Microsoft Corp. (Microsoft) ranks seventh out of 40 companies. It discloses considerably more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers on all themes except traceability and risk assessment. The company achieved the second highest score on the theme of worker voice, and the third highest score on the themes of commitment and governance, and remedy. Microsoft has improved its score by four points since 2016 by a) disclosing examples of how it engages with others on forced labor (with its peers, globally and with NGOs in the countries where its suppliers operate), b) including a provision in its code of conduct to cascade standards through supply chains, and c) providing an example of an outcome for suppliers' workers of its remedy process. Additional steps the company could take to address forced labor risks in its supply chains include strengthening its disclosure and practices on the themes of traceability and risk assessment, recruitment, and worker voice.
7 of 40
OUT OF 100
Commitment and Governance
Traceability and Risk Assessment