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Apple Inc. (Apple) ranks second in the ICT benchmark report with a higher degree of transparency and disclosure of its risk management of forced labor in its supply chain. The company’s score is driven by its commitment to labor rights that is aligned with international standards and its forced labor standards. Moreover, Apple also ranks first in terms of its approach to workforce recruitment in its supply chain and its remedy programs. Apple may consider improving disclosure of its practices in the area of worker voice, including worker empowerment and grievance mechanisms. As well, Apple is encouraged to disclose more information regarding its purchasing practices.
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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
The company's top-level commitments on forced labor, supply chain standards, management processes, training programs and stakeholder engagement
|Awareness and Commitment||100 / 100|
|Supply Chain Standards||100 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||50 / 100|
|Training||100 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||50 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
The extent to which the company traces its supply chain and conducts forced labor risk assessments, and discloses information about these processes.
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||/ 100|
The company's awareness and action on purchasing practices that can exacerbate forced labor risks, and its process for selecting suppliers, integrating standards into contracts and cascading them down the supply chain.
|Purchasing Practices||0 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||0 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||0 / 100|
|Cascading Standards Through the Supply Chain||100 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||50 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||100 / 100|
|Recruitment Audits||50 / 100|
The extent to which the company proactively communicates with workers through the supply chain, enables freedom of association and ensures access to effective and trusted grievance mechanisms.
|Communication of Policies||25 / 100|
|Worker Voice||0 / 100|
|Worker Empowerment||0 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||60 / 100|
The company's process for auditing (including whether it includes non-scheduled visits, document review, worker interviews) and disclosure about the audit process and findings.
|Auditing Process||100 / 100|
|Auditing Disclosure||60 / 100|
The extent to which the company has corrective action plans for non-compliant factories, as well as processes for remedying workers who are victims of forced labor, and reports on remedies provided.
|Corrective Action Plans||100 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||100 / 100|