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  • Overall approach
    8/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/4
      Overall commitment
      Conversion-free/zero-gross conversion/zero-net conversion commitment or a zero deforestation/deforestation-free commitment that explicitly includes all other natural ecosystems
      4/4
      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?: Cocoa
      "Barry Callebaut has committed to forest restoration, large-scale tree planting and no further gross deforestation....Barry Callebaut’s commitment to a deforestation-free supply chain...The definition of deforestation Whilst there is no global definition of deforestation, Barry Callebaut refers to the Accountability Framework’s definition of “natural forest”, irrespective of its protection status. Deforestation is defined by the Accountability Framework as a loss of natural forest due to conversion to other land use or due to severe and sustained degradation."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      If Other Initiative, specify: High Carbon Stock Approach Steering Group ; Global Forest Watch ; Conservation International

      Which initiatives?: Soy Moratorium; Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support
      "Adding on to or specifying the requirements from the Supplier Code: Complying, where applicable, with the criteria of the Brazil Soy Moratorium as well as the Cerrado Manifesto."..."We have recently joined the High Carbon Stock Approach Steering Group and for palm, we have actively engaged in the revision of the RSPO principles and criteria, which led to the inclusion of the HCV/HCS Approach."..."Based on the geographical mapping, we are establishing monitoring mechanisms which allow us to detect and address possible deforestation events in our supply chains. For this, we are working with a diverse range of sources and organizations, such as Global Forest Watch, Conservation International and ETH."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Forests provide key ecosystem services such as watershed protection, habitats for biodiversity, livelihoods for communities and climate regulation. The United Nations estimate that forests are home to 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity, and they provide a livelihood for approximately 70 million indigenous people."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      Type of risk if Other. Also add any relevant details:

      What proportion of revenue that comes from relevant industries is exposed to each forest risk commodity?: NA

      What revenue comes from industries relevant to each forest risk commodity?: NA

      What type of risk is recognised?: Financial; Operational

      What poportion of a company’s annual revenue depends on each forest risk commodity?: NA
      "Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to climate change: The business of Barry Callebaut depends primarily on the availability of key raw materials such as cocoa, sugar and dairy. Events such as changes in temperatures, poor weather conditions, etc. can negatively impact the availability and price of these raw materials and affect the business (e.g. crop yields). The risk is physical in nature. Climate change has a severe impact on the world in general and agricultural regions in particular. Droughts mean that farmers can no longer rely on the rainfall that’s crucial to farming. And on top of all of this, deforestation leads to soil degradation, accelerating the downward spiral. If industry does not commit to reducing its carbon footprint and achieve zero net deforestation in its supply chain, the ecosystem that provides chocolate ingredients will rapidly erode. Barry Callebaut engages in activities to support their farmers in adopting climate-friendly practices through farmer services, in replanting projects and awareness-raising activities"
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Pulp & paper

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Quarterly
      Committees of the highest governance body include the Board of Directors; the Audit, Finance, Risk, Quality & Compliance Committee; the Nomination & Compensation Committee; and the Internal Audit. The sustainability agenda is strongly driven by Barry Callebaut’s top management. The cross-functional Sustainability Steering Committee is chaired by the CEO and includes all members of the Executive Committee and top managers of Barry Callebaut. The Committee meets quarterly to review sustainability strategy and progress.
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Reforestation disclosure
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 300 hectares
      "Since mid-2021, more than 50,000 native trees have been planted under the reforestation project, which will continue to scale over the next three years to reach the objective of 150,000 trees on 300 hectares. This is yet another step towards meeting our aim to become carbon and forest positive by 2025"
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: Yes

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2025

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear
      "By 2025, we will be carbon and forest positive."
  • Commodity score
    39/90
    • Palm oil
      45/90
      • Commitment Strength
        14/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          9/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            When was this commitment set?: 2020

            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: HCS; Peat
            "Barry Callebaut has committed to making sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025, which includes a commitment to be carbon and forest positive by 2025...Barry Callebaut has committed to forest restoration, large-scale tree planting and no further gross deforestation....Barry Callebaut’s commitment to a deforestation-free supply chain...The definition of deforestation Whilst there is no global definition of deforestation, Barry Callebaut refers to the Accountability Framework’s definition of “natural forest”, irrespective of its protection status. Deforestation is defined by the Accountability Framework as a loss of natural forest due to conversion to other land use or due to severe and sustained degradation."[...]"The Barry Callebaut Supplier Code lays out our minimum requirements and expectations towards all our Suppliers. Adding on to or specifying the requirements from the Supplier Code, below we highlight some of the main principles which in our view are the foundation to creating a more sustainable palm oil sector: • Only buying from legal sources. • Stopping native vegetation clearance for palm oil production and the degradation of ecologically sensitive areas (e.g. peatland), as defined through the application of the High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) approach and implementing a no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation (NDPE) policy. In order to meet our commitment of 100% sustainable palm products by 2022, we require all suppliers to work with their supply chains towards the stated principles and to regularly show significant progress. This will be evaluated using accepted industry standards and certification schemes, namely • Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Barry Callebaut has committed to making sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025, which includes a commitment to be carbon and forest positive by 2025...Barry Callebaut has committed to forest restoration, large-scale tree planting and no further gross deforestation....Barry Callebaut’s commitment to a deforestation-free supply chain...The definition of deforestation Whilst there is no global definition of deforestation, Barry Callebaut refers to the Accountability Framework’s definition of “natural forest”, irrespective of its protection status. Deforestation is defined by the Accountability Framework as a loss of natural forest due to conversion to other land use or due to severe and sustained degradation."[...]"The Barry Callebaut Supplier Code lays out our minimum requirements and expectations towards all our Suppliers. Adding on to or specifying the requirements from the Supplier Code, below we highlight some of the main principles which in our view are the foundation to creating a more sustainable palm oil sector: • Only buying from legal sources. • Stopping native vegetation clearance for palm oil production and the degradation of ecologically sensitive areas (e.g. peatland), as defined through the application of the High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) approach and implementing a no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation (NDPE) policy. In order to meet our commitment of 100% sustainable palm products by 2022, we require all suppliers to work with their supply chains towards the stated principles and to regularly show significant progress. This will be evaluated using accepted industry standards and certification schemes, namely • Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Obtain RSPO
            "Barry Callebaut has committed to making sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025, which includes a commitment to be carbon and forest positive by 2025.......Barry Callebaut’s commitment to a deforestation-free supply chain"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: 2022
            "In order to meet our commitment of 100% sustainable palm products by 2022, we require all suppliers to work with their supply chains towards the stated principles and to regularly show significant progress."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "in order to become deforestation free and forest positive by 2025, we are working within our own direct supply chain as well as with suppliers and governments across our indirect supply chain to introduce traceability as a matter of priority." [...] "The Barry Callebaut Supplier Code lays out our minimum requirements and expectations towards all our Suppliers. Adding on to or specifying the requirements from the Supplier Code, below we highlight some of the main principles which in our view are the foundation to creating a more sustainable palm oil sector: [...] Enhancing transparency and traceability in the supply chain to mill level and working towards achieving transparency to plantation level." [...] "we have managed, together with our suppliers, to establish transparency to mill level for more than 95% of our entire supply" "For palm, we achieved 99% traceability to mill (TTM) with our suppliers and use Palmoil.io, a third-party platform, for monitoring deforestation through satellite imagery and supply chain relationships in near real-time, from concession to refinery. We receive monthly reports with deforestation alerts and grievance monitoring reports to help us obtain actionable insights into potential regulatory and NDPE violations. We have also been a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) since 2011."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

            If no, what is excluded?: Segment

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA

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

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: tracing to mill
            "in order to become deforestation free and forest positive by 2025, we are working within our own direct supply chain as well as with suppliers and governments across our indirect supply chain to introduce traceability as a matter of priority." [...] "The Barry Callebaut Supplier Code lays out our minimum requirements and expectations towards all our Suppliers. Adding on to or specifying the requirements from the Supplier Code, below we highlight some of the main principles which in our view are the foundation to creating a more sustainable palm oil sector: [...] Enhancing transparency and traceability in the supply chain to mill level and working towards achieving transparency to plantation level." [...] "we have managed, together with our suppliers, to establish transparency to mill level for more than 95% of our entire supply"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Traceability to mill and plantation
            "in order to become deforestation free and forest positive by 2025, we are working within our own direct supply chain as well as with suppliers and governments across our indirect supply chain to introduce traceability as a matter of priority." [...] "The Barry Callebaut Supplier Code lays out our minimum requirements and expectations towards all our Suppliers. Adding on to or specifying the requirements from the Supplier Code, below we highlight some of the main principles which in our view are the foundation to creating a more sustainable palm oil sector: [...] Enhancing transparency and traceability in the supply chain to mill level and working towards achieving transparency to plantation level." [...] "we have managed, together with our suppliers, to establish transparency to mill level for more than 95% of our entire supply"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        8/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "We further expect suppliers to respect and comply with international labor standards as defined by the core conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO), including freely chosen employment, no child labor, freedom of association, legal and fair compensation, no excessive working hours, no discrimination, respect and dignity, and safe and healthy working conditions."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: NA

          What is the nature of that support?: Other

          If other, specify: Inclusion in supply chain
          "Adding on to or specifying the requirements from the Supplier Code, below we highlight some of the main principles which in our view are the foundation to creating a more sustainable palm oil sector: Driving positive economic and social impact and overall livelihood improvement for people and communities, including smallholder farmers, and protecting land tenure rights of local communitites"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "No discrimination The Supplier will not discriminate based on a person’s race, gender, age, nationality, marital status, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, membership in trade unions or other worker organizations or political affiliation."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 2
          "This Supplier Code applies to all Suppliers and their employees and subcontractors providing products, materials, expertise and related services to any entity of the Barry Callebaut Group. It sets out the essential minimum requirements expected from each Supplier [...]Respect for the Rights of Indigenous and Local Populations The Supplier respects the rights of indigenous communities and the local populations in the places where it operates as well as in its supply chain. The Supplier applies the UN-principle of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)."
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        24/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/ advice/ experience/ expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Palm Oil Innovation Group
          "This is why we have joined the front running members of the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG). POIG is a is a multi-stakeholder initiative consisting of NGOs as well as progressive palm oil producers and buyers that strive to achieve the adoption of responsible palm oil production practices and creating and promoting innovations in the sector. Building on the work of RSPO, POIG has introduced additional sustainability criteria on palm oil production, such as no development of palm oil plantations on High Conservation Stock (HCS) areas or peat land and strict criteria against gross labor and human rights violations."
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: NA

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Unspecified
          "Working with Conservation International, we also undertook a palm oil risk assessment to identify and prioritize deforestation risks in our supply chains...For the deforestation risk assessment which succeeds the mapping, we follow the recommendations made by the CFI and work with analyses relying on satellite data available on Global Forest Watch (GFW) and land use maps1...We have recently joined the High Carbon Stock Approach Steering Group and for palm, we have actively engaged in the revision of the RSPO principles and criteria, which led to the inclusion of the HCV/HCS Approach"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The Supplier strictly complies at all times with all applicable laws and regulations in force and effect at their legal seat, the place of performance and the place of delivery and final destination of the products and services. [...] Monitoring Compliance We expect the Supplier to take all necessary steps to inform its employees, agents and sub-contractors of the principles set forth in the Supplier Code and to take appropriate action to ensure understanding of and compliance with its principles. Barry Callebaut expects the Supplier to maintain necessary documentation to demonstrate compliance with the principles stipulated in this Supplier Code and reserves the right to audit the Supplier’s compliance with these principles...Deforestation and biodiversity The Supplier ensures that its operations do not directly contribute to deforestation or loss of biodiversity. The Supplier conducts due diligence on commodities associated with deforestation in its supply chain. Prior to establishing new operations or expanding existing ones, in addition to obtaining all legal concessions, the Supplier conducts due diligence which combines biodiversity, carbon conservation, and social considerations. The Supplier publicly commits to deforestation-free operations and supply chains, has systems in place to monitor compliance"... "
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Total volume: 76965.0 Metric Tonnes

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 76965.0 Metric Tonnes

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Chocolate which contains crude palmoil, crude palmkernel oil, crude palmoil/palmkernel oil-based derivativesand fractions

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: 0 tonnes
          Published in their RSPO 2020 ACOP report is that they consumed 76965 Metric Tonnes of palm oil and that 100% of this was RSPO Certified
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Receive training on the code of conduct which includes labour rights policies

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: na

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA
          "All Barry Callebaut employees receive a copy of the Code in their local language. All employees with an active Barry Callebaut e-mail account receive additional training on the Code on a regular basis. Furthermore, every month a topic of the Code is communicated to all employees via intranet and email, inviting feedback on potential scenarios, and strengthening employees’ ability to act upon violations of the code.[...]s. Barry Callebaut follows the international standards as defined by SEDEX. Our sites are third party audited in accordance to the SMETA audit protocol, ensuring sustainable management practices. Of our sites, 91% are now fully SMETA compliant, a 10% increase compared to the previous fiscal year."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          Yes, report indirect suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          Yes, report indirect suppliers
          2/4
          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 100%

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Yes
          2021 Mill list is published on the website
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: na

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

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

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

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

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems
          "Monitoring Compliance We expect the Supplier to take all necessary steps to inform its employees, agents and sub-contractors of the principles set forth in the Supplier Code and to take appropriate action to ensure understanding of and compliance with its principles. Barry Callebaut expects the Supplier to maintain necessary documentation to demonstrate compliance with the principles stipulated in this Supplier Code and reserves the right to audit the Supplier’s compliance with these principles...Deforestation and biodiversity The Supplier ensures that its operations do not directly contribute to deforestation or loss of biodiversity. The Supplier conducts due diligence on commodities associated with deforestation in its supply chain. Prior to establishing new operations or expanding existing ones, in addition to obtaining all legal concessions, the Supplier conducts due diligence which combines biodiversity, carbon conservation, and social considerations. The Supplier publicly commits to deforestation-free operations and supply chains, has systems in place to monitor compliance"... ""we are collaborating with ETH Zurich on a remote sensing tool that will allow us to monitor land use change in our supply chains, applying the High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA). This will also help us to identify the landscapes which are worth protecting but do not have the according legal status. In cases where we judge, on the basis of this knowledge, the local legislation to be insufficient, we will work with governments to take action and adapt the existing laws accordingly [...] Based on the geographical mapping, we are establishing monitoring mechanisms which allow us to detect and address possible deforestation events in our supply chains. For this, we are working with a diverse range of sources and organizations, such as Global Forest Watch, Conservation International and ETH. Through these monitoring activities we aim to ensure deforestation free supply chains and hold suppliers accountable on their commitment towards stopping deforestation."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
          Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
          Does the dowsntream company report the attributed deforestation or ecosystem conversion by sourcing area?: No
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

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

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

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

          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: No
          "While recognizing that standards are evolving and that we cannot expect all of our suppliers to comply today, we are strongly committed to only work with suppliers who can demonstrate compliance to the above stated standards and principles by 2022."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No
    • Pulp & Paper *
      27/90
      • Commitment Strength
        13/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          7/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Type of sustainability commitment: Reduce the volume of virgin wood fibre used in paper and packaging products through usage of recycled content; Reduction of material inputs

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

            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC

            When was this commitment set?: NA
            ""Barry Callebaut has committed to making sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025, which includes a commitment to be carbon and forest positive by 2025...Barry Callebaut has committed to forest restoration, large-scale tree planting and no further gross deforestation....Barry Callebaut’s commitment to a deforestation-free supply chain...The definition of deforestation Whilst there is no global definition of deforestation, Barry Callebaut refers to the Accountability Framework’s definition of “natural forest”, irrespective of its protection status. Deforestation is defined by the Accountability Framework as a loss of natural forest due to conversion to other land use or due to severe and sustained degradation." [...] "In order to meet our commitment of 100% sustainable ingredients by 2025, we require all suppliers to work with their supply chains towards the stated principles and to regularly show significant progress. This will be evaluated for wood-based products" [...] "Forever Chocolate commitments also extend to the source of our packaging,That’s why we are on our way to sourcing 100% of our cardboard packaging from sustainable wood sources. In the EU, we have already achieved 95% Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified corrugated packaging; and in the Americas, we have achieved 92% certified by FSC or the Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI).We are working to quickly extend this practice to Asia Pacific, in order to source 100% of our packaging sustainably." [...] "the Barry Callebaut Supplier Code lays out our minimum requirements and expectations towards all our Suppliers. Adding on to or specifying the requirements from the Supplier Code, below we highlight some of the main principles which in our view are the foundation to creating a more sustainable packaging sector: • Minimizing packaging weight without affecting the key functionalities the packaging material was designed for. • Maximizing the use of recycled material and material from a renewable and sustainably managed source. • Replacing disposable material by re-useable material and minimize waste to landfill."
          • 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?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA

            If no, what is excluded?: Product line; Location

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Focus on packaging
            "Barry Callebaut has committed to making sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025, which includes a commitment to be carbon and forest positive by 2025." [...] "In order to meet our commitment of 100% sustainable ingredients by 2025, we require all suppliers to work with their supply chains towards the stated principles and to regularly show significant progress. This will be evaluated for wood-based products" [...] "Forever Chocolate commitments also extend to the source of our packaging,That’s why we are on our way to sourcing 100% of our cardboard packaging from sustainable wood sources. In the EU, we have already achieved 95% Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified corrugated packaging; and in the Americas, we have achieved 92% certified by FSC or the Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI).We are working to quickly extend this practice to Asia Pacific, in order to source 100% of our packaging sustainably." [...] "the Barry Callebaut Supplier Code lays out our minimum requirements and expectations towards all our Suppliers. Adding on to or specifying the requirements from the Supplier Code, below we highlight some of the main principles which in our view are the foundation to creating a more sustainable packaging sector: • Minimizing packaging weight without affecting the key functionalities the packaging material was designed for. • Maximizing the use of recycled material and material from a renewable and sustainably managed source. • Replacing disposable material by re-useable material and minimize waste to landfill."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: 100% FSC certified cardboard packaging
            "Barry Callebaut has committed to making sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025, which includes a commitment to be carbon and forest positive by 2025." [...] "In order to meet our commitment of 100% sustainable ingredients by 2025, we require all suppliers to work with their supply chains towards the stated principles and to regularly show significant progress. This will be evaluated for wood-based products" [...] "Forever Chocolate commitments also extend to the source of our packaging, That’s why we are on our way to sourcing 100% of our cardboard packaging from sustainable wood sources. In the EU, we have already achieved 95% Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified corrugated packaging; and in the Americas, we have achieved 92% certified by FSC or the Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI).We are working to quickly extend this practice to Asia Pacific, in order to source 100% of our packaging sustainably." [...] "the Barry Callebaut Supplier Code lays out our minimum requirements and expectations towards all our Suppliers. Adding on to or specifying the requirements from the Supplier Code, below we highlight some of the main principles which in our view are the foundation to creating a more sustainable packaging sector: • Minimizing packaging weight without affecting the key functionalities the packaging material was designed for. • Maximizing the use of recycled material and material from a renewable and sustainably managed source. • Replacing disposable material by re-useable material and minimize waste to landfill."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: Current
            "Barry Callebaut has committed to making sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025, which includes a commitment to be carbon and forest positive by 2025." [...] "In order to meet our commitment of 100% sustainable ingredients by 2025, we require all suppliers to work with their supply chains towards the stated principles and to regularly show significant progress. This will be evaluated for wood-based products" [...] "Forever Chocolate commitments also extend to the source of our packaging, That’s why we are on our way to sourcing 100% of our cardboard packaging from sustainable wood sources. In the EU, we have already achieved 95% Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified corrugated packaging; and in the Americas, we have achieved 92% certified by FSC or the Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI).We are working to quickly extend this practice to Asia Pacific, in order to source 100% of our packaging sustainably." [...] "the Barry Callebaut Supplier Code lays out our minimum requirements and expectations towards all our Suppliers. Adding on to or specifying the requirements from the Supplier Code, below we highlight some of the main principles which in our view are the foundation to creating a more sustainable packaging sector: • Minimizing packaging weight without affecting the key functionalities the packaging material was designed for. • Maximizing the use of recycled material and material from a renewable and sustainably managed source. • Replacing disposable material by re-useable material and minimize waste to landfill."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2/4
            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "This Supplier Code applies to all Suppliers and their employees and subcontractors providing products, materials, expertise and related services to any entity of the Barry Callebaut Group. It sets out the essential minimum requirements expected from each Supplier and flanks the Suppliers’ commitments under applicable laws and contractual arrangements. These mandatory requirements can be found in the standard text at the beginning of each chapter."[...]"Traceability The Supplier keeps adequate records on direct suppliers and is able to trace volumes back to the supplying sites. The Supplier actively engages its supply chain in order to increase transparency and traceability therein and is able to trace back commodities to the origin.[...]We will provide upon Barry Callebaut’s request relevant documentation supporting our compliance with the Supplier Code provisions"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "This Supplier Code applies to all Suppliers and their employees and subcontractors providing products, materials, expertise and related services to any entity of the Barry Callebaut Group. It sets out the essential minimum requirements expected from each Supplier and flanks the Suppliers’ commitments under applicable laws and contractual arrangements. These mandatory requirements can be found in the standard text at the beginning of each chapter."[...]"Traceability The Supplier keeps adequate records on direct suppliers and is able to trace volumes back to the supplying sites. The Supplier actively engages its supply chain in order to increase transparency and traceability therein and is able to trace back commodities to the origin.[...]We will provide upon Barry Callebaut’s request relevant documentation supporting our compliance with the Supplier Code provisions"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Supplier audits to ensure traceability
            "This Supplier Code applies to all Suppliers and their employees and subcontractors providing products, materials, expertise and related services to any entity of the Barry Callebaut Group. It sets out the essential minimum requirements expected from each Supplier and flanks the Suppliers’ commitments under applicable laws and contractual arrangements. These mandatory requirements can be found in the standard text at the beginning of each chapter."[...]"Traceability The Supplier keeps adequate records on direct suppliers and is able to trace volumes back to the supplying sites. The Supplier actively engages its supply chain in order to increase transparency and traceability therein and is able to trace back commodities to the origin.[...]We will provide upon Barry Callebaut’s request relevant documentation supporting our compliance with the Supplier Code provisions"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "This Supplier Code applies to all Suppliers and their employees and subcontractors providing products, materials, expertise and related services to any entity of the Barry Callebaut Group. It sets out the essential minimum requirements expected from each Supplier and flanks the Suppliers’ commitments under applicable laws and contractual arrangements. These mandatory requirements can be found in the standard text at the beginning of each chapter."[...]"Traceability The Supplier keeps adequate records on direct suppliers and is able to trace volumes back to the supplying sites. The Supplier actively engages its supply chain in order to increase transparency and traceability therein and is able to trace back commodities to the origin.[...]We will provide upon Barry Callebaut’s request relevant documentation supporting our compliance with the Supplier Code provisions"
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        6/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces
          "We further expect suppliers to respect and comply with international labor standards as defined by the core conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO), including freely chosen employment, no child labor, freedom of association, legal and fair compensation, no excessive working hours, no discrimination, respect and dignity, and safe and healthy working conditions."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "The Supplier will not discriminate based on a person’s race, gender, age, nationality, marital status, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, membership in trade unions or other worker organizations or political affiliation. The Supplier will hire, compensate, promote, discipline, and provide other benefits or conditions of employment based on an individual’s performance and ability to do the job."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "This Supplier Code applies to all Suppliers and their employees and subcontractors providing products, materials, expertise and related services to any entity of the Barry Callebaut Group. It sets out the essential minimum requirements expected from each Supplier [...]Respect for the Rights of Indigenous and Local Populations The Supplier respects the rights of indigenous communities and the local populations in the places where it operates as well as in its supply chain. The Supplier applies the UN-principle of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)."
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        9/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          No
          2/2
          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC

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

          What methods are used for verification?: FSC

          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: NA

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

          Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: Asia Pacific
          "Barry Callebaut has committed to making sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025, which includes a commitment to be carbon and forest positive by 2025." [...] "In order to meet our commitment of 100% sustainable ingredients by 2025, we require all suppliers to work with their supply chains towards the stated principles and to regularly show significant progress. This will be evaluated for wood-based products" [...] "Forever Chocolate commitments also extend to the source of our packaging, That’s why we are on our way to sourcing 100% of our cardboard packaging from sustainable wood sources. In the EU, we have already achieved 95% Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified corrugated packaging; and in the Americas, we have achieved 92% certified by FSC or the Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI).We are working to quickly extend this practice to Asia Pacific, in order to source 100% of our packaging sustainably." [...] "the Barry Callebaut Supplier Code lays out our minimum requirements and expectations towards all our Suppliers. Adding on to or specifying the requirements from the Supplier Code, below we highlight some of the main principles which in our view are the foundation to creating a more sustainable packaging sector: • Minimizing packaging weight without affecting the key functionalities the packaging material was designed for. • Maximizing the use of recycled material and material from a renewable and sustainably managed source. • Replacing disposable material by re-useable material and minimize waste to landfill."
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The Supplier strictly complies at all times with all applicable laws and regulations in force and effect at their legal seat, the place of performance and the place of delivery and final destination of the products and services. [...] Monitoring Compliance We expect the Supplier to take all necessary steps to inform its employees, agents and sub-contractors of the principles set forth in the Supplier Code and to take appropriate action to ensure understanding of and compliance with its principles. Barry Callebaut expects the Supplier to maintain necessary documentation to demonstrate compliance with the principles stipulated in this Supplier Code and reserves the right to audit the Supplier’s compliance with these principles...Deforestation and biodiversity The Supplier ensures that its operations do not directly contribute to deforestation or loss of biodiversity. The Supplier conducts due diligence on commodities associated with deforestation in its supply chain. Prior to establishing new operations or expanding existing ones, in addition to obtaining all legal concessions, the Supplier conducts due diligence which combines biodiversity, carbon conservation, and social considerations. The Supplier publicly commits to deforestation-free operations and supply chains, has systems in place to monitor compliance"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Receive training on the code of conduct which includes labour rights policies

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA
          "All Barry Callebaut employees receive a copy of the Code in their local language. All employees with an active Barry Callebaut e-mail account receive additional training on the Code on a regular basis. Furthermore, every month a topic of the Code is communicated to all employees via intranet and email, inviting feedback on potential scenarios, and strengthening employees’ ability to act upon violations of the code.[...]s. Barry Callebaut follows the international standards as defined by SEDEX. Our sites are third party audited in accordance to the SMETA audit protocol, ensuring sustainable management practices. Of our sites, 91% are now fully SMETA compliant, a 10% increase compared to the previous fiscal year."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: NA

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

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

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA
          "Monitoring Compliance We expect the Supplier to take all necessary steps to inform its employees, agents and sub-contractors of the principles set forth in the Supplier Code and to take appropriate action to ensure understanding of and compliance with its principles. Barry Callebaut expects the Supplier to maintain necessary documentation to demonstrate compliance with the principles stipulated in this Supplier Code and reserves the right to audit the Supplier’s compliance with these principles...Deforestation and biodiversity The Supplier ensures that its operations do not directly contribute to deforestation or loss of biodiversity. The Supplier conducts due diligence on commodities associated with deforestation in its supply chain. Prior to establishing new operations or expanding existing ones, in addition to obtaining all legal concessions, the Supplier conducts due diligence which combines biodiversity, carbon conservation, and social considerations. The Supplier publicly commits to deforestation-free operations and supply chains, has systems in place to monitor compliance"... ""we are collaborating with ETH Zurich on a remote sensing tool that will allow us to monitor land use change in our supply chains, applying the High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA). This will also help us to identify the landscapes which are worth protecting but do not have the according legal status. In cases where we judge, on the basis of this knowledge, the local legislation to be insufficient, we will work with governments to take action and adapt the existing laws accordingly [...] Based on the geographical mapping, we are establishing monitoring mechanisms which allow us to detect and address possible deforestation events in our supply chains. For this, we are working with a diverse range of sources and organizations, such as Global Forest Watch, Conservation International and ETH. Through these monitoring activities we aim to ensure deforestation free supply chains and hold suppliers accountable on their commitment towards stopping deforestation."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
          Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
          Does the dowsntream company report the attributed deforestation or ecosystem conversion by sourcing area?: No
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No
    • Soy *
      35/90
      • Commitment Strength
        16/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          9/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            If other certification, specify: Proterra

            When was this commitment set?: 2020

            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS

            Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Yes

            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: HCS; Peat
            "Barry Callebaut has committed to making sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025, which includes a commitment to be carbon and forest positive by 2025...Barry Callebaut has committed to forest restoration, large-scale tree planting and no further gross deforestation....Barry Callebaut’s commitment to a deforestation-free supply chain...The definition of deforestation Whilst there is no global definition of deforestation, Barry Callebaut refers to the Accountability Framework’s definition of “natural forest”, irrespective of its protection status. Deforestation is defined by the Accountability Framework as a loss of natural forest due to conversion to other land use or due to severe and sustained degradation."[...]"Sustainable Soy Principles The Barry Callebaut Supplier Code lays out our minimum requirements and expectations towards all our Suppliers. Adding on to or specifying the requirements from the Supplier Code, below we highlight some of the main principles which in our view are the foundation to creating a more sustainable soy sector: • Stopping native vegetation clearance for soy production and the degradation of ecologically sensitive areas, as defined through the application of the High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) approach. • Protecting biodiversity and preserving natural resources through appropriate land use planning. • Mitigating repercussions resulting from monocultures, such as soil erosion and nutrient depletion and optimizing pesticide use. • Complying, where applicable, with the criteria of the Brazil Soy Moratorium as well as the Cerrado Manifesto. Commitment In order to meet our commitment of 100% sustainable ingredients by 2025, we require all suppliers to work with their supply chains towards the stated principles and to regularly show significant progress. This will be evaluated using accepted industry standards and certification schemes, namely • Proterra (preferred) • RTRS"[...]"This Policy applies to all suppliers of soy products in our supply chain. This includes soy oil and soy lecithin used for chocolate production, as well as soy used for feed in our dairy supply chain."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "This Policy applies to all suppliers of soy products in our supply chain. This includes soy oil and soy lecithin used for chocolate production, as well as soy used for feed in our dairy supply chain."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Obtain RTRS/Proterra certified soy
            "Barry Callebaut has committed to making sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025, which includes a commitment to be carbon and forest positive by 2025...Barry Callebaut has committed to forest restoration, large-scale tree planting and no further gross deforestation....Barry Callebaut’s commitment to a deforestation-free supply chain"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            When was this commitment set?: NA
            On their sustainability source map Barry Callebaut AG state that they only source soy from Brazil. "Barry Callebaut’s sustainable soy lecithin is sourced via ProTerra which ensures a sustainable and GMO free source of soy for use in our final products. [...] ProTerra non-GMO certified soy products tackle key agricultural issues, such as environmental impact, safe labor conditions, forced labor, traceability to plantation level, land use change and biodiversity loss."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            On their sustainability source map Barry Callebaut AG state that they only source soy from Brazil. "Barry Callebaut has committed to having 100% sustainable ingredients in all products by 2025, as part of the Forever Chocolate strategy." [...] "Barry Callebaut’s sustainable soy lecithin is sourced via ProTerra which ensures a sustainable and GMO free source of soy for use in our final products. [...] ProTerra non-GMO certified soy products tackle key agricultural issues, such as environmental impact, safe labor conditions, forced labor, traceability to plantation level, land use change and biodiversity loss."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: trace to plantation
            On their sustainability source map Barry Callebaut AG state that they only source soy from Brazil. "Barry Callebaut has committed to having 100% sustainable ingredients in all products by 2025, as part of the Forever Chocolate strategy." [...] "Barry Callebaut’s sustainable soy lecithin is sourced via ProTerra which ensures a sustainable and GMO free source of soy for use in our final products. [...] ProTerra non-GMO certified soy products tackle key agricultural issues, such as environmental impact, safe labor conditions, forced labor, traceability to plantation level, land use change and biodiversity loss."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        8/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "We further expect suppliers to respect and comply with international labor standards as defined by the core conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO), including freely chosen employment, no child labor, freedom of association, legal and fair compensation, no excessive working hours, no discrimination, respect and dignity, and safe and healthy working conditions."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: NA

          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          "Our approach for other ingredients At Barry Callebaut we source a wide range of ingredients including dairy, palm oil, coconut oil, soy lecithin, vanilla, cane sugar, beet sugar and nuts for inclusion in our chocolate products. We recognize that each of these raw materials has its own complex supply chain that can also vary across different geographical regions...As a part of our strategy to proactively promote sustainable ingredient production, we joined the Coalition for Sustainable Livelihoods, led by Conservation International, to promote smallholders prosperity, eliminate deforestation, and promote forest restoration in Indonesia"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "The Supplier will not discriminate based on a person’s race, gender, age, nationality, marital status, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, membership in trade unions or other worker organizations or political affiliation. The Supplier will hire, compensate, promote, discipline, and provide other benefits or conditions of employment based on an individual’s performance and ability to do the job."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "This Supplier Code applies to all Suppliers and their employees and subcontractors providing products, materials, expertise and related services to any entity of the Barry Callebaut Group. It sets out the essential minimum requirements expected from each Supplier [...]Respect for the Rights of Indigenous and Local Populations The Supplier respects the rights of indigenous communities and the local populations in the places where it operates as well as in its supply chain. The Supplier applies the UN-principle of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)."
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        12/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Proterra Foundation ; SAI’s Dairy Working Group

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "For example, Barry Callebaut signed the Cerrado Manifesto to stop additional farm development in the Brazilian Cerrado grasslands for soy and we are members of the Proterra Foundation and its stakeholder council."[...]"We are supporting innovative approaches to deliver deforestation-free soy to our dairy supply chains, and implement new financial mechanisms to eliminate deforestation from soy in Brazil. We are working with SAI’s Dairy Working Group to develop a deforestation free soy feed supply chain from Brazil to Europe within our dairy supply."
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: NA

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: na
          "Furthermore, we created a heat map that provides an overview of the origins and ingredients which are at risk of causing deforestation. These include cane sugar, palm oil, soy lecithin, sunflower, vanilla and sweeteners from certain origins. We are currently working on establishing traceability maps of those ingredients at risk of causing deforestation and have defined the level of geographical traceability expected for each ingredient [...] We have recently joined the High Carbon Stock Approach Steering Group."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The Supplier strictly complies at all times with all applicable laws and regulations in force and effect at their legal seat, the place of performance and the place of delivery and final destination of the products and services. [...] Monitoring Compliance We expect the Supplier to take all necessary steps to inform its employees, agents and sub-contractors of the principles set forth in the Supplier Code and to take appropriate action to ensure understanding of and compliance with its principles. Barry Callebaut expects the Supplier to maintain necessary documentation to demonstrate compliance with the principles stipulated in this Supplier Code and reserves the right to audit the Supplier’s compliance with these principles...Deforestation and biodiversity The Supplier ensures that its operations do not directly contribute to deforestation or loss of biodiversity. The Supplier conducts due diligence on commodities associated with deforestation in its supply chain. Prior to establishing new operations or expanding existing ones, in addition to obtaining all legal concessions, the Supplier conducts due diligence which combines biodiversity, carbon conservation, and social considerations. The Supplier publicly commits to deforestation-free operations and supply chains, has systems in place to monitor compliance"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: na

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: na

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Receive training on the code of conduct which includes labour rights policies
          "All Barry Callebaut employees receive a copy of the Code in their local language. All employees with an active Barry Callebaut e-mail account receive additional training on the Code on a regular basis. Furthermore, every month a topic of the Code is communicated to all employees via intranet and email, inviting feedback on potential scenarios, and strengthening employees’ ability to act upon violations of the code.[...]s. Barry Callebaut follows the international standards as defined by SEDEX. Our sites are third party audited in accordance to the SMETA audit protocol, ensuring sustainable management practices. Of our sites, 91% are now fully SMETA compliant, a 10% increase compared to the previous fiscal year."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: na

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

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

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

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

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: na
          "Monitoring Compliance We expect the Supplier to take all necessary steps to inform its employees, agents and sub-contractors of the principles set forth in the Supplier Code and to take appropriate action to ensure understanding of and compliance with its principles. Barry Callebaut expects the Supplier to maintain necessary documentation to demonstrate compliance with the principles stipulated in this Supplier Code and reserves the right to audit the Supplier’s compliance with these principles...Deforestation and biodiversity The Supplier ensures that its operations do not directly contribute to deforestation or loss of biodiversity. The Supplier conducts due diligence on commodities associated with deforestation in its supply chain. Prior to establishing new operations or expanding existing ones, in addition to obtaining all legal concessions, the Supplier conducts due diligence which combines biodiversity, carbon conservation, and social considerations. The Supplier publicly commits to deforestation-free operations and supply chains, has systems in place to monitor compliance"... ""we are collaborating with ETH Zurich on a remote sensing tool that will allow us to monitor land use change in our supply chains, applying the High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA). This will also help us to identify the landscapes which are worth protecting but do not have the according legal status. In cases where we judge, on the basis of this knowledge, the local legislation to be insufficient, we will work with governments to take action and adapt the existing laws accordingly [...] Based on the geographical mapping, we are establishing monitoring mechanisms which allow us to detect and address possible deforestation events in our supply chains. For this, we are working with a diverse range of sources and organizations, such as Global Forest Watch, Conservation International and ETH. Through these monitoring activities we aim to ensure deforestation free supply chains and hold suppliers accountable on their commitment towards stopping deforestation."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No

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

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

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

          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: No
          "While recognizing that standards are evolving and that we cannot expect all of our suppliers to comply today, we are strongly committed to only work with suppliers who can demonstrate compliance to the above stated standards and principles by 2025."
        • 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
    14/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    17/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    7/17
    Avg. score

Profile

Barry Callebaut is a Swiss-Belgian chocolate manufacturer and cocoa processor based in Zurich, founded in 1996. Based on their 2020/2021 report, the company produces an average of 2.2 million tonnes of chocolate a year. Barry Callebaut has been selected as a powerbroker for palm oil.

Sector
Industry sector 
Packaged Foods & Meats
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Switzerland
Company Type
Company type 
CO
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

American Almond, Barry Callebaut, Bensdorp, Cabosse Naturals, Cacao Barry, Callebaut, Caprimo, Carma, Chocovic, Classic, D'Orsogna Dolciaria, Gertrude Hawk Ingredients, IBC Belgium, La Morella Nuts, Le Royal, Mona Lisa, Ogonblink, Satro, Sicao, Steward & Arnold, Van Houten Drinks, Van Houten Professional, Van Leer

How we assess the Forest 500

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