UN uses the blockchain for combating children trafficking in collaboration with the world identification network.