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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific
      0/6
      Palm oil
      "We seek to increase sourcing palm oil produced in a sustainable manner without causing deforestation."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      UN Global Compact
      AmorePacific Corp are members of the UN Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "One result of its popularity is the practice of burning rainforests in different regions for the sake of creating palm tree plantations. The destruction of these rainforests leads to the loss of habitat for various plants and animals, and reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that can be absorbed by forests".
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    37/86
    • Palm oil
      40/86
      • Commitment Strength
        21/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            "We seek to increase sourcing palm oil produced in a sustainable manner without causing deforestation." "from 2018, we plan to secure 100% RSPO certification through Book and Claim-certified purchase and use RSPO-certified palm-derived ingredients."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We seek to increase sourcing palm oil produced in a sustainable manner without causing deforestation." "from 2018, we plan to secure 100% RSPO certification through Book and Claim-certified purchase and use RSPO-certified palm-derived ingredients."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We seek to increase sourcing palm oil produced in a sustainable manner without causing deforestation." "from 2018, we plan to secure 100% RSPO certification through Book and Claim-certified purchase and use RSPO-certified palm-derived ingredients."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "We seek to increase sourcing palm oil produced in a sustainable manner without causing deforestation." "from 2018, we plan to secure 100% RSPO certification through Book and Claim-certified purchase and use RSPO-certified palm-derived ingredients." Use of credits means that this does not apply to all suppliers.
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "We seek to increase sourcing palm oil produced in a sustainable manner without causing deforestation." "from 2018, we plan to secure 100% RSPO certification through Book and Claim-certified purchase and use RSPO-certified palm-derived ingredients." Use of credits means that this does not apply to all suppliers.
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "We seek to increase sourcing palm oil produced in a sustainable manner without causing deforestation." "from 2018, we plan to secure 100% RSPO certification through Book and Claim-certified purchase and use RSPO-certified palm-derived ingredients."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We seek to increase sourcing palm oil produced in a sustainable manner without causing deforestation." "from 2018, we plan to secure 100% RSPO certification through Book and Claim-certified purchase and use RSPO-certified palm-derived ingredients."
        • 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
            "from 2018, we plan to secure 100% RSPO certification through Book and Claim-certified purchase and use RSPO-certified palm-derived ingredients."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "from 2018, we plan to secure 100% RSPO certification through Book and Claim-certified purchase and use RSPO-certified palm-derived ingredients."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "from 2018, we plan to secure 100% RSPO certification through Book and Claim-certified purchase and use RSPO-certified palm-derived ingredients."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "from 2018, we plan to secure 100% RSPO certification through Book and Claim-certified purchase and use RSPO-certified palm-derived ingredients."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "from 2018, we plan to secure 100% RSPO certification through Book and Claim-certified purchase and use RSPO-certified palm-derived ingredients."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "from 2018, we plan to secure 100% RSPO certification through Book and Claim-certified purchase and use RSPO-certified palm-derived ingredients."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "from 2018, we plan to secure 100% RSPO certification through Book and Claim-certified purchase and use RSPO-certified palm-derived ingredients."
        • 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
        15/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "As a result, Amorepacific Group acquired a 100% RSPO certification in 2018."
          • 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
            "As a result, Amorepacific Group acquired a 100% RSPO certification in 2018."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "As a result, Amorepacific Group acquired a 100% RSPO certification in 2018."
          • 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
            "As a result, Amorepacific Group acquired a 100% RSPO certification in 2018."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "Over the past three years, 99 suppliers including all of our key suppliers and new suppliers have undergone sustainability assessment by an independent third party. Suppliers that have been found to have significant social or environmental risks are required to take actions to handle those risks and follow up with measures to confirm that such risks have been dealt with."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "Over the past three years, 99 suppliers including all of our key suppliers and new suppliers have undergone sustainability assessment by an independent third party. Suppliers that have been found to have significant social or environmental risks are required to take actions to handle those risks and follow up with measures to confirm that such risks have been dealt with."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          In 2017, Amore Pacific reported to the RSPO ACOP, declaring their total palm oil consumption as 27,549 tonnes, of which 460.00 tonnes was certified.
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • 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
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Amore Pacific require their suppliers to ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour, and discrimination.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      34/86
      • Commitment Strength
        21/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/15
          • 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
            "Amorepacifc Group uses a variety of sustainable papers, such as FSC-certified papers made of wood from sustainable forests, papers made from plant by-products, and recycled papers. The papers are used in manufacture product containers."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Amorepacifc Group uses a variety of sustainable papers, such as FSC-certified papers made of wood from sustainable forests, papers made from plant by-products, and recycled papers. The papers are used in manufacture product containers."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Amorepacifc Group uses a variety of sustainable papers, such as FSC-certified papers made of wood from sustainable forests, papers made from plant by-products, and recycled papers. The papers are used in manufacture product containers."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Amorepacifc Group uses a variety of sustainable papers, such as FSC-certified papers made of wood from sustainable forests, papers made from plant by-products, and recycled papers. The papers are used in manufacture product containers."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Amorepacifc Group uses a variety of sustainable papers, such as FSC-certified papers made of wood from sustainable forests, papers made from plant by-products, and recycled papers. The papers are used in manufacture product containers."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "Amorepacifc Group uses a variety of sustainable papers, such as FSC-certified papers made of wood from sustainable forests, papers made from plant by-products, and recycled papers. The papers are used in manufacture product containers."
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Use of alternative fibres
            "Amorepacifc Group uses a variety of sustainable papers, such as FSC-certified papers made of wood from sustainable forests, papers made from plant by-products, and recycled papers. The papers are used in manufacture product containers. In addition, Amorepacific Group is actively using papers made of plant by-products such as tangerine peelings or seaweed. They are mixed with recycled pulp to produce eco-friendly papers. innisfree used tangerine papers in product containers of 153 new products. Lirikos used seaweed papers in product containers of 9 new products."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Amorepacifc Group uses a variety of sustainable papers, such as FSC-certified papers made of wood from sustainable forests, papers made from plant by-products, and recycled papers. The papers are used in manufacture product containers. In addition, Amorepacific Group is actively using papers made of plant by-products such as tangerine peelings or seaweed. They are mixed with recycled pulp to produce eco-friendly papers. innisfree used tangerine papers in product containers of 153 new products. Lirikos used seaweed papers in product containers of 9 new products."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Amorepacifc Group uses a variety of sustainable papers, such as FSC-certified papers made of wood from sustainable forests, papers made from plant by-products, and recycled papers. The papers are used in manufacture product containers. In addition, Amorepacific Group is actively using papers made of plant by-products such as tangerine peelings or seaweed. They are mixed with recycled pulp to produce eco-friendly papers. innisfree used tangerine papers in product containers of 153 new products. Lirikos used seaweed papers in product containers of 9 new products."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Amorepacifc Group uses a variety of sustainable papers, such as FSC-certified papers made of wood from sustainable forests, papers made from plant by-products, and recycled papers. The papers are used in manufacture product containers. In addition, Amorepacific Group is actively using papers made of plant by-products such as tangerine peelings or seaweed. They are mixed with recycled pulp to produce eco-friendly papers. innisfree used tangerine papers in product containers of 153 new products. Lirikos used seaweed papers in product containers of 9 new products."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Amorepacifc Group uses a variety of sustainable papers, such as FSC-certified papers made of wood from sustainable forests, papers made from plant by-products, and recycled papers. The papers are used in manufacture product containers. In addition, Amorepacific Group is actively using papers made of plant by-products such as tangerine peelings or seaweed. They are mixed with recycled pulp to produce eco-friendly papers. innisfree used tangerine papers in product containers of 153 new products. Lirikos used seaweed papers in product containers of 9 new products."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "Amorepacifc Group uses a variety of sustainable papers, such as FSC-certified papers made of wood from sustainable forests, papers made from plant by-products, and recycled papers. The papers are used in manufacture product containers. In addition, Amorepacific Group is actively using papers made of plant by-products such as tangerine peelings or seaweed. They are mixed with recycled pulp to produce eco-friendly papers. innisfree used tangerine papers in product containers of 153 new products. Lirikos used seaweed papers in product containers of 9 new products."
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • 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
        9/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "In 2018, Sulwhasoo, LANEIGE, Mamonde, HERA, primera, IOPE, and HANYUL used FSC-certified papers in 573 new products. In particular, primera used FSC-certified papers in product containers for all of its products."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            "innisfree used tangerine papers in product containers of 153 new products. Lirikos used seaweed papers in product containers of 9 new products."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "In 2018, Sulwhasoo, LANEIGE, Mamonde, HERA, primera, IOPE, and HANYUL used FSC-certified papers in 573 new products. In particular, primera used FSC-certified papers in product containers for all of its products."
          • 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
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "Over the past three years, 99 suppliers including all of our key suppliers and new suppliers have undergone sustainability assessment by an independent third party. Suppliers that have been found to have significant social or environmental risks are required to take actions to handle those risks and follow up with measures to confirm that such risks have been dealt with."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "Over the past three years, 99 suppliers including all of our key suppliers and new suppliers have undergone sustainability assessment by an independent third party. Suppliers that have been found to have significant social or environmental risks are required to take actions to handle those risks and follow up with measures to confirm that such risks have been dealt with."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • 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
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Amore Pacific require their suppliers to ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour, and discrimination.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    21/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    12/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    Avg. score

Profile

AmorePacific Corp is a Korean manufacturer of personal and household products. In 2015, it was reported that the company was the 14th largest cosmetics company in the world.

Sector
Industry sector 
Cosmetics & personal care
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
South Korea
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Amorepacific, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Mamonde, innisfree, Etude House, Hera, IOPE, primera, Hanul, espoir, Odyssey, Lirikos, Verite, Lirikos Marine Energy, Makeon, Outrun, Bro&Tips, Steady, Goutal Paris, Cube me, Aestura, Aritaum, Amos, Happy Bath, Pleasia, Osulloc

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