VF Corp. (VF), a US-based company whose apparel and footwear brands include The North Face, Timberland, and Wrangler, ranks eighth out of 43 companies. It discloses more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers across all themes. Compared to 2016, the company improved its rank from 14th to eighth. Since 2016, the company has improved its performance and disclosure by working with the Mekong Club (an industry initiative focused on addressing modern slavery) to educate its suppliers' workers on the risks of partnering with brokers and to identify occurrences of modern slavery in its supply chains in Vietnam and China. Further, the company published a supplier list, undertook a human rights risk assessment and unannounced audits, and disclosed examples of remedy outcomes for its suppliers' workers. Notably, VF is among the companies achieving the highest score on the theme of Monitoring. The company is encouraged to strengthen its disclosure and practices on the themes of Commitment & Governance, Recruitment, and Worker Voice.
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Commitment and Governance
Traceability and Risk Assessment