Company Ranking55 out of
Kyocera Corp. (Kyocera), supplier to companies such as HP and Samsung, ranks 55th out of 60 companies. Since 2020, the company has improved on the theme of Recruitment by updating its supplier code to specify that recruitment fees must be repaid to workers, where found to have been charged. However, the company does not seem to improve disclosure or practice across other themes and no longer discloses an up-to-date conflict minerals report. The company performed particularly poorly on 5 out of 7 themes, scoring zero. As such, its score has dropped by 7 points. The company’s score is based on its disclosure of a supplier code of conduct that addresses forced labour and worker-paid recruitment fees. KnowTheChain identified one allegation of forced labour in the company’s supply chains. Steps the company could take to address forced labour risks in its supply chains, include strengthening its disclosure and practice on themes such as Commitment & Governance, Traceability & Risk Assessment, 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
|Supplier Code of Conduct and Capacity Building||17 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||0 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||0/100|
|Risk Assessment||0 / 100|
|Data on Supply Chain Risks||0 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||15 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||0 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||0 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||0 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||0 / 100|