Company Ranking26 out of
Applied Materials Inc. (Applied Materials), a supplier to companies such as Intel and Samsung, ranks 26th out of 49 companies and discloses less information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers. Since 2018, the company has improved by disclosing the sourcing countries of 3TG in its supply chains, conducting a specialized assessment of recruitment and forced labor risks at three Asia-based suppliers, offering additional information on its supplier monitoring process, and integrating forced labor standards into supplier contracts. Compared to 2018, the company’s score decreased by one point, as a strengthened methodology makes it harder to achieve the same score. The company is encouraged 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||50 / 100|
|Training||30 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||25 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||50 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||25 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||12.5 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||0 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||15 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||75 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||50 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||30 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||12.5 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||0 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||30 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||0 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||37.5 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||0 / 100|