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  • Overall approach
    1/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
      Signatory
      No
      0/1
      UN Global Consumer Goods Forum; UN Global Compact
      Auchan have stated that they have signed the Global Compact at a corporate level and participate in the UN Global Consumer Goods Forum. 
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Around 15 million hectares of forest disappear every year across the planet. Forests are vital for humans as they make up 30% of the planet’s surface, house 80% of the world’s biodiversity and provide a home and a living for 350,000 people. Poor forest management and the growing demand for forest resources are threatening rainforests and peatlands as well as zones with a high conservation value (HCV)". 
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    23/86
    • Beef
      0/86
      • 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
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
        • 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
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Palm oil
      50/86
      • Commitment Strength
        28/36
        • 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: Protects priority forests; Certification
            “TFT [...] has been working with Auchan Retail since 2011 to help it implement its forestry policy and make constant improvements. This policy has focused on products derived from wood where the ability to take action and seek ad hoc expertise are greatest: i.e. charcoal, palm oil, paper (stationery, toilet paper, disposable products, documentation), and home furniture and garden furniture.” "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations[...]Not taken from species of wood that are included on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". "The Company has nevertheless committed to:using RSPO certified palm oil if substitution proves impossible.”
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            “TFT [...] has been working with Auchan Retail since 2011 to help it implement its forestry policy and make constant improvements. This policy has focused on products derived from wood where the ability to take action and seek ad hoc expertise are greatest: i.e. charcoal, palm oil, paper (stationery, toilet paper, disposable products, documentation), and home furniture and garden furniture.” "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations[...]Not taken from species of wood that are included on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". "The Company has nevertheless committed to:using RSPO certified palm oil if substitution proves impossible.”
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            The policy is from AFM's subsidiary
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            “TFT [...] has been working with Auchan Retail since 2011 to help it implement its forestry policy and make constant improvements. This policy has focused on products derived from wood where the ability to take action and seek ad hoc expertise are greatest: i.e. charcoal, palm oil, paper (stationery, toilet paper, disposable products, documentation), and home furniture and garden furniture.” "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations[...]Not taken from species of wood that are included on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". "The Company has nevertheless committed to:using RSPO certified palm oil if substitution proves impossible.”
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            “TFT [...] has been working with Auchan Retail since 2011 to help it implement its forestry policy and make constant improvements. This policy has focused on products derived from wood where the ability to take action and seek ad hoc expertise are greatest: i.e. charcoal, palm oil, paper (stationery, toilet paper, disposable products, documentation), and home furniture and garden furniture.” "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations[...]Not taken from species of wood that are included on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". "The Company has nevertheless committed to:using RSPO certified palm oil if substitution proves impossible.”
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            “TFT [...] has been working with Auchan Retail since 2011 to help it implement its forestry policy and make constant improvements. This policy has focused on products derived from wood where the ability to take action and seek ad hoc expertise are greatest: i.e. charcoal, palm oil, paper (stationery, toilet paper, disposable products, documentation), and home furniture and garden furniture.” "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations[...]Not taken from species of wood that are included on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". "The Company has nevertheless committed to:using RSPO certified palm oil if substitution proves impossible.”
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            “TFT [...] has been working with Auchan Retail since 2011 to help it implement its forestry policy and make constant improvements. This policy has focused on products derived from wood where the ability to take action and seek ad hoc expertise are greatest: i.e. charcoal, palm oil, paper (stationery, toilet paper, disposable products, documentation), and home furniture and garden furniture.” "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations[...]Not taken from species of wood that are included on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". "The Company has nevertheless committed to:using RSPO certified palm oil if substitution proves impossible.”
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          10/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials [including palm oil] sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...] Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials [including palm oil] sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...] Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            The policy is from AFM's subsidiary
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials [including palm oil] sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...] Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials [including palm oil] sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...] Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations".
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials [including palm oil] sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...] Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials [including palm oil] sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...] Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations".
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/11
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials [including palm oil] sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Traceable via the supply chain back to the original harvesting source".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials [including palm oil] sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Traceable via the supply chain back to the original harvesting source".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            The policy is from AFM's subsidiary
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials [including palm oil] sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Traceable via the supply chain back to the original harvesting source".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials [including palm oil] sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Traceable via the supply chain back to the original harvesting source".
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            In Auchan Retail's 2016 CSR Report published in 2017 they state the following: “During 2016, the teams at Auchan Production sought to determine Auchan Retail’s “palm oil footprint”. This entailed measuring the palm oil volumes used in the composition of own-brand products and mapping its origin and breakdown by importer and by producer...it was found that 3,512 tonnes of palm oil had been used in the production of Auchan Production own-brand products and that more than 96% of the volumes were fully traceable. This lengthy analysis process should make it possible to identify the risks for each importer and to take suitable measures regarding those who do not comply with the stated policy."
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            Auchan Retail's 2016 CSR Report was audited by Ernst & Young
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Time-specific monitoring statement
          4/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Time-specific monitoring statement
          4/4
          "Auchan Retail will issue notice or reminders of each of these measures to all of its suppliers of wood products. It will thus be able to demand proof of the legality and traceability of the products by reference to their respective risk assessments, which will be reassessed each year based on the criteria set out in the previous paragraph [the forestry policy]". 
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          “If Auchan Retail finds that one of its suppliers is in breach of its forestry policy, it will assess the incriminating elements and then take steps to remedy the situation. If the supplier fails to make the required improvements within the set time frame, or does not go far enough with such improvements, Auchan Retail reserves the right to end its commercial relationship with that supplier.”
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          3,512 Tonnes
          "3,512 tonnes of palm oil had been used in the production of Auchan Production own-brand products".
      • Social Considerations
        8/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          “As part of its forestry policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials [including palm oil] sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are: [...]- sourced in strict compliance with the rights of the indigenous peoples and rural communities to own and control the land under statutory or customary tenure, including their right to give or refuse to give their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) to the proposed development of their land; [...]”
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials [including palm oil] sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]sourced in compliance with the rights and safety of workers, without forced or child labour and without discrimination. The workers must have freedom of association. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      0/86
      • 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
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • 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
          ILO
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      32/86
      • Commitment Strength
        18/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC
            "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations[...]Not taken from species of wood that are included on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". In addition, by 2025, Auchan commits to achieve "100% certified wood, paper and cardboard[...]Furniture, toys, exercise books and printing paper, cardboard beauty product packaging and wooden pallets will all be sourced from suppliers with an independently certified FSC or PEFC label. Any supplier who wants to work with Auchan Retail now has to sign up to conserving the world’s forests – it’s a non-negotiable clause in our contract specifications”.
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations[...]Not taken from species of wood that are included on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". In addition, by 2025, Auchan commits to achieve "100% certified wood, paper and cardboard[...]Furniture, toys, exercise books and printing paper, cardboard beauty product packaging and wooden pallets will all be sourced from suppliers with an independently certified FSC or PEFC label. Any supplier who wants to work with Auchan Retail now has to sign up to conserving the world’s forests – it’s a non-negotiable clause in our contract specifications”.
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            AFM's subsidiary policy, Auchan
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations[...]Not taken from species of wood that are included on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". In addition, by 2025, Auchan commits to achieve "100% certified wood, paper and cardboard[...]Furniture, toys, exercise books and printing paper, cardboard beauty product packaging and wooden pallets will all be sourced from suppliers with an independently certified FSC or PEFC label. Any supplier who wants to work with Auchan Retail now has to sign up to conserving the world’s forests – it’s a non-negotiable clause in our contract specifications”.
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations[...]Not taken from species of wood that are included on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". In addition, by 2025, Auchan commits to achieve "100% certified wood, paper and cardboard[...]Furniture, toys, exercise books and printing paper, cardboard beauty product packaging and wooden pallets will all be sourced from suppliers with an independently certified FSC or PEFC label. Any supplier who wants to work with Auchan Retail now has to sign up to conserving the world’s forests – it’s a non-negotiable clause in our contract specifications”.
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations[...]Not taken from species of wood that are included on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". In addition, by 2025, Auchan commits to achieve "100% certified wood, paper and cardboard[...]Furniture, toys, exercise books and printing paper, cardboard beauty product packaging and wooden pallets will all be sourced from suppliers with an independently certified FSC or PEFC label. Any supplier who wants to work with Auchan Retail now has to sign up to conserving the world’s forests – it’s a non-negotiable clause in our contract specifications”.
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations[...]Not taken from species of wood that are included on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". In addition, by 2025, Auchan commits to achieve "100% certified wood, paper and cardboard[...]Furniture, toys, exercise books and printing paper, cardboard beauty product packaging and wooden pallets will all be sourced from suppliers with an independently certified FSC or PEFC label. Any supplier who wants to work with Auchan Retail now has to sign up to conserving the world’s forests – it’s a non-negotiable clause in our contract specifications”.
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          7/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Reduction of material inputs
            Auchan have stated that they are committed to “reduce all packaging by 50%” and achieve "100% certified wood, paper and cardboard[...]Furniture, toys, exercise books and printing paper, cardboard beauty product packaging and wooden pallets will all be sourced from suppliers with an independently certified FSC or PEFC label. Any supplier who wants to work with Auchan Retail now has to sign up to conserving the world’s forests – it’s a non-negotiable clause in our contract specifications” by 2025.
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Auchan have stated that they are committed to “reduce all packaging by 50%” and achieve "100% certified wood, paper and cardboard[...]Furniture, toys, exercise books and printing paper, cardboard beauty product packaging and wooden pallets will all be sourced from suppliers with an independently certified FSC or PEFC label. Any supplier who wants to work with Auchan Retail now has to sign up to conserving the world’s forests – it’s a non-negotiable clause in our contract specifications” by 2025.
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            The policy is from AFM's subsidiary
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Auchan have stated that they are committed to “reduce all packaging by 50%” and achieve "100% certified wood, paper and cardboard[...]Furniture, toys, exercise books and printing paper, cardboard beauty product packaging and wooden pallets will all be sourced from suppliers with an independently certified FSC or PEFC label. Any supplier who wants to work with Auchan Retail now has to sign up to conserving the world’s forests – it’s a non-negotiable clause in our contract specifications” by 2025.
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Auchan have stated that they are committed to “reduce all packaging by 50%” and achieve "100% certified wood, paper and cardboard[...]Furniture, toys, exercise books and printing paper, cardboard beauty product packaging and wooden pallets will all be sourced from suppliers with an independently certified FSC or PEFC label. Any supplier who wants to work with Auchan Retail now has to sign up to conserving the world’s forests – it’s a non-negotiable clause in our contract specifications” by 2025.
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/1.3
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/1.3
            Auchan have stated that they are committed to “reduce all packaging by 50%” and achieve "100% certified wood, paper and cardboard[...]Furniture, toys, exercise books and printing paper, cardboard beauty product packaging and wooden pallets will all be sourced from suppliers with an independently certified FSC or PEFC label. Any supplier who wants to work with Auchan Retail now has to sign up to conserving the world’s forests – it’s a non-negotiable clause in our contract specifications” by 2025.
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Auchan have stated that they are committed to “reduce all packaging by 50%” and achieve "100% certified wood, paper and cardboard[...]Furniture, toys, exercise books and printing paper, cardboard beauty product packaging and wooden pallets will all be sourced from suppliers with an independently certified FSC or PEFC label. Any supplier who wants to work with Auchan Retail now has to sign up to conserving the world’s forests – it’s a non-negotiable clause in our contract specifications” by 2025.
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "In 2018, Auchan Retail will issue notice or reminders of each of these measures to all of its suppliers of wood products. It will thus be able to demand proof of the legality and traceability of the products by reference to their respective risk assessments, which will be reassessed each year based on the criteria set out in the previous paragraph." 
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          "If Auchan Retail finds that one of its suppliers is in breach of its forest policy, it will assess the incriminating elements and then take steps to remedy the situation. If the supplier fails to make the required improvements within the set time frame, or does not go far enough with such improvements, Auchan Retail reserves the right to reconsider its commercial relationship with that supplier."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        8/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Sourced in strict compliance with the rights of the indigenous peoples and rural communities to own and control the land under statutory or customary tenure, including their right to give or refuse to give their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) to the proposed development of their land".
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials [including palm oil] sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]sourced in compliance with the rights and safety of workers, without forced or child labour and without discrimination. The workers must have freedom of association". 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Timber
      33/86
      • Commitment Strength
        17/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          16/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations[...]Not taken from species of wood that are included on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". In addition, by 2025, Auchan commits to achieve "100% certified wood, paper and cardboard[...]Furniture, toys, exercise books and printing paper, cardboard beauty product packaging and wooden pallets will all be sourced from suppliers with an independently certified FSC or PEFC label. Any supplier who wants to work with Auchan Retail now has to sign up to conserving the world’s forests – it’s a non-negotiable clause in our contract specifications”.
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations[...]Not taken from species of wood that are included on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". In addition, by 2025, Auchan commits to achieve "100% certified wood, paper and cardboard[...]Furniture, toys, exercise books and printing paper, cardboard beauty product packaging and wooden pallets will all be sourced from suppliers with an independently certified FSC or PEFC label. Any supplier who wants to work with Auchan Retail now has to sign up to conserving the world’s forests – it’s a non-negotiable clause in our contract specifications”.
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Auchan, AFM's subsidiary policy
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations[...]Not taken from species of wood that are included on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". In addition, by 2025, Auchan commits to achieve "100% certified wood, paper and cardboard[...]Furniture, toys, exercise books and printing paper, cardboard beauty product packaging and wooden pallets will all be sourced from suppliers with an independently certified FSC or PEFC label. Any supplier who wants to work with Auchan Retail now has to sign up to conserving the world’s forests – it’s a non-negotiable clause in our contract specifications”.
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations[...]Not taken from species of wood that are included on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". In addition, by 2025, Auchan commits to achieve "100% certified wood, paper and cardboard[...]Furniture, toys, exercise books and printing paper, cardboard beauty product packaging and wooden pallets will all be sourced from suppliers with an independently certified FSC or PEFC label. Any supplier who wants to work with Auchan Retail now has to sign up to conserving the world’s forests – it’s a non-negotiable clause in our contract specifications”.
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations[...]Not taken from species of wood that are included on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". In addition, by 2025, Auchan commits to achieve "100% certified wood, paper and cardboard[...]Furniture, toys, exercise books and printing paper, cardboard beauty product packaging and wooden pallets will all be sourced from suppliers with an independently certified FSC or PEFC label. Any supplier who wants to work with Auchan Retail now has to sign up to conserving the world’s forests – it’s a non-negotiable clause in our contract specifications”.
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to high conservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland and Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems[...]Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into land for other crops and plantations[...]Not taken from species of wood that are included on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". In addition, by 2025, Auchan commits to achieve "100% certified wood, paper and cardboard[...]Furniture, toys, exercise books and printing paper, cardboard beauty product packaging and wooden pallets will all be sourced from suppliers with an independently certified FSC or PEFC label. Any supplier who wants to work with Auchan Retail now has to sign up to conserving the world’s forests – it’s a non-negotiable clause in our contract specifications”.
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            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 direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Time-specific monitoring statement
          4/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Time-specific monitoring statement
          4/4
          "Auchan Retail will issue notice or reminders of each of these measures to all of its suppliers of wood products. It will thus be able to demand proof of the legality and traceability of the products by reference to their respective risk assessments, which will be reassessed each year based on the criteria set out in the previous paragraph [the forestry policy]". 
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          “If Auchan Retail finds that one of its suppliers is in breach of its forestry policy, it will assess the incriminating elements and then take steps to remedy the situation. If the supplier fails to make the required improvements within the set time frame, or does not go far enough with such improvements, Auchan Retail reserves the right to end its commercial relationship with that supplier.”
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        8/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]Sourced in strict compliance with the rights of the indigenous peoples and rural communities to own and control the land under statutory or customary tenure, including their right to give or refuse to give their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) to the proposed development of their land".
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliers to ensure and verify that the above materials [including palm oil] sourced from wood or vegetable fibres are[...]sourced in compliance with the rights and safety of workers, without forced or child labour and without discrimination. The workers must have freedom of association". 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    13/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    5/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Association Familiale Mulliez is based in France, and is the parent company of Auchan Holding. Auchan Holding has hypermarkets and supermarkets in several countries, as well as operating a furniture and interior design chain in France. The company is one of the largest food retailers in the world for own brand grocery retail. Through their operations there are several products that contain palm oil, soy, or beef. 

Sector
Industry sector 
Food retail, Furniture & flooring, Home improvement
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
France
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Agapes, Kiabi, Jules, Orsay, Tape a l'Oeil

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