Hugo Boss AG (Hugo Boss), a Germany-based developer and marketer of clothing and accessories, ranks tenth out of 43 companies, disclosing more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers on all themes except Recruitment, where the company scores zero. Compared to 2016, the company improved its rank from 13th to tenth. Since 2016, the company has improved its performance and disclosure by training its suppliers; disclosing a supplier list; joining the Better Cotton Initiative, YESS: Yarn Ethically & Sustainably Sourced, and the 2018 Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh; improving its purchasing practices; strengthening its corrective action plan processes; and disclosing worker engagement and evidence of its grievance mechanism being used by its suppliers' workers. 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 Purchasing Practices, Recruitment, and Worker Voice.
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Commitment and Governance
Traceability and Risk Assessment