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  • Overall approach
    2/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Overall commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?: NA

      Which commodities does the commodity-specific commitment apply to?: Palm oil
      Translated. "Amorepacific Group deeply sympathizes with the deforestation caused by indiscriminate cultivation of palm farms, including the outbreak of endangered species, greenhouse gas emissions, and human rights issues in the supply process. Accordingly, we support the efforts for the sustainable use of palm oil throughout the industry through RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) system and strive to expand the purchase of palm oil that is sustainably produced without deforestation."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      "Amorepacific joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in November 2007."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Palm Oil and Palm Oil Derivatives [...] Do not cause deforestation, which includes the conversion of natural forests and high conservation value forests"Link to documents: (Awareness) https:/
    • 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
      0/1
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: No

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030

      Type of climate target: Absolute zero emissions
      "To preserve the nature and ecosystem for the future generations, Amorepacific Group seeks to reduce the greenhouse gas emission and become carbon-free by 2030."
  • Commodity score
    19/90
    • Palm oil
      27/90
      • Commitment Strength
        8/17
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            When was this commitment set?: NA

            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            Translated. "Amorepacific Group deeply sympathizes with the deforestation caused by indiscriminate cultivation of palm farms, including the outbreak of endangered species, greenhouse gas emissions, and human rights issues in the supply process. Accordingly, we support the efforts for the sustainable use of palm oil throughout the industry through RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) system and strive to expand the purchase of palm oil that is sustainably produced without deforestation." [...] "since 2018, we have purchased RSPO-certified farm-derived raw materials or secured 100% RSPO-certified rate through Book&Claim certification [...] Convert more than 90% of palm oil and derived raw materials to RSPO certified raw materials by 2023"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: NA

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: NA
            Translated. "Amorepacific Group deeply sympathizes with the deforestation caused by indiscriminate cultivation of palm farms, including the outbreak of endangered species, greenhouse gas emissions, and human rights issues in the supply process. Accordingly, we support the efforts for the sustainable use of palm oil throughout the industry through RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) system and strive to expand the purchase of palm oil that is sustainably produced without deforestation." [...] "since 2018, we have purchased RSPO-certified farm-derived raw materials or secured 100% RSPO-certified rate through Book&Claim certification [...] Convert more than 90% of palm oil and derived raw materials to RSPO certified raw materials by 2023"
          • Target date
            2023
            1/1
            Target date
            2023
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            Translated. "Amorepacific Group deeply sympathizes with the deforestation caused by indiscriminate cultivation of palm farms, including the outbreak of endangered species, greenhouse gas emissions, and human rights issues in the supply process. Accordingly, we support the efforts for the sustainable use of palm oil throughout the industry through RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) system and strive to expand the purchase of palm oil that is sustainably produced without deforestation." [...] "since 2018, we have purchased RSPO-certified farm-derived raw materials or secured 100% RSPO-certified rate through Book&Claim certification [...] Convert more than 90% of palm oil and derived raw materials to RSPO certified raw materials by 2023"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            "since 2018, we have purchased RSPO-certified farm-derived raw materials or secured 100% RSPO-certified rate through Book&Claim certification [...] Convert more than 90% of palm oil and derived raw materials to RSPO certified raw materials by 2023"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        5/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "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." [...] "Amorepacific Group upholds the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the recommendations of the National Human Rights Commission of the Republic of Korea. We are dedicated to identifying and managing any potential human rights issues throughout our entire business operation, including subsidiaries and supply chain."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/2
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: NA
          "Comply with local laws regarding land rights, the use of natural resources and the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities. Any use or transfer of land should be subject to the application of the principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        14/56
        • Reporting volumes against commitments
          No disclosure
          0/3
          Reporting volumes against commitments
          No disclosure
          0/3
          Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No

          How much of this downstream deforestation is in protected areas, primary forests, intact forest landscapes, and/or peatlands?: NA

          How many hectares of deforestation and/or conversion have occurred since the commitment cut-off date in the operations of the company's direct or indirect suppliers?: NA

          What is the certified volume?: 100%

          What is the compliant volume?: 100%

          What is the proportion of total commodity volume sourced with known deforestation/conversion risk?: NA

          What is the volume with unknown deforestation/conversion risk? Disaggregated by product type or use as relevant.: NA

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 0%
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          In the 2020 RSPO ACOP Amore Pacific report total usage of palm as 23064 tonnes, of which 100% is RSPO certified
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          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 total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          What product types/sectors is this in?: NA

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: 0%

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 23064 tonnes

          Total volume: 23064 tonnes

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA
          In the 2020 RSPO ACOP Amore Pacific report total usage of palm as 23064 tonnes, of which 100% is RSPO certified.
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/5
        • Compliance of company-owned operations
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          How is compliance monitored?: Certification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: na

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%
          "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: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • 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
          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: Yes

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Critical violations, non compliance

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Capacity building

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: 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." [...] "Amorepacific Group, especially, conducts annual sustainability assessment of key partners and partners with certain transaction volume, and reflects the results in partner assessment. Based on the assessment results, the Group offers incentives such as giving priority in receiving support for shared growth programs or in allocating quantity of goods supplied. It requests improvements to any partner with severe social or environmental risks identified and continues to monitor and review the results and progress of improvement measures."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, engaged
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, engaged
          1/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No

          How many noncompliant producers or suppliers are engaged through improvement plans or other processes, and what percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%
          "Over the past three years, a total of 85 suppliers, including all strategic suppliers and new suppliers, have received a sustainability assessment, and in 2020, 40 suppliers received on-site inspections by an independent third party. 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."
    • Pulp & Paper
      24/90
      • Commitment Strength
        6/17
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Type of sustainability commitment: Use of alternative fibres that consider full life cycle, biodiversity, and food security impacts

            What paper/pulp product does their commitment apply to?: Paper products; Packaging

            When was this commitment set?: NA

            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            In their 2020 Sustainability report "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." ; "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." [...] "Amorepacific Group applied FSC-certified paper to 100 percent of its packaging materials, including boxes used in logistics, in April 2021. All of our boxes and buffer materials are now made of FSC-certified paper, and the packaging process, which was previously automatically packed with plastic shrink film, has been converted to manual packaging with paper pad buffer materials. [...] Realizing Eco-friendly Logistics In 2018, Amorepacific Group changed plastic buffer materials to FSC-certified paper buffer materials. In 2020, the Group also started to use FSC-certified paper instead of shrink film for automatic packaging, and certified paper will be used 100 percent of the time for all its products from April 2021."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: NA

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: NA
            In their 2020 Sustainability report "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." ; "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." [...] "Amorepacific Group applied FSC-certified paper to 100 percent of its packaging materials, including boxes used in logistics, in April 2021. All of our boxes and buffer materials are now made of FSC-certified paper, and the packaging process, which was previously automatically packed with plastic shrink film, has been converted to manual packaging with paper pad buffer materials. [...] Realizing Eco-friendly Logistics In 2018, Amorepacific Group changed plastic buffer materials to FSC-certified paper buffer materials. In 2020, the Group also started to use FSC-certified paper instead of shrink film for automatic packaging, and certified paper will be used 100 percent of the time for all its products from April 2021."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            In their 2020 Sustainability report "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." ; "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." [...] "Amorepacific Group applied FSC-certified paper to 100 percent of its packaging materials, including boxes used in logistics, in April 2021. All of our boxes and buffer materials are now made of FSC-certified paper, and the packaging process, which was previously automatically packed with plastic shrink film, has been converted to manual packaging with paper pad buffer materials. [...] Realizing Eco-friendly Logistics In 2018, Amorepacific Group changed plastic buffer materials to FSC-certified paper buffer materials. In 2020, the Group also started to use FSC-certified paper instead of shrink film for automatic packaging, and certified paper will be used 100 percent of the time for all its products from April 2021."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            In their 2020 Sustainability report "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." ; "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." [...] "Amorepacific Group applied FSC-certified paper to 100 percent of its packaging materials, including boxes used in logistics, in April 2021. All of our boxes and buffer materials are now made of FSC-certified paper, and the packaging process, which was previously automatically packed with plastic shrink film, has been converted to manual packaging with paper pad buffer materials. [...] Realizing Eco-friendly Logistics In 2018, Amorepacific Group changed plastic buffer materials to FSC-certified paper buffer materials. In 2020, the Group also started to use FSC-certified paper instead of shrink film for automatic packaging, and certified paper will be used 100 percent of the time for all its products from April 2021."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        5/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Details of commitment: UN Declaration for HR; 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." [...] "Amorepacific Group upholds the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the recommendations of the National Human Rights Commission of the Republic of Korea. We are dedicated to identifying and managing any potential human rights issues throughout our entire business operation, including subsidiaries and supply chain."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/2
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: NA
          "Comply with local laws regarding land rights, the use of natural resources and the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities. Any use or transfer of land should be subject to the application of the principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        14/56
        • Reporting volumes against commitments
          100%
          3/3
          Reporting volumes against commitments
          100%
          3/3
          "Amorepacific Group applied FSC-certified paper to 100 percent of its packaging materials, including boxes used in logistics [...] In 2020, the Group also started to use FSC-certified paper instead of shrink film for automatic packaging, and certified paper will be used 100 percent of the time for all its products from April 2021."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          No
          2/2
          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC

          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC

          Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: NA

          What methods are used for verification?: FSC

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: NA

          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: NA
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          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 conducts sustainability assessment of all new partners, reviewing compliance with legal requirements regarding quality, product safety, labor standards, safety and health, and environment, by which the Group decides whether to enter a contract. In addition, Amorepacific Group requires all partners to comply with Amorepacific Group’s Code of Ethics and Partner Sustainability Guidelines, when signing contracts."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, company discloses how many land developments or site acquisitions, by either itself or its suppliers, indicated the use of FPIC to test for consent of indigenous peoples/local communities
          3/5
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, company discloses how many land developments or site acquisitions, by either itself or its suppliers, indicated the use of FPIC to test for consent of indigenous peoples/local communities
          2.5/5
          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: 'An external organization designated by Amore Pacific or Amore Pacific itself has the right to visit its partners to evaluate whether they are complying with the guidelines'
          "An external organization designated by Amore Pacific or Amore Pacific itself has the right to visit its partners to evaluate whether they are complying with the guidelines. If a critical violation of the guideline by partners is not corrected within the required time, then such may lead to the termination of transaction with Amore Pacific or cancellation of the contract."
        • Compliance of company-owned operations
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%

          How is compliance monitored?: Certification
          "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: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • 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?: Capacity building

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non compliance

          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: Yes

          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." [...] "Amorepacific Group, especially, conducts annual sustainability assessment of key partners and partners with certain transaction volume, and reflects the results in partner assessment. Based on the assessment results, the Group offers incentives such as giving priority in receiving support for shared growth programs or in allocating quantity of goods supplied. It requests improvements to any partner with severe social or environmental risks identified and continues to monitor and review the results and progress of improvement measures."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, engaged
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, engaged
          1/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No

          How many noncompliant producers or suppliers are engaged through improvement plans or other processes, and what percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA
          "Over the past three years, a total of 85 suppliers, including all strategic suppliers and new suppliers, have received a sustainability assessment, and in 2020, 40 suppliers received on-site inspections by an independent third party. Suppliers that have been found to have significant social or environmen - tal risks are required to take actions to handle the risks and follow up with measures to confirm that such risks have been dealt with."
    • Soy
      7/90
      • Commitment Strength
        0/17
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/9.5
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        5/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "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." [...] "Amorepacific Group upholds the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the recommendations of the National Human Rights Commission of the Republic of Korea. We are dedicated to identifying and managing any potential human rights issues throughout our entire business operation, including subsidiaries and supply chain."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/2
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: NA
          "Comply with local laws regarding land rights, the use of natural resources and the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities. Any use or transfer of land should be subject to the application of the principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        2/56
        • Reporting volumes against commitments
          No disclosure
          0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          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
          0/3
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/5
        • Compliance of company-owned operations
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    4/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    10/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    5/17
    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 
Paper Packaging, Personal Products
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
South Korea
Company Type
Company type 
CO
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

How we assess the Forest 500

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