Company Ranking12 out of
Microsoft Corp. (Microsoft) ranks 12th out of 60 companies. Since 2020, the company has improved on the theme of Commitment & Governance, strengthening the standards of its supplier code of conduct in relation to the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining. However, the company did not improve across other themes. The company performed particularly poorly on the themes of Purchasing Practices and Worker Voice. As such, the company’s rank has dropped by 5 places since 2020.2 Notably, the company is one of only 35% of companies disclosing remediation of recruitment-related fees to supply chain workers. KnowTheChain identified one allegation of forced labour in the company’s supply chains.3 The company has an opportunity to improve its performance and disclosure on the themes of Purchasing Practices, Recruitment, and Worker Voice.
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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||83 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||83 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||83/100|
|Risk Assessment||12 / 100|
|Data on Supply Chain Risks||0 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||37 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||0 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||30 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||50 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||18.75 / 100|