Relevant information for up to one-half of the indicators (and at least one-quarter of them).
Lojas Renner SA (Lojas Renner), Brazil’s largest apparel retailer, has taken some steps to address forced labor risks in its supply chains and discloses about the same amount of information as the global sector average. However, department stores such as Marks and Spencer or Next disclose taking stronger steps. Lojas Renner states that it does not have suppliers based in Xinjiang and discloses a full list of its first- and second-tier suppliers. It states that its “main raw material—cotton—follows certifications like Better Cotton Initiative that has stopped sourcing [from the region].” However, it does not disclose any steps it has taken to prevent and address the risks of alleged Uyghur forced labor across its supply chain tiers, including the risks of alleged Uyghur forced labor outside Xinjiang.
SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY
Supplier List (Including Names and Addresses)
Information on Supply Chain Workforce
SUBSET OF INDICATORS
The KnowTheChain methodology assesses companies’ efforts to address forced labor risks in their supply chains. It is based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and covers policy commitments, due diligence, and remedy. The methodology uses the ILO core labor standards (which cover the human rights that the ILO has declared to be fundamental rights at work: freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining, and the elimination of forced labor, child labor, and discrimination) as a baseline standard.
Supplier Code of Conduct and Integration into Supplier Contracts
The company has a supplier code of conduct that requires suppliers to respect the ILO core labor standards, which include the elimination of forced labor; and integrates the ILO core labor standards into supplier contracts.