Aritzia, Inc. (Aritzia), a Canadian apparel retailer, ranks joint 32nd out of 65 companies. The company scores higher than average on the theme of Commitment & Governance, disclosing a supplier code of conduct covering all five ILO core labour standards, internal managerial responsibility and board oversight for the implementation of the code, as well as forced labour training for direct suppliers and relevant decisionmakers within the company. It also scores slightly above the average on the theme of Purchasing Practices, disclosing that it solicits feedback on its planning and forecasting practices from suppliers, but not disclosing concrete steps taken to improve its practices. It scores lower than average across other themes and performs particularly poorly on the themes of Monitoring and Remedy, scoring 0.
KnowTheChain identified one allegation of forced labour in the company’s supply chains, related to alleged Uyghur forced labour. The company denied the allegation and stated it has not identified a supply chain connection with the suppliers in question. However, the company does not disclose the steps it has taken to address the risks of alleged Uyghur forced labour across raw materials and supply chain tiers. The company has an opportunity to improve its performance and disclosure on the themes of Traceability & Risk Assessment, Monitoring, and Remedy.