Company Ranking9 out of
Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M), the third-largest apparel retailer in the world, ranks 10th out of 37 companies, disclosing more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers on all themes except Monitoring and Remedy. H&M has improved by disclosing migrant worker guidelines, data on its grievance mechanism, further examples of engagement with its supply chain workers, and signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Organization on Migration (IOM). However, as it has not improved across themes, its rank has decreased by two places. H&M is among those achieving the highest score on the theme of Traceability & Risk Assessment. It discloses for example efforts to trace its supply chains, in particular in relation to cotton, and to engage various stakeholders. However, it does not disclose the steps it has taken to address the risks of alleged Uyghur forced labor across its supply chain tiers and raw materials. KnowTheChain identified two additional allegations of forced labor in H&M’s supply chains. H&M discloses engaging with rightsholders in one case. However, it does not disclose remedy outcomes for workers in either case. H&M 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||90 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||75 / 100|
|Training||30 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||75 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||87.5 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||100 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||75 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||50 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||30 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||75 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||50 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||45 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||87.5 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||50 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||60 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||60 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||30 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||25 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||8.33 / 100|