Danone S.A. (Danone), a French company producing dairy products, beverages, baby food, and medical nutrition products, ranks 11th out of 38 companies, disclosing more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers on all themes except worker voice and remedy. Compared to 2016, the company improved its score by ten points. This is because the company discloses stakeholder engagement on forced labor, a forced labor risks assessment and some outcomes, a supplier code which prohibits worker-paid recruitment fees and requires suppliers to cascade the standard, and the expansion of its grievance mechanism to include human rights related grievances. Notably, the company discloses that the Social Responsibility Committee of its board will have regular meetings on human rights due diligence and forced labor beginning in 2018. Additional steps the company could take to address forced labor risks in its supply chains include disclosing policies and practices on the themes of recruitment, worker voice, and remedy.
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Commitment and Governance
Traceability and Risk Assessment