Puma SE (Puma), the world’s third-largest sportswear brand, ranks 2nd out of 65 companies. Compared to 2021, the company improved its rank by 6 places. This is because the company began disclosing the percentage of migrant workers at first-tier, core second-tier and third-tier viscose suppliers, six instances of recruitment fee remediation across four countries, responsible recruitment training for suppliers, and stronger detail on its human rights risk assessment process. Notably, the company has the highest score on the theme of Traceability & Risk Assessment. However, with a score of 58/100, the company continues to have substantial scope for improvement on its prevention and management of forced labour risks.
KnowTheChain identified one allegation of forced labour in the company’s supply chains, related to alleged Uyghur forced labour. The company states it does not source from Xinjiang. However, the company does not disclose the steps it has taken to address the risks of alleged Uyghur forced labour across raw materials and supply chain tiers. The company has an opportunity to improve its performance and disclosure on the themes of Purchasing Practices, Recruitment, and Remedy.