VF Corp. (VF) ranks 13th in the benchmark. Its score of 43 out of 100 is driven by its disclosure on the themes of purchasing practices, monitoring, and remedy. Notably, VF cascades its expectations down its supply chain: In addition to auditing all of its first-tier suppliers, it audits around 70% of its second-tier suppliers and discloses that its grievance mechanism is available to workers in the second and third tiers of its supply chain. VF can improve by strengthening its supplier code of conduct, engaging stakeholders on forced labor, tracing and disclosing information on its supply chain, assessing and disclosing forced labor risks, and developing and disclosing an approach to avoid exploitation of supply chain workers through recruitment agencies.
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Traceability and Risk Assessment