EMPTY STATE
COMPARISON TOOL

Smucker 35/100

(NYSE:SJM) 14 of 38 (2018)

The J.M. Smucker Company (Smucker), a manufacturer of food and beverage products, ranks 14th out of 38 companies, disclosing more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers on all themes except recruitment and remedy. The company's score is based on its stronger performance on the themes of commitment and governance and purchasing practices. The company has an opportunity to improve its performance and disclosure on the themes of recruitment, worker voice, and remedy.

DOWNLOAD SCORECARD

35 /100

2018 Ranking: 14 of 38

HOW DO THEY COMPARE?

The comparison tool allows companies’ results to be easily compared. Up to three companies can be selected and compared against each other as shown below.

You have selected a maximum of 3 data points to compare. Remove one data point to add a new one.

loading...

35

The average score for the sector was 30/100, matching the average score in the 2016 benchmark. Compared to 2016, the number of companies assessed in 2018 increased from 20 to 38. Since 2016 the methodology has been strengthened, making it harder for companies to achieve the same score. The 19 companies benchmarked in both 2016 and 2018 saw their average score increase from 30/100 to 33/100, which is positive given the changes to the methodology.

METHODOLOGY

2018

35

The average score for the sector was 30/100, matching the average score in the 2016 benchmark. Compared to 2016, the number of companies assessed in 2018 increased from 20 to 38. Since 2016 the methodology has been strengthened, making it harder for companies to achieve the same score. The 19 companies benchmarked in both 2016 and 2018 saw their average score increase from 30/100 to 33/100, which is positive given the changes to the methodology.

METHODOLOGY

THEME AND INDICATOR SCORE

The benchmark methodology has seven themes, selected to capture the key areas where companies need to take action to eradicate forced labor from their supply chains. There are a total of 23 indicators across the seven themes. For each theme, a company can score a total of 100 points.

Commitment and Governance

This theme evaluates a company's commitment to addressing forced labor, whether it discloses supply chain standards, and to what extent it has management processes and board oversight, training programs, and engagement with stakeholders on forced labor in place.

OVERALL 69
INDICATORS
Commitment
100
Supply Chain Standards
70
Management and Accountability
100
Training
25
Stakeholder Engagement
50

Traceability and Risk Assessment

This theme measures the extent to which a company demonstrates an understanding of its suppliers and their workforce by disclosing relevant information (such as supplier names or sourcing countries) and assesses and discloses forced labor risks across its supply chains.

OVERALL 38
Traceability
25
Risk Assessment
50

Purchasing Practices

This theme assesses to what extent a company adopts responsible purchasing practices (such as providing price premiums and procurement incentives) and integrates supply chain standards into supplier selection and supplier contracts, and whether it cascades them down the supply chain.

OVERALL 45
Purchasing Practices
30
Supplier Selection
0
Integration into Supplier Contracts
100
Cascading Standards through the Supply Chain
50

Recruitment

This theme measures a company's approach to reducing the risk of exploitation of supply chain workers by recruitment agencies, eliminating workers' payment of fees during recruitment processes throughout its supply chains, and protecting the rights of migrant workers.

OVERALL 13
Recruitment Approach
0
Recruitment Fees
25
Monitoring and Ethical Recruitment
0
Migrant Worker Rights
25

Worker Voice

This theme measures the extent to which a company engages with workers in its supply chains, enables freedom of association, and ensures access to effective and trusted grievance mechanisms.

OVERALL 38
INDICATORS
Communication of Policies
100
Worker Voice
0
Freedom of Association
0
Grievance Mechanism
50

Monitoring

This theme evaluates a company's process for auditing suppliers (including whether audits include non-scheduled visits, review relevant documents such as wage slips or contracts, interview workers, and audit lower-tier suppliers) and providing disclosure on the outcomes of supplier audits.

OVERALL 40
Auditing Process
60
Audit Disclosure
20

Remedy

This theme measures the extent to which a company has corrective action plan processes for non-compliant suppliers and ensures remedy is provided to workers in its supply chains who are victims of forced labor. Publicly available allegations of forced labor in a company's supply chains that occurred in the past three years, and how a company has responded to and addressed those allegations, are also assessed as part of this theme.

OVERALL 6
Corrective Action Plans
0
Remedy Programs and Response to Allegations
12.5

Access Benchmark Data

Access the underlying data and non-scored information in a spreadsheet for ease of comparison or download all the scorecards.

DOWNLOAD