Company Ranking25 out of
The Kroger Co. (Kroger), the largest supermarket chain in the US, ranks 25 out of 60 companies. Compared to 2020, the company improved on the theme of Traceability & Risk Assessment, disclosing additional detail on its human rights risk assessments including new impact assessments on migrant farmworkers in the production of mixed greens in California, and forced labour risks in shrimp in India. It also disclosed some forced labour risks identified in its supply chains. However, the company did not improve across other themes. The company performed particularly poorly on the themes of Purchasing Practices, Recruitment, Monitoring and Remedy. As such, the company’s score has dropped by 11 points. The company is encouraged to improve its performance and disclosure on the themes of Recruitment.
HOW DO THEY COMPARE?
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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||59 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||25/100|
|Risk Assessment||44 / 100|
|Data on Supply Chain Risks||0 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||0 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||0 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||15 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||0 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||0 / 100|