Company Ranking31 out of
Pou Chen Corp. (Pou Chen), the world’s largest manufacturer of athletic shoes and supplier to companies including Amazon and Nike,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, Pou Chen improved its score by 13 points by disclosing that it has established a supplier code of conduct that addresses the ILO core labor standards as well as internal and supplier training on supply chain policies addressing forced labor. Further, it began disclosing details on grievance mechanisms and its supplier monitoring and corrective action processes. Pou Chen’s score is otherwise based on being a participating supplier and accredited member of the Fair Labor Association (FLA). It does not disclose the steps it has taken to address the risks of alleged Uyghur forced labor across its supply chain tiers. It is encouraged to improve its disclosure and practices on themes such as Traceability & Risk Assessment, Recruitment, and Worker Voice.
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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||10 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||25 / 100|
|Training||45 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||25 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||0 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||0 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||25 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||25 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||0 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||0 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||0 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||12.5 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||30 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||30 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||10 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||75 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||0 / 100|