Company Ranking3 out of
Cisco Systems Inc. (Cisco) ranks 3rd out of 60 companies. Compared to 2020, the company improved its rank from 11th to 3rd. This is because the company began disclosing training and capacity building on its supplier code of conduct addressing forced labour for both contract manufacturers and component suppliers, including “next tier supplier management training” which gives guidance for suppliers on implementing the supplier code at their own suppliers. It also now discloses the number of male, female, and migrant workers for manufacturing and component suppliers; information on responsible purchasing practices including planning, forecasting, and ring-fencing; and fee repayment to workers at a second-tier supplier. The company’s score is based on its stronger performance on the themes of Commitment & Governance, and Remedy. Notably, the company is one of the two highest scoring on the theme of Purchasing Practices. The company has an opportunity to improve its performance and disclosure on the themes of Recruitment, 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
|Supplier Code of Conduct and Capacity Building||92 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||75 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||83/100|
|Risk Assessment||44 / 100|
|Data on Supply Chain Risks||67 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||50 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||67 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||0 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||35 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||45 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||90 / 100|
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