Skechers U.S.A. Inc. (Skechers), an American multinational footwear company, ranks 39th out of 65 companies. Since 2021, the company improved by disclosing more detail on the team and committee responsible for the implementation of its supply chain policies that address forced labour and disclosing board oversight of such policies. However, the company did not improve across other themes. As such, it was overtaken by other companies in the benchmark that presented stronger disclosure, and its rank has dropped by 12 places. The company’s score is based on above-average performance on the theme of Commitment & Governance. The company scores below average on the themes of Recruitment and Monitoring, and scores 0 across other themes. Notably, it is the worst performing North American footwear company in the benchmark and the third worst-performing footwear company overall. KnowTheChain identified one public allegation of forced labour in the company’s supply chains, related to alleged Uyghur forced labour. The company does not disclose the concrete steps it has taken to address the risks of alleged Uyghur forced labour across raw materials and supply chain tiers.
The company is encouraged to improve its performance and disclosure across all themes, including Traceability & Risk Assessment, Recruitment and Worker Voice.