Associated British Foods plc (ABF), a food, ingredients, and retail company headquartered in the United Kingdom, ranks 19th out of 38 companies, disclosing about the same amount of information on its forced labor policies and practices as its peers. Compared to 2016, the company improved by providing details on its human rights risk assessments, and, related to its groceries division only, by integrating the requirements of its supplier code into supplier contracts. ABF scores higher than average on the themes of commitment and governance, traceability and risk assessment, and monitoring, and lower than average on the themes of purchasing practices, recruitment, worker voice, and remedy. The company is encouraged to improve its performance and disclosure on the themes of recruitment, worker voice, and remedy and to expand good practices from individual brands across its businesses.
19 of 38
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Commitment and Governance
Traceability and Risk Assessment