Company Ranking4 out of
Gap Inc. (Gap), the largest specialty retailer in the US, ranks 4th out of 37 companies, disclosing more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers across all themes. Compared to 2018, the company has improved by disclosing monitoring some second-tier mills, some data on grievances, and efforts to support responsible recruitment in its supply chains. However, as the company has not improved across themes, its rank has decreased by one place. The company discloses limited steps to address the risks of alleged Uyghur forced labor across its supply chain tiers, namely that it is piloting traceability technologies and asking garment and mill suppliers to declare the country of origin of their materials. However, it does not disclose engaging with groups representing rightsholders, setting time-bound targets, or addressing risks for materials beyond cotton. KnowTheChain identified one additional allegation of forced labor in the company’s supply chains. While the company discloses some steps taken in relation to the allegation, including assisting its supplier in creating a complaints committee, it neither discloses engagement with affected stakeholders nor remedy outcomes for workers. The company has an opportunity to improve on the themes of Purchasing Practices, Recruitment, 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||75 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||25 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||50 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||100 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||37.5 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||100 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||30 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||60 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||75 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||75 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||45 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||62.5 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||100 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||60 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||100 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||90 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||87.5 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||25 / 100|