Question: Does the company’s statement detail one or more specific, organisational policies or actions to combat slavery in their direct (tier 1) and/or in-direct (beyond tier 1) supply chain?
Suppliers comply with laws and company’s policies (direct / tier 1),
Prohibit use of forced labour (direct / tier 1),
Prohibit charging of recruitment fees to employee (direct / tier 1)
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updated about 1 year ago by Arisa Vithoontien

Suppliers comply with laws and company’s policies:

P1 - Clearly states that "Modern slavery is unacceptable within our business and supply chains." The Company requires "franchisees, suppliers and business partners that respect human rights for their respective employees."


P5 - McDonald's Human Rights Policy, which is guided by the UNGPs, International Bill of Rights, and the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work "applies to McDonald’s Corporation and its majority-owned subsidiaries around the world." All McDonald's staff are also required to adhere to the Standards of Business Conduct. However, franchises are separate legal entities so McDonald's only "expect[s] supplier self-managed excellence .. through the implementation of their own management systems."


Prohibit use of forced labour:

P5 - The Supplier Code of Conduct (“Code”) applies to McDonald's suppliers globally, which "prohibits any form of slave, forced, bonded, indentured or involuntary prison labour”


Prohibit charging of recruitment fees to employee:

P3 - The Company prohibits "direct or indirect fees or costs being charged to those seeking employment with or who are employed by the Company for the services directly related to recruitment for temporary or permanent job placement, unless legally permissible and within the legal limit. This includes where we may use private recruitment services or where we perform recruitment activities directly. Even where such fees or costs are legally permissible and within the legal limit, our policies and practices are designed to ensure that no one is indebted to the Company or to a recruiter in a manner that prohibits the individual from freely leaving their employment.”


Other actions to combat slavery, child labor, labour rights, and forced labour are done through audits, questionnaires, and site visits, but not organisational policies.

Arisa Vithoontien.....2021-11-13 20:53:34 UTC