Company Ranking14 out of
The Hershey Company (Hershey), the largest chocolate company in the US, ranks 14th out of 43 companies, disclosing more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers on all themes except Recruitment, Worker Voice, and Remedy. Since 2018, the company has improved its score by 13 points. This is because the company updated its supplier code to prohibit worker-paid recruitment fees and passport retention and began disclosing board oversight of its sourcing program, information such as the names of its cocoa suppliers, and a human rights risk assessment. KnowTheChain identified one allegation of forced labor in the company’s supply chains. Hershey reports that it asked its direct suppliers to remove the supplier in question from its supply chains. It does not disclose engagement with affected stakeholders nor remedy outcomes for workers. The company has an opportunity to improve on the themes of Purchasing Practices, Recruitment, 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 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||45 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||50 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||62.5 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||75 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||37.5 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||0 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||15 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||25 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||0 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||30 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||0 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||40 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||50 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||10 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||37.5 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||12.5 / 100|