OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT
The company is encouraged to disclose details on how it assesses forced labor risks at potential suppliers and the outcomes thereof. To enable the company to enforce its expectations with its suppliers, the company may consider integrating its supply chain standards addressing forced labor and human trafficking into contracts with its suppliers. Further, the company is encouraged to provide procurement incentives to its first-tier suppliers to encourage or reward good labor practices (such as price premiums, increased orders, and longer-term contracts).
The company may consider ensuring its human trafficking and forced labor policies and standards are available and communicated to supply chain workers in their native languages. In addition, to support collective worker empowerment, the company is encouraged to work with 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. Where there are regulatory constraints on freedom of association, the company may consider ensuring workplace environments in which workers in its supply chains are able to pursue alternative forms of organizing.
While the company outlines a child labor monitoring and remediation system, the company is encouraged to consider establishing and disclosing a process to ensure remedy is provided to workers in its supply chains in any cases of labor rights violations (including forced labor), and disclosing details on this process, such as timeframes, engagement with affected stakeholders, responsible parties, or approval procedures. In cases where the rights of supply chain workers have been violated, the company is encouraged to ensure remedy is provided to the satisfaction of the impacted workers and to disclose the outcomes thereof.