Company Ranking29 out of
The TJX Companies Inc. (TJX Companies), the leading apparel and footwear retail chain globally,1 ranks 30th out of 37 companies and discloses significantly less information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers. TJX Companies’ score is based on its disclosure of a supplier code of conduct that prohibits forced labor and the retention of workers’ documents and incorporates the Employer Pays Principle. It requires that subcontractors comply with the code and incorporates it into supplier purchase orders. It discloses internal responsibility for suppliers’ social compliance, training on forced labor and human trafficking for its own staff and its suppliers, and information on supplier monitoring and its corrective action process. TJX Companies does not disclose the steps it has taken to address the risks of alleged Uyghur forced labor across its supply chain tiers. It is encouraged to improve on the themes of Traceability & Risk Assessment, Purchasing Practices, 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||40 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||25 / 100|
|Training||45 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||25 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||0 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||0 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||0 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||25 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||30 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||0 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||75 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||0 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||15 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||0 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||0 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||0 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||40 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||0 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||50 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||0 / 100|