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  • Overall approach
    2/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment
      0/6
      Commodities (if applicable): Palm oil; Pulp & Paper
      "We seek to increase sourcing palm oil produced in a sustainable manner without causing deforestation." "Amorepacific Group uses FSC-certified paper as well as paper made of plant byproducts, which combines discarded plant resources such as tangerine peel or seaweed with recycled pulp, as sustainable packaging materials."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
      "Amorepacific joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in November 2007."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Amorepacific Group deeply recognizes forest destruction caused by reckless expansion of palm oil plantations as well as an increase of endangered species, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as serious environmental issues."
    • 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
    26/84
    • Palm oil
      36/84
      • Commitment Strength
        18/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "We seek to increase sourcing palm oil produced in a sustainable manner without causing deforestation. [...] And 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 regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We seek to increase sourcing palm oil produced in a sustainable manner without causing deforestation. [...] And 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/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "We seek to increase sourcing palm oil produced in a sustainable manner without causing deforestation. [...] And from 2018, we plan to secure 100% RSPO certification through Book and Claim-certified purchase and use RSPO-certified palm-derived ingredients."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "We seek to increase sourcing palm oil produced in a sustainable manner without causing deforestation. [...] And 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
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "We seek to increase sourcing palm oil produced in a sustainable manner without causing deforestation. [...] And 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 regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We seek to increase sourcing palm oil produced in a sustainable manner without causing deforestation. [...] And 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/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "We seek to increase sourcing palm oil produced in a sustainable manner without causing deforestation. [...] And from 2018, we plan to secure 100% RSPO certification through Book and Claim-certified purchase and use RSPO-certified palm-derived ingredients."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "We seek to increase sourcing palm oil produced in a sustainable manner without causing deforestation. [...] And 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
          0/8
          • 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
        4/18
        • 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
          "Amorepacific Group strictly prohibits any form of child labor, involuntary or forced labor and discrimination throughout its entire business process, and conducts annual on-site reviews of the company and its suppliers." "Amorepacific inspects the human rights status of our suppliers through third-party agencies, identifying and requiring corrective actions for areas of improvement such as providing education and training to employees and ensuring the freedom of association."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        14/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            In the 2019 RSPO ACOP, Amore Pacific report their total usage of palm oil as 37,272 tonnes, of which 100% is certified.
          • 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
            In the 2019 RSPO ACOP, Amore Pacific report their total usage of palm oil as 37,272 tonnes, of which 100% is certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            In the 2019 RSPO ACOP, Amore Pacific report their total usage of palm oil as 37,272 tonnes, of which 100% is certified.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            In the 2019 RSPO ACOP, Amore Pacific report their total usage of palm oil as 37,272 tonnes, of which 100% is certified.
          • 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
          "The Group undertakes a sustainability assessment of all new suppliers reviewing compliance with legal requirements regarding quality, product safety, labor standards, safety and health, and environment, which is a standard by which the Group decides whether to enter into a contract".
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the certified volume?: 37,272 tonnes

          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 37,272 tonnes
          In the 2019 RSPO ACOP, Amore Pacific report their total usage of palm oil as 37,272 tonnes, of which 100% is certified.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually

          Details of monitoring: Using third party verification
          "Amorepacific Group has established, and requires all suppliers to comply with, the Supplier Sustainability Guidelines, which set out 34 items on human rights and labor, health and safety, environmental protection, ethical management, and other areas that need to be considered in order to fulfill their social responsibilities. [...] Amorepacific Group conducts annual sustainability assessment of key suppliers, reflecting the results in supplier assessment. Based on the results, the Group offers incentives such as giving priority to receiving support for inclusive growth programs or in allocating the quantity of goods supplied. Over the past three years, 89 suppliers including all of the key suppliers and new suppliers have received sustainability assessment by an independent third party."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: " In cases where suppliers did not meet our standard or had critical violations, the Group applied follow-up measures such as reduction of business with suppliers that have been found to have significant violations or performance under a certain level, while providing support programs for suppliers in need of building capacity of sustainability."

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Suppliers that have been found to have significant social or environmental risks are required to take actions to handle the risks and follow up with measures to confirm that such risks have been dealt with." " In cases where suppliers did not meet our standard or had critical violations, the Group applied follow-up measures such as reduction of business with suppliers that have been found to have significant violations or performance under a certain level, while providing support programs for suppliers in need of building capacity of sustainability."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (engaged); Yes (excluded)
          2/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (engaged); Yes (excluded)
          2/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No
          AmorePacific stated that between 2017 and 2019 they assessed all 89 suppliers, and of those which needed follow up corrective action plants 100% were engaged and completed.
    • Pulp & Paper
      27/84
      • Commitment Strength
        14/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "Amorepacific Group uses various eco-friendly paper materials such as FSC-certified paper and paper made of plant byproducts in carton boxes, the secondary packaging of products, in order to respond to deforestation".
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            "Our various brands, including Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Mamonde, Hera, Primera, Iope, and Hanyul, used FSC-certified paper in the carton boxes of 573 new product items in 2018."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Amorepacific Group uses various eco-friendly paper materials such as FSC-certified paper and paper made of plant byproducts in carton boxes, the secondary packaging of products, in order to respond to deforestation".
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "Amorepacific Group uses various eco-friendly paper materials such as FSC-certified paper and paper made of plant byproducts in carton boxes, the secondary packaging of products, in order to respond to deforestation".
        • 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: Recycled content; Use of alternative fibres
            "Amorepacific Group uses FSC-certified paper as well as paper made of plant byproducts, which combines discarded plant resources such as tangerine peel or seaweed with recycled pulp, as sustainable packaging materials."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            "Innisfree used paper made from tangerine in the carton boxes of 153 new product items including Green Tea Seed Serum in 2018. And in the same year, Lirikos used paper made from seaweed and recycled pulp in the carton boxes of 9 new product items including its Deep Sea Waterfall Cream."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Amorepacific Group uses FSC-certified paper as well as paper made of plant byproducts, which combines discarded plant resources such as tangerine peel or seaweed with recycled pulp, as sustainable packaging materials."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "Amorepacific Group uses FSC-certified paper as well as paper made of plant byproducts, which combines discarded plant resources such as tangerine peel or seaweed with recycled pulp, as sustainable packaging materials."
        • 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
        4/18
        • 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
          "Amorepacific Group strictly prohibits any form of child labor, involuntary or forced labor and discrimination throughout its entire business process, and conducts annual on-site reviews of the company and its suppliers." "Amorepacific inspects the human rights status of our suppliers through third-party agencies, identifying and requiring corrective actions for areas of improvement such as providing education and training to employees and ensuring the freedom of association."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "Our various brands, including Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Mamonde, Hera, Primera, Iope, and Hanyul, used FSC-certified paper in the carton boxes of 573 new product items in 2018."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            "Innisfree used paper made from tangerine in the carton boxes of 153 new product items including Green Tea Seed Serum in 2018. And in the same year, Lirikos used paper made from seaweed and recycled pulp in the carton boxes of 9 new product items including its Deep Sea Waterfall Cream."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Certification scheme
            "Our various brands, including Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Mamonde, Hera, Primera, Iope, and Hanyul, used FSC-certified paper in the carton boxes of 573 new product items in 2018."
          • 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
          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
          "The Group undertakes a sustainability assessment of all new suppliers reviewing compliance with legal requirements regarding quality, product safety, labor standards, safety and health, and environment, which is a standard by which the Group decides whether to enter into a contract".
        • 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
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually

          Details of monitoring: Using third party verification
          "Amorepacific Group has established, and requires all suppliers to comply with, the Supplier Sustainability Guidelines, which set out 34 items on human rights and labor, health and safety, environmental protection, ethical management, and other areas that need to be considered in order to fulfill their social responsibilities. [...] Amorepacific Group conducts annual sustainability assessment of key suppliers, reflecting the results in supplier assessment. Based on the results, the Group offers incentives such as giving priority to receiving support for inclusive growth programs or in allocating the quantity of goods supplied. Over the past three years, 89 suppliers including all of the key suppliers and new suppliers have received sustainability assessment by an independent third party."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: " In cases where suppliers did not meet our standard or had critical violations, the Group applied follow-up measures such as reduction of business with suppliers that have been found to have significant violations or performance under a certain level, while providing support programs for suppliers in need of building capacity of sustainability."

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Suppliers that have been found to have significant social or environmental risks are required to take actions to handle the risks and follow up with measures to confirm that such risks have been dealt with." " In cases where suppliers did not meet our standard or had critical violations, the Group applied follow-up measures such as reduction of business with suppliers that have been found to have significant violations or performance under a certain level, while providing support programs for suppliers in need of building capacity of sustainability."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (engaged); Yes (excluded)
          2/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (engaged); Yes (excluded)
          2/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No
          AmorePacific stated that between 2017 and 2019 they assessed all 89 suppliers, and of those which needed follow up corrective action plants 100% were engaged and completed.
    • Soy *
      6/84
      • 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?: Supply chain includes no indirect soy
          • 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
        4/18
        • 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
          "Amorepacific Group strictly prohibits any form of child labor, involuntary or forced labor and discrimination throughout its entire business process, and conducts annual on-site reviews of the company and its suppliers." "Amorepacific inspects the human rights status of our suppliers through third-party agencies, identifying and requiring corrective actions for areas of improvement such as providing education and training to employees and ensuring the freedom of association."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • 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
          "The Group undertakes a sustainability assessment of all new suppliers reviewing compliance with legal requirements regarding quality, product safety, labor standards, safety and health, and environment, which is a standard by which the Group decides whether to enter into a contract".
        • 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: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          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
    13/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    10/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/18
    Avg. score

Profile

AmorePacific Corp is a Korean manufacturer of personal and household products. AmorePacific Corp is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil and paper packaging and is also assessed for its exposure to soy.

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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