Summary of Results
This is the lowest scoring area where, despite strong policies among few companies, overall awareness and transparency is low. This is concerning given the sector's dependence on agricultural workers, which are often seasonal and migrant workers, recruited through middle-men, and most at risk of exploitation.
Three companies demonstrate awareness of the risks of forced labor that can arise from the use of recruitment agencies. Two those require recruitment agencies in their supply chains to uphold workers' rights.
Seven companies require that no fees are charged during the recruitment process, but none of the companies have a process whereby they ensure that, in the event that fees have been paid, fees are reimbursed to supply chain workers. No company requires direct employment of supply chain workers or audits recruiters in its supply chain, though two companies require their suppliers to audit recruiters.