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Applied Materials

The rapid growth in demand for electronic devices and the strain this puts on suppliers in the ICT manufacturing sector often results in long overtime hours for workers and prolonged exposure to toxic substances. These poor conditions must be addressed by companies to ensure that technology contributes positively to the achievement of the SDGs.
Total score
12.2/100
Assessment Note

WBA revised the CHRB’s methodology in 2021. The standard was raised, and so in some cases scores are therefore lower this year.

Measurement theme Score

Governance and policy commitments

1.6 /10

Embedding respect and human rights due diligence

1.8 /25

Remedies and grievance mechanisms

4.0 /20

Performance: Practices

2.4 /25

Performance: Responses

2.4 /20

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