Company Ranking23 out of
Columbia Sportswear Co. (Columbia Sportswear), one of the largest outerwear companies in the world,1 ranks 23rd out of 37 companies and discloses less information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers. Compared to 2018, it improved its score by eight points by disclosing details on engaging with stakeholders on forced labor, requiring suppliers to ensure that subcontractors meet its standards before being approved for production, and including the requirement to adhere to its supplier code of conduct in 100% of its supplier contracts. It scores higher than average on the themes of Purchasing Practices, Monitoring, and Remedy and lower than average on the remaining themes. Columbia Sportswear does not disclose the steps it has taken to address the risks of alleged Uyghur forced labor across its supply chain tiers. It is encouraged to improve on the themes of Recruitment, 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||60 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||25 / 100|
|Training||30 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||50 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||50 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||25 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||37.5 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||50 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||60 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||0 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||0 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||0 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||37.5 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||10 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||70 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||60 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||100 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||0 / 100|