Company Ranking8 out of
The J. M. Smucker Company (Smucker), an American food and beverage manufacturer, ranks 8th out of 43 companies, disclosing more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers across all themes. Since 2018, the company has improved its score by 11 points. This is because the company began disclosing training for suppliers, the locations of some second-tier suppliers, further information on its risk assessment, a corrective action process, engagement with NGOs on forced labor risks in its Colombian coffee supply chains, and work on responsible recruitment in its supply chains. The company’s score is based on its stronger performance on the themes of Commitment & Governance, Traceability & Risk Assessment, and Monitoring. The company is encouraged to improve its performance and disclosure 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 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||75 / 100|
|Training||60 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||75 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||25 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||100 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||25 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||0 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||30 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||25 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||75 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||45 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||12.5 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||50 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||70 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||40 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||75 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||25 / 100|