Company Ranking21 out of
Sony Corp. (Sony), a consumer electronics company and supplier to companies such as Apple and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, ranks 21st out of 60 companies. Since 2020, the company improved on the themes of Commitment & Governance and Recruitment, disclosing board oversight of issues relating to forced labour in supply chains, and the repayment of medical check-up fees to supply chain workers. However, the company did not improve across other themes. The company performed particularly poorly on the themes of Purchasing Practices and Worker Voice. As such, the company’s rank has dropped by 4 places since 2020.iii Notably, the company is the highest-scoring Japanese company in the benchmark. KnowTheChain identified one allegation of forced labour in the company’s supply chains.iv The company is encouraged to improve its performance and disclosure 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 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
|Supplier Code of Conduct and Capacity Building||25 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||75 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||67/100|
|Risk Assessment||31 / 100|
|Data on Supply Chain Risks||0 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||30 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||0 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||10 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||30 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||12.5 / 100|