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Labour Practices Human rights Society Product responsibilities Fig. 2 Average scores of social sub-categories Social Reporting Using GRI Disclosures 99
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equal opportunity (weight = 2.86); training and education (weight = 2.78); and occupational health and safety (weight = 2.70). The labour/management relations (weight = 2.30) aspect is the least referred aspect under the labour practices and decent work sub-category (Fig. 3 ). The top 3 indicators for labour practices are LA1: total workforce by employ- ment type, employment contract, and region broken down by gender (weight = 3.76); LA13: composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity (weight = 3.32); and LA7: rates of injury, occu- pational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities, by region and by gender (weight = 3.22). LA6: Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management worker health and safety committees (weight = 2.24) and LA9: health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions (weight = 2.30) are the two least important indicators. 5.1.2 Human Rights Human rights sub-category consists of seven aspects and 9 indicators. Seven aspects of human rights are investment and procurement practices, non-discrimination, freedom of association and collective bargaining, child labour, forced and com- pulsory labour, compliance and grievance practices, security practices, and indige- nous rights. Child labour (weight = 3.27), forced and compulsory labour (weight = 3.00), and freedom of association and collective bargaining (weight = 2.84) are the often disclosed aspects. Indigenous rights is the less referred aspect (weight = 1.54) (see Fig. 4 ). Among the nine human rights indicators, HR6: operations and signi fi cant sup- pliers aspect is identi fi ed as having signi fi cant risk for incidents of child labour and 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 Employment Labour/management Practices Occupational health and safety Training and education Diversity and equal opportunity Fig. 3 Scores of labour practices and decent work sub-category 100 A. Yadlapalli and S. Rahman
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measures taken to contribute to the effective abolition of child labour (weight = 3.27); HR7: operations and signi fi cant suppliers identi fi ed as having signi fi cant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labour and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour (weight = 3.00); and HR2: percentage of signi fi cant suppliers, contractors, and other business partners that have undergone human rights screening, and actions taken (weight = 2.89) are the three most important indicators for apparel fi rms. The least important human rights indicator is HR9: total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people and actions taken (weight = 1.54).
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