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  • Overall approach
    5/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Zero deforestation/Deforestation-free commitment or, for timber, pulp & paper companies only, commitment to well implemented harvest and no deforestation of HCV & HCS areas
      3/4
      "BioMar has a programme seeking to eliminate use of raw materials causing deforestation of tropical rainforests."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: New York Declaration on Forests
      In their 2019 Sustainability report, BioMar state that they are a board member of The New York Declaration. 
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "all human-caused GHGs emitted to the atmosphere are balanced by removing GHGs from the atmosphere. This should be achieved by first reducing fossil fuel combustion to as close to zero as possible, with the remaining emissions being removed from the atmosphere by e.g., carbon capture and storage or forest restoration"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    24/88
    • Palm oil
      29/88
      • Commitment Strength
        12/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            "BioMar has a programme seeking to eliminate use of raw materials causing deforestation of tropical rainforests... BioMar is supportive to the activities of the Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil working to ensure more environmental Palm Oil production in the future. Palm-based products are presently in use by BioMar today, and will be sourced from Roundtable compliant members." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "BioMar has a programme seeking to eliminate use of raw materials causing deforestation of tropical rainforests... BioMar is supportive to the activities of the Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil working to ensure more environmental Palm Oil production in the future. Palm-based products are presently in use by BioMar today, and will be sourced from Roundtable compliant members."; In their 2020 Sustainability report, BioMar commit "100% certified by 2020" and report "2020: 100% RSPO, Green Palm or equivalent" 
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "BioMar has a programme seeking to eliminate use of raw materials causing deforestation of tropical rainforests... BioMar is supportive to the activities of the Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil working to ensure more environmental Palm Oil production in the future. Palm-based products are presently in use by BioMar today, and will be sourced from Roundtable compliant members."; In their 2020 Sustainability report, BioMar commit "100% certified by 2020" and report "2020: 100% RSPO, Green Palm or equivalent" 
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "BioMar has a programme seeking to eliminate use of raw materials causing deforestation of tropical rainforests... BioMar is supportive to the activities of the Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil working to ensure more environmental Palm Oil production in the future. Palm-based products are presently in use by BioMar today, and will be sourced from Roundtable compliant members."; In their 2020 Sustainability report, BioMar commit "100% certified by 2020" and report "2020: 100% RSPO, Green Palm or equivalent" 
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "100% Certified...Certification Schemes: RSPO, Green Palm or equivalent"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "100% Certified...Certification Schemes: RSPO, Green Palm or equivalent"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "100% Certified...Certification Schemes: RSPO, Green Palm or equivalent"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "100% Certified...Certification Schemes: RSPO, Green Palm or equivalent"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "BioMar acknowledges that a sustainable business must be built ensuring the fundamental rights of human beings. Our Code of Conduct is essential to the way we drive our business and we require that all employees, suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors comply with the below emphasized standards and provisions. Failure to comply with the principles set forth in our CoC will result in corrective measures and may lead to s/contractor disqualification. Fundamental to adopting our Code is the understanding that a business, in all of its activities, must operate in full compliance with the laws, rules and regulations of the countries in which it operates – including, but not restricted to labour and environmental issues. [....] Child labour shall not be engaged or supported as stated in UN Convention on the Rights of a child and by International Labour Organisation (ILO). [...] Freely chosen employment Forced, bonded or indentured labour or involuntary prison labour is not to be used [...] Freedom of association [...] Discrimination"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "BioMar acknowledges that a sustainable business must be built ensuring the fundamental rights of human beings. Our Code of Conduct is essential to the way we drive our business and we require that all employees, suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors comply with the below emphasized standards and provisions. Failure to comply with the principles set forth in our CoC will result in corrective measures and may lead to s/contractor disqualification. Fundamental to adopting our Code is the understanding that a business, in all of its activities, must operate in full compliance with the laws, rules and regulations of the countries in which it operates – including, but not restricted to labour and environmental issues. [...] There is to be no discrimination based on race, colour, age, gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        12/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "BioMar has a programme seeking to eliminate use of raw materials causing deforestation of tropical rainforests... BioMar is supportive to the activities of the Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil working to ensure more environmental Palm Oil production in the future. Palm-based products are presently in use by BioMar today, and will be sourced from Roundtable compliant members."; In their 2020 Sustainability report, BioMar commit "100% certified by 2020" and report "2020: 100% RSPO, Green Palm or equivalent" 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "100% Certified...Certification Schemes: RSPO, Green Palm or equivalent"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Certification scheme
            "BioMar has a programme seeking to eliminate use of raw materials causing deforestation of tropical rainforests... BioMar is supportive to the activities of the Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil working to ensure more environmental Palm Oil production in the future. Palm-based products are presently in use by BioMar today, and will be sourced from Roundtable compliant members."; In their 2020 Sustainability report, BioMar commit "100% certified by 2020" and report "2020: 100% RSPO, Green Palm or equivalent" 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            "100% Certified...Certification Schemes: RSPO, Green Palm or equivalent"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "BioMar has several ways of securing responsibly sourced and safe raw materials. One of these ways is carrying out supplier audits on a regular basis, based on a profound assessment of requirements and risks connected to each single raw material and supplier."; "Fundamental to adopting our Code is the understanding that a business, in all of its activities, must operate in full compliance with the laws, rules and regulations of the countries in which it operates – including, but not restricted to labour and environmental issues." 
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          What is the compliant volume?: 100%
          100% certified RSPO, Green Palm or equivalent - unclear how much is RSPO
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "Furthermore, BioMar applies risk assessments on every single source of raw material and on all suppliers. The SAAT risk assessment procedure includes multiple choice questions/answers on, for instance, country of origin, degree of processing, food safety risk assessment on a raw material or prior experiences with the supplier. Altogether, the assessment will give an evaluation score on the risk we might encounter... By their answers, we get an update on developments on certifications, compliance to laws and regulations in force and other focus points. The answers give a score that we consider in our evaluation of suppliers.- Thus, risk assessment lies under the responsibility of either a global or a local sourcing manager. In cooperation with the quality department, we carry out risk assessments and audits on various raw materials and suppliers, on behalf of the BioMar Group.. We carry out audits of any new supplier of raw materials. And once a year, we evaluate which of our existing suppliers to re-audit." 
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "BioMar’s SAAT team (SAAT: Supplier, Approval, Audit, Traceability) is a strong team of global and local sourcing, purchasing and quality managers and assistants. The team bases its activities on the specifications in BioMar’s Sourcing Policy and Code of Conduct...BioMar applies risk assessments on every single source of raw material and on all suppliers. The SAAT risk assessment procedure includes multiple choice questions/answers on, for instance, country of origin, degree of processing, food safety risk assessment on a raw material or prior experiences with the supplier. Altogether, the assessment will give an evaluation score on the risk we might encounter. Once a year, BioMar sends a supplier qualification questionnaire to all our suppliers.This is a comprehensive list of questions. By their answers, we get an update on developments on certifications, compliance to laws and regulations in force and other focus points. The answers give a score that we consider in our evaluation of suppliers...After return from the audit, the audit team establishes an audit report, summarising facts and impressions: strengths, observations and recommendations regarding corrective actions to be taken. The report also states non-conformities with relevant standards, legislation, BioMar Group requirements, etc. that need to be acted upon."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      29/88
      • Commitment Strength
        8/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No

            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS
            "BioMar has a programme seeking to eliminate use of raw materials causing deforestation of tropical rainforests. Pending commercial availability of RTRS and ProTerra compliant soya, BioMar seeks to ensure soya purchases in accordance with the Basel Criteria. BioMar is not buying soya from areas of the Amazon Biome taken into soya production after 1994, unless compensatory measures are proven..."; In their 2020 Sustainability report, BioMar commit "100% certified by 2020" and report "2020: 100% Proterra, RTRS or equivalent" 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "BioMar has a programme seeking to eliminate use of raw materials causing deforestation of tropical rainforests. Pending commercial availability of RTRS and ProTerra compliant soya, BioMar seeks to ensure soya purchases in accordance with the Basel Criteria. BioMar is not buying soya from areas of the Amazon Biome taken into soya production after 1994, unless compensatory measures are proven..."; In their 2020 Sustainability report, BioMar commit "100% certified by 2020" and report "2020: 98% Proterra, RTRS or equivalent" 
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "BioMar has a programme seeking to eliminate use of raw materials causing deforestation of tropical rainforests. Pending commercial availability of RTRS and ProTerra compliant soya, BioMar seeks to ensure soya purchases in accordance with the Basel Criteria. BioMar is not buying soya from areas of the Amazon Biome taken into soya production after 1994, unless compensatory measures are proven..."; In their 2020 Sustainability report, BioMar commit "100% certified by 2020" and report "2020: 98% Proterra, RTRS or equivalent" 
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "BioMar has a programme seeking to eliminate use of raw materials causing deforestation of tropical rainforests. Pending commercial availability of RTRS and ProTerra compliant soya, BioMar seeks to ensure soya purchases in accordance with the Basel Criteria. BioMar is not buying soya from areas of the Amazon Biome taken into soya production after 1994, unless compensatory measures are proven..."; In their 2020 Sustainability report, BioMar commit "100% certified by 2020" and report "2020: 98% Proterra, RTRS or equivalent" 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "BioMar acknowledges that a sustainable business must be built ensuring the fundamental rights of human beings. Our Code of Conduct is essential to the way we drive our business and we require that all employees, suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors comply with the below emphasized standards and provisions. Failure to comply with the principles set forth in our CoC will result in corrective measures and may lead to s/contractor disqualification. Fundamental to adopting our Code is the understanding that a business, in all of its activities, must operate in full compliance with the laws, rules and regulations of the countries in which it operates – including, but not restricted to labour and environmental issues. [....] Child labour shall not be engaged or supported as stated in UN Convention on the Rights of a child and by International Labour Organisation (ILO). [...] Freely chosen employment Forced, bonded or indentured labour or involuntary prison labour is not to be used [...] Freedom of association [...] Discrimination"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training; Economic
          "Donau Soja (DS) is a Vienna-based, non-profit organization that works alongside European farmers and agricultural stakeholders to promote an environmentally sustainable and economically viable European soy supply...DS Protein Partnerships is a comprehensive agricultural improvement program designed to provide the financial, technical, and practical support necessary to allow farmers to become certified to the DS Standard...Donau Soja Protein Partnerships Objectives...: Improve conditions for mostly small and medium-sized farmers in Central and Eastern Europe"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "BioMar acknowledges that a sustainable business must be built ensuring the fundamental rights of human beings. Our Code of Conduct is essential to the way we drive our business and we require that all employees, suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors comply with the below emphasized standards and provisions. Failure to comply with the principles set forth in our CoC will result in corrective measures and may lead to s/contractor disqualification. Fundamental to adopting our Code is the understanding that a business, in all of its activities, must operate in full compliance with the laws, rules and regulations of the countries in which it operates – including, but not restricted to labour and environmental issues. [...] There is to be no discrimination based on race, colour, age, gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            "BioMar has a programme seeking to eliminate use of raw materials causing deforestation of tropical rainforests. Pending commercial availability of RTRS and ProTerra compliant soya, BioMar seeks to ensure soya purchases in accordance with the Basel Criteria. BioMar is not buying soya from areas of the Amazon Biome taken into soya production after 1994, unless compensatory measures are proven..."; In their 2020 Sustainability report, BioMar commit "100% certified by 2020" and report "2020: 98% Proterra, RTRS or equivalent" 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RTRS, Proterra

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Certification scheme
            "BioMar has a programme seeking to eliminate use of raw materials causing deforestation of tropical rainforests. Pending commercial availability of RTRS and ProTerra compliant soya, BioMar seeks to ensure soya purchases in accordance with the Basel Criteria. BioMar is not buying soya from areas of the Amazon Biome taken into soya production after 1994, unless compensatory measures are proven..."; In their 2020 Sustainability report, BioMar commit "100% certified by 2020" and report "2020: 98% Proterra, RTRS or equivalent" 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          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
          "BioMar has several ways of securing responsibly sourced and safe raw materials. One of these ways is carrying out supplier audits on a regular basis, based on a profound assessment of requirements and risks connected to each single raw material and supplier."; "Fundamental to adopting our Code is the understanding that a business, in all of its activities, must operate in full compliance with the laws, rules and regulations of the countries in which it operates – including, but not restricted to labour and environmental issues." 
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          What is the compliant volume?: 98%
          98% certified RTRS, ProTerra or equivalent, unclear how much is RTRS
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          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

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually
          "Furthermore, BioMar applies risk assessments on every single source of raw material and on all suppliers. The SAAT risk assessment procedure includes multiple choice questions/answers on, for instance, country of origin, degree of processing, food safety risk assessment on a raw material or prior experiences with the supplier. Altogether, the assessment will give an evaluation score on the risk we might encounter... By their answers, we get an update on developments on certifications, compliance to laws and regulations in force and other focus points. The answers give a score that we consider in our evaluation of suppliers.- Thus, risk assessment lies under the responsibility of either a global or a local sourcing manager. In cooperation with the quality department, we carry out risk assessments and audits on various raw materials and suppliers, on behalf of the BioMar Group.. We carry out audits of any new supplier of raw materials. And once a year, we evaluate which of our existing suppliers to re-audit." 
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "BioMar’s SAAT team (SAAT: Supplier, Approval, Audit, Traceability) is a strong team of global and local sourcing, purchasing and quality managers and assistants. The team bases its activities on the specifications in BioMar’s Sourcing Policy and Code of Conduct...BioMar applies risk assessments on every single source of raw material and on all suppliers. The SAAT risk assessment procedure includes multiple choice questions/answers on, for instance, country of origin, degree of processing, food safety risk assessment on a raw material or prior experiences with the supplier. Altogether, the assessment will give an evaluation score on the risk we might encounter. Once a year, BioMar sends a supplier qualification questionnaire to all our suppliers.This is a comprehensive list of questions. By their answers, we get an update on developments on certifications, compliance to laws and regulations in force and other focus points. The answers give a score that we consider in our evaluation of suppliers...After return from the audit, the audit team establishes an audit report, summarising facts and impressions: strengths, observations and recommendations regarding corrective actions to be taken. The report also states non-conformities with relevant standards, legislation, BioMar Group requirements, etc. that need to be acted upon."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper *
      5/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/5
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "BioMar acknowledges that a sustainable business must be built ensuring the fundamental rights of human beings. Our Code of Conduct is essential to the way we drive our business and we require that all employees, suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors comply with the below emphasized standards and provisions. Failure to comply with the principles set forth in our CoC will result in corrective measures and may lead to s/contractor disqualification. Fundamental to adopting our Code is the understanding that a business, in all of its activities, must operate in full compliance with the laws, rules and regulations of the countries in which it operates – including, but not restricted to labour and environmental issues. [....] Child labour shall not be engaged or supported as stated in UN Convention on the Rights of a child and by International Labour Organisation (ILO). [...] Freely chosen employment Forced, bonded or indentured labour or involuntary prison labour is not to be used [...] Freedom of association [...] Discrimination"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "BioMar acknowledges that a sustainable business must be built ensuring the fundamental rights of human beings. Our Code of Conduct is essential to the way we drive our business and we require that all employees, suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors comply with the below emphasized standards and provisions. Failure to comply with the principles set forth in our CoC will result in corrective measures and may lead to s/contractor disqualification. Fundamental to adopting our Code is the understanding that a business, in all of its activities, must operate in full compliance with the laws, rules and regulations of the countries in which it operates – including, but not restricted to labour and environmental issues. [...] There is to be no discrimination based on race, colour, age, gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    8/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    9/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    7/18
    Avg. score

Profile

BioMar is a Danish fish feed producer for the aquaculture industry supplying over 80 countries. BioMar is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Animal feed
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Denmark
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

How we assess the Forest 500

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

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