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Adidas tops latest Human Rights Benchmark

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LONDON – The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) has today published its fourth Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB), assessing 230 of the world’s most influential companies on their human rights disclosure.

With scores determined in-line with each firm’s governance and policy commitments, human rights due diligence, and remedies and grievance mechanisms, some of fashion’s leading names are both amongst the highest and lowest ranked on the board.

Out of a possible 26 points, Adidas set the standard with a total of 23 – followed by the likes of Marks & Spencer (21.5), Fast Retailing (19.5), Gap and VF Corp (both 18.5) – amongst the worst rated are China’s Anta Sports Products, Kohls, Capri Holdings, Columbia Sportswear and Prada, all of which received scores of less than five.

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