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Mead Johnson Nutrition 29/100

(NYSE:MJN) 11 of 20 (2016)

Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. (Mead Johnson) ranks eleventh on the benchmark, providing average disclosure on its approach to mitigating human trafficking and forced labor risks in its supply chain. The company outlines supplier standards in its Standards of Business Conduct and Ethics for Suppliers, including forced labor, which are included within supplier contracts and cascaded beyond its first-tier suppliers. In addition, Mead Johnson monitors its suppliers to ensure compliance with its supplier standards. To improve its benchmark performance, the company may consider tracing and assessing risk in its supply chain and auditing recruiters that are used in its supply chain. Further, Mead Johnson is encouraged to implement a clear managerial structure to ensure accountability for relevant policies and standards.

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29 /100

2016 Ranking: 11 of 20

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The average score for the sector was 31/100 in 2016. In 2018 39 companies will be benchmarked. This includes 20 North American companies (e.g. Walmart and Coca-Cola), ten European companies (e.g. Nestlé and Unilever), and nine companies from Australia, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America (e.g. BRF and Wilmar). Additional information on the methodology can be found here.

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The average score for the sector was 31/100 in 2016. In 2018 39 companies will be benchmarked. This includes 20 North American companies (e.g. Walmart and Coca-Cola), ten European companies (e.g. Nestlé and Unilever), and nine companies from Australia, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America (e.g. BRF and Wilmar). Additional information on the methodology can be found here.

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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 22 indicators across the seven themes. For each theme, a company can score a total of 100 points.

Commitment and Governance

The company's top-level commitments on forced labor, supply chain standards, management processes, training programs and stakeholder engagement.

OVERALL 42
INDICATORS
Awareness and Commitment
100
Supply Chain Standards
60
Management and Accountability
0
Training
50
Stakeholder Engagement
0

Traceability and Risk Assessment

The extent to which the company traces its supply chain and conducts forced labor risk assessments, and discloses information about these processes.

OVERALL 25
Traceability
25
Risk Assessment
25

Purchasing Practices

The company's awareness and action on purchasing practices that can exacerbate forced labor risks and its process for selecting suppliers, integrating standards into contracts, and cascading them down the supply chain.

OVERALL 38
Purchasing Practices
0
Supplier Selection
0
Integration into Supplier Contracts
50
Cascading Standards through the Supply Chain
100

Recruitment

The company's approach to reducing exploitation by recruitment agencies and eliminating workers' payment of fees for their jobs.

OVERALL 0
Recruitment Approach
0
Recruitment Fees
0
Recruitment Audits
0

Worker Voice

The extent to which the company proactively communicates with workers through the supply chain, enables freedom of association and ensures access to effective and trusted grievance mechanisms.

OVERALL 0
INDICATORS
Communication of Policies
0
Worker Voice
0
Worker Empowerment
0
Grievance Mechanism
0

Monitoring

The company's process for auditing (including whether it includes non-scheduled visits, document review, worker interviews) and disclosure about the audit process and findings.

OVERALL 58
Auditing Process
75
Audit Disclosure
40

Remedy

The extent to which the company has corrective action plans for non-compliant factories, as well as processes for remedying workers who are victims of forced labor, and reports on remedies provided.

OVERALL 38
Corrective Action Plans
75
Remedy Programs
0

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