Hitachi Ltd. (Hitachi), an electronic equipment company supplying to companies such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Intel, ranks 12th out of 40 companies. It discloses more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers on all themes except worker voice and remedy and is the highest scoring of the eight Japanese companies assessed. It has increased its score by five points since 2016 by joining the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) and adopting the RBA code which prohibits worker-paid recruitment fees as its supplier code of conduct. It has also started to train its suppliers on modern slavery and requires first-tier suppliers to cascade its standards to lower-tier suppliers. The company has an opportunity to improve its performance and disclosure on the themes of recruitment, worker voice, and remedy.
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