Adidas AG (Adidas), a footwear and sports apparel company based in Germany, ranks first out of 43 companies, disclosing more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers across all themes. Compared to 2016, the company improved its score by 11 points. Since 2016, the company has improved by disclosing a responsible purchasing policy, the percentage of unannounced audits undertaken, and an example of reimbursement of recruitment-related fees. The company also strengthened its practices regarding its second-tier suppliers by auditing second-tier suppliers deemed at-risk and by training second-tier suppliers in high-risk countries on forced labor risks. It further engaged with local stakeholders related to different raw materials, sourcing countries, and tiers on forced labor. Notably, the company achieves the highest score on the themes of Traceability & Risk Assessment, Worker Voice, and Remedy, and is among the companies achieving the highest score on the theme of Commitment & Governance. Additional steps the company could take include strengthening its disclosure and practices on the themes of Purchasing Practices, Recruitment, and Worker Voice.
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Commitment and Governance
Traceability and Risk Assessment