Company Ranking18 out of
Amazon.com Inc. (Amazon), the largest online apparel retailer in North America,1 ranks 18th out of 37 companies, disclosing slightly more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers. Compared to 2018, Amazon improved its score by ten points. It began disclosing engagement with industry initiatives on forced labor, a supplier map that includes the number of workers and gender ratio per supplier, carrying out a supply chain risk assessment that includes forced labor risks, developing a responsible recruitment guidebook, and additional details on monitoring. It scores higher than average on the themes of Commitment & Governance, Traceability & Risk Assessment, Recruitment, and Remedy and lower than average on the remaining themes. Amazon discloses taking limited steps to address the risks of alleged Uyghur forced labor, namely, that it is collaborating with industry peers, associations, experts, and governments to “enhance [its] due diligence efforts in line with… recommendations.” It also states that it stopped sourcing from an entity associated with alleged forced labor of Uyghur workers in July 2020. However, it does not disclose details of the steps it has taken across its supply chain tiers or engagement with rightsholders. Amazon is encouraged 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||75 / 100|
|Training||30 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||50 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||37.5 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||75 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||12.5 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||50 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||15 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||15 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||75 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||75 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||30 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||37.5 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||10 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||70 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||30 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||87.5 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||0 / 100|