Company Ranking15 out of
Gildan Activewear Inc. (Gildan Activewear), a Canadian activewear manufacturer and distributor, ranks 15th out of 37 companies, disclosing more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers. Compared to 2018, it improved its score by three points. This is because it began disclosing carrying out a human rights risk assessment, improving its migrant worker policies, instituting a migrant worker survey, and details on supplier monitoring. It scores higher than average on all themes except Traceability & Risk Assessment and Worker Voice. It discloses having taken limited steps to address the risks of alleged Uyghur forced labor, namely requiring suppliers to certify that they do not source from or manufacture in Xinjiang, and that it monitors risks related to the region. However, it does not disclose how it addresses alleged risks across tiers or engages with rightsholder groups. The company has an opportunity to improve on the themes of Traceability & Risk Assessment, 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 labor from their supply chains. There are a total of 22 indicators accross the seven themes. For each themes, a company can score a total of 100 points.
Commitment and Governance
|Commitment||100 / 100|
|Supplier Code of Conduct||80 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||100 / 100|
|Training||45 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||25 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||0 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||50 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||37.5 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||100 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||30 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||15 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||75 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||50 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||30 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||25 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||25 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||40 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||70 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||90 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||100 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||0 / 100|