Company Ranking17 out of
Sony Corp. (Sony), a consumer electronics company and supplier to companies including Apple and HPE, ranks 17th out of 49 companies, disclosing more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers on all themes except Worker Voice and Monitoring. Notably, the company has the highest score among the benchmarked Japanese companies on the themes of Traceability & Risk Assessment and Recruitment. KnowTheChain identified one allegation of forced labor in the company’s supply chains. The company does not disclose engagement with affected stakeholders nor remedy outcomes for workers. The company has an opportunity to improve its performance and disclosure 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 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||50 / 100|
|Training||45 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||25 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||50 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||75 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||12.5 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||50 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||15 / 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||0 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||12.5 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||20 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||20 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||30 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||75 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||0 / 100|