Consumers with a social conscience have a new tool to inform their shopping decisions. Free2Work is a mobile app that allows shoppers to scan a product barcode and get an instant rating of the manufacturer’s track record on human rights and other labor issues.

“We want to give consumers information when they need it most—when they shop,” explains Kilian Moote. He is leading development of Free2Work (F2W) as a project of Not for Sale, a nonprofit organization that combats human...

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