Company Ranking25 out of
Hitachi Ltd. (Hitachi), an electronics equipment supplier to companies such as Apple and Intel, ranks 25th out of 49 companies. While the company discloses slightly less information on its forced labor policies and practices than its global peers, it is the highest-scoring Japanese company on Commitment & Governance and Monitoring. Compared to 2018, the company’s rank decreased from 12th to 25th. This is because the company does not seem to have taken additional steps to strengthen its performance and disclosure. KnowTheChain identified one allegation of forced labor in the company’s supply chains. The company discloses that it made a “request for corrective action,” but does not disclose engagement with affected stakeholders nor remedy outcomes for workers. The company is encouraged to improve its performance and disclosure on the themes of Purchasing Practices, 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||90 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||50 / 100|
|Training||45 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||50 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||0 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||25 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||0 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||50 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||75 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||0 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||30 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||12.5 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||10 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||70 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||20 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||25 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||0 / 100|