Company Ranking3 out of
Nestlé SA (Nestlé), the world’s largest food company, ranks 3rd out of 43 companies, disclosing more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers across all themes. Since 2018, the company’s rank has improved from fifth to third. This is because the company began disclosing that its supply chain standards are integrated into its contracts with suppliers; the names of its coffee, sugar, and some cocoa suppliers; the steps it has taken on responsible recruitment; and multiple examples of engaging with supply chain workers on their labor rights. Notably, the company has the highest score on the themes of Recruitment and Traceability & Risk Assessment. KnowTheChain identified three allegations of forced labor in the company’s supply chains. The company discloses that it has engaged with some of the suppliers in question on their remediation efforts. However, the company does not disclose engagement with affected stakeholders nor remedy outcomes for workers. The company has an opportunity to improve on the themes of Purchasing Practices, 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||60 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||50 / 100|
|Training||75 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||100 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||75 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||100 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||37.5 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||0 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||30 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||45 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||75 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||75 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||75 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||50 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||60 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||60 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||70 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||50 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||12.5 / 100|