Company Ranking27 out of
Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (ADM), one of the world’s largest grain traders, ranks 27th out of 43 companies and discloses less information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers. Since 2018, the company has taken only limited steps to improve (namely disclosing detail on its human rights risk assessment and some information on board oversight of relevant policies). As the benchmark methodology requires companies to keep up with evolving stakeholder expectations and emerging good practices, the company’s score decreased by one point. KnowTheChain identified one allegation of forced labor in the company’s supply chains relating to three lower-tier suppliers. The company discloses that one supplier now ensures that workers are no longer underpaid and that temporary workers were made permanent. However, the company does not disclose engagement with affected stakeholders, nor whether workers were remediated for previous shortfalls in wages or remedy outcomes for workers at the other two suppliers. The company is encouraged to improve on the themes of Commitment & Governance, Worker Voice, and Monitoring.
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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||50 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||50 / 100|
|Training||15 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||0 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||25 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||50 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||12.5 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||0 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||15 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||25 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||0 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||15 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||0 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||50 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||0 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||0 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||37.5 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||25 / 100|