Company Ranking3 out of
PVH Corp. (PVH), one of the world’s largest apparel companies and owner of brands including Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, ranks 3rd out of 37 companies, disclosing more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers across all themes. Compared to 2018, the company improved its score by five points. This is because it disclosed more information, including a list of selected fabric and mill suppliers, remediation of recruitment-related fees to supply chain workers, and a process for responding to grievances in its supply chains. The company is among those achieving the second-highest score on the themes of Commitment & Governance and Purchasing Practices. As of April 2021, the company has deleted its Xinjiang statement and does not disclose steps taken to address alleged Uyghur forced labor risks across its supply chain tiers. KnowTheChain identified one additional allegation of forced labor in the company’s supply chains. The company states that its investigation, which included worker interviews, concluded that the factories named did not supply to PVH. The company does not disclose the actions it would have taken to prevent and remediate the alleged impacts. 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 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||100 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||100 / 100|
|Training||75 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||50 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||75 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||75 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||50 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||75 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||60 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||75 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||100 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||75 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||60 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||62.5 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||50 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||90 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||100 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||60 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||100 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||43.75 / 100|