Company Ranking8 out of
Coles Group Ltd. (Coles), one of Australia’s largest supermarkets, ranks 8th out of 43 companies, disclosing more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers across all themes. The company’s score is based on its stronger performance on the themes of Commitment & Governance and Recruitment. KnowTheChain identified one allegation of forced labor in the company’s supply chains. Coles disclosed that it shared its review of the supplier in question with the Fair Work Ombudsman, asked that the supplier assess its subcontracting practices, and offered training to the supplier. However, the company does not disclose engagement with affected stakeholders nor remedy outcomes for workers. The company has an opportunity to improve on the themes of Traceability & Risk Assessment, Purchasing Practices, 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||90 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||75 / 100|
|Training||45 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||50 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||50 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||25 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||25 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||50 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||15 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||30 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||75 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||75 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||45 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||25 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||25 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||70 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||70 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||20 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||87.5 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||0 / 100|