Company Ranking8 out of
Nestlé, S.A. (Nestlé), the largest publicly held food company in the world, ranks 8 out of 60 companies. Compared to 2020, the company began disclosing additional information on board oversight of its supply chain policies that address forced labour, supply chain tracing and recruitment related practices. However, the company did not improve across other themes and performed poorly on the themes of Remedy and Purchasing Practices. As such, the company’s rank dropped five places. The company’s score is based on stronger performance on the themes of Monitoring, Recruitment and Traceability & Risk Assessment where it discloses a strong methodology which includes stakeholder engagement and details of risks identified.
KnowTheChain identified four additional allegations of forced labor in the company’s supply chains. The company states that it “rejects bad labour practices” however, neither discloses engagement with affected stakeholders, nor remedy outcomes for workers.The company is encouraged to improve its performance and disclosure on the themes of purchasing practices 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
|Supplier Code of Conduct and Capacity Building||67 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||50 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||67/100|
|Risk Assessment||75 / 100|
|Data on Supply Chain Risks||17 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||45 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||50 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||35 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||30 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||0 / 100|