Ahold (Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V.)

2018 Food & Beverage


Company Ranking

21 out of
38 Companies

Company Score

24 Out of 100



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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.

55 Out of 100

Commitment and Governance

This theme evaluates a company's commitment to addressing forced labor, whether it discloses supply chain standards, and to what extent it has management processes and board oversight, training programs, and engagement with stakeholders on forced labor in place.

Commitment 100 / 100
Supply Chain Standards 50 / 100
Management and Accountability 50 / 100
Training 25 / 100
Stakeholder Engagement 50 / 100

6 Out of 100

Traceability and Risk Assessment

This theme measures the extent to which a company demonstrates an understanding of its suppliers and their workforce by disclosing relevant information (such as supplier names or sourcing countries) and assesses and discloses forced labor risks across its supply chains.

Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency 12.5 / 100
Risk Assessment 0 / 100

41 Out of 100

Purchasing Practices

This theme assesses to what extent a company adopts responsible purchasing practices (such as providing price premiums and procurement incentives) and integrates supply chain standards into supplier selection and supplier contracts, and whether it cascades them down the supply chain.

Purchasing Practices 15 / 100
Supplier Selection 0 / 100
Integration into Supplier Contracts 50 / 100
Cascading Standards Through the Supply Chain 100 / 100
0 Out of 100


Recruitment Approach 0 / 100
Recruitment Fees 0 / 100
Monitoring and Ethical Recruitment 0 / 100
Migrant Worker Rights 0 / 100
5 Out of 100

Worker Voice

This theme measures the extent to which a company engages with workers in its supply chains, enables freedom of association, and ensures access to effective and trusted grievance mechanisms.

Communication of Policies 0 / 100
Worker Voice 0 / 100
Freedom of Association 0 / 100
Grievance Mechanism 20 / 100

30 Out of 100


This theme evaluates a company's process for auditing suppliers (including whether audits include non-scheduled visits, review relevant documents such as wage slips or contracts, interview workers, and audit lower-tier suppliers) and providing disclosure on the outcomes of supplier audits.

Auditing Process 60 / 100
Auditing Disclosure / 100

19 Out of 100


This theme measures the extent to which a company has corrective action plan processes for non-compliant suppliers and ensures remedy is provided to workers in its supply chains who are victims of forced labor. Publicly available allegations of forced labor in a company's supply chains that occurred in the past three years, and how a company has responded to and addressed those allegations, are also assessed as part of this theme.

Corrective Action Plans 37.5 / 100
Remedy Programs and Response to Allegations 0 / 100


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