Company Ranking21 out of
Hanesbrands Inc. (Hanesbrands), a US manufacturer of innerwear and activewear, ranks 21st out of 37 companies, disclosing about the same amount of information on its forced labor policies and practices as its peers. Since 2018, it has improved by disclosing information on its purchasing practices, strengthening its migrant worker policies, and disclosing working with Chinese suppliers on establishing worker committees. However, as it has not improved across themes, its rank decreased by six places. It scores higher than average on the themes of Commitment & Governance, Worker Voice, Monitoring, and Remedy and lower than average on the remaining themes. It states that it is doing “extensive due diligence and training to ensure that [it is] fully compliant with US laws and restrictions on the use of Xinjiang cotton and other materials from Xinjiang.” However, it does not disclose details of the steps it has taken to address the risks of alleged Uyghur forced labor across its supply chain tiers. Hanesbrands has an opportunity 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||70 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||75 / 100|
|Training||45 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||25 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||25 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||25 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||25 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||25 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||30 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||25 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||0 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||30 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||50 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||25 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||40 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||70 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||80 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||75 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||18.75 / 100|