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  • Overall approach
    1/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Company is a member of the UN Global Compact
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    13/88
    • Leather
      13/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Children Labor – The company must not use or support the use of children work, ofemployees under the minimum legal age,with by sub-contracted entities.Forced Labor – The company must not be involved with, orforced labor, either under the form of the work of people hired for payment of debts orfor slave work. The employees should not have their personal documents retained as acondition to be admitted and will have the freedom to leave their employers uponagreement. [...]Labor Rights – The company must maintain records of employees in conformity withthe local and national legislation, must also support the freedom of association andeffectively recognize the right to collective labor negotiation. [...]Discrimination – The company must not get involved with, or support, discriminationbased on race, religion, age, physical or mental deficiencies, marital status, sexualorientation or political association."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          [Translation] "We are committed to equality of opportunity of work for all with non-discriminatory practices, independent of race, sex, religion or nationality [...] In the case of suppliers and / or third parties with whom Alpargatas relates, illegal conduct or which violates this Code of Conduct and Ethics is a breach of contract and is subject to the termination of the respective contract."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          [Translation] "The Company has a Compliance area that seeks to ensure compliance with the laws, rules and regulations applicable to its business in different geographies, and is also responsible for preventing, detecting and remedying irregularities and illegalities [...] This Policy applies to AlpargatasS.A (“Company” or “Alpargatas”), its managers and employees, as well as third parties who may eventually be hired/contracted by Alpargatas and who represent it in the activities referred to herein."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          [Translation] "AlpaEscuta, a channel for receiving complaints from Alpargatas, aims to receive and analyze all types of complaints from employees, suppliers, customers, partners and any other parties related to the Company. Complaints can be made anonymously. In addition to being good market practice, AlpaEscuta is an open and independent channel that reports to the Ethics Committee, allowing greater transparency in communication with the Company's Senior Management on aspects and / or actions not acceptable to Alpargatas" "You can also dial 0800 770 7791 to use Alpa Escuta or, if you prefer, visit www.alpaescuta.com. All and any denunciation will be treated as confidential."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers; Yes, report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers; Yes, report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Yes

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Brazil
          (Note: Havaianas is one of Alpargatas' 3 brands) "envisioning the transparency of information related to our supply chain, since 2018 Alpargatas has disclosed the suppliers list of Havaianas. Listed below are the suppliers of raw materials, confections, accessories & shoes."
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      13/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/5
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Children Labor – The company must not use or support the use of children work, ofemployees under the minimum legal age,with by sub-contracted entities.Forced Labor – The company must not be involved with, orforced labor, either under the form of the work of people hired for payment of debts orfor slave work. The employees should not have their personal documents retained as acondition to be admitted and will have the freedom to leave their employers uponagreement. [...]Labor Rights – The company must maintain records of employees in conformity withthe local and national legislation, must also support the freedom of association andeffectively recognize the right to collective labor negotiation. [...]Discrimination – The company must not get involved with, or support, discriminationbased on race, religion, age, physical or mental deficiencies, marital status, sexualorientation or political association."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          [Translation] "We are committed to equality of opportunity of work for all with non-discriminatory practices, independent of race, sex, religion or nationality [...] In the case of suppliers and / or third parties with whom Alpargatas relates, illegal conduct or which violates this Code of Conduct and Ethics is a breach of contract and is subject to the termination of the respective contract."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          [Translation] "The Company has a Compliance area that seeks to ensure compliance with the laws, rules and regulations applicable to its business in different geographies, and is also responsible for preventing, detecting and remedying irregularities and illegalities [...] This Policy applies to AlpargatasS.A (“Company” or “Alpargatas”), its managers and employees, as well as third parties who may eventually be hired/contracted by Alpargatas and who represent it in the activities referred to herein."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          [Translation] "AlpaEscuta, a channel for receiving complaints from Alpargatas, aims to receive and analyze all types of complaints from employees, suppliers, customers, partners and any other parties related to the Company. Complaints can be made anonymously. In addition to being good market practice, AlpaEscuta is an open and independent channel that reports to the Ethics Committee, allowing greater transparency in communication with the Company's Senior Management on aspects and / or actions not acceptable to Alpargatas" "You can also dial 0800 770 7791 to use Alpa Escuta or, if you prefer, visit www.alpaescuta.com. All and any denunciation will be treated as confidential."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers; Yes, report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers; Yes, report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Brazil

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Yes
          (Note: Havaianas is one of Alpargatas' 3 brands) "envisioning the transparency of information related to our supply chain, since 2018 Alpargatas has disclosed the suppliers list of Havaianas. Listed below are the suppliers of raw materials, confections, accessories & shoes."
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    0/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    8/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Alpargatas SA are a manufacturer and retailer of footwear and apparel in Brazil. Alpargatas SA is selected as a powerbroker for leather and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Apparel & footwear
Segments
Manufacturer, Retailer
HQ
HQ 
Brazil
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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