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HP Inc. (HP), ranks 2nd 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 maintained its rank in the benchmark. The company has improved by disclosing the location of its second-tier suppliers, monitoring of lower-tier suppliers, some information on its process for providing remedy, and evidence that recruitment fees have been repaid to supply chain workers. Notably, the company scores highest on the themes of Commitment and Governance and Recruitment and is one of only two companies in the benchmark to disclose multiple data points on its responsible purchasing practices. KnowTheChain identified two allegations of forced labor in the company’s supply chains. HP reports on remedial outcomes for workers and it is the only company to report that workers expressed some satisfaction with the remediationprovided in the case of one allegation. However, the company does not disclose its engagement with affected stakeholders nor remedy outcomes in the second allegation. Steps HP could take to address forced labor risks in its supply chains include strengthening its disclosure and practices on 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||100 / 100|
|Training||100 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||100 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||100 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||75 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||87.5 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||50 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||30 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||60 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||100 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||75 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||75 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||25 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||50 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||90 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||60 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||100 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||31.25 / 100|