Company Ranking27 out of
Skechers U.S.A. Inc. (Skechers), the third-largest athletic lifestyle brand in the world, ranks 27th out of 37 companies and discloses significantly less information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers. Compared to 2018, Skechers improved its score by 14 points. This is because it began disclosing a supplier code of conduct that addresses the ILO core labor standards, incorporation of the Employer Pays Principle, and prohibition of unauthorized subcontracting. It also began disclosing that it trains suppliers on its supplier code of conduct, its membership in the Mekong Club (a private sector initiative focused on eradicating forced labor), and its use of corrective action plans. Skechers states that it sources from a supplier alleged to have hired workers transferred from Xinjiang but that its audits did not reveal “any indications of the use of forced labor” or “any other concerns about general labor conditions.” It does not disclose the steps it has taken to address the risks of alleged Uyghur forced labor across its supply chain tiers. Skechers is encouraged to improve on the themes of Traceability & Risk Assessment, Purchasing Practices, 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||90 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||25 / 100|
|Training||60 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||25 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||0 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||0 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||0 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||25 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||75 / 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||0 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||40 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||20 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||50 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||0 / 100|