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5.1.3 Society The society sub-category is consisted of fi ve aspects and eight indicators. The fi ve aspects of society sub-category are community rights, rights against corruption, public policy, anti-competitive behaviour, and compliance. Community (weight = 2.50), corruption (weight = 2.26), and anti-competitive behaviour (weight = 2.30) are the most disclosed aspects of society. Compliance (weight = 1.59) and public policy (weight = 1.99) are less referred aspects of society sub-category (refer Fig. 5 ). The three important indicators of society are SO3: percentage of employees trained in organization s anti-corruption policies and procedures (weight = 2.51); SO1: percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs (weight = 2.46); and SO8: 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 Investment & procurement practices Non-discrimination Freedom of association Child labour Forced and compulsory labor Security practicees Indigenous rights Fig. 4 Aspects of human rights and their scores Social Reporting Using GRI Disclosures 101
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monetary value of signi fi cant fi nes and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations (weight = 2.35). SO9: Operations with signi fi cant potential or actual negative impacts on local communities (weight = 1.16) are the least important indicators of society sub-category. 5.1.4 Product Responsibility Product responsibility sub-category consists of fi ve aspects and nine indicators. The fi ve aspects of product responsibility are customer health and safety, product and service labelling, marketing communications, customer privacy, and compliance. Customer health and safety (weight = 2.65) and product and service labelling (weight = 2.40) are the most important aspects, and compliance (weight = 2.19) and market communication (weight = 2.20) are the least referred aspects of product responsibility sub-category (see Fig. 6 ). Product responsibility mean scores ranging between 3.00 and 1.86 with PR1: life cycle stages in which health and safety impacts of products and services are assessed for improvement, and percentage of signi fi cant products and services categories subject to such procedures (weight = 3.00) the most referred indicator followed by PR4: total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labelling, by type of outcomes (weight = 2.56). PR6: Programs for adherence to laws, standards, and voluntary codes related to marketing communications, including advertising, pro- motion, and sponsorship (weight = 1.86), are the least important product respon- sibility indicator. 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 Local communities Corruption public policy Anti-competitve behaviour Compliance Fig. 5 Aspects of society and their scores 102 A. Yadlapalli and S. Rahman
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Overall, social disclosures of apparel fi rms range between 1.54 and 3.32. Among social sub-categories, labour practices is the more often referred and society is least referred. At aspect level, it is identi fi ed that the diversity and equal opportunity of labour and decent work (weight = 3.32) and child labour of human rights (weight = 3.27) are the most often referred. Indigenous rights (weight = 1.54) of
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