OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT
To enforce its expectations with its suppliers, the company is encouraged to integrate its supply chain standards addressing forced labor and human trafficking into contracts with its suppliers. To ensure that labor rights are respected across its supply chains, the company may consider requiring that its first-tier suppliers ensure that their own suppliers implement standards that are in-line with the company's standards.
To address the risk of exploitation of migrant workers through recruitment agencies in its supply chains, the company may consider requiring recruitment agencies used by its suppliers to uphold workers' rights and ensuring that workers in its supply chains are not charged fees during any recruitment-related process. The company is also encouraged to confirm that recruitment agencies used by its suppliers are audited and to work with suppliers to ensure that migrant workers' rights are respected (e.g., to confirm workers' passports or other personal documents are not retained).
The company may consider establishing a process to ensure that 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 and 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.