Walmart Inc.

2018 Apparel & Footwear


Company Ranking

18 out of
43 Companies

Company Score

44 Out of 100



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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.

74 Out of 100

Commitment and Governance

This theme evaluates a company's commitment to addressing forced labor, whether it discloses supply chain standards, and to what extent it has management processes and board oversight, training programs, and engagement with stakeholders on forced labor in place.

Commitment 100 / 100
Supply Chain Standards 70 / 100
Management and Accountability 75 / 100
Training 75 / 100
Stakeholder Engagement 50 / 100

0 Out of 100

Traceability and Risk Assessment

This theme measures the extent to which a company demonstrates an understanding of its suppliers and their workforce by disclosing relevant information (such as supplier names or sourcing countries) and assesses and discloses forced labor risks across its supply chains.

Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency 0 / 100
Risk Assessment 0 / 100

15 Out of 100

Purchasing Practices

This theme assesses to what extent a company adopts responsible purchasing practices (such as providing price premiums and procurement incentives) and integrates supply chain standards into supplier selection and supplier contracts, and whether it cascades them down the supply chain.

Purchasing Practices 15 / 100
Supplier Selection 50 / 100
Integration into Supplier Contracts 50 / 100
Cascading Standards Through the Supply Chain 100 / 100
60 Out of 100


Recruitment Approach 15 / 100
Recruitment Fees 75 / 100
Monitoring and Ethical Recruitment 100 / 100
Migrant Worker Rights 50 / 100
20 Out of 100

Worker Voice

This theme measures the extent to which a company engages with workers in its supply chains, enables freedom of association, and ensures access to effective and trusted grievance mechanisms.

Communication of Policies 75 / 100
Worker Voice 12.5 / 100
Freedom of Association 0 / 100
Grievance Mechanism 40 / 100

0 Out of 100


This theme evaluates a company's process for auditing suppliers, including whether audits include non-scheduled visits, review relevant documents such as wage slips or contracts, interview workers, and audit lower-tier suppliers and provide disclosure on the outcomes of supplier audits.

Auditing Process 70 / 100
Auditing Disclosure / 100

0 Out of 100


This theme measures the extent to which a company has corrective action plans and processes for non-compliant suppliers and ensures remedy is provided to workers in its supply chains who are victims of forced labor. Publicly available allegations of forced labor in a company's supply chains that occurred in the past three years, and how a company has responded to and addressed those allegations, are also assessed as part of this theme.

Corrective Action Plans 62.5 / 100
Remedy Programs and Response to Allegations 25 / 100


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