Company Ranking15 out of
Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG (Lindt), a Swiss chocolate producer, ranks 15th out of 43 companies, disclosing more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers on all themes except Recruitment and Worker Voice. Compared to 2018, the company has improved by disclosing its cocoa suppliers, labor rights training for hazelnut farmworkers in Turkey, information on its audit findings, and an example of its corrective action process in practice. The company maintained its score, despite a benchmark methodology that requires companies to keep up with evolving stakeholder expectations and emerging good practices, and its rank improved from 18th to 15th. The company is encouraged to improve 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||90 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||50 / 100|
|Training||45 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||25 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||50 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||50 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||50 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||0 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||0 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||50 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||0 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||37.5 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||0 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||60 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||20 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||62.5 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||0 / 100|