Relevant information for up to one-half of the indicators (and at least one-quarter of them).
Deckers Outdoor Corp. (Deckers), a US footwear company, has taken some steps to address forced labor risks in its supply chains. It discloses about the same amount of information as the global sector average. Other footwear companies such as Nike or Puma disclose taking stronger steps. As of March 2021, Deckers amended its ethical sourcing policy to remove the following: “suppliers… must… not source from textile mills in Xinjiang,… manufacturer in the Xinjiang region of China and… only use cotton sourced via a responsible cotton scheme…” It no longer discloses any steps it has taken to address the risks of alleged Uyghur forced labor across its supply chain tiers.
SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY
Supplier List (Including Names and Addresses)
Information on Supply Chain Workforce
SUBSET OF INDICATORS
The KnowTheChain methodology assesses companies’ efforts to address forced labor risks in their supply chains. It is based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and covers policy commitments, due diligence, and remedy. The methodology uses the ILO core labor standards (which cover the human rights that the ILO has declared to be fundamental rights at work: freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining, and the elimination of forced labor, child labor, and discrimination) as a baseline standard.
Supplier Code of Conduct and Integration into Supplier Contracts
The company has a supplier code of conduct that requires suppliers to respect the ILO core labor standards, which include the elimination of forced labor; and integrates the ILO core labor standards into supplier contracts.