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Adidas AG (Adidas), the biggest European sportswear brand, ranks 2nd out of 37 companies, disclosing more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers across all themes. The company has improved by disclosing further efforts to drive responsible recruitment in its supply chains (including a focus on high-risk corridors), data on its first- and second-tier supplier workforce, assessments of its third-tier raw material suppliers, and the positive impacts of worker engagement. As the company has not improved across all themesits rank has decreased by one place. Notably, the company has the highest score on the Worker Voice theme and is among those achieving the highest scores on the themes of Traceability & Risk Assessment and Monitoring. The company is also the highest-scoring European company in the benchmark. The company discloses limited steps to address the risks of alleged Uyghur forced labor across its supply chain tiers, including prohibiting the sourcing of yarn from the region, working with stakeholders on stronger assurance systems for raw materials, and ending indirect supply links it had with the region. However, it does not disclose further details (e.g., concerning targets, remedy, and addressing risks with other raw materials, such as viscose or wool). The company has an opportunity to improve its performance and disclosure on the themes of Purchasing Practices, Worker Voice, and Remedy.
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THEME & indicator score
The benchmark methodology has seven themes, selected to capture the key areas where companies need to take action to eradicate forced labour from their supply chains. The themes are comprised of a total of 12 key indicators. For each indicator, a company can score a total of 100 points.
Commitment and Governance
|Commitment||100 / 100|
|Supplier Code of Conduct||90 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||75 / 100|
|Training||75 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||75 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||87.5 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||100 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||50 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||75 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||60 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||100 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||100 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||75 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||100 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||87.5 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||100 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||70 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||100 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||100 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||100 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||62.5 / 100|