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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific
      0/6
      Palm oil
      "Ahold Delhaize and its brands are committed that 100% of the volume of palm oil in our own brand products is certified sustainable against the Principles and Criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)". 
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      New York Declaration on Forests; UN Global Consumer Goods Forum; UN Global Compact
      Ahold Delhaize state that they are signatory to the New York Declaration on Forests, the UN Global Compact and UN Global Consumer Goods Forum.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Deforestation is a particular concern for tropical rainforests as these forests capture carbon emissions (and thus help mitigate climate change) and they are home to much of the world’s biodiversity. For these reasons and more, it is critical the food industry helps reduce deforestation by identifying alternative methods to produce the commodities that feed the world."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    33/86
    • Beef
      16/86
      • Commitment Strength
        11/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/21
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Type of commitment: Sustainability commitment
            "As a member of the multi-stakeholder Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB), we aim to jointly limit deforestation through the GSRB Principles & Criteria". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As a member of the multi-stakeholder Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB), we aim to jointly limit deforestation through the GSRB Principles & Criteria". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As a member of the multi-stakeholder Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB), we aim to jointly limit deforestation through the GSRB Principles & Criteria". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As a member of the multi-stakeholder Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB), we aim to jointly limit deforestation through the GSRB Principles & Criteria". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As a member of the multi-stakeholder Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB), we aim to jointly limit deforestation through the GSRB Principles & Criteria". 
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "As a member of the multi-stakeholder Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB), we aim to jointly limit deforestation through the GSRB Principles & Criteria". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.7
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Ahold Delhaize ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Ahold Delhaize  state "No discrimination shall be tolerated in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on gender, age, religion, race, caste, social background, disability, ethnic and national origin, nationality, membership in workers’ organizations including unions, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristic protected by law. No employee shall be subjected to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment". 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Palm oil
      47/86
      • Commitment Strength
        29/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            "We are committed that 100% of the volume of palm oil in our own brand products is certified sustainable against the standard of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), with the first importer identified."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are committed that 100% of the volume of palm oil in our own brand products is certified sustainable against the standard of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), with the first importer identified."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are committed that 100% of the volume of palm oil in our own brand products is certified sustainable against the standard of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), with the first importer identified."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are committed that 100% of the volume of palm oil in our own brand products is certified sustainable against the standard of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), with the first importer identified."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are committed that 100% of the volume of palm oil in our own brand products is certified sustainable against the standard of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), with the first importer identified."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "We are committed that 100% of the volume of palm oil in our own brand products is certified sustainable against the standard of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), with the first importer identified."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We are committed that 100% of the volume of palm oil in our own brand products is certified sustainable against the standard of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), with the first importer identified."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            Ahold Delhaize have stated "palm oil in our private brand products is covered by a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) scheme, such as RSPO Mass Balance, RSPO Segregated or RSPO GreenPalm. RSPO scheme coverage is one of the steps toward meeting our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Policy, which includes four criteria: 1. Complies with the principles and criteria of RSPO 2. Preserves High Carbon Stock forests and High Conservation Value areas 3. Does not expand on peatlands, regardless of depth". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Ahold Delhaize have stated "palm oil in our private brand products is covered by a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) scheme, such as RSPO Mass Balance, RSPO Segregated or RSPO GreenPalm. RSPO scheme coverage is one of the steps toward meeting our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Policy, which includes four criteria: 1. Complies with the principles and criteria of RSPO 2. Preserves High Carbon Stock forests and High Conservation Value areas 3. Does not expand on peatlands, regardless of depth". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Ahold Delhaize have stated "palm oil in our private brand products is covered by a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) scheme, such as RSPO Mass Balance, RSPO Segregated or RSPO GreenPalm. RSPO scheme coverage is one of the steps toward meeting our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Policy, which includes four criteria: 1. Complies with the principles and criteria of RSPO 2. Preserves High Carbon Stock forests and High Conservation Value areas 3. Does not expand on peatlands, regardless of depth". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Ahold Delhaize have stated "palm oil in our private brand products is covered by a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) scheme, such as RSPO Mass Balance, RSPO Segregated or RSPO GreenPalm. RSPO scheme coverage is one of the steps toward meeting our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Policy, which includes four criteria: 1. Complies with the principles and criteria of RSPO 2. Preserves High Carbon Stock forests and High Conservation Value areas 3. Does not expand on peatlands, regardless of depth". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Ahold Delhaize have stated "palm oil in our private brand products is covered by a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) scheme, such as RSPO Mass Balance, RSPO Segregated or RSPO GreenPalm. RSPO scheme coverage is one of the steps toward meeting our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Policy, which includes four criteria: 1. Complies with the principles and criteria of RSPO 2. Preserves High Carbon Stock forests and High Conservation Value areas 3. Does not expand on peatlands, regardless of depth". 
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Ahold Delhaize have stated "palm oil in our private brand products is covered by a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) scheme, such as RSPO Mass Balance, RSPO Segregated or RSPO GreenPalm. RSPO scheme coverage is one of the steps toward meeting our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Policy, which includes four criteria: 1. Complies with the principles and criteria of RSPO 2. Preserves High Carbon Stock forests and High Conservation Value areas 3. Does not expand on peatlands, regardless of depth". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Ahold Delhaize have stated "palm oil in our private brand products is covered by a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) scheme, such as RSPO Mass Balance, RSPO Segregated or RSPO GreenPalm. RSPO scheme coverage is one of the steps toward meeting our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Policy, which includes four criteria: 1. Complies with the principles and criteria of RSPO 2. Preserves High Carbon Stock forests and High Conservation Value areas 3. Does not expand on peatlands, regardless of depth". 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/11
          • Commitment details
            downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2/4
            Ahold Delhaize have stated "Palm oil traceable to 1 importers[...]2015 performance [is] 74%". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Ahold Delhaize have stated "Palm oil traceable to 1 importers[...]2015 performance [is] 74%". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Ahold Delhaize have stated "Palm oil traceable to 1 importers[...]2015 performance [is] 74%". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Ahold Delhaize have stated "Palm oil traceable to 1 importers[...]2015 performance [is] 74%". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Ahold Delhaize have stated "Palm oil traceable to 1 importers[...]2015 performance [is] 74%". 
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Ahold Delhaize have stated "Palm oil traceable to 1 importers[...]2015 performance [is] 74%". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Ahold Delhaize have stated "Palm oil traceable to 1 importers[...]2015 performance [is] 74%". 
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "We are committed that 100% of the volume of palm oil in our own brand products is certified sustainable against the standard of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), with the first importer identified."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Ahold Delhaize have stated "palm oil in our private brand products is covered by a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) scheme, such as RSPO Mass Balance, RSPO Segregated or RSPO GreenPalm. RSPO scheme coverage is one of the steps toward meeting our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Policy, which includes four criteria: 1. Complies with the principles and criteria of RSPO 2. Preserves High Carbon Stock forests and High Conservation Value areas 3. Does not expand on peatlands, regardless of depth". 
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            Ahold Delhaize have stated "palm oil in our private brand products is covered by a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) scheme, such as RSPO Mass Balance, RSPO Segregated or RSPO GreenPalm. RSPO scheme coverage is one of the steps toward meeting our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Policy, which includes four criteria: 1. Complies with the principles and criteria of RSPO 2. Preserves High Carbon Stock forests and High Conservation Value areas 3. Does not expand on peatlands, regardless of depth". 
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "We are committed that 100% of the volume of palm oil in our own brand products is certified sustainable against the standard of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), with the first importer identified."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
             
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings
          Ahold Delhaize has joined more than a dozen global retailers, consumer goods manufacturers and civic groups to form the North American Sustainable Palm Oil Network (NASPON).
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          14798 metric tons
          14798 metric tons of PO used, total volume. 100% RSPO certified. Reported to CDP 2018.
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Ahold Delhaize ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Ahold Delhaize  state "No discrimination shall be tolerated in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on gender, age, religion, race, caste, social background, disability, ethnic and national origin, nationality, membership in workers’ organizations including unions, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristic protected by law. No employee shall be subjected to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment". 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      34/86
      • Commitment Strength
        22/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC
            "Wood fiber based products must be either certified against the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standards (PEFC only if coming from certain low risk origins), or made with low risk materials, or recycled."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Wood fiber based products must be either certified against the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standards (PEFC only if coming from certain low risk origins), or made with low risk materials, or recycled."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            "Wood fiber based products must be either certified against the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standards (PEFC only if coming from certain low risk origins), or made with low risk materials, or recycled."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Wood fiber based products must be either certified against the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standards (PEFC only if coming from certain low risk origins), or made with low risk materials, or recycled."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Wood fiber based products must be either certified against the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standards (PEFC only if coming from certain low risk origins), or made with low risk materials, or recycled."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "Wood fiber based products must be either certified against the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standards (PEFC only if coming from certain low risk origins), or made with low risk materials, or recycled." Target date for 100% is 2020.
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Wood fiber based products must be either certified against the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standards (PEFC only if coming from certain low risk origins), or made with low risk materials, or recycled." Target date for 100% is 2020.
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "Ahold Delhaize brands apply a three-pronged approach towards wood fiber, whereby the product or packaging, must be either ‘certified’, ‘low risk’, or ‘recycled’". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Ahold Delhaize brands apply a three-pronged approach towards wood fiber, whereby the product or packaging, must be either ‘certified’, ‘low risk’, or ‘recycled’". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Ahold Delhaize brands apply a three-pronged approach towards wood fiber, whereby the product or packaging, must be either ‘certified’, ‘low risk’, or ‘recycled’". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Ahold Delhaize brands apply a three-pronged approach towards wood fiber, whereby the product or packaging, must be either ‘certified’, ‘low risk’, or ‘recycled’". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Ahold Delhaize brands apply a three-pronged approach towards wood fiber, whereby the product or packaging, must be either ‘certified’, ‘low risk’, or ‘recycled’". 
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "Wood fiber based products must be either certified against the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standards (PEFC only if coming from certain low risk origins), or made with low risk materials, or recycled." Target date for 100% is 2020.
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Wood fiber based products must be either certified against the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standards (PEFC only if coming from certain low risk origins), or made with low risk materials, or recycled." Target date for 100% is 2020.
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Reporting on the commitment shows that in 2017 48% of their wood fibre products met their commitment (excluding three subsidiaries). 
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            2017 reporting was audited by PwC in 2018.
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          Ahold Delhaize provide a helpline through which anyone can report potential misconduct or ethical violations related to the company's business operations
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Ahold Delhaize ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Ahold Delhaize  state "No discrimination shall be tolerated in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on gender, age, religion, race, caste, social background, disability, ethnic and national origin, nationality, membership in workers’ organizations including unions, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristic protected by law. No employee shall be subjected to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment". 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      36/86
      • Commitment Strength
        18/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          18/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            Certification schemes mentioned: RTRS
            "Ahold Delhaize brands are working towards 100% sustainably certified higher risk soy. Our brands work with standards, like the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS), which can ensure that deforestation is not part of our soy supply chains". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Ahold Delhaize brands are working towards 100% sustainably certified higher risk soy. Our brands work with standards, like the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS), which can ensure that deforestation is not part of our soy supply chains". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Ahold Delhaize brands are working towards 100% sustainably certified higher risk soy. Our brands work with standards, like the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS), which can ensure that deforestation is not part of our soy supply chains". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Ahold Delhaize brands are working towards 100% sustainably certified higher risk soy. Our brands work with standards, like the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS), which can ensure that deforestation is not part of our soy supply chains". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Ahold Delhaize brands are working towards 100% sustainably certified higher risk soy. Our brands work with standards, like the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS), which can ensure that deforestation is not part of our soy supply chains". 
          • Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            "2020 targets • 100% certified sustainable sourcing of tea, coffee, cocoa, palm oil, soy and wood fibers in own-brand products"
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "Ahold Delhaize brands are working towards 100% sustainably certified higher risk soy. Our brands work with standards, like the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS), which can ensure that deforestation is not part of our soy supply chains". 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            4/4
            "Ahold Delhaize brands are working towards 100% sustainably certified higher risk soy. Our brands work with standards, like the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS), which can ensure that deforestation is not part of our soy supply chains". 
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2.7/2.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2.7/2.7
            certification
            "Ahold Delhaize brands are working towards 100% sustainably certified higher risk soy. Our brands work with standards, like the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS), which can ensure that deforestation is not part of our soy supply chains". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          Ahold Delhaize provide a helpline through which anyone can report potential misconduct or ethical violations related to the company's business operations.
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings
          "For example, Ahold Delhaize participates in . . . Retailers Soy Group (RSG."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          AHOLD DELHAIZE  REPORT THAT THEIR ANNUAL SOY FOOTPRINT IS  632111.43 MT  (DIRECT SOY AND DERIVATIVES; RAW MEAT FEED; EGGS AND DAIRY). 
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Ahold Delhaize ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Ahold Delhaize  state "No discrimination shall be tolerated in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on gender, age, religion, race, caste, social background, disability, ethnic and national origin, nationality, membership in workers’ organizations including unions, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristic protected by law. No employee shall be subjected to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment". 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    20/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    8/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Ahold Delhaize is a food retail group, formed from the merger of Ahold and the Delhaize Group in 2016. It has twenty-two store brands, including groceries, supermarkets, specialty stores and online stores across the US, the Netherlands, Belgium, and other European countries. It is one of the world’s largest retailers and claims its subsidiaries include the top online retailer in the Benelux and leading online grocers in the Benelux and the US. The breadth of its retail market means it is exposed to several forest risk commodities. In 2015, Ahold Delhaize used more than 10,000 metric tons of palm oil and derivatives in its own brand products.

Sector
Industry sector 
Food retail, Furniture & flooring
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
Netherlands
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Food Lion, Giant Martins, Giant, Hannaford, Stop&Shop, Peapod, Delhaize, Albert Heijn, Bol.com, Etos, Gall&Gall, Albert, Ena Food, Maxi, Temp, Mega Image

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