Company Ranking4 out of
Walmart Inc. (Walmart), the world’s largest retailer, ranks 4th out of 43 companies, disclosing more information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers across all themes. Since 2018, the company’s rank has improved from 6th to 4th. This is because the company began disclosing detail on its human rights risk assessment process, further examples of stakeholder engagement on forced labor, and training for sourcing staff on responsible buying practices. Walmart’s score is based on its stronger performance on the themes of Commitment & Governance, Worker Voice, and Monitoring. Notably, the company is one of the two highest-scoring US companies in the benchmark and the second highest-scoring company on the theme of Worker Voice. KnowTheChain identified one allegation of forced labor in the company’s supply chains; the company does not disclose engagement with affected stakeholders nor remedy outcomes for workers. The company has an opportunity to improve on the themes of Traceability & Risk Assessment, Remedy, and Worker Voice, despite its high relative score on the latter.
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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||80 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||75 / 100|
|Training||45 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||100 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||12.5 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||75 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||50 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||50 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||15 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||30 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||75 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||75 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||30 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||25 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||75 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||70 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||70 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||50 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||75 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||12.5 / 100|