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  • Overall approach
    4/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact

      If Other Initiative, specify:: Sustainable Apparel Coalition; UK Roundtable on Sustainable Soya 
      "Illovo is a member of, and participates in, the activities of the National Business Initiative (NBI) which is the local partner for CDP, World Business Council on Sustainable Development and the UN Global Compact." 
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Through training, education and access to new opportunities, we work with rigour and integrity to address climate change and use resources more efficiently, and are ever mindful of opportunities to combat deforestation and safeguard biodiversity."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: reputational, competition
      "he higher cost associated with physically certified sustainable palm means that customers must be willing to pay the additional premium for products. In regions where incomes are higher or the awareness levels related to the deforestation risks associated with oil palm production are more developed, there is greater willingness from customers to pay this premium. As such, our European based Grocery businesses have achieved 100% physically certified sustainable palm inputs since 2017."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Leather; Pulp & Paper

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Annually
      "The Chief Risk Officer, who is accountable at board level for matters relating to risk and opportunity management, of which forests-related issues are included, is a member of the Executive Board. Responsibility for all risk management lies with the CRO, who reports into the Audit Committee, and therefore has the ability to review, influence and monitor changes at a group level. The board as a whole is responsible for overall risk management. As forests-related issues are integrated into groupwide risk assessment, the board has ultimate responsibility for all risk"
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    31/88
    • Leather
      20/88
      • Commitment Strength
        1/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          1/11
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1.3/8
            "Leather represents less than 1% of Primark's materials. Since joining the Leather Working Group in 2016, Primark has been working with suppliers to improve transparency and reduce the environmental impact of leather production."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidary
            "Leather represents less than 1% of Primark's materials. Since joining the Leather Working Group in 2016, Primark has been working with suppliers to improve transparency and reduce the environmental impact of leather production."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        11/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Accordingly, suppliers and representatives should comply with and seek to develop relationships with their own supply chains consistent with the principles set out below and should be compliant with all local laws and the following principles as a minimum.Our principles are as follows1. Employment is freely chosen2. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected3. Working conditions are safe and hygienic4. Child labour shall not be used5. Land Acquisition6. Living wages are paid7. Working hours are not excessive8. No discrimination is practised9. Regular employment is provided10. No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed11" "Policies and procedures shall conform to the provisions of the relevant International Labour Organization (ILO) standards."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "There is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "As a group with international businesses with far-reaching and complex supply chains, we have a role to play in ensuring that our businesses make sure rigorous due diligence is carried out; identifying risks and where required, conducting any necessary remediation as well as reporting transparently. We are wholly committed to respecting human rights across our own operations, supply chains and products including but not limited to issues of Modern Slavery."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "We adhere to the principle of free, prior and informed consent of all communities when acquiring land. The rights of communities and traditional peoples to maintain access to land and natural resources will be recognised and respected"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Leather Working Group, Eurofins | BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd 

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "Since joining the Leather Working Group in 2016, Primark has been working with suppliers to improve transparency and reduce the environmental impact of leather production... Primark is also a member of Eurofins | BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd and works closely with them on leather testing and sustainability matters."
        • 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 following aspects of environmental management will be included in the supplier assessment: ... • the company should be aware of and able to demonstrate compliance with all current legislation that may affect its activities; ... ABF reserves the rights to verify the supplier’s and representative’s compliance with the Code. Where supplier and representative reviews or audits demonstrate shortcomings in any of these areas, the supplier and representative should strive to implement a time-bound programme of improvement (remediation) leading to conformance."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Hotline administered by Expolink

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          ABF stipulates that their grievance mechanism is for employees only but it is openly accessible to the public: "Enabling employees to voice concerns Our Whistleblowing Policy is supported by an anonymous hotline administered by Expolink, active 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in all our businesses (except Illovo, which uses a service provided by Deloitte). The service offers a range of reporting channels in several languages, including toll-free telephone numbers."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "ABF reserves the rights to verify the supplier’s and representative’s compliance with the Code. Where supplier and representative reviews or audits demonstrate shortcomings in any of these areas, the supplier and representative should strive to implement a time-bound programme of improvement (remediation) leading to conformance.In the event that we become aware of any actions or conditions not in compliance with the Code, we reserve the right to request corrective actions. ABF reserves the right to terminate an agreement with any supplier and representatives that does not comply with the Code"
        • 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
    • Pulp & Paper
      31/88
      • Commitment Strength
        8/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          3/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "A number of our businesses operate a full chain of custody for their packaging using initiatives like FSC certified packaging. For example, AB Mauri Mexico has this for corrugated packaging and our Silverspoon business in the UK has this for all flour and sugar paper bags. Logos are displayed on pack as evidence to consumers of our wider commitment to the environmenT" "A number of our businesses buy FSC certified packaging. No specific engagementactivity beyond this. However, this is managed at a business unit level and volumes arenot reported or collated centrally...An example, is Silverspoon which is the subject of a case study on the UK FSC website :Silver Spoon Sugar and Allinson flour come in FSC certified packaging, amounting to 1200 tonnes of paper each year. They have committed to sourcing all the paper packaging for their granulated and caster sugar from FSC certified sources. Silver Spoon uses 700 tonnes of paper packaging for their sugar every year, and their sister company Allinson Flour uses 500 tonnes of paper packaging, also all certified. This equates to a colossal number of bags, over 2 million bags of sugar and 600,000 bags of flour. At their Bury St. Edmunds factory, one of these sugar bags is processed every 0.5 seconds." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidary
            "A number of our businesses operate a full chain of custody for their packaging using initiatives like FSC certified packaging. For example, AB Mauri Mexico has this for corrugated packaging and our Silverspoon business in the UK has this for all flour and sugar paper bags. Logos are displayed on pack as evidence to consumers of our wider commitment to the environmenT" "A number of our businesses buy FSC certified packaging. No specific engagementactivity beyond this. However, this is managed at a business unit level and volumes arenot reported or collated centrally...An example, is Silverspoon which is the subject of a case study on the UK FSC website :Silver Spoon Sugar and Allinson flour come in FSC certified packaging, amounting to 1200 tonnes of paper each year. They have committed to sourcing all the paper packaging for their granulated and caster sugar from FSC certified sources. Silver Spoon uses 700 tonnes of paper packaging for their sugar every year, and their sister company Allinson Flour uses 500 tonnes of paper packaging, also all certified. This equates to a colossal number of bags, over 2 million bags of sugar and 600,000 bags of flour. At their Bury St. Edmunds factory, one of these sugar bags is processed every 0.5 seconds." 
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "A number of our businesses operate a full chain of custody for their packaging using initiatives like FSC certified packaging. For example, AB Mauri Mexico has this for corrugated packaging and our Silverspoon business in the UK has this for all flour and sugar paper bags. Logos are displayed on pack as evidence to consumers of our wider commitment to the environmenT" "A number of our businesses buy FSC certified packaging. No specific engagementactivity beyond this. However, this is managed at a business unit level and volumes arenot reported or collated centrally...An example, is Silverspoon which is the subject of a case study on the UK FSC website :Silver Spoon Sugar and Allinson flour come in FSC certified packaging, amounting to 1200 tonnes of paper each year. They have committed to sourcing all the paper packaging for their granulated and caster sugar from FSC certified sources. Silver Spoon uses 700 tonnes of paper packaging for their sugar every year, and their sister company Allinson Flour uses 500 tonnes of paper packaging, also all certified. This equates to a colossal number of bags, over 2 million bags of sugar and 600,000 bags of flour. At their Bury St. Edmunds factory, one of these sugar bags is processed every 0.5 seconds." 
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "More than half of ABF's consumption for what wedeem to be secondary or transit packaging(corrugated containers) is recycled material with5% of all primary packaging having full chain ofcustody." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "More than half of ABF's consumption for what wedeem to be secondary or transit packaging(corrugated containers) is recycled material with5% of all primary packaging having full chain ofcustody."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "More than half of ABF's consumption for what wedeem to be secondary or transit packaging(corrugated containers) is recycled material with5% of all primary packaging having full chain ofcustody."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        11/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "Accordingly, suppliers and representatives should comply with and seek to develop relationships with their own supply chains consistent with the principles set out below and should be compliant with all local laws and the following principles as a minimum.Our principles are as follows1. Employment is freely chosen2. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected3. Working conditions are safe and hygienic4. Child labour shall not be used5. Land Acquisition6. Living wages are paid7. Working hours are not excessive8. No discrimination is practised9. Regular employment is provided10. No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed11" "Policies and procedures shall conform to the provisions of the relevant International Labour Organization (ILO) standards."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "There is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "As a group with international businesses with far-reaching and complex supply chains, we have a role to play in ensuring that our businesses make sure rigorous due diligence is carried out; identifying risks and where required, conducting any necessary remediation as well as reporting transparently. We are wholly committed to respecting human rights across our own operations, supply chains and products including but not limited to issues of Modern Slavery."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "We adhere to the principle of free, prior and informed consent of all communities when acquiring land. The rights of communities and traditional peoples to maintain access to land and natural resources will be recognised and respected"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        12/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
            "A number of our businesses buy FSC certified packaging. No specific engagementactivity beyond this. However, this is managed at a business unit level and volumes arenot reported or collated centrally...An example, is Silverspoon which is the subject of a case study on the UK FSC website :Silver Spoon Sugar and Allinson flour come in FSC certified packaging, amounting to 1200 tonnes of paper each year. They have committed to sourcing all the paper packaging for their granulated and caster sugar from FSC certified sources. Silver Spoon uses 700 tonnes of paper packaging for their sugar every year, and their sister company Allinson Flour uses 500 tonnes of paper packaging, also all certified. This equates to a colossal number of bags, over 2 million bags of sugar and 600,000 bags of flour. At their Bury St. Edmunds factory, one of these sugar bags is processed every 0.5 seconds."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across 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 following aspects of environmental management will be included in the supplier assessment: ... • the company should be aware of and able to demonstrate compliance with all current legislation that may affect its activities; ... ABF reserves the rights to verify the supplier’s and representative’s compliance with the Code. Where supplier and representative reviews or audits demonstrate shortcomings in any of these areas, the supplier and representative should strive to implement a time-bound programme of improvement (remediation) leading to conformance."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Hotline administered by Expolink
          ABF stipulates that their grievance mechanism is for employees only but it is openly accessible to the public: "Enabling employees to voice concerns Our Whistleblowing Policy is supported by an anonymous hotline administered by Expolink, active 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in all our businesses (except Illovo, which uses a service provided by Deloitte). The service offers a range of reporting channels in several languages, including toll-free telephone numbers."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 97,090 tons
          In their 2020 CDP Forest report, ABF report 97,090 tons of timber related products. 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "ABF reserves the rights to verify the supplier’s and representative’s compliance with the Code. Where supplier and representative reviews or audits demonstrate shortcomings in any of these areas, the supplier and representative should strive to implement a time-bound programme of improvement (remediation) leading to conformance.In the event that we become aware of any actions or conditions not in compliance with the Code, we reserve the right to request corrective actions. ABF reserves the right to terminate an agreement with any supplier and representatives that does not comply with the Code"
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified 

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "Environmental management We support and encourage operating practices, farming practices and agricultural production systems that are sustainable. The supplier and representatives will continually strive towards improving efficiency and sustainability of their operations which will include water conservation programmes... ABF reserves the rights to verify the supplier’s and representative’s compliance with the Code. Where supplier and representative reviews or audits demonstrate shortcomings in any of these areas, the supplier and representative should strive to implement a time-bound programme of improvement (remediation) leading to conformance." 
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non compliance with Environmental management requirements 

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Environmental management We support and encourage operating practices, farming practices and agricultural production systems that are sustainable. The supplier and representatives will continually strive towards improving efficiency and sustainability of their operations which will include water conservation programmes... ABF reserves the rights to verify the supplier’s and representative’s compliance with the Code. Where supplier and representative reviews or audits demonstrate shortcomings in any of these areas, the supplier and representative should strive to implement a time-bound programme of improvement (remediation) leading to conformance. In the event that we become aware of any actions or conditions not in compliance with the Code, we reserve the right to request corrective actions. ABF reserves the right to terminate an agreement with any supplier and representatives that does not comply with the Code."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      34/88
      • Commitment Strength
        5/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: Other certification

            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Yes

            Other certification scheme: FEFAC benchmark (for soy feed)
            AB Agri only: "We are committed to playing our part in collaborating across our industry to enable it to achieve zero deforestation for its soya and palm usage. We will eliminate deforestation from our palm and soya supply chains by 2025. We will work across all areas of our business, within all geographies, and establish implementation plans to achieve this aspiration" ... "We are a member of the UK Roundtable on Soya and a signatory of the Feed Sustainability Charter"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Commitment is for AB Agri

            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidary
            "AB Agri ... is committed to 100% responsible sourcing of everything purchased by 2030, based on clearly defined ethical and environmental criteria. ... This new goal builds on AB Agri’s existing commitment to zero deforestation from soya and palm oil by 2025."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            "zero deforestation from soya and palm oil by 2025."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Importer, no compliance check
            0/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Importer, no compliance check
            0/5.3
            "AB Agri believes in responsible supply chains, including zero deforestation from palm oil and soya, and has worked collaboratively with suppliers to understand the country of origin of purchased feed materials. So far AB Agri has identified the country of origin for more than 95% of its materials and supplier combinations..." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Not specified 

            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidary
            Traceability commitment applies to ABF's subsidiary: "AB Agri believes in responsible supply chains, including zero deforestation from palm oil and soya, and has worked collaboratively with suppliers to understand the country of origin of purchased feed materials. So far AB Agri has identified the country of origin for more than 95% of its materials and supplier combinations..." 
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        11/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Accordingly, suppliers and representatives should comply with and seek to develop relationships with their own supply chains consistent with the principles set out below and should be compliant with all local laws and the following principles as a minimum.Our principles are as follows1. Employment is freely chosen2. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected3. Working conditions are safe and hygienic4. Child labour shall not be used5. Land Acquisition6. Living wages are paid7. Working hours are not excessive8. No discrimination is practised9. Regular employment is provided10. No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed11" "Policies and procedures shall conform to the provisions of the relevant International Labour Organization (ILO) standards"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "There is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "As a group with international businesses with far-reaching and complex supply chains, we have a role to play in ensuring that our businesses make sure rigorous due diligence is carried out; identifying risks and where required, conducting any necessary remediation as well as reporting transparently. We are wholly committed to respecting human rights across our own operations, supply chains and products including but not limited to issues of Modern Slavery."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "We adhere to the principle of free, prior and informed consent of all communities when acquiring land. The rights of communities and traditional peoples to maintain access to land and natural resources will be recognised and respected"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            "To date, we have validated that 57% of the soya we buy worldwide meets the FEFAC benchmark for responsibly sourced soya and we have committed to achieving a zero-deforestation supply chain for palm oil and soya by 2025."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FEFAC benchmark

            Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: This is just for soy feed in AB Agri
            "To date, we have validated that 57% of the soya we buy worldwide meets the FEFAC benchmark for responsibly sourced soya and we have committed to achieving a zero-deforestation supply chain for palm oil and soya by 2025."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: RTRS, Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC), the European Feed Compounders Association (FEFAC) and the UK Soya Round Table

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "AB Agri had been an active member of the RTRS since 2010, although more recently stepped away to acknowledge that there are a number of well-run schemes available. As a key member of both the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) and the European Feed Compounders Association (FEFAC) we are directly involved in designing mass market solutions for sourcing responsible soy with the introduction of the FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines. The FEFAC Guidelines offer an achievable model that encourages producers to continually improve and validate their sustainability credentials, thereby improving the understanding of sustainable soy imported into Europe. As more responsible soy is covered by the Guidelines, FEFAC intends to improve the criteria and raise the base level. AB Agri is also a member of the government backed multi-stakeholder UK Soya Round Table and its Steering Group. The work of this group has contributed to a significant increase in the requirement for responsibly sourced soya in the UK market which is still growing."
        • 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 following aspects of environmental management will be included in the supplier assessment: ... • the company should be aware of and able to demonstrate compliance with all current legislation that may affect its activities; ... ABF reserves the rights to verify the supplier’s and representative’s compliance with the Code. Where supplier and representative reviews or audits demonstrate shortcomings in any of these areas, the supplier and representative should strive to implement a time-bound programme of improvement (remediation) leading to conformance."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Hotline administered by Expolink
          ABF stipulates that their grievance mechanism is for employees only but it is openly accessible to the public: "Enabling employees to voice concerns Our Whistleblowing Policy is supported by an anonymous hotline administered by Expolink, active 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in all our businesses (except Illovo, which uses a service provided by Deloitte). The service offers a range of reporting channels in several languages, including toll-free telephone numbers."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 0 not specified

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 57%

          What third-party verification is used?: FEFAC

          What is the compliant volume?: 0 not specified

          What is the certified volume?: 0 not specifiied
          Just for animal feed in AB Agri: "57% of the soya we buy worldwide meets the FEFAC benchmark for responsibly sourced soya and we have committed to achieving a zero-deforestation supply chain for palm oil and soya by 2025."
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "ABF reserves the rights to verify the supplier’s and representative’s compliance with the Code. Where supplier and representative reviews or audits demonstrate shortcomings in any of these areas, the supplier and representative should strive to implement a time-bound programme of improvement (remediation) leading to conformance.In the event that we become aware of any actions or conditions not in compliance with the Code, we reserve the right to request corrective actions. ABF reserves the right to terminate an agreement with any supplier and representatives that does not comply with the Code"
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Argentina Australia Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Brazil Chile China France Germany India Italy Mexico Netherlands New Zealand Paraguay Poland Spain Switzerland Thailand United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United States of America
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "Environmental management We support and encourage operating practices, farming practices and agricultural production systems that are sustainable. The supplier and representatives will continually strive towards improving efficiency and sustainability of their operations which will include water conservation programmes... ABF reserves the rights to verify the supplier’s and representative’s compliance with the Code. Where supplier and representative reviews or audits demonstrate shortcomings in any of these areas, the supplier and representative should strive to implement a time-bound programme of improvement (remediation) leading to conformance." 
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non compliance with Environmental management requirements 

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

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Environmental management We support and encourage operating practices, farming practices and agricultural production systems that are sustainable. The supplier and representatives will continually strive towards improving efficiency and sustainability of their operations which will include water conservation programmes... ABF reserves the rights to verify the supplier’s and representative’s compliance with the Code. Where supplier and representative reviews or audits demonstrate shortcomings in any of these areas, the supplier and representative should strive to implement a time-bound programme of improvement (remediation) leading to conformance. In the event that we become aware of any actions or conditions not in compliance with the Code, we reserve the right to request corrective actions. ABF reserves the right to terminate an agreement with any supplier and representatives that does not comply with the Code."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil *
      47/88
      • Commitment Strength
        10/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          5/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "We have been a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) as ABF plc since 2010, although Jordans joined in 2006. We report annually to the RSPO on all our palm oil-related purchasing and consumption.Palm oil data 2021• 100% of our palm oil-related consumption has come through RSPO-recognised models since 2015• 29.8% of our palm oil-related consumption was from more stringently physically certified sources• 71.2% came through book and claim sources• 26 of our sites across nine countries are RSPO Supply Chain Certified• 76% of our total consumption is in livestock feedAB Agri believes in responsible supply chains, including zero deforestation from palm oil"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidary
            "We have been a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) as ABF plc since 2010, although Jordans joined in 2006. We report annually to the RSPO on all our palm oil-related purchasing and consumption.Palm oil data 2021• 100% of our palm oil-related consumption has come through RSPO-recognised models since 2015• 29.8% of our palm oil-related consumption was from more stringently physically certified sources• 71.2% came through book and claim sources• 26 of our sites across nine countries are RSPO Supply Chain Certified• 76% of our total consumption is in livestock feedAB Agri believes in responsible supply chains, including zero deforestation from palm oil"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "We have been a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) as ABF plc since 2010, although Jordans joined in 2006. We report annually to the RSPO on all our palm oil-related purchasing and consumption.Palm oil data 2021• 100% of our palm oil-related consumption has come through RSPO-recognised models since 2015• 29.8% of our palm oil-related consumption was from more stringently physically certified sources• 71.2% came through book and claim sources• 26 of our sites across nine countries are RSPO Supply Chain Certified• 76% of our total consumption is in livestock feedAB Agri believes in responsible supply chains, including zero deforestation from palm oil"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "We have been a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) as ABF plc since 2010, although Jordans joined in 2006. We report annually to the RSPO on all our palm oil-related purchasing and consumption.Palm oil data 2021• 100% of our palm oil-related consumption has come through RSPO-recognised models since 2015• 29.8% of our palm oil-related consumption was from more stringently physically certified sources• 71.2% came through book and claim sources• 26 of our sites across nine countries are RSPO Supply Chain Certified• 76% of our total consumption is in livestock feedAB Agri believes in responsible supply chains, including zero deforestation from palm oil"
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "In 2015, we met our commitment to source 100% of our palm-related consumption through supply models recognised by the RSPO, including Book and Claim, Mass Balance and Segregated, which has been continued each year since."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "In 2015, we met our commitment to source 100% of our palm-related consumption through supply models recognised by the RSPO, including Book and Claim, Mass Balance and Segregated, which has been continued each year since."; In their 2020 CDP Forest report, ABF state that "In 2015, ABF first covered 100% of non-physically certified material via the Book & Claim supply chain option. This has been repeated year on year for all palm related consumption since 2015. We have gradually increased the percentage of physically certified sustainable palm over the years to 28% of our annual consumption now being supplied as RSPO segregated or RSPO mass balance inputs. This progress has meant that 100% of the palm input used across Europe for all our Consumer Goods Manufacturing businesses is sourced via physically certified sustainable inputs."  
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "In 2015, we met our commitment to source 100% of our palm-related consumption through supply models recognised by the RSPO, including Book and Claim, Mass Balance and Segregated, which has been continued each year since."; In their 2020 CDP Forest report, ABF state that "In 2015, ABF first covered 100% of non-physically certified material via the Book & Claim supply chain option. This has been repeated year on year for all palm related consumption since 2015. We have gradually increased the percentage of physically certified sustainable palm over the years to 28% of our annual consumption now being supplied as RSPO segregated or RSPO mass balance inputs. This progress has meant that 100% of the palm input used across Europe for all our Consumer Goods Manufacturing businesses is sourced via physically certified sustainable inputs."  
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Current see 3.2. 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Importer, no compliance check
            0/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Importer, no compliance check
            0/4
            "AB Agri believes in responsible supply chains, including zero deforestation from palm oil and soya, and has worked collaboratively with suppliers to understand the country of origin of purchased feed materials. So far AB Agri has identified the country of origin for more than 95% of its materials and supplier combinations, and is 100% certificated for all palm oil and palm oil derivatives"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidary
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        11/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "Accordingly, suppliers and representatives should comply with and seek to develop relationships with their own supply chains consistent with the principles set out below and should be compliant with all local laws and the following principles as a minimum.Our principles are as follows1. Employment is freely chosen2. Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected3. Working conditions are safe and hygienic4. Child labour shall not be used5. Land Acquisition6. Living wages are paid7. Working hours are not excessive8. No discrimination is practised9. Regular employment is provided10. No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed11" "Policies and procedures shall conform to the provisions of the relevant International Labour Organization (ILO) standards."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "There is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "As a group with international businesses with far-reaching and complex supply chains, we have a role to play in ensuring that our businesses make sure rigorous due diligence is carried out; identifying risks and where required, conducting any necessary remediation as well as reporting transparently. We are wholly committed to respecting human rights across our own operations, supply chains and products including but not limited to issues of Modern Slavery."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "We adhere to the principle of free, prior and informed consent of all communities when acquiring land. The rights of communities and traditional peoples to maintain access to land and natural resources will be recognised and respected"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        26/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "We have been a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) as ABF plc since 2010, although Jordans joined in 2006. We report annually to the RSPO on all our palm oil-related purchasing and consumption.Palm oil data 2021• 100% of our palm oil-related consumption has come through RSPO-recognised models since 2015• 29.8% of our palm oil-related consumption was from more stringently physically certified sources• 71.2% came through book and claim sources• 26 of our sites across nine countries are RSPO Supply Chain Certified• 76% of our total consumption is in livestock feedAB Agri believes in responsible supply chains, including zero deforestation from palm oil"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            In their 2020 CDP Forest report, ABF report a total of 21713.0 tons of palm oil of which 100% is RSPO certified. 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            "We have been a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) as ABF plc since 2010, although Jordans joined in 2006. We report annually to the RSPO on all our palm oil-related purchasing and consumption.Palm oil data 2021• 100% of our palm oil-related consumption has come through RSPO-recognised models since 2015• 29.8% of our palm oil-related consumption was from more stringently physically certified sources• 71.2% came through book and claim sources• 26 of our sites across nine countries are RSPO Supply Chain Certified• 76% of our total consumption is in livestock feedAB Agri believes in responsible supply chains, including zero deforestation from palm oil"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using an internal verification system.
            0.5/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using an internal verification system.
            0.5/1
            What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 100%

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

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            In their 2020 CDP Forest report, ABF report a total of 21713.0 tons of palm oil of which 100% is RSPO certified. 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across 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 following aspects of environmental management will be included in the supplier assessment: ... • the company should be aware of and able to demonstrate compliance with all current legislation that may affect its activities; ... ABF reserves the rights to verify the supplier’s and representative’s compliance with the Code. Where supplier and representative reviews or audits demonstrate shortcomings in any of these areas, the supplier and representative should strive to implement a time-bound programme of improvement (remediation) leading to conformance."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Hotline administered by Expolink

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          ABF stipulates that their grievance mechanism is for employees only but it is openly accessible to the public: "Enabling employees to voice concerns Our Whistleblowing Policy is supported by an anonymous hotline administered by Expolink, active 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in all our businesses (except Illovo, which uses a service provided by Deloitte). The service offers a range of reporting channels in several languages, including toll-free telephone numbers."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 21713.0 tons 
          In their 2020 CDP Forest report, ABF report a total of 21713.0 tons of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO certified. 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          What is the certified volume?: 21713.0 tons

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

          What is the compliant volume?: 1713.0 tons

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 0 tons
          In their 2020 CDP Forest report, ABF report a total 21713.0 tons of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO certified. 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "ABF reserves the rights to verify the supplier’s and representative’s compliance with the Code. Where supplier and representative reviews or audits demonstrate shortcomings in any of these areas, the supplier and representative should strive to implement a time-bound programme of improvement (remediation) leading to conformance.In the event that we become aware of any actions or conditions not in compliance with the Code, we reserve the right to request corrective actions. ABF reserves the right to terminate an agreement with any supplier and representatives that does not comply with the Code"
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Argentina Australia Brazil Canada Chile China Colombia France Germany India Indonesia Ireland Italy Malaysia Mexico Netherlands New Zealand Pakistan Papua New Guinea Peru Poland South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Switzerland Thailand Turkey United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United States of America Viet Nam
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified 

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "Environmental management We support and encourage operating practices, farming practices and agricultural production systems that are sustainable. The supplier and representatives will continually strive towards improving efficiency and sustainability of their operations which will include water conservation programmes... ABF reserves the rights to verify the supplier’s and representative’s compliance with the Code. Where supplier and representative reviews or audits demonstrate shortcomings in any of these areas, the supplier and representative should strive to implement a time-bound programme of improvement (remediation) leading to conformance." 
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Corrective action 

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Noncompliance with Environmental management requirements 

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Environmental management We support and encourage operating practices, farming practices and agricultural production systems that are sustainable. The supplier and representatives will continually strive towards improving efficiency and sustainability of their operations which will include water conservation programmes... ABF reserves the rights to verify the supplier’s and representative’s compliance with the Code. Where supplier and representative reviews or audits demonstrate shortcomings in any of these areas, the supplier and representative should strive to implement a time-bound programme of improvement (remediation) leading to conformance. In the event that we become aware of any actions or conditions not in compliance with the Code, we reserve the right to request corrective actions. ABF reserves the right to terminate an agreement with any supplier and representatives that does not comply with the Code."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    5/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    14/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    11/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Associated British Foods is a diversified group with operations in food, ingredients and retail. The group’s business units include teas, cereals, sugars, and animal feed with such brands such as Twinings, Ryvita, and Blue Dragon. It is also a leading vendor in the baking ingredients market and the owner of the clothing retailer Primark. These diverse businesses expose the group to palm oil and soy in food production, soy in animal feed and leather in apparel. It is also among the largest producers of animal feed in Europe. Associated British Foods Plc is selected as a powerbroker for soy, leather and paper packaging and is also assessed for its exposure to palm oil.

Sector
Industry sector 
Apparel & footwear, Ingredients, Packaged food
Segments
Manufacturer, Retailer
HQ
HQ 
United Kingdom
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

AB Mauri, Allisons, Askeys, Billingtons, Blue Dragon, Capullo, Dorset Cereals, Jordans, Kingsmill, Ryvitas, Silver Spoon, Sunblest, Tip Top, Twinings, Primark

How we assess the Forest 500

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