Company Ranking7 out of
Microsoft Corp. (Microsoft), ranks seventh out of 49 companies, disclosing more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers across all themes. Compared to 2018, the company maintained its rank. The company improved by disclosing the sourcing countries of raw materials, repayment of recruitment fees to supply chain workers, an assessment of forced labor risks, and the risks identified in its supply chains. Notably, the company achieved the second-highest score on the theme of Worker Voice. KnowTheChain identified one allegation of forced labor in the company’s supply chains. The company does not disclose engagement with affected stakeholders nor remedy outcomes for workers. The company is encouraged to improve its performance and disclosure on the themes of Recruitment, Worker Voice, 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 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.
Commitment and Governance
|Commitment||100 / 100|
|Supplier Code of Conduct||90 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||75 / 100|
|Training||60 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||50 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||62.5 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||100 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||37.5 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||100 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||30 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||15 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||100 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||0 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||30 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||50 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||90 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||70 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||60 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||100 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||12.5 / 100|