Harvard University will jointly develop a Blockchain certification system

Harvard University and the renowned American clothing brand Levi Strauss & Co. announced their participation with New America for the development of a factory security system based on blockchain technology.

The postgraduate school of public health at Harvard University, together with Levi Strauss and the American group of experts New America, has partnered to develop a blockchain focused on replacing the external auditors of factory health and safety with the self-report of the workers involved. The project consists of a plan to carry out an annual survey of workers in the blockchain.

The participants have cataloged it as the first crucial step in the provision of transparency to the evaluation of the conditions of work in the factories.

Levi Strauss owns three factories in Mexico with 5,000 employees who produce goods for the company. These will be the first to use the blockchain-based survey in 2019. For its part, ConsenSys, a group of developers from Ethereum, will provide the blockchain solution. In addition, said project is financed in subsidy Department of State of the United States.

Eileen McNeely, director of the Harvard Sustainability and Health Initiative TH Chanfor NetPositive Enterprise, said that for a long time supply chains were monitored with audits:

“Over the last 25 years, work in supply chains has been monitored mainly by audits. A distributed system of consultation on the blockchain that goes directly to the source (workers) and offers a new solution”.

For her part, Allison Price, Executive Director of Blockchain Trust Accelerator in New America, has stated that placing the results of this survey project in a blockchain will allow the results to never be manipulated.

Sources: CriptomonedaseICO , Smartereum

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