2018 Results

2018 Overall Scores

The 2018 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark assessed 100 of the largest publicly traded companies in the world on a set of human rights indicators.

Total 100

Companies

27

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Tapestry, Phillips 66, PetroChina, BRF, Costco Wholesale, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Falabella, Devon Energy, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, Gazprom, Ross Stores, Kraft Heinz, China Petroleum & Chemical, China Shenhua Energy, Macy's, Shoprite, Prada, CNOOC, Hermes International, Surgutneftegas, EOG Resources, Alimentation Couche-Tard, Valero Energy, Monster Beverage, Heilan Home, Kweichow Moutai

0-10
19

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: The Hershey Company, Target, Suncor Energy, Exxon Mobil, Ahold Delhaize, PTT, Grupo Mexico, LVMH, Aeon Company, L Brands, Sysco, Compass Group, Norilsk Nickel, TJX Companies, Anadarko Petroleum, Marathon Petroleum, Yum! Brands, Canadian Natural Resources, Kohl's

10-20
17

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Archer Daniels Midland, Kering, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Fast Retailing, Wesfarmers, Coal India, Associated British Foods, Mondelez International, Carrefour, Sasol, Lukoil, Wal-Mart Stores, Occidental Petroleum, Rosneft Oil, McDonald's, Pernod-Ricard, Kroger

20-30
11

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: ConocoPhillips, Next, Ecopetrol, Danone, Equinor, Tesco, Nike, Goldcorp, Chevron Corporation, General Mills, Under Armour

30-40
12

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Hennes & Mauritz, BP, Nestle, Hanesbrands, Total, Repsol, Glencore, PepsiCo, Diageo, Heineken NV, Petrobras, Woolworths

40-50
7

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: The Coca-Cola Company, Kellogg, Royal Dutch Shell, Inditex, Freeport-McMoRan, Anglo American, Gap

50-60
4

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Marks & Spencer Group, Unilever, ENI, VF

60-70
2

Companies in this band

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

70-80
1

Companies in this band

Adidas

80-90
90-100

Score range (%)

2018 Key Findings

A detailed briefing on the 2018 results. Find the highest and lowest scoring companies in each industry by measurement theme, analysis of trends, and emerging practice.

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2018 Industry Scores

The companies from 3 industries - Agricultural Products, Apparel, and Extractives - were chosen for the 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

Total 38

Companies

9

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: BRF, Costco Wholesale, Starbucks, Falabella, Kraft Heinz, Shoprite, Alimentation Couche-Tard, Monster Beverage, Kweichow Moutai.

0-10
7

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: The Hershey Company, Ahold Delhaize, Aeon Company, Target, Sysco, Compass Group, Yum! Brands.

10-20
10

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Archer Daniels Midland, Wesfarmers, Associated British Foods, Mondelez International, Carrefour, Wal-Mart Stores, Anheuser-Busch InBev, McDonald's, Pernod-Ricard, Kroger.

20-30
4

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Danone, Heineken NV, Tesco, General Mills.

30-40
4

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Nestle, PepsiCo, Diageo, Woolworths.

40-50
2

Companies in this band

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

50-60
2

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Marks & Spencer Group, Unilever.

60-70
70-80
80-90
90-100

Score range (%)

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Apparel

Total 30

Companies

9

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Tapestry, Costco Wholesale, Nordstrom, Falabella, Ross Stores, Macy's, Prada, Hermes International, Heilan Home.

0-10
6

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: LVMH, Aeon Company, L Brands, Target, TJX Companies, Kohl's.

10-20
4

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Kering, Fast Retailing, Associated British Foods, Wal-Mart Stores.

20-30
4

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Next, Tesco, Nike, Under Armour.

30-40
2

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Hennes & Mauritz, Hanesbrands.

40-50
2

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Inditex, Gap.

50-60
2

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Marks & Spencer Group, VF.

60-70
70-80
1

Companies in this band

Adidas

80-90
90-100

Score range (%)

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Extractives

Total 41

Companies

11

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Phillips 66, PetroChina, Devon Energy, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, Gazprom, China Petroleum & Chemical, China Shenhua Energy, CNOOC, Surgutneftegas, EOG Resources, Valero Energy.

0-10
8

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Suncor Energy, Exxon Mobil, PTT, Grupo Mexico, Norilsk Nickel, Anadarko Petroleum, Marathon Petroleum, Canadian Natural Resources.

10-20
7

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Chevron Corporation, Coal India, Sasol, Goldcorp, Lukoil, Occidental Petroleum, Rosneft Oil.

20-30
4

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Glencore, ConocoPhillips, Ecopetrol, Equinor.

30-40
4

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: BP, Total, Repsol, Petrobras.

40-50
3

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Royal Dutch Shell, Freeport-McMoRan, Anglo American.

50-60
2

Companies in this band

Highest score >> Lowest score: Vale, ENI.

60-70
2

Companies in this band

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

70-80
80-90
90-100

Score range (%)

2018 Measurement Theme Scores

Companies were assessed across 6 Measurement Themes which have different weightings. Even though average scores are low across the board, overall companies tend to perform more strongly on policy commitments and management systems than on remedy or dealing with key risks in practice.

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How did we do it?

The CHRB assessment is based on the CHRB Methodology, which was developed and improved through extensive consultations and engagement. Read more about our methodology to measure corporate human rights performance.

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