Company Ranking4 out of
Intel Corp. (Intel), the world’s largest semiconductor company,1 ranks 4th out of 49 companies, disclosing significantly more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers across all themes. Since 2018, the company has improved by disclosing outcomes of its supplier selection process and evidence that its suppliers communicate grievance mechanisms and forced labor policies to their workers. The company has the second-highest score on the themes of Commitment and Governance and Traceability and Risk Assessment. Notably, Intel is the only company disclosing the steps it takes to ensure recruitment fees are reimbursed to workers in both the second and third tier of its supply chains. Since 2018, the company’s rank decreased from 1st to 4th, as it did not improve on areas such as freedom of association and purchasing practices. KnowTheChain identified one allegation of forced labor in the company’s supply chains. The company notes that it was unable to establish whether the supplier is part of its supply chains, and asked the Responsible Business Alliance to investigate. It does not disclose engagement with affected stakeholders nor remedy outcomes for workers in its supply chains. Additional steps the company could take to address forced labor risks in its supply chains include disclosing policies and practices on the themes of Worker Voice, Purchasing Practices, 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||100 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||100 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||75 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||100 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||25 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||100 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||30 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||30 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||100 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||100 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||60 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||50 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||50 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||90 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||60 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||100 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||25 / 100|
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