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Unilever plc (Unilever) ranks first on the benchmark demonstrating robust disclosure of its approach to managing forced labor risks in its supply chain. Unilever achieves the highest score in five out of seven thematic areas including commitment and governance, traceability and risk assessment, purchasing practices, recruitment, and remedy. Unilever also ranks in the top three among the remaining two thematic areas of worker voice and monitoring. Notably, the company discloses leading practices with respect to its training, stakeholder engagement, and recruitment initiatives. To improve its disclosure the company is encouraged to address gaps in its transparency in the areas of recruitment and remedy, and to develop and report on initiatives that ensure supply chain workers’ voices are heard.
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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
The company's top-level commitments on forced labor, supply chain standards, management processes, training programs and stakeholder engagement.
|Awareness and Commitment||100 / 100|
|Supply Chain Standards||80 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||100 / 100|
|Training||100 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||100 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
The extent to which the company traces its supply chain and conducts forced labor risk assessments, and discloses information about these processes.
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||/ 100|
The company's awareness and action on purchasing practices that can exacerbate forced labor risks and its process for selecting suppliers, integrating standards into contracts, and cascading them down the supply chain.
|Purchasing Practices||50 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||50 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||100 / 100|
|Cascading Standards Through the Supply Chain||50 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||50 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||50 / 100|
|Recruitment Audits||50 / 100|
The extent to which the company proactively communicates with workers through the supply chain, enables freedom of association and ensures access to effective and trusted grievance mechanisms.
|Communication of Policies||50 / 100|
|Worker Voice||0 / 100|
|Worker Empowerment||0 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||60 / 100|
The company's process for auditing (including whether it includes non-scheduled visits, document review, worker interviews) and disclosure about the audit process and findings.
|Auditing Process||75 / 100|
|Auditing Disclosure||60 / 100|
The extent to which the company has corrective action plans for non-compliant factories, as well as processes for remedying workers who are victims of forced labor, and reports on remedies provided.
|Corrective Action Plans||100 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||25 / 100|