Microsoft Corp.

NasdaqGS : MSFT
2018 Information & Communications Technology


Company Ranking

7 out of
40 Companies

Company Score

61 Out of 100



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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.

95 Out of 100

Commitment and Governance

This theme evaluates a company's commitment to addressing forced labor, supply chain standards, management processes and board oversight, training programs, and engagement with stakeholders.

Commitment 100 / 100
Supply Chain Standards 100 / 100
Management and Accountability 100 / 100
Training 75 / 100
Stakeholder Engagement 100 / 100

25 Out of 100

Traceability and Risk Assessment

This theme measures the extent to which a company demonstrates an understanding of its suppliers and their workforce by disclosing relevant information, and assesses and discloses forced labor risks across its supply chains.

Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency 50 / 100
Risk Assessment 0 / 100

30 Out of 100

Purchasing Practices

This theme assesses to what extent a company adopts responsible purchasing practices and integrates supply chain standards into supplier selection and supplier contracts. It also assesses the degree to which a company cascades their standards down its supply chains.

Purchasing Practices 30 / 100
Supplier Selection 100 / 100
Integration into Supplier Contracts 50 / 100
Cascading Standards Through the Supply Chain 100 / 100
48 Out of 100


Recruitment Approach 15 / 100
Recruitment Fees 75 / 100
Monitoring and Ethical Recruitment 25 / 100
Migrant Worker Rights 75 / 100
51 Out of 100

Worker Voice

This theme measures the extent to which a company engages with workers in its supply chains, enables freedom of association, and ensures access to effective and trusted grievance mechanisms.

Communication of Policies 100 / 100
Worker Voice 25 / 100
Freedom of Association 12.5 / 100
Grievance Mechanism 90 / 100

0 Out of 100


This theme evaluates a company's process for auditing suppliers (including whether it performs non-scheduled visits, reviews relevant documents such as wage slips or contracts, interviews workers, and audits lower-tier suppliers) and providing disclosure on the outcomes of supplier audits.

Auditing Process 80 / 100
Auditing Disclosure / 100

0 Out of 100


This theme measures the extent to which a company has corrective action plan processes for non-compliant suppliers and ensures remedy is provided to workers in its supply chains who are victims of forced labor. Publicly available allegations of forced labor in a company's supply chains which occurred in the past three years, and how a company has responded to and addressed those allegations, are also assessed as part of this theme.

Corrective Action Plans 100 / 100
Remedy Programs and Response to Allegations 50 / 100


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