Company Ranking25 out of
The Kroger Company (Kroger), the largest supermarket chain in the US,1 ranks 25th out of 43 companies, disclosing about the same amount of information on its forced labor policies and practices as its peers. Since 2018, the company does not seem to have taken additional steps to improve its performance and disclosure. As the benchmark methodology requires companies to keep up with evolving stakeholder expectations and emerging good practices, the company’s score has decreased by nine points. The company scores higher than average on the themes of Commitment & Governance and Remedy and lower than average on all remaining themes. It is encouraged 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 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||70 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||75 / 100|
|Training||45 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||0 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||12.5 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||25 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||25 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||0 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||15 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||15 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||0 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||50 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||0 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||0 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||20 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||40 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||10 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||75 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||0 / 100|