Company Ranking31 out of
Mr Price Group Ltd. (Mr Price), one of South Africa’s largest apparel retailers,1 ranks 31st out of 37 companies and discloses significantly less information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers. Compared to 2018, Mr Price’s rank decreased by three places as it has taken only limited steps to improve, namely, introducing a due diligence process in its supplier onboarding. Its score decreased by four points due to a strengthened methodology. Mr Price’s score is based on its disclosure of a supplier code of conduct on which it trains suppliers and internal staff and that it integrates into supplier contracts; engaging with initiatives including the Ethical Trading Initiative; having a publicly available grievance mechanism; and a monitoring and corrective action process for suppliers. It does not disclose the steps it has taken to address the risks of alleged Uyghur forced labor across its supply chain tiers. It has an opportunity to improve 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 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
|Commitment||100 / 100|
|Supplier Code of Conduct||70 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||0 / 100|
|Training||45 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||25 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||12.5 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||25 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||12.5 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||50 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||15 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||0 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||0 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||15 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||0 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||20 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||10 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||10 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||25 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||0 / 100|