Company Ranking23 out of
Associated British Foods plc (ABF), a food and ingredients company headquartered in the UK, ranks 23rd out of 43 companies, disclosing about the same amount of information on its forced labor policies and practices as its peers. Since 2018, the company seems to have taken only limited steps to improve its performance and disclosure (namely by disclosing becoming a signatory to Malawi Tea 2020 and further information on its stakeholder engagement). As the benchmark methodology requires companies to keep up with evolving stakeholder expectations and emerging good practices, the company’s score has decreased by four points. ABF is encouraged to improve its performance and disclosure on the themes of Purchasing Practices, Recruitment, and Worker Voice.
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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||70 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||25 / 100|
|Training||45 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||50 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||12.5 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||75 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||37.5 / 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||30 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||25 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||37.5 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||0 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||10 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||0 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||50 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||0 / 100|