Company Ranking8 out of
Puma SE (Puma), the third-largest sportswear brand in the world, ranks 8th out of 37 companies, disclosing more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers on all themes except Recruitment. Compared to 2018, Puma improved its rank by three places. It began disclosing details on internal responsibility for its supplier code of conduct, training its staff and on forced labor risks identified across tiers, working on fair wages, and integrating the Employer Pays Principle into its supplier requirements. Puma states that it “has no direct or indirect business relationship with any manufacturer in Xinjiang, the native region of the Uyghurs in Western China.” However, beyond audits and certifications, it does not disclose details the steps it has taken to address the risks of alleged Uyghur forced labor across its supply chain tiers and raw materials or engagement with groups representing impacted rightsholders. Puma 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 labor from their supply chains. There are a total of 22 indicators accross the seven themes. For each themes, a company can score a total of 100 points.
Commitment and Governance
|Commitment||100 / 100|
|Supplier Code of Conduct||90 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||50 / 100|
|Training||45 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||75 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||75 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||75 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||62.5 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||50 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||30 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||75 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||0 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||45 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||50 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||75 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||60 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||80 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||40 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||100 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||18.75 / 100|