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  • Overall approach
    1/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment
      0/6
      Commodities (if applicable): Palm oil; Timber; Pulp & Paper
      "Given the complexity involved in fulfilling its “zerodeforestation” ambition and the constant emergence of newissues, Auchan Retail is working with interested parties andexperts to better understand their needs and aspirations andto come up with suitable ways to move forward together [...] This policy has been focusing on products derived from wood where the ability to take action andseek specialised expertise are greatest: charcoal, palmoil, paper (stationery, toilet paper, disposable products,documentation), and home furniture and garden furniture.As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliersto ensure and verify that the above materials sourced fromwood or vegetable fibres are:• Legally harvested, purchased, transported and exportedfrom their country of origin;• Traceable via the supply chain back to the originalharvesting source;• Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to highconservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland andIntact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems;• Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests andzones where these forests have been converted into landfor other crops and plantations"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
      Signatory
      No
      0/1
      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
      "Forests are vital for humans as they makeup 30% of the planet’s surface, house 80% of the world’sbiodiversity and provide a home and a living for 350,000people. Poor forest management and the growing demandfor forest resources are threatening rainforests and peatlandsas well as zones with a high conservation value (HCV)."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
      Business risk
      No
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
      High-level management
      No
      0/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Beef & Leather; Timber; Pulp & Paper

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Monthly
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    19/84
    • Beef
      4/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: Not specified

          What is the nature of that support?: Economic; Other

          If Other, specify here: Inclusion of small producers in supply chain for supermarkets
          “Prioritising local sourcing and developing sustainable partnerships with SMEs and small producers: The hypermarkets and supermarkets in all Auchan Retail countries are developing the supply of local products, grown and/or manufactured near the stores, via direct partnerships with small producers. They respond to strong demand from local residents who want to be able to buy products from their own region, both to support local jobs and to protect the environment through purchases that leave a smaller carbon footprint.”
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil
      31/84
      • Commitment Strength
        19/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Auchan Retail’s stores decided in 2012 to substitute palm oil in own-brand products whenever possible.So far, half of the lines containing palm oil (around 400 products) have been reformulated. Whenever palm oilcannot be replaced, suppliers have been asked to use traceable oil that is produced:- In accordance with laws and regulations;- In such a way as to protect High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs);- After first obtaining the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local populations;- In a manner that safeguards all peatlands;- In a manner that protects High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests." "Aspalm oil is an ingredient and not a raw material sold as is,Auchan Retail does not work directly with the producers andrefiners. As the issue is important, the Company hasnevertheless committed to: substituting this ingredient, whenever possible in the recipesof its own-brand products and catering range; using RSPO certified palm oil if substitution provesimpossible."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Only applies to Auchan Retail (a subsidiary) and applies to own-brand products only: "Auchan Retail’s stores decided in 2012 to substitute palm oil in own-brand products whenever possible.So far, half of the lines containing palm oil (around 400 products) have been reformulated. Whenever palm oilcannot be replaced, suppliers have been asked to use traceable oil that is produced:- In accordance with laws and regulations;- In such a way as to protect High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs);- After first obtaining the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local populations;- In a manner that safeguards all peatlands;- In a manner that protects High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests." "Aspalm oil is an ingredient and not a raw material sold as is,Auchan Retail does not work directly with the producers andrefiners. As the issue is important, the Company hasnevertheless committed to: substituting this ingredient, whenever possible in the recipesof its own-brand products and catering range; using RSPO certified palm oil if substitution provesimpossible."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Auchan Retail’s stores decided in 2012 to substitute palm oil in own-brand products whenever possible.So far, half of the lines containing palm oil (around 400 products) have been reformulated. Whenever palm oilcannot be replaced, suppliers have been asked to use traceable oil that is produced:- In accordance with laws and regulations;- In such a way as to protect High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs);- After first obtaining the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local populations;- In a manner that safeguards all peatlands;- In a manner that protects High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests." "Aspalm oil is an ingredient and not a raw material sold as is,Auchan Retail does not work directly with the producers andrefiners. As the issue is important, the Company hasnevertheless committed to: substituting this ingredient, whenever possible in the recipesof its own-brand products and catering range; using RSPO certified palm oil if substitution provesimpossible."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Auchan Retail’s stores decided in 2012 to substitute palm oil in own-brand products whenever possible.So far, half of the lines containing palm oil (around 400 products) have been reformulated. Whenever palm oilcannot be replaced, suppliers have been asked to use traceable oil that is produced:- In accordance with laws and regulations;- In such a way as to protect High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs);- After first obtaining the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local populations;- In a manner that safeguards all peatlands;- In a manner that protects High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests." "Aspalm oil is an ingredient and not a raw material sold as is,Auchan Retail does not work directly with the producers andrefiners. As the issue is important, the Company hasnevertheless committed to: substituting this ingredient, whenever possible in the recipesof its own-brand products and catering range; using RSPO certified palm oil if substitution provesimpossible."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Only applies to Auchan Retail (a subsidiary) and applies to own-brand products only: "Auchan Retail’s stores decided in 2012 to substitute palm oil in own-brand products whenever possible.So far, half of the lines containing palm oil (around 400 products) have been reformulated. Whenever palm oilcannot be replaced, suppliers have been asked to use traceable oil that is produced:- In accordance with laws and regulations;- In such a way as to protect High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs);- After first obtaining the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local populations;- In a manner that safeguards all peatlands;- In a manner that protects High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests." "Aspalm oil is an ingredient and not a raw material sold as is,Auchan Retail does not work directly with the producers andrefiners. As the issue is important, the Company hasnevertheless committed to: substituting this ingredient, whenever possible in the recipesof its own-brand products and catering range; using RSPO certified palm oil if substitution provesimpossible."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Auchan Retail’s stores decided in 2012 to substitute palm oil in own-brand products whenever possible.So far, half of the lines containing palm oil (around 400 products) have been reformulated. Whenever palm oilcannot be replaced, suppliers have been asked to use traceable oil that is produced:- In accordance with laws and regulations;- In such a way as to protect High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs);- After first obtaining the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local populations;- In a manner that safeguards all peatlands;- In a manner that protects High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests." "Aspalm oil is an ingredient and not a raw material sold as is,Auchan Retail does not work directly with the producers andrefiners. As the issue is important, the Company hasnevertheless committed to: substituting this ingredient, whenever possible in the recipesof its own-brand products and catering range; using RSPO certified palm oil if substitution provesimpossible."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "TFT (an international non-profit organisation that works to improve supply chains and tackle deforestation), in particular, 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 [...] As part of its forestry policy [...] P traceable via the supply chain back to the original harvesting source"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 0 not specified
            "TFT (an international non-profit organisation that works to improve supply chains and tackle deforestation), in particular, 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 [...] As part of its forestry policy [...] P traceable via the supply chain back to the original harvesting source"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "TFT (an international non-profit organisation that works to improve supply chains and tackle deforestation), in particular, 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 [...] As part of its forestry policy [...] P traceable via the supply chain back to the original harvesting source"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        10/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "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 homefurniture and garden furniture.As part of its forestry policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliersto ensure and verify that the above materials sourced fromwood 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."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          If Other, specify here: Inclusion of small producers in supply chain for supermarkets

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: Not specified

          What is the nature of that support?: Economic; Other
          “Prioritising local sourcing and developing sustainable partnerships with SMEs and small producers: The hypermarkets and supermarkets in all Auchan Retail countries are developing the supply of local products, grown and/or manufactured near the stores, via direct partnerships with small producers. They respond to strong demand from local residents who want to be able to buy products from their own region, both to support local jobs and to protect the environment through purchases that leave a smaller carbon footprint.”
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: Current

          What percentage/number of new interests/developments/expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: 100%
          “Since 2014, whenever palm oil cannot be replaced, suppliers have been asked to use traceable oil that is produced: in accordance with laws and regulations, In such a way as to protect High Conservation Value Areas (HCVAs), after first obtaining the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of local populations;
      • Reporting and Implementation
        1/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

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

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually
          "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]".
        • 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
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non compliance with forest policy

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: not specified
          “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.”
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      32/84
      • Commitment Strength
        19/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            "Given the complexity involved in fulfilling its “zerodeforestation” ambition and the constant emergence of newissues, Auchan Retail is working with interested parties and experts to better understand their needs and aspirations andto come up with suitable ways to move forward together [...] This policy has been focusing on products derived from wood where the ability to take action andseek specialised expertise are greatest: charcoal, palmoil, paper (stationery, toilet paper, disposable products,documentation), and home furniture and garden furniture.As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliersto ensure and verify that the above materials sourced fromwood or vegetable fibres are:• Legally harvested, purchased, transported and exportedfrom their country of origin;• Traceable via the supply chain back to the originalharvesting source;• Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to highconservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland andIntact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems;• Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into landfor other crops and plantations"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            "Given the complexity involved in fulfilling its “zerodeforestation” ambition and the constant emergence of newissues, Auchan Retail is working with interested parties and experts to better understand their needs and aspirations andto come up with suitable ways to move forward together [...] This policy has been focusing on products derived from wood where the ability to take action andseek specialised expertise are greatest: charcoal, palmoil, paper (stationery, toilet paper, disposable products,documentation), and home furniture and garden furniture.As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliersto ensure and verify that the above materials sourced fromwood or vegetable fibres are:• Legally harvested, purchased, transported and exportedfrom their country of origin;• Traceable via the supply chain back to the originalharvesting source;• Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to highconservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland andIntact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems;• Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into landfor other crops and plantations"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Given the complexity involved in fulfilling its “zerodeforestation” ambition and the constant emergence of newissues, Auchan Retail is working with interested parties and experts to better understand their needs and aspirations andto come up with suitable ways to move forward together [...] This policy has been focusing on products derived from wood where the ability to take action andseek specialised expertise are greatest: charcoal, palmoil, paper (stationery, toilet paper, disposable products,documentation), and home furniture and garden furniture.As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliersto ensure and verify that the above materials sourced fromwood or vegetable fibres are:• Legally harvested, purchased, transported and exportedfrom their country of origin;• Traceable via the supply chain back to the originalharvesting source;• Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to highconservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland andIntact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems;• Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into landfor other crops and plantations"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          5/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "here are two key commitments for Auchan Retail’s non-food offer by 2025: Reduce all packaging by 50% -[...] 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" [...] "In Spain, Auchan Retail offers its customers a wide range of bags. There is a green bag, made from 100% recycled material which offers numerous possibilities for re-use, as well as a paper bag manufactured in Spain from 30% recycled fibre and 70% FSC-certified virgin fiber."
          • 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 exclusion?: only applies to non-food related packaging, some locations are called out and not others 
            "here are two key commitments for Auchan Retail’s non-food offer by 2025: Reduce all packaging by 50% -[...] 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" [...] "In Spain, Auchan Retail offers its customers a wide range of bags. There is a green bag, made from 100% recycled material which offers numerous possibilities for re-use, as well as a paper bag manufactured in Spain from 30% recycled fibre and 70% FSC-certified virgin fiber."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: contract clause
            "here are two key commitments for Auchan Retail’s non-food offer by 2025: Reduce all packaging by 50% -[...] 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" [...] "In Spain, Auchan Retail offers its customers a wide range of bags. There is a green bag, made from 100% recycled material which offers numerous possibilities for re-use, as well as a paper bag manufactured in Spain from 30% recycled fibre and 70% FSC-certified virgin fiber."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            "here are two key commitments for Auchan Retail’s non-food offer by 2025: Reduce all packaging by 50% -[...] 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" [...] "In Spain, Auchan Retail offers its customers a wide range of bags. There is a green bag, made from 100% recycled material which offers numerous possibilities for re-use, as well as a paper bag manufactured in Spain from 30% recycled fibre and 70% FSC-certified virgin fiber."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "TFT (an international non-profit organisation that works to improve supply chains and tackle deforestation), in particular, 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. (stationery, toilet paper, disposable products, documentation), and home furniture and garden furniture [...] As part of its forestry policy [...] P traceable via the supply chain back to the original harvesting source"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            "TFT (an international non-profit organisation that works to improve supply chains and tackle deforestation), in particular, 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. (stationery, toilet paper, disposable products, documentation), and home furniture and garden furniture [...] As part of its forestry policy [...] P traceable via the supply chain back to the original harvesting source"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "TFT (an international non-profit organisation that works to improve supply chains and tackle deforestation), in particular, 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. (stationery, toilet paper, disposable products, documentation), and home furniture and garden furniture [...] As part of its forestry policy [...] P traceable via the supply chain back to the original harvesting source"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
      • Social Considerations
        10/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "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 homefurniture and garden furniture.As part of its forestry policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliersto ensure and verify that the above materials sourced fromwood 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."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          If Other, specify here: Inclusion of small producers in supply chain for supermarkets

          What is the nature of that support?: Economic; Other

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: Not specified
          “Prioritising local sourcing and developing sustainable partnerships with SMEs and small producers: The hypermarkets and supermarkets in all Auchan Retail countries are developing the supply of local products, grown and/or manufactured near the stores, via direct partnerships with small producers. They respond to strong demand from local residents who want to be able to buy products from their own region, both to support local jobs and to protect the environment through purchases that leave a smaller carbon footprint.”
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliersto ensure and verify that the above materials sourced fromwood or vegetable fibres are: [...] Sourced in strict compliance with the rights of theindigenous peoples and rural communities to own andcontrol 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 proposeddevelopment of their land"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        3/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "In Spain, Auchan Retail offers its customers a wide range of bags. There is a green bag, made from 100% recycled material which offers numerous possibilities for re-use, as well as a paper bag manufactured in Spain from 30% recycled fibre and 70% FSC-certified virgin fiber."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

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

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%
          "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]".
        • 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 forest policy

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: not specified
          “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.”
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      4/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Economic; Other

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: Not specified

          If Other, specify here: Inclusion of small producers in supply chain for supermarkets
          “Prioritising local sourcing and developing sustainable partnerships with SMEs and small producers: The hypermarkets and supermarkets in all Auchan Retail countries are developing the supply of local products, grown and/or manufactured near the stores, via direct partnerships with small producers. They respond to strong demand from local residents who want to be able to buy products from their own region, both to support local jobs and to protect the environment through purchases that leave a smaller carbon footprint.”
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Timber *
      31/84
      • Commitment Strength
        19/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            "Given the complexity involved in fulfilling its “zerodeforestation” ambition and the constant emergence of newissues, Auchan Retail is working with interested parties and experts to better understand their needs and aspirations andto come up with suitable ways to move forward together [...] This policy has been focusing on products derived from wood where the ability to take action andseek specialised expertise are greatest: charcoal, palmoil, paper (stationery, toilet paper, disposable products,documentation), and home furniture and garden furniture.As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliersto ensure and verify that the above materials sourced fromwood or vegetable fibres are:• Legally harvested, purchased, transported and exportedfrom their country of origin;• Traceable via the supply chain back to the originalharvesting source;• Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to highconservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland andIntact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems;• Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into landfor other crops and plantations"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            "Given the complexity involved in fulfilling its “zerodeforestation” ambition and the constant emergence of newissues, Auchan Retail is working with interested parties and experts to better understand their needs and aspirations andto come up with suitable ways to move forward together [...] This policy has been focusing on products derived from wood where the ability to take action andseek specialised expertise are greatest: charcoal, palmoil, paper (stationery, toilet paper, disposable products,documentation), and home furniture and garden furniture.As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliersto ensure and verify that the above materials sourced fromwood or vegetable fibres are:• Legally harvested, purchased, transported and exportedfrom their country of origin;• Traceable via the supply chain back to the originalharvesting source;• Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to highconservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland andIntact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems;• Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into landfor other crops and plantations"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "Given the complexity involved in fulfilling its “zerodeforestation” ambition and the constant emergence of newissues, Auchan Retail is working with interested parties and experts to better understand their needs and aspirations andto come up with suitable ways to move forward together [...] This policy has been focusing on products derived from wood where the ability to take action andseek specialised expertise are greatest: charcoal, palmoil, paper (stationery, toilet paper, disposable products,documentation), and home furniture and garden furniture.As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliersto ensure and verify that the above materials sourced fromwood or vegetable fibres are:• Legally harvested, purchased, transported and exportedfrom their country of origin;• Traceable via the supply chain back to the originalharvesting source;• Harvested in ways that do not pose a threat to highconservation value (HCV) zones, including peatland andIntact Forest Landscape (IFL) ecosystems;• Harvested outside of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and zones where these forests have been converted into landfor other crops and plantations"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            "TFT (an international non-profit organisation that works to improve supply chains and tackle deforestation), in particular, 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. (stationery, toilet paper, disposable products, documentation), and home furniture and garden furniture [...] As part of its forestry policy [...] P traceable via the supply chain back to the original harvesting source"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 0 not specified
            "TFT (an international non-profit organisation that works to improve supply chains and tackle deforestation), in particular, 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. (stationery, toilet paper, disposable products, documentation), and home furniture and garden furniture [...] As part of its forestry policy [...] P traceable via the supply chain back to the original harvesting source"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "TFT (an international non-profit organisation that works to improve supply chains and tackle deforestation), in particular, 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. (stationery, toilet paper, disposable products, documentation), and home furniture and garden furniture [...] As part of its forestry policy [...] P traceable via the supply chain back to the original harvesting source"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
      • Social Considerations
        10/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour
          "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 homefurniture and garden furniture.As part of its forestry policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliersto ensure and verify that the above materials sourced fromwood 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."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: Not specified

          What is the nature of that support?: Economic; Other

          If Other, specify here: Inclusion of small producers in supply chain for supermarkets
          “Prioritising local sourcing and developing sustainable partnerships with SMEs and small producers: The hypermarkets and supermarkets in all Auchan Retail countries are developing the supply of local products, grown and/or manufactured near the stores, via direct partnerships with small producers. They respond to strong demand from local residents who want to be able to buy products from their own region, both to support local jobs and to protect the environment through purchases that leave a smaller carbon footprint.”
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "As part of its forest policy, Auchan Retail expects its suppliersto ensure and verify that the above materials sourced fromwood or vegetable fibres are: [...] Sourced in strict compliance with the rights of theindigenous peoples and rural communities to own andcontrol 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 proposeddevelopment of their land"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        1/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

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

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified
          "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]".
        • 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?: not specified

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non compliance with forest policy
          “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.”
        • 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
    11/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    1/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    7/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Association Familiale Mulliez (AFM) is a holding company for the businesses owned by the Mulliez family. Subsidiaries include Auchan Holding which is one of the largest food retailers in the world and has hypermarkets and supermarkets in several countries, as well as operating a furniture and interior design chain in France. AFM also own restaurants including Carluccio's and Giraffe Restaurants, home improvement companies including Leroy Merlin and fashion brands including Orsay. Through its operations the company is exposed to several forest risk commodities. Association Familiale Mulliez (AFM) is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy, beef and paper packaging and is also assessed for its exposure to timber.

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

How we assess the Forest 500

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