Company Ranking6 out of
Woolworths Group Ltd. (Woolworths), one of Australia’s largest supermarkets, ranks 6th 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 score has improved by 13 points. This is because it began implementing training for its staff and suppliers, and it disclosed responsible purchasing practices, details on how it supports responsible recruitment in its supply chains, a grievance mechanism for its suppliers’ workers (including data on use of the mechanism), audit findings on forced labor, and more information on its corrective action process. Notably, the company has the highest scores in the sector on the themes of Commitment & Governance and Purchasing Practices. 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 Recruitment, Worker Voice, and Remedy.
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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||100 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||100 / 100|
|Training||60 / 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||100 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||15 / 100|
|Recruitment Approach||30 / 100|
|Recruitment Fees||25 / 100|
|Monitoring and Responsible Recruitment||75 / 100|
|Rights of Workers in Vulnerable Conditions||45 / 100|
|Freedom of Association||25 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||25 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||80 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||50 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||40 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||75 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||12.5 / 100|