2017 Results

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2017 Overall Scores

The 2017 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark assessed 98 of the largest publicly traded companies in the world on 100 human rights indicators. The results revealed a small group of leaders pulling ahead of the rest.

Companies (n=98)

9

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Coal India, China Petroleum & Chemical, Ross Stores, Kohl's, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, Yum! Brands, Grupo Mexico, Macy's, Costco Wholesale.

0-9
5

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Low score: Petrobras, Under Armour, Fast Retailing, Wal-mart Stores, McDonald's.

10-19
48

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Danone, PTT, Devon Energy, Kering, Archer Daniels Midland, Goldcorp, BRF, Associated British Foods, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Sysco, TJX Companies, L Brands, Christian Dior, Canadian Natural Resources, PetroChina, Compass Group, Norilsk Nickel, Starbucks, Marathon Petroleum, Woolworths, Nordstrom, Anadarko Petroleum, Phillips 66, Mondelez International, PepsiCo, Coach, Lukoil, Kroger, Shoprite, Next, Surgutneftegas, Alimentation Couche-tard, Aeon Company, Gazprom, EOG Resources, Valero Energy, Carrefour, Repsol, Prada, Falabella, CNOOC, Eni, Rosneft Oil, China Shenhua Energy, Hermes International, Heilan Home, Kraft Heinz, Kweichow Moutai.

20-29
18

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Statoil, Pernod-Ricard, Royal Dutch Shell, General Mills, VF, Inditex, Sasol, Hanesbrands, Vale, Ecopetrol, Glencore, Heineken NV, Exxon Mobil, Suncor Energy, Diageo, The Hershey Company, Occidental Petroleum, Target.

30-39
12

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Total, Hennes & Mauritz, Kellogg, Anglo American, Gap, Freeport-McMoRan, BP, Tesco, ConocoPhillips, Chevron Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company, Nike.

40-49
3

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Nestle, Adidas, Unilever.

50-59
3

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: BHP Billiton, Marks & Spencer Group, Rio Tinto.

60-69
70-79
80-89
90-100

Score range (%)

2017 Key Findings

A detailed briefing on the 2017 results. Find the highest and lowest scoring companies in each industry by measurement theme, analysis of trends, and emerging practice.

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2017 Industry Scores

The companies from 3 industries - Agricultural Products, Apparel, and Extractives - were chosen for the first Benchmark on the basis of their size (market capitalisation) and revenues. The charts below show the number of companies in each band per industry.

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Agricultural Products

Companies (n=35)

2

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Yum! Brands, Costco Wholesale.

0-9
2

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Wal-Mart Stores, McDonald’s.

10-19
19

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Danone, Archer Daniels Midland, BRF, Associated British Foods, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Sysco, Compass Group, Starbucks, Woolworths, Mondelez International, PepsiCo, Kroger, Shoprite, Alimentation Couche-tard, Aeon Company, Carrefour, Falabella, Kraft Heinz, Kweichow Moutai.

20-29
6

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Pernod-Ricard, General Mills, Heineken NV, Diageo, The Hershey Company, Target.

30-39
3

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Kellogg, Tesco, The Coca-Cola Company.

40-49
2

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Nestle, Unilever.

50-59
1

Companies in this band

Marks & Spencer Group.

60-69
70-79
80-89
90-100

Score range (%)

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Apparel

Companies (n=30)

4

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Ross Stores, Kohl's, Macy's, Costco Wholesale.

0-9
3

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Under Armour, Wal-mart Stores, Fast Retailing.

10-19
13

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Kering, Associated British Foods, TJX Companies, L Brands, Christian Dior, Nordstrom, Coach, Next, Aeon Company, Prada, Falabella, Hermes International, Heilan Home.

20-29
4

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: VF, Inditex, Hanesbrands, Target.

30-39
4

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Hennes & Mauritz, Gap, Tesco, Nike.

40-49
1

Companies in this band

Adidas.

50-59
1

Companies in this band

Marks & Spencer Group.

60-69
70-79
80-89
90-100

Score range (%)

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Extractives

Companies (n=41)

4

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Coal India, China Petroleum & Chemical, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, Grupo Mexico.

0-9
1

Companies in this band

Petrobras.

10-19
19

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: PTT, Devon Energy, Goldcorp, Canadian Natural Resources, PetroChina, Norilsk Nickel, Marathon Petroleum, Anadarko Petroleum, Phillips 66, Lukoil, Surgutneftegas, Gazprom, EOG Resources, Valero Energy, Repsol, CNOOC, Eni, Rosneft Oil, China Shenhua Energy.

20-29
9

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Statoil, Royal Dutch Shell, Sasol, Vale, Ecopetrol, Glencore, Exxon Mobil, Suncor Energy, Occidental Petroleum.

30-39
6

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Total, Anglo American, Freeport-McMoRan, BP, ConocoPhillips, Chevron Corporation.

40-49
50-59
2

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto.

60-69
70-79
80-89
90-100

Score range (%)

2017 Measurement Theme Scores

Companies were assessed across 6 measurement themes which had different weightings. On the whole, companies performed better on policy commitments and governance. Performance dropped off when it came to acting on those risks, tracking responses and remediating harms. In the bars below, darker colour blocks indicate the average score achieved.

 

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How did we do it?

Three years' of development, consultation, engagement and research led to the 2017 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark. Read more about our methodology to measure corporate human rights performance.

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