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We have looked at two different companies and what kind of practices they use regarding control and human rights due diligence when subcontracting supply chain services.The first company we chose is Coca Cola, coca cola has one of the biggest supply chains in the world. Moreover, Coca Cola came up with different resources regarding human rights due diligence and number of tools in order to identify and address the impacts that might be present in their supply chain. They created a self evaluation checklist which is used to determine an early issue identification which is connected to human rights risks. The goal of the checklist is to help MDC operators to keep working environment safe and workforce under the control and good behavior as well as mitigate the risks. When the issue is recognized the company follows up the mitigation strategy. Supplier partners are expected to follow these tools at all times in order to enhance awareness of human rights and prevent any risks associated with these. In 2017 Coca Cola published the Human Rights Report which is connected to United Nations Guiding Principles Reporting Framework. The report is formed to share how Coca Cola identified and addressed the human rights risks.The due diligence checklist is consisted of following topics: Plant siting due diligence, Micro-distribution centers, Migrant worker DD (due diligence), Contract labor DD, Pre-sourcing human rights DD, Child labour in agriculture checklist and Non-trademark activation DD In the case of an identified risk, one or more of the following actions could be taken: Perform the action suggested in the assessment question Obtain further information about the subject matter before determining next steps Contact internal subject matter experts for further guidance on addressing the situation. Engage MDC in activity Coca Cola had also created their own Supplier guiding principles that the subcontractors are obligated to follow. Supplier Guiding Principles are consisted of: “Freedom of association and collective bargaining, Prohibit child labor, Prohibit forced labour and abuse of labor, Eliminate discrimination, Work hours and wages, Provide a safe and healthy workplace, Protect the environment, Business integrity, Grievance procedure and remedy and Management systems for ensuring lawful compliance and respect for all human rights” (2018 Supplier Guiding Principles, Coca-Cola). The second company we took a look at is Adidas. As a huge company worldwide Adidas has its own strategy on how to keep human rights under control. Adidas is striving to operate responsibly along the entire value chain by safeguarding the rights of their own employees and those of the workers who manufacture their products and by applying their influence to affect change wherever human rights issues are linked to their business activities. Adidas also use “Workplace Standards” which is supply chain code of conduct which also covers workers’ health, safety, and provisions to ensure environmentally sound factory operations. It follows fair compensation.Although everyone’s human rights and fundamental freedoms must be respected and upheld there is special attention that must be given to vulnerable groups, minorities, etc. It is for this reasons that Adidas has developed specific programs and initiatives to address topics such as:Child LabourTheir Workplace Standard state that their suppliers must not employ children less that 15 or less than the age for completing compulsory education. Any finding of child labour would require:A supplier to pay an ongoing wage to the family of the child and for the child to return to school until they are of legal age to workThe supplier must then offer them reemployment, ina role that would not involve excessive hours or hazardous work          Forced LabourIn accordance to their Workplace Standards, business partners must not use forced labour. No employees may be compelled to work through force or intimidation of any form nor as any means of political coercion or as punishment for holding or expressing political views. They have developed a policy to address forced labour concerns as well as concerns over human trafficking. Migrant LabourThey have worked with ILO and other NGOs to safeguard the rights of migrant workers who have found employment within their supply chain. Details of their policies and guidance can be found in their Guidelines on Employment Standards.Women in the supply chainAbout 80% of the workers employment by their suppliers are women. They say it is vitally important for them as a company that women workers enjoy equal treatment, including pay, benefits and career advancement, and that they are free from discrimination or harassment

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