Company Ranking11 out of
Burberry Group plc (Burberry), one of the largest luxury brands in the UK,1 ranks 11th out of 37 companies, disclosing more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers on all themes except Purchasing Practices. Compared to 2018, Burberry improved its rank by two places. This is because it began disclosing information on its tracing of raw materials, the percentage of its first-tier and raw material suppliers covered by collective bargaining agreements, strengthened migrant worker policies, a wellbeing tool that engages workers, and an example of the repayment of recruitment-related fees to workers. The company is the highest-scoring luxury apparel company in the benchmark. Burberry states that it does not work with suppliers in Xinjiang or source materials from the region, but it does not disclose the steps it has taken to address the risks of alleged Uyghur forced labor across its supply chain tiers. Burberry has an opportunity to improve on the themes of Traceability & Risk Assessment, 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||100 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||75 / 100|
|Training||75 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||50 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||25 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||75 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||37.5 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||50 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||15 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||45 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||75 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||75 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||30 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||25 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||25 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||50 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||90 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||50 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||75 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||18.75 / 100|