Microsoft Corp. (Microsoft) provides stronger disclosure of its policies and programs for mitigating forced labor and human trafficking risks in its supply chain than many if its peers. The company ranks fifth on the benchmark overall, with its position driven by leading practices in supplier monitoring and its grievance mechanism, specifically for its suppliers' workers. In addition, Microsoft demonstrates stronger risk assessment, traceability activities, and remedy programs, all of which are aimed at addressing forced labor risks in its supply chain. Microsoft is encouraged to report on its stakeholder engagement specifically as it relates to topics of human trafficking and forced labor. The company may also consider adopting and disclosing policies and practices related to recruitment in its supply chain. Furthermore, it is encouraged to improve efforts to engage and inform suppliers' workers on their rights, and ensure supply chain workers' voices are heard.
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