Company Ranking14 out of
Amazon.com Inc. (Amazon), the world’s largest online retailer,1 ranks 14th out of 49 companies, disclosing more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers. Compared to 2018, the company’s rank improved from 20th to 14th. This is because the company has disclosed a supplier list and data on its supply chain workforce, stronger engagement with peer companies, and processes that address recruitment fees. It also assesses forced labor risks at potential suppliers and across its supply chains. KnowTheChain identified one allegation of forced labor in the company’s supply chains. While the company discloses undertaking follow-up audits, it does not disclose engagement with affected stakeholders nor remedy outcomes for workers. The company has an opportunity to improve 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 labor from their supply chains. There are a total of 22 indicators accross the seven themes. For each themes, a company can score a total of 100 points.
Commitment and Governance
|Commitment||100 / 100|
|Supplier Code of Conduct||80 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||50 / 100|
|Training||30 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||50 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||100 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||75 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||0 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||50 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||15 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||15 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||75 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||25 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||30 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||25 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||10 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||70 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||10 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||87.5 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||0 / 100|