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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1.00/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1.00/1
      Signatory to UN GC
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      (translation) "The spirit of this Policy is to establish control mechanisms in the supply chain and, in this way, to promote appropriate forest management practices to avoid deforestation and its effects on global climate change".
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    13/86
    • Palm oil
      20/86
      • Commitment Strength
        12/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            Type of commitment: Certification
            "The RSPO chain of custody certification was obtained under the mass balance scheme in the Arroyito Plant."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "The RSPO chain of custody certification was obtained under the mass balance scheme in the Arroyito Plant."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            "The RSPO chain of custody certification was obtained under the mass balance scheme in the Arroyito Plant."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "The RSPO chain of custody certification was obtained under the mass balance scheme in the Arroyito Plant."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "The RSPO chain of custody certification was obtained under the mass balance scheme in the Arroyito Plant."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "The RSPO chain of custody certification was obtained under the mass balance scheme in the Arroyito Plant."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "The RSPO chain of custody certification was obtained under the mass balance scheme in the Arroyito Plant."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            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
        • 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
        6/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Social
          "The Ethics Line is set to be the mechanism to report claims related to children, and the Ethics and Conduct Committee is the body in charge of resolving any issue related to the compliance with the policy requirements."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Arcor SAIC reported their usage for 2017 as 21,594 tonnes to the RSPO ACOP. 
      • Social Considerations
        2/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          "As a company, [Arcor] are responsible for making Human and Labour rights be respected both at workplaces and at our broadest spheres of influence, introducing this new way of thinking and conduct into our entire value chain...[This includes] adherence to the United Nations Principles for Women's Empowerment."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      12/86
      • Commitment Strength
        6/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/15
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests; Certification; Sustainability commitment
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC
            (translation) "The spirit of this Policy is to establish control mechanisms in the supply chain and, in this way, to promote appropriate forest management practices to avoid deforestation and its effects on global climate change", and "100% of paper used in plants with FSC or PEFC certification".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            (translation) "The spirit of this Policy is to establish control mechanisms in the supply chain and, in this way, to promote appropriate forest management practices to avoid deforestation and its effects on global climate change", and "100% of paper used in plants with FSC or PEFC certification".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            (translation) "The spirit of this Policy is to establish control mechanisms in the supply chain and, in this way, to promote appropriate forest management practices to avoid deforestation and its effects on global climate change", and "100% of paper used in plants with FSC or PEFC certification".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            (translation) "The spirit of this Policy is to establish control mechanisms in the supply chain and, in this way, to promote appropriate forest management practices to avoid deforestation and its effects on global climate change", and "100% of paper used in plants with FSC or PEFC certification".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            (translation) "The spirit of this Policy is to establish control mechanisms in the supply chain and, in this way, to promote appropriate forest management practices to avoid deforestation and its effects on global climate change", and "100% of paper used in plants with FSC or PEFC certification".
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            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
        • 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
        4/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            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
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Social
          "The Ethics Line is set to be the mechanism to report claims related to children, and the Ethics and Conduct Committee is the body in charge of resolving any issue related to the compliance with the policy requirements."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        2/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          "As a company, [Arcor] are responsible for making Human and Labour rights be respected both at workplaces and at our broadest spheres of influence, introducing this new way of thinking and conduct into our entire value chain...[This includes] adherence to the United Nations Principles for Women's Empowerment."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      6/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.7
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Social
          "The Ethics Line is set to be the mechanism to report claims related to children, and the Ethics and Conduct Committee is the body in charge of resolving any issue related to the compliance with the policy requirements."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        2/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          "As a company, [Arcor] are responsible for making Human and Labour rights be respected both at workplaces and at our broadest spheres of influence, introducing this new way of thinking and conduct into our entire value chain...[This includes] adherence to the United Nations Principles for Women's Empowerment."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    6/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    5/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    2/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Arcor is an Argentinian manufacturer of foodstuffs and packaged food operating in five South American countries and selling products in over 120 countries worldwide. Products it produces include confectionary, ice-cream, chocolates, canned food, sugars, and packaging. The company has a worldwide presence, ranking among the ten largest companies for biscuits and snacks by market share, and among the top twenty for packaged food and spreads. It is also an important player in Brazil where it ranks among the top fifteen for packaged foods and among the top ten for biscuits and snacks.

Sector
Industry sector 
Packaged food
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Argentina
Company Type
Company type 
Private
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Eagle, Arcor, Acror Ice Creams, Bon or Bon, Butter Toffees, Mix Cereal, Chocolins, Coflet, Criollitas, Formis, Godet, Households, The Campagnola, Methoplus, Mogul, Mr Pops, Natural Break, Poosh, Budget, Rocklets, Rumba, Saladix, Salsati, Smiles, Tofi, Topline

How we assess the Forest 500

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