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Inditex 61/100

(BME:ITX) 6 of 20 (2016)

Industria de Diseno Textil SA (Inditex) ranks sixth in the benchmark, with an overall score of 61 out of 100 points. The company is one of two companies scoring 100/100 on the theme of commitment and governance and is the only company that scores 100/100 on the theme of monitoring. Inditex has leading practices with regards to cascading its standards throughout its supply chain, including to homeworkers, and includes workers and unions in implementing corrective action plans. The company has significant potential to improve on all other themes, in particular on the themes of traceability and risk assessment, recruitment, and worker voice.

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61 /100

2016 Ranking: 6 of 20

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61

Inditex was evaluated both in 2016, when it ranked sixth out of 20 companies, and in 2018, when it ranked fifth out of 43 companies. The company improved by nine points to score 70/100. Inditex improved its performance and disclosure by undertaking a supply chain risk assessment, disclosing outcomes of its supplier selection and purchasing processes, training employment agencies and suppliers, engaging supply chain workers across sourcing countries, developing grievance mechanisms in different supplier countries, and providing an example of remedy.

METHODOLOGY

70

The average score for the sector was 37/100 compared to 49/100 in 2016. The number of companies assessed in 2018 increased from 20 to 43. Since 2016, the methodology has been strengthened, making it more difficult for companies to achieve the same score. The 19 companies benchmarked in both 2016 and 2018 saw their average score increase from 49/100 to 56/100, which is significant given the changes to the methodology.

2018 BENCHMARK

2016

61

Inditex was evaluated both in 2016, when it ranked sixth out of 20 companies, and in 2018, when it ranked fifth out of 43 companies. The company improved by nine points to score 70/100. Inditex improved its performance and disclosure by undertaking a supply chain risk assessment, disclosing outcomes of its supplier selection and purchasing processes, training employment agencies and suppliers, engaging supply chain workers across sourcing countries, developing grievance mechanisms in different supplier countries, and providing an example of remedy.

METHODOLOGY

2018

70

The average score for the sector was 37/100 compared to 49/100 in 2016. The number of companies assessed in 2018 increased from 20 to 43. Since 2016, the methodology has been strengthened, making it more difficult for companies to achieve the same score. The 19 companies benchmarked in both 2016 and 2018 saw their average score increase from 49/100 to 56/100, which is significant given the changes to the methodology.

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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 100
INDICATORS
Awareness and Commitment
100
Supply Chain Standards
100
Management and Accountability
100
Training
100
Stakeholder Engagement
100

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 50
Traceability
75
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 50
Purchasing Practices
50
Supplier Selection
50
Integration into Supplier Contracts
0
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 33
Recruitment Approach
50
Recruitment Fees
50
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 29
INDICATORS
Communication of Policies
25
Worker Voice
0
Worker Empowerment
50
Grievance Mechanism
40

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 100
Auditing Process
100
Audit Disclosure
100

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 63
Corrective Action Plans
100
Remedy Programs
25

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