OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT
The company may consider developing and disclosing a policy that requires direct employment in its supply chains. To avoid the exploitation of migrant workers in its supply chains, the company may consider requiring recruitment agencies-and, where relevant, employment agencies-in its supply chains to uphold workers' fundamental rights and freedoms. In addition, the company is encouraged to ensure that such agencies used in its supply chains are monitored, and to provide details of how it supports ethical recruitment in its supply chains (for example, by providing supplier training on ethical recruitment or supporting the development of ethical recruitment schemes).
To prevent forced labor in its supply chains, the company is encouraged to work with relevant stakeholders to engage with and educate workers in its supply chains on their labor rights. To support collective worker empowerment, the company is encouraged to work with its suppliers to improve their practices in relation to freedom of association and collective bargaining and to work with local or global trade unions to support freedom of association in its supply chains.
The company may consider establishing a process to ensure remedy is provided to workers in its supply chains in cases of human trafficking and forced labor and disclosing details on this process, such as timeframes, engagement with affected stakeholders, responsible parties, or approval procedures. To demonstrate to stakeholders that it has an effective remedy process in place, the company is encouraged to disclose examples of remedy provided to its suppliers' workers.