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  • Overall approach
    2/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Consumer Goods Forum
      Amazon is a member of the Consumer Goods Forum.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Amazon is launching the Right Now Climate Fund, committing $100 million to restore and protect forests, wetlands, and peatlands around the world in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. The Right Now Climate Fund will help remove millions of metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere over the lifetime of the project, and create economic opportunity for thousands of people. The science is clear: healthy forests, grasslands, and wetlands are some of the most effective tools we have to address climate change"
    • 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
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    15/84
    • Beef
      10/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Supplier Code of Conduct: "These standards are derived from the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and theCore Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), including the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles andRights at Work, and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights [...] Young Labor. Amazon does not tolerate the use of child labor [...] Amazon suppliers must not use forced labor—slave, prison, indentured,bonded, or otherwise [...] . Amazon suppliers must not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity,sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, political opinion, pregnancy, migrant status, ethnicity, caste, marital or family status,or similar personal characteristics [...] Freedom of Association. Amazon expects that our suppliers respect the rights of workers to establish and join an organizationof their own selection."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Suppliers [...] must have an equal opportunity employment policy that promotes gender equality inemployment practices. We encourage our suppliers to provide maternity leave."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "Upon Amazon's request, suppliers and producers are required to demonstrate a legal right to use the land.Developments and acquisitions of agricultural and forestry land are subject to free, prior, and informed consent of the affectedlocal communities, including women or indigenous peoples and other marginalized stakeholders."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable 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
          "Amazon expects that suppliers adopt a management system to drive continuous improvement, and ensure compliance with applicable laws and this Supplier Code." "We use independent auditors to verify compliance with our standards, and other mechanisms as needed such as confidential worker interviews."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
    • Leather
      18/84
      • Commitment Strength
        8/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/17
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            If Other, specify here: Leather Working Group

            Which certification schemes are used?: Other certification
            "In 2020, we joined the Leather Working Group, a nonprofit membership organization that works to improve environmental stewardship within the global leather industry. By the end of 2023, we will source all leather used in Amazon-owned Private Brand apparel and shoe products from tanneries that meet the Leather Working Group’s bronze level award or higher."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "In 2020, we joined the Leather Working Group, a nonprofit membership organization that works to improve environmental stewardship within the global leather industry. By the end of 2023, we will source all leather used in Amazon-owned Private Brand apparel and shoe products from tanneries that meet the Leather Working Group’s bronze level award or higher."
          • Target date
            2023
            1.3/2
            Target date
            2023
            1.3/2
            "In 2020, we joined the Leather Working Group, a nonprofit membership organization that works to improve environmental stewardship within the global leather industry. By the end of 2023, we will source all leather used in Amazon-owned Private Brand apparel and shoe products from tanneries that meet the Leather Working Group’s bronze level award or higher."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            "In 2020, we joined the Leather Working Group, a nonprofit membership organization that works to improve environmental stewardship within the global leather industry. By the end of 2023, we will source all leather used in Amazon-owned Private Brand apparel and shoe products from tanneries that meet the Leather Working Group’s bronze level award or higher."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Supplier Code of Conduct: "These standards are derived from the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and theCore Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), including the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles andRights at Work, and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights [...] Young Labor. Amazon does not tolerate the use of child labor [...] Amazon suppliers must not use forced labor—slave, prison, indentured,bonded, or otherwise [...] . Amazon suppliers must not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity,sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, political opinion, pregnancy, migrant status, ethnicity, caste, marital or family status,or similar personal characteristics [...] Freedom of Association. Amazon expects that our suppliers respect the rights of workers to establish and join an organizationof their own selection."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Suppliers [...] must have an equal opportunity employment policy that promotes gender equality inemployment practices. We encourage our suppliers to provide maternity leave."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "Upon Amazon's request, suppliers and producers are required to demonstrate a legal right to use the land.Developments and acquisitions of agricultural and forestry land are subject to free, prior, and informed consent of the affectedlocal communities, including women or indigenous peoples and other marginalized stakeholders."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable 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
          "Amazon expects that suppliers adopt a management system to drive continuous improvement, and ensure compliance with applicable laws and this Supplier Code." "We use independent auditors to verify compliance with our standards, and other mechanisms as needed such as confidential worker interviews."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
    • Palm oil
      14/84
      • Commitment Strength
        4/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/12
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            "Our approach is to promote the use of sustainably-certified palm oil in our Private Brand food products and ask our Private Brand suppliers to source palm oil that is sustainably-certified. We are starting with Amazon-owned Private Brand food products in North America and across Europe, where our goal is to source 100% sustainable palm oil by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Food products only - "Our approach is to promote the use of sustainably-certified palm oil in our Private Brand food products and ask our Private Brand suppliers to source palm oil that is sustainably-certified. We are starting with Amazon-owned Private Brand food products in North America and across Europe, where our goal is to source 100% sustainable palm oil by the end of 2020."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Our approach is to promote the use of sustainably-certified palm oil in our Private Brand food products and ask our Private Brand suppliers to source palm oil that is sustainably-certified. We are starting with Amazon-owned Private Brand food products in North America and across Europe, where our goal is to source 100% sustainable palm oil by the end of 2020."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Supplier Code of Conduct: "These standards are derived from the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and theCore Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), including the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles andRights at Work, and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights [...] Young Labor. Amazon does not tolerate the use of child labor [...] Amazon suppliers must not use forced labor—slave, prison, indentured,bonded, or otherwise [...] . Amazon suppliers must not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity,sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, political opinion, pregnancy, migrant status, ethnicity, caste, marital or family status,or similar personal characteristics [...] Freedom of Association. Amazon expects that our suppliers respect the rights of workers to establish and join an organizationof their own selection."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Suppliers [...] must have an equal opportunity employment policy that promotes gender equality inemployment practices. We encourage our suppliers to provide maternity leave."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "Upon Amazon's request, suppliers and producers are required to demonstrate a legal right to use the land.Developments and acquisitions of agricultural and forestry land are subject to free, prior, and informed consent of the affectedlocal communities, including women or indigenous peoples and other marginalized stakeholders."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • 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
          "Amazon expects that suppliers adopt a management system to drive continuous improvement, and ensure compliance with applicable laws and this Supplier Code." "We use independent auditors to verify compliance with our standards, and other mechanisms as needed such as confidential worker interviews."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
      26/84
      • Commitment Strength
        14/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/12
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Protects priority forests
            4/8
            If Other, specify here: "As of 2020, all new woven labels in Amazon-owned Private Brand apparel products are made from recycled fabric and all new swing tags are made from FSC-certified paper." - https://sustainability.aboutamazon.com/environment/packaging-and-products/apparel;
            "By 2022, we will ensure that none of the man-made cellulosic fibers - including rayon/viscose, lyocell, and modal - sourced for Amazon-owned Private Brand apparel products are derived from ancient and endangered forests, or from endangered species' habitats or other controversial sources, as defined by the nonprofit organization Canopy's tools and reports."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "By 2022, we will ensure that none of the man-made cellulosic fibers—including rayon/viscose, lyocell, and modal—sourced for Amazon-owned Private Brand apparel products are derived from ancient and endangered forests, or from endangered species’ habitats or other controversial sources, as defined by the nonprofit organization Canopy’s tools and reports."
          • Target date
            2022
            1/1.3
            Target date
            2022
            1/1.3
            "By 2022, we will ensure that none of the man-made cellulosic fibers—including rayon/viscose, lyocell, and modal—sourced for Amazon-owned Private Brand apparel products are derived from ancient and endangered forests, or from endangered species’ habitats or other controversial sources, as defined by the nonprofit organization Canopy’s tools and reports."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "By 2022, we will ensure that none of the man-made cellulosic fibers—including rayon/viscose, lyocell, and modal—sourced for Amazon-owned Private Brand apparel products are derived from ancient and endangered forests, or from endangered species’ habitats or other controversial sources, as defined by the nonprofit organization Canopy’s tools and reports."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Reduction of material inputs
            "Since 2015, we have reduced the weight of outbound packaging by 33% and eliminated more than 880,000 tons of packaging material, the equivalent of 1.5 billion shipping boxes."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 0 Not specified

            What is the rationale for any exclusion?: Outbound packaging only

            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            "Since 2015, we have reduced the weight of outbound packaging by 33% and eliminated more than 880,000 tons of packaging material, the equivalent of 1.5 billion shipping boxes."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Since 2015, we have reduced the weight of outbound packaging by 33% and eliminated more than 880,000 tons of packaging material, the equivalent of 1.5 billion shipping boxes."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            "Since 2015, we have reduced the weight of outbound packaging by 33% and eliminated more than 880,000 tons of packaging material, the equivalent of 1.5 billion shipping boxes."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Supplier Code of Conduct: "These standards are derived from the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and theCore Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), including the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles andRights at Work, and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights [...] Young Labor. Amazon does not tolerate the use of child labor [...] Amazon suppliers must not use forced labor—slave, prison, indentured,bonded, or otherwise [...] . Amazon suppliers must not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity,sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, political opinion, pregnancy, migrant status, ethnicity, caste, marital or family status,or similar personal characteristics [...] Freedom of Association. Amazon expects that our suppliers respect the rights of workers to establish and join an organizationof their own selection."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Suppliers [...] must have an equal opportunity employment policy that promotes gender equality inemployment practices. We encourage our suppliers to provide maternity leave."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "Upon Amazon's request, suppliers and producers are required to demonstrate a legal right to use the land.Developments and acquisitions of agricultural and forestry land are subject to free, prior, and informed consent of the affectedlocal communities, including women or indigenous peoples and other marginalized stakeholders."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Sustainable Packaging Coalition

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "Amazon is a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), an industry working group dedicated to a more robust environmental vision for packaging."
        • 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
          "Amazon expects that suppliers adopt a management system to drive continuous improvement, and ensure compliance with applicable laws and this Supplier Code." "We use independent auditors to verify compliance with our standards, and other mechanisms as needed such as confidential worker interviews."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
    • Soy
      10/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Supplier Code of Conduct: "These standards are derived from the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and theCore Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), including the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles andRights at Work, and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights [...] Young Labor. Amazon does not tolerate the use of child labor [...] Amazon suppliers must not use forced labor—slave, prison, indentured,bonded, or otherwise [...] . Amazon suppliers must not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity,sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, political opinion, pregnancy, migrant status, ethnicity, caste, marital or family status,or similar personal characteristics [...] Freedom of Association. Amazon expects that our suppliers respect the rights of workers to establish and join an organizationof their own selection."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Suppliers [...] must have an equal opportunity employment policy that promotes gender equality inemployment practices. We encourage our suppliers to provide maternity leave."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "Upon Amazon's request, suppliers and producers are required to demonstrate a legal right to use the land.Developments and acquisitions of agricultural and forestry land are subject to free, prior, and informed consent of the affectedlocal communities, including women or indigenous peoples and other marginalized stakeholders."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable 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
          "Amazon expects that suppliers adopt a management system to drive continuous improvement, and ensure compliance with applicable laws and this Supplier Code." "We use independent auditors to verify compliance with our standards, and other mechanisms as needed such as confidential worker interviews."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
    • Timber *
      10/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Supplier Code of Conduct: "These standards are derived from the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and theCore Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), including the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles andRights at Work, and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights [...] Young Labor. Amazon does not tolerate the use of child labor [...] Amazon suppliers must not use forced labor—slave, prison, indentured,bonded, or otherwise [...] . Amazon suppliers must not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity,sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, political opinion, pregnancy, migrant status, ethnicity, caste, marital or family status,or similar personal characteristics [...] Freedom of Association. Amazon expects that our suppliers respect the rights of workers to establish and join an organizationof their own selection."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Suppliers [...] must have an equal opportunity employment policy that promotes gender equality inemployment practices. We encourage our suppliers to provide maternity leave."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "Upon Amazon's request, suppliers and producers are required to demonstrate a legal right to use the land.Developments and acquisitions of agricultural and forestry land are subject to free, prior, and informed consent of the affectedlocal communities, including women or indigenous peoples and other marginalized stakeholders."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable 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
          "Amazon expects that suppliers adopt a management system to drive continuous improvement, and ensure compliance with applicable laws and this Supplier Code." "We use independent auditors to verify compliance with our standards, and other mechanisms as needed such as confidential worker interviews."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    5/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    2/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    8/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Amazon is an online retailer offering products purchased for resale from vendors and third-party sellers. Through subsidiary Whole Foods Market, Inc., the company also retails in food across its stores. The breadth of its retail market means it is exposed to several forest risk commodities. Amazon is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy, beef, leather and pulp & paper and is also assessed for its exposure to timber.

Sector
Industry sector 
Food retail, Accessories & luggage, Apparel & footwear, Furniture & flooring, Cosmetics & personal care, Home care, Home improvement
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Whole Foods, Zappos, 206 Collective, 28 Palms, 7Goals, A for Awesome, Amazon Basics, Amazon Elements, Arabella, Basic Care, Beauty Bar, Buttoned Down, Cable Stitch, Camp Moonlight, Clifton Heritage, Coastal Blue, Comfort Denim Outfitters, Core 10, Crafted Collar, Daily Ritual, Denim Bloom, Ella Moon, Emma Riley, Essentialist, Franklin & Freeman, Good Brief, Goodsport, Goodthreads, Hale, Happy Belly, Haven Outerwear, Hayden Rose, ELeather Architect, Mama Bear, Presto, Rivet, Stone & Beam, The Lovely Tote Co., The Plus Project, Single Cow Burger, Solimo, Strathwood, Wag, Wickedly Prime

How we assess the Forest 500

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

All assessments use policies published on company websites, some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Disclaimer

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