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2018 Apparel & Footwear

Hennes & Mauritz AB (NYSE:HBI)

Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M), a Sweden-based apparel company with stores in 70 markets and e-commerce in over half of these markets, ranks seventh out of 43 companies. It discloses more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers across all themes. Since 2016, the company has taken some additional steps to address forced labor risks in its supply chains. Since 2016, H&M has engaged with additional local stakeholders, such as the Turkish government and NGOs, with the aim to improve refugees' access to work permits. The company also joined the Mekong Club, an industry initiative focused on addressing modern slavery. Further, it conducted training on forced labor for its teams in Cambodia and Vietnam. Notably, H&M commits to training its first- and second-tier suppliers in Vietnam on forced labor going forward. The company has particularly robust disclosure on the themes of Commitment & Governance and Traceability & Risk Assessment. Additional steps H&M could take to address forced labor risks in its supply chains include strengthening its disclosure and practices on the themes of Purchasing Practices, Recruitment, and Remedy.

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2018

  • Commitment and Governance

    94

  • Traceability and Risk Assessment

    94

  • Purchasing Practices

    63

  • Recruitment

    38

  • Worker Voice

    64

  • Monitoring

    65

  • Remedy

    38