OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT
The company has an opportunity to enhance its approach to and disclosure on recruitment practices in its supply chain. In particular, it may consider requesting its suppliers to disclose the recruiters that they use and conducting audits of these recruiters.
Qualcomm may consider engaging with workers in their supply chain outside of the facilities in which they work, especially on their fundamental rights at work. The company could further improve its performance in this area by requiring its suppliers to ensure workplace environments where workers may pursue alternative forms of organizing, especially in countries where freedom of association is restricted by law.
Monitoring and Remedy:
To further enhance its performance, the company may consider disclosing supply chain monitoring activities, including unannounced visits and interviews with workers. The company may request that suppliers found to be violating the company's standards on human trafficking and forced labor are required to implement a corrective action plan.