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  • Overall approach
    2/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      If Other Initiative, specify:: UK Soy Manifesto

      Which initiatives?: Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support
      " signatory to the Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Palm oil is an important raw material for the food industry both because of its low level of saturated fat, and also because it supports critical economic development in emerging markets. However, large scale cultivation of palm plantations can create sustainability issues through deforestation, release of carbon dioxide from peat land, lack of engagement with indigenous people and labour ethics problems."
    • 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
      Yes
      0/0
      "We aim to be a carbon neutral business and a net energy producer."
  • Commodity score
    20/88
    • Pulp & Paper
      14/88
      • Commitment Strength
        2/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          2/8
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            "Food safety is an absolute requirement and we therefore expect suppliers to be GFSI accredited, for categories where a scheme exists. This includes ingredients, storage, storage & distribution, and packaging. [...] Suppliers should have an environmental policy defining their approach to environmental management and setting out their commitment to - adherence to customer requirements - Regulatory compliance - Pollution prevention - Continual improvement in environmental performance At a minimum, the scope of the policy should include: waste, water, pollution, energy, greenhouse gas emissions, raw materials, packaging and local communities."
          • 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
            "Food safety is an absolute requirement and we therefore expect suppliers to be GFSI accredited, for categories where a scheme exists. This includes ingredients, storage, storage & distribution, and packaging. [...] Suppliers should have an environmental policy defining their approach to environmental management and setting out their commitment to - adherence to customer requirements - Regulatory compliance - Pollution prevention - Continual improvement in environmental performance At a minimum, the scope of the policy should include: waste, water, pollution, energy, greenhouse gas emissions, raw materials, packaging and local communities."
          • 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
          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "All our suppliers, agricultural partners and labour providers are required to work to this Standard [...] We do not use and will not recruit child labour, prison or bonded labour or forced labour of any description [...] All workers have the right to Freedom of Association and to join a trade union or other worker body for the purpose of consultation, negotiation, collective bargaining and representation [...] We do not use and will not recruit child labour, prison or bonded labour or forced labour of any description [...] We will ensure that our recruitment practices protect workers and give fair, consistent and equal treatment so that there is no discrimination in recruitment, pay or promotion decisions based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation." Applies to packaging too: "Our expectation is that 2SFG’s sustainability standards will also be applied to our suppliers for production, cultivation, processing and handling of materials used in 2SFG products and their packaging, and to 2SFG contracted suppliers. This Code of Practice sets out the minimum standards required of suppliers to the company. 2 Sisters Food Group (2SFG) recognises and respects the human rights of all those involved in our supply chain. We expect our suppliers to protect the rights of their workers and promote good working practices for all those involved in the supply chain."
        • 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
          All our suppliers, agricultural partners and labour providers are required to work to this Standard [...] We will ensure that our recruitment practices protect workers and give fair, consistent and equal treatment so that there is no discrimination in recruitment, pay or promotion decisions based on [...] 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
        7/50
        • 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
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The provisions of this Code of Practice constitute minimum standards and should not be used to prevent suppliers, sites or growers from exceeding these requirements. Companies applying this code are also expected to comply with national and other applicable laws. [...] Suppliers must comply with all relevant environmental legislation [...] Through its own risk assessment process 2SFG may identify raw materials where a supply chain wide approach to improving sustainability is required. In these cases a strategy for the management of the identified risk(s) will be put in place and suppliers will be expected to comply with the requirements of these plans"
        • 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
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification
          "Suppliers that are graded high risk using the SEDEX risk assessment process will be expected to commission an independent ethical audit by a SEDEX approved auditor and to close any non-conformances raised within recommended times. Critical non-conformances raised during an ethical audit should be communicated to 2SFG with a corrective action plan."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

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

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: continued breaches of the code
          "Through its own risk assessment process 2SFG may identify raw materials where a supply chain wide approach to improving sustainability is required. In these cases a strategy for the management of the identified risk(s) will be put in place and suppliers will be expected to comply with the requirements of these plans [...] 2SFG will work with suppliers to implement these requirements and provide support on implementation and addressing corrective action. However, where suppliers continue to demonstrate breaches, the company will remove them from the approved supplier list."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      30/88
      • Commitment Strength
        12/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: Other certification

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

            Other certification scheme: Cefetra CRS, Cargill Triple S or ADM v2 standard
            "In collaboration with our customers and suppliers, 2SFG aims to achieve 100% mass balance zero deforestations soy meal certified to the Cefetra CRS, Cargill Triple S or ADM v2 standard by 2025. These standards additionally require compliance with the Soya Moratorium, ensuring no use of land in the Amazon biome that has been deforested since 2006. Furthermore, the standards have cut off dates for legal and illegal deforestation and conversion of 2015 or earlier." "Our soymeal in poultry feed is 100% deforestation free basis Area Mass Balance now, with the plan to move to 100% deforestation free basis Mass Balance by 2025"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "2SFG aims to achieve 100% mass balance zero deforestations soy meal"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            "In collaboration with our customers and suppliers, 2SFG aims to achieve 100% mass balance zero deforestations soy meal certified to the Cefetra CRS, Cargill Triple S or ADM v2 standard by 2025"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/9
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2.7/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2.7/5.3
            "We are working with suppliers as they build towards greater transparency across soy meal supply chains. We require each of our soy meal suppliers to provide information on origin of soy to subnational level."  
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We are working with suppliers as they build towards greater transparency across soy meal supply chains. We require each of our soy meal suppliers to provide information on origin of soy to subnational level."  
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            2 Sisters only - "We are working with suppliers as they build towards greater transparency across soy meal supply chains. We require each of our soy meal suppliers to provide information on origin of soy to subnational level."  
          • 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
            2 Sisters only - "We are working with suppliers as they build towards greater transparency across soy meal supply chains. We require each of our soy meal suppliers to provide information on origin of soy to subnational level."  
      • 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: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          Ethical Management Standard: "All our suppliers, agricultural partners and labour providers are required to work to thisStandard [...] We do not use and will not recruit child labour, prison or bonded labour or forced labour of any description [...] All workers have the right to Freedom of Association and to join a trade union or other worker body for the purpose of consultation, negotiation, collective bargaining and representation [...] We do not use and will not recruit child labour, prison or bonded labour or forced labour of any description [...] We will ensure that our recruitment practices protect workers and give fair, consistent and equal treatment so that there is no discrimination in recruitment, pay or promotion decisions based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation."
        • 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
          All our suppliers, agricultural partners and labour providers are required to work to thisStandard [...] We will ensure that our recruitment practices protect workers and give fair, consistent andequal treatment so that there is no discrimination in recruitment, pay or promotion decisions based on [...] 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
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2015
          "In collaboration with our customers and suppliers, 2SFG aims to achieve 100% mass balance zero deforestations soy meal certified to the Cefetra CRS, Cargill Triple S or ADM v2 standard by 2025. These standards additionally require compliance with the Soya Moratorium, ensuring no use of land in the Amazon biome that has been deforested since 2006. Furthermore, the standards have cut off dates for legal and illegal deforestation and conversion of 2015 or earlier."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Ad-hoc
          In relation to their Soya sourcing policy - "100% of 2 Sisters soy meal in our Poultry Feed is covered by three zero deforestation sourcing standards" [...]  "Suppliers should have an environmental policy defining their approach to environmental management and setting out their commitment to - adherence to customer requirements - Regulatory compliance - Pollution prevention - Continual improvement in environmental performance At a minimum, the scope of the policy should include: waste, water, pollution, energy, greenhouse gas emissions, raw materials, packaging and local communities. 4.5 Through its own risk assessment process 2SFG may identify raw materials where a supply chain wide approach to improving sustainability is required. In these cases a strategy for the management of the identified risk(s) will be put in place and suppliers will be expected to comply with the requirements of these plans" 
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "In line with our commitment to responsible sourcing, 2 Sisters Food Group has required suppliers of our soy meal since 2015 to ensure that it has been produced in line with responsible production standards, including [...] Prevention of illegal deforestation [...]  Compliance with labour laws, local environmental legislation and land title"
        • 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
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: ah hoc

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification
          "Suppliers that are graded high risk using the SEDEX risk assessment process will be expected to commission an independent ethical audit by a SEDEX approved auditor and to close any non-conformances raised within recommended times."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: corrective action plans 

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: continued breaches of the code

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Through its own risk assessment process 2SFG may identify raw materials where a supply chain wide approach to improving sustainability is required. In these cases a strategy for the management of the identified risk(s) will be put in place and suppliers will be expected to comply with the requirements of these plans [...] 2SFG will work with suppliers to implement these requirements and provide support on implementation and addressing corrective action. However, where suppliers continue to demonstrate breaches, the company will remove them from the approved supplier list."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Beef *
      0/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • 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
        • 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
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          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
    • Palm oil *
      31/88
      • Commitment Strength
        8/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          3/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "As such since 2013 100% of the bulk palm oil we use is RSPO certified and we are committed to continuing this sourcing policy. [...] While growing both organically and through acquisition, we continue to make good progress towards our targets for palm oil. These targets are that all palm-oil and palm-oil derivatives used in 2 Sisters’ products have either Segregated or Mass Balanced certification from certified sources and we are committed to gaining RSPO certification for all our sites using palm oil or palm oil derivatives."
          • 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
            Treat 2 Sisters and Boparan Holdings as the same - "2 Sisters Food Group is the trading name for Boparan Holdings Limited, which owns directly and indirectly UK & EU companies constituting the Boparan Group of Companies." "since 2013 100% of the bulk palm oil we use is RSPO certified and we are committed to continuing this sourcing policy. [...] While growing both organically and through acquisition, we continue to make good progress towards our targets for palm oil. These targets are that all palm-oil and palm-oil derivatives used in 2 Sisters’ products have either Segregated or Mass Balanced certification from certified sources and we are committed to gaining RSPO certification for all our sites using palm oil or palm oil derivatives."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
            Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
            "As such since 2013 100% of the bulk palm oil we use is RSPO certified and we are committed to continuing this sourcing policy. [...] While growing both organically and through acquisition, we continue to make good progress towards our targets for palm oil. These targets are that all palm-oil and palm-oil derivatives used in 2 Sisters’ products have either Segregated or Mass Balanced certification from certified sources and we are committed to gaining RSPO certification for all our sites using palm oil or palm oil derivatives."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "In line with our Environmental Policy and Sustainability Plan commitment to increase responsible sourcing, 2 Sisters Food Group is a member of the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). As such since 2013 100% of the bulk palm oil we use is RSPO certified and we are committed to continuing this sourcing policy. ... targets are that all palm-oil and palm-oil derivatives used in 2 Sisters’ products have either Segregated or Mass Balanced certification from certified sources and we are committed to gaining RSPO certification for all our sites using palm oil or palm oil derivatives. We will maintain our membership of RSPO and report progress for the company’s branded products through the RSPO reporting system."
          • 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
            Treat 2 Sisters and Boparan Holdings as the same - "2 Sisters Food Group is the trading name for Boparan Holdings Limited, which owns directly and indirectly UK & EU companies constituting the Boparan Group of Companies." "since 2013 100% of the bulk palm oil we use is RSPO certified and we are committed to continuing this sourcing policy. [...] While growing both organically and through acquisition, we continue to make good progress towards our targets for palm oil. These targets are that all palm-oil and palm-oil derivatives used in 2 Sisters’ products have either Segregated or Mass Balanced certification from certified sources and we are committed to gaining RSPO certification for all our sites using palm oil or palm oil derivatives."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
            Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
            "While growing both organically and through acquisition, we continue to make good progress towards our targets for palm oil. These targets are that all palm-oil and palm-oil derivatives used in 2 Sisters’ products have either Segregated or Mass Balanced certification from certified sources and we are committed to gaining RSPO certification for all our sites using palm oil or palm oil derivatives."
          • 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: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          Ethical Management Standard: "All our suppliers, agricultural partners and labour providers are required to work to thisStandard [...] We do not use and will not recruit child labour, prison or bonded labour or forced labour of any description [...] All workers have the right to Freedom of Association and to join a trade union or other workerbody for the purpose of consultation, negotiation, collective bargaining and representation [...] We do not use and will not recruit child labour, prison or bonded labour or forced labour of any description [...] We will ensure that our recruitment practices protect workers and give fair, consistent andequal treatment so that there is no discrimination in recruitment, pay or promotion decisionsbased on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexualorientation, union membership or political affiliation."
        • 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
          Ethical Management Standard: "All our suppliers, agricultural partners and labour providers are required to work to thisStandard [...] We will ensure that our recruitment practices protect workers and give fair, consistent andequal treatment so that there is no discrimination in recruitment, pay or promotion decisions based on [...] 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
        19/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "As such since 2013 100% of the bulk palm oil we use is RSPO certified and we are committed to continuing this sourcing policy."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "since 2013 100% of the bulk palm oil we use is RSPO certified and we are committed to continuing this sourcing policy."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: No, not disclosed

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

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            "As such since 2013 100% of the bulk palm oil we use is RSPO certified and we are committed to continuing this sourcing policy."
          • 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
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            "since 2013 100% of the bulk palm oil we use is RSPO certified and we are committed to continuing this sourcing policy."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The provisions of this Code of Practice constitute minimum standards and should not be used to prevent suppliers, sites or growers from exceeding these requirements. Companies applying this code are also expected to comply with national and other applicable laws. [...] Suppliers must comply with all relevant environmental legislation [...] Through its own risk assessment process 2SFG may identify raw materials where a supply chain wide approach to improving sustainability is required. In these cases a strategy for the management of the identified risk(s) will be put in place and suppliers will be expected to comply with the requirements of these plans"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 16,317 tons
          2 Sisters Food Group have submitted a 2020 ACOP report with the following volumes: 16,317 tons of RSPO certified palm oil (100% of their total) 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO

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

          What is the certified volume?: 16,317 tons
          2 Sisters Food Group have submitted a 2020 ACOP report with the following volumes: 16,317 tons of RSPO certified palm oil (100% of their total) 
        • 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
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using certification
          Regarding using RSPO as a required standard - "Through its own risk assessment process 2SFG may identify raw materials where a supply chain wide approach to improving sustainability is required. In these cases a strategy for the management of the identified risk(s) will be put in place and suppliers will be expected to comply with the requirements of these plans [...] 2SFG will work with suppliers to implement these requirements and provide support on implementation and addressing corrective action. However, where suppliers continue to demonstrate breaches, the company will remove them from the approved supplier list."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: continued breaches of the code

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

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          Regarding using RSPO as a required standard - "Through its own risk assessment process 2SFG may identify raw materials where a supply chain wide approach to improving sustainability is required. In these cases a strategy for the management of the identified risk(s) will be put in place and suppliers will be expected to comply with the requirements of these plans [...] 2SFG will work with suppliers to implement these requirements and provide support on implementation and addressing corrective action. However, where suppliers continue to demonstrate breaches, the company will remove them from the approved supplier list."
        • 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
    6/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    9/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Boparan Holdings is the parent company of the 2 Sisters Food Group, a major food manufacturer active in the UK, the Netherlands and Poland. It is one of the largest poultry companies in the Europe and globally. Boparan also owns some restaurant groups including Giraffe and Carluccio's and other food companies including Bernard Matthews. Boparan Holdings is selected as a powerbroker for soy and paper packaging and is also assessed for its exposure to palm oil and beef.

Sector
Industry sector 
Packaged food
Segments
Manufacturer, Retailer
HQ
HQ 
United Kingdom
Company Type
Company type 
Private
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

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How we assess the Forest 500

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