Relevant information for up to three-quarters of the indicators (and at least half of them).
Marks and Spencer Group plc (Marks and Spencer), one of the UK’s largest retail groups, has taken intermediate steps to address forced labor risks in its supply chains. It discloses more information than the global sector average. Primark, another UK apparel retailer, discloses taking stronger steps. Marks and Spencer formally endorsed the Coalition to End Forced Labor’s call to action in the Uyghur Region, and it notes that it conducts additional supplier assessments to identify whether they employ Uyghur workers. However, it does not disclose how it is addressing the risks of alleged forced Uyghur labor across its supply chain tiers, including at the raw material level. KnowTheChain identified one additional allegation of indicators of forced labor in Marks and Spencer’s supply chains. The company neither discloses engagement with affected stakeholders nor remedy outcomes for workers.
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.