Company Ranking25 out of
Zalando, the biggest online-only apparel retailer in Europe,1 ranks 25th out of 37 companies, disclosing less information on its forced labor policies and practices than its peers. It scores higher than average on the theme of Purchasing Practices and lower than average on the remaining themes. Its score is based on its disclosure of a supplier code of conduct that addresses the ILO core labor standards and incorporates the Employer Pays Principle, internal responsibility for and training on its code of conduct, a supplier list, and a human rights risk assessment and corrective action processes. It also discloses that it is a member of the ILO’s Better Work program and ACT (Action, Collaboration, Transformation). ACT promotes freedom of association and collective bargaining within global supply chains and is based on an agreement between global brands and retailers and the global trade union federation IndustriALL. Zalando 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 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||60 / 100|
|Management and Accountability||50 / 100|
|Training||30 / 100|
|Stakeholder Engagement||25 / 100|
Traceability and Risk Assessment
|Traceability and Supply Chain Transparency||37.5 / 100|
|Risk Assessment||25 / 100|
|Purchasing Practices||50 / 100|
|Supplier Selection||75 / 100|
|Integration into Supplier Contracts||0 / 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||50 / 100|
|Worker Engagement||12.5 / 100|
|Grievance Mechanism||10 / 100|
|Monitoring Process||10 / 100|
|Monitoring Disclosure||0 / 100|
|Corrective Action Plans||25 / 100|
|Remedy Programs||0 / 100|