OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT
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 assess risks of forced labor at potential suppliers before entering into contracts with them.
The company may consider requiring employment recruitment agencies - and where relevant employment agencies - in its supply chains to uphold workers' fundamental rights and freedoms, and to disclose information on the recruitment agencies used by its suppliers. To avoid the exploitation of migrant workers in its supply chains, the company is encouraged to ensure that employment and/or recruitment 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 using ethical recruitment agencies or supporting the development of ethical recruitment schemes).
To prevent and address forced labor and human trafficking risks in its supply chains, the company is encouraged to take steps to ensure that workers in its supply chains are educated on their rights and can exercise their right to freedom of association. Further, the company may consider ensuring that the grievance mechanisms it requires its suppliers to have in place are effective (i.e. are communicated to, trusted and used by suppliers' workers).