Company Ranking34 out of
Foot Locker Inc. (Foot Locker), one of the world’s biggest athletic footwear and apparel retailers,1 ranks 34th out of 37 companies and discloses significantly less information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers. Compared to 2018, Foot Locker improved its score by one point despite a strengthened methodology that makes it harder to achieve the same score. The company now discloses internal responsibility for corporate social responsibility (including “worker dignity”), integrating its supplier code into purchase agreements, and further detail on its monitoring and corrective action process. In addition, the company’s score is based on its disclosure of a supplier code of conduct that prohibits forced labor and unauthorized subcontracting and a list of countries in which its suppliers are based. It does not disclose the steps it has taken to address the risks of alleged Uyghur forced labor across its supply chain tiers. Foot Locker is encouraged to improve on the themes of Traceability & Risk Assessment, 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||50 / 100|
|Supplier Code of Conduct||50 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||25 / 100|
|Training||0 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||0 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||12.5 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||0 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||0 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||25 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||15 / 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||12.5 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||0 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||60 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||0 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||25 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||0 / 100|