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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (HPE) ranks first out of 49 companies, disclosing more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers across all themes. Compared to 2018, the company improved its rank by two places. The company has improved by disclosing monitoring of suppliers below the first tier of its supply chains, remedy outcomes for workers in its supply chains, information on its supplier selection process, and details on its corrective action process. Notably, the company is one of the two highest-scoring companies on the themes of Recruitment and Remedy and is the only US company that does not limit its provisions on freedom of association to adherence to local law. In particular, the company discloses undertaking mapping of the legal regulations and financial costs of recruitment in a number of recruitment corridors, and it has partnered with others in the industry to develop supplier guidance on repaying recruitment-related fees to workers. The company has an opportunity to improve its performance and disclosure on the themes of Purchasing Practices, 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 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||100 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||75 / 100|
|Training||75 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||100 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||87.5 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||75 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||62.5 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||50 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||30 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||75 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||100 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||75 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||60 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||62.5 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||30 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||90 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||60 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||75 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||100 / 100|