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  • Overall approach
    2/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment
      0/6
      Commodities (if applicable): Palm oil; Soy
      "The commitment calls for: eliminating deforestation from our agricultural supply chains worldwide by 2025"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      If Other Initiative, specify:: Sustainable Agricultural Initiative (SAI), RTRS

      Which initiatives?: Soy Moratorium; Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 partner; UN Global Compact
      Bunge lists initiatives in their CDP report which is disclosed via their website
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "In the palm value chain, we work with The Forest Trust (TFT) to support landscape projects and satellite monitoring with the goal of protecting high-conservation-value (HCV) and high-carbon-stock (HCS) forests critical for minimizing GHG emissions, combating climate change, and preserving habitats and biodiversity."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
      High-level management
      No
      0/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Twice a year

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    44/84
    • Soy
      56/84
      • Commitment Strength
        26/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          14/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            10.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            10.7/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Supply chain includes no indirect soy

            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS
            "In our grains & oilseeds value chains, Bunge commits to: achieve deforestation-free supply worldwide, considering both direct and indirect sourcing; [...] apply these criteria to our supply chains, in addition to minimum standards of legal compliance." According to their website and 2019 CDP report, Bunge actively participates in the Roundtable on Sustainable Soy (RTRS).
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "In our grains & oilseeds value chains, Bunge commits to: achieve deforestation-free supply worldwide, considering both direct and indirect sourcing; [...] apply these criteria to our supply chains, in addition to minimum standards of legal compliance." According to their website and 2019 CDP report, Bunge actively participates in the Roundtable on Sustainable Soy (RTRS).
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/2
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/2
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: None
            "We aim to reduce progressively any incidents of deforestation in our grain & oilseed supply chains, achieving our goal of deforestation-free supply between 2020-2025."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            "Bunge has achieved 100% traceability to all direct source farms in our supply chain, following updates to our database in 2020." [...] "Bunge will maintain traceability and monitoring systems that enable the identification of crop origination to the lowest possible unit, and which allow for monitoring of land use change at the level prescribed by a consensus definition and threshold in both direct and third-party supply. "
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "Bunge has achieved 100% traceability to all direct source farms in our supply chain, following updates to our database in 2020." [...] "Bunge will maintain traceability and monitoring systems that enable the identification of crop origination to the lowest possible unit, and which allow for monitoring of land use change at the level prescribed by a consensus definition and threshold in both direct and third-party supply. "
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "Bunge has achieved 100% traceability to all direct source farms in our supply chain, following updates to our database in 2020." [...] "Bunge will maintain traceability and monitoring systems that enable the identification of crop origination to the lowest possible unit, and which allow for monitoring of land use change at the level prescribed by a consensus definition and threshold in both direct and third-party supply. "
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current (see 3.2)
      • Social Considerations
        6/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "We require that our suppliers’ operations, and those of their subcontractors and suppliers, comply with Bunge’s global labor policy, as well as our Code of Conduct." The labor policy includes: Eliminating all forms of forced and child labor, harassment, discrimination and abuse and ensures Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining.
        • 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
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: Current

          What percentage/number of new interests/developments/expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: 100%
          "In our grains & oilseeds value chains, Bunge commits to: [...] • apply these criteria to our supply chains, in addition to minimum standards of legal compliance, • respect human rights and indigenous community rights, and apply free, prior and informed consent for land purchases and use"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        24/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            2019 RTRS report indicates that 20,000 tons of soy used by Bunge were RTRS certified in 2019.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            progress is reported via their own internal reporting - "Bunge has achieved 100% traceability to all direct source farms in our supply chain, following updates to our database in 2020. "
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            What percent of the company’s supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 0.049%

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RTRS

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RTRS
            2019 RTRS report indicates that 20,000 tons of soy used by Bunge were RTRS certified in 2019.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Soy Moratorium, Cerrado Working Group, Soft Commodities Forum
          "Bunge co-founded the SCF along with several leading industry peers as a way to address common sustainability challenges, including deforestation in the Cerrado. Working with our peers, Bunge is helping to enhance the sector’s transparency around soybean sourcing from 25 prioritized municipalities that are more vulnerable to deforestation. " [...] In addition to active participation in the Cerrado Working Group, Amazon Soy Moratorium and Soft Commodities Forum, Bunge has engaged with the Accountability Framework initiative, the Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support coalition, and other groups. Bunge was a lead sponsor, along with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, of Agroideal.org, a decision support tool for sustainable agriculture developed by The Nature Conservancy and supported by a multi-stakeholder coalition. The company has also partnered to provide incentives for farmers willing to expand their operations over existing cleared areas and avoid further clearance of native vegetation."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Every 6 months
          "The company assesses risks related to deforestation in its supply chain and discloses results periodically to its stakeholders." For soy - "Risk assessment procedure:Assessed as part of an established enterprise risk management framework. Frequency of assessment: Six-monthly or more frequently. How far into the future are risks considered? 1 to 3 years. Tools and methods used to identify and assess risks: Internal company methods, External consultants, Global Forest Watch Commodities (GFW Commodities), National specific tools and databases"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
           "In its grain purchase process in Brazil, the Company uses daily consultations of IBAMA's public list of embargoes (illegal deforestation) as well as the list of the Labor Inspection Secretariat (forced labor analogous to slavery)"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Web form and phone

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: Yes - https://www.bunge.com/sites/default/files/grievance_list.2.18.pdf
          "This procedure is a reference for management and staff of Bunge to handle grievances from any external parties, including individuals, government organizations and non-governmental organizations concerning the implementation of the Policy. Bunge recognises that feedback and input from stakeholders is valuable because it helps to enhance transparency in our supply chain and provides a means to gauge progress on the implementation of the Policy"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 41,000,000 tons

          What is the certified volume?: 1000000 tons
          Bunge reported their consumption of soy as 41000000 tons, and their certified volume as 1000000 tons, to CDP in 2018.
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          "Together with other partners, we have developed and made this free platform available to territorial management that contributes to the identification of areas with less socio-environmental risk for agricultural expansion. Bunge also uses this platform in its origination planning."
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes using an internal monitoring system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes using an internal monitoring system
          4/4
          Does the company use a certification system?: No

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

          What tools, processes, bodies carry out monitoring of the company's production or processing operations?: Satellite monitoring, traffic light system

          For what percentage of production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages, or otherwise controls does the company use external processes or actors, such as certification, to monitor compliance?: 0%
          "Bunge will maintain traceability and monitoring systems that enable the identification of crop origination to the lowest possible unit, and which allow for monitoring of land use change at the level prescribed by a consensus definition and threshold in both direct and third-party supply. Actions to date: Bunge implemented traceability and monitoring systems in 2017. As of October 2018, the company achieved approximately 90% traceability to farm for its directly sourced supply in key regions of South America. We conducted satellite monitoring of over 6,500 locations, including direct sourcing farms and third-party supplier elevators. In 2018/19 we will monitor over 7,000 farms."
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified
          "Bunge will implement a supplier management protocol to prioritize engagement and address noncompliance. Farms showing deforestation will be “yellow” flagged for further monitoring. Farms showing soy planting on deforested areas will be “red” flagged for engagement." "Bunge monitors the occurrence of deforestation on direct supply farms, and blocks farms that do not comply with environmental or labor legislation"
        • 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
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non-compliance with policy

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

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: communication, creating targets and plans
          "Bunge will maintain regular communication about its deforestation-free commitment and activities with suppliers. We will engage with flagged farmers, as well as third party suppliers, to determine potential paths forward for meeting our requirements. Starting in 2018, Bunge has suspended farms that have not engaged adequately. Starting in 2020, Bunge will suspend farms considering engagement, environmental and other factors in line with our goal of progressive reduction. [...] Bunge will engage openly and productively with stakeholders, and advocate as a company for common solutions that improve the sustainability of agricultural value chains broadly."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (excluded)
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (excluded)
          1/2
          Bunge reported the number of blocked suppliers in their 9th non-deforestation progress report.
    • Palm oil *
      57/84
      • Commitment Strength
        23/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            "Commitments: [...] Identification and protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and High Carbon Stock(HCS) Areas; For existing plantations on peat, appropriate management using Best Management Practices, as defined in the RSPO P&C and the RSPO manual on Best Management Practices for existing oil palm cultivation on peat. Where areas are identified as unsuitable for oil palm replanting, based on drainability assessments or other reasons, plans will be developed for the appropriate management of such areas, which could include rehabilitation [...] Additional Commitments and requirements for New Plantings: Sustainability commitments, in addition to those stated previously, which are applicable to any new oil palm plantings by suppliers to Bunge and their third party suppliers include: • No deforestation and protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas. • No deforestation and protection of High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas, using the revised High Carbon Stock Approach ( http://highcarbonstock.org/the-hcs-approach-toolkit/ ). • No development of peatlands regardless of depth, and protection of peatlands through water management and fire prevention."
          • 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 physical palm oil and derivatives that the company, including our subsidiaries and joint ventures in which we have management control, sources, trades, processes and utilizes worldwide, via existing and new suppliers. It is effective immediately. We expect all of Bunge’s (third-party) suppliers of palm oil products to adhere to all of the commitments in this Policy."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "This policy applies to all physical palm oil and derivatives that the company, including our subsidiaries and joint ventures in which we have management control, sources, trades, processes and utilizes worldwide, via existing and new suppliers. It is effective immediately."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          7/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Sustainability commitments, in addition to those stated previously, which are applicable to any new oil palm plantings by suppliers to Bunge and their third party suppliers include: • No deforestation and protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas. • No deforestation and protection of High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas, using the revised High Carbon Stock Approach ( http://highcarbonstock.org/the-hcs-approach-toolkit/ ). • No development of peatlands regardless of depth, and protection of peatlands through water management and fire prevention."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 0%
            "Sustainability commitments, in addition to those stated previously, which are applicable to any new oil palm plantings by suppliers to Bunge and their third party suppliers include: • No deforestation and protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas. • No deforestation and protection of High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas, using the revised High Carbon Stock Approach ( http://highcarbonstock.org/the-hcs-approach-toolkit/ ). • No development of peatlands regardless of depth, and protection of peatlands through water management and fire prevention."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Current
            "This policy applies to all physical palm oil and derivatives that the company, including our subsidiaries and joint ventures in which we have management control, sources, trades, processes and utilizes worldwide, via existing and new suppliers. It is effective immediately."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "Bunge’s goal is to ensure that all volumes of palm (kernel) oil and palm (kernel) oil fractions will be 100% traceable to mills. We will strive to increase traceability to plantation level over time. The actual status and progress is reported via Bunge’s Palm Oil Dashboard."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Bunge’s goal is to ensure that all volumes of palm (kernel) oil and palm (kernel) oil fractions will be 100% traceable to mills. We will strive to increase traceability to plantation level over time. The actual status and progress is reported via Bunge’s Palm Oil Dashboard."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        14/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Commitments: Respect and uphold the rights of all workers, including contract, temporary, and migrant workers, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labor Organization’s core conventions, United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the principles of Free and Fair Labor in Palm Oil Production; Uphold the right to freedom of association and recognize the right to collective bargaining; [...] Eliminate all forms of illegal, forced, bonded, compulsory or child labor; [...] Provide fair and equal employment opportunities for all employees, regardless of race, nationality, religion or gender; Promote a safe and healthy working environment that is free of harassment."
        • 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
          "Commitments: [...] Support the inclusion of smallholders in the palm oil supply chain and help them to comply with our sustainability policy"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Equality in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Commitments: [...] Provide fair and equal employment opportunities for all employees, regardless of race, nationality, religion or gender." "We expect all of Bunge’s (third-party) suppliers of palm oil products to adhere to all of the commitment in this Policy".
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          "Require the company to carry out appropriate conservation / compensation /restoration measures where applicable, to adequately address all non-compliantactivities since February 2017."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "Additional Commitments and requirements for New Plantings Sustainability commitments, in addition to those stated previously, which are applicable to any new oil palm plantings by suppliers to Bunge and their third party suppliers include: [...] Respect the land tenure rights of indigenous and local communities, including their right to give or withhold their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) to operations on land over which they hold legal, communal or customary rights in accordance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Social Requirements for Conserving High Carbon Stock Forests."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        20/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Has a Palm Oil dashboard containing a graph which displays the volumes of palm oil and palm kernel oil which are RSPO certified (PO 66%, PKO 73%); ISCC certified (PO 10%, PKO 0%); and conventional (PO 24%, PKO 27%). It also has a graph showing the volumes of palm oil and palm kernel oil which are: from sources with NDPE commitment (PO 71%, PKO 90%); actively monitored (PO 44%, PKO 54%); and verified deforestation free (PO 29%, PKO 26%). These data are from July-September 2019.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            In its 2019 ACOP, Bunge reported that it used 2,160,862 tons of palm oil, of which 605,643 tons are RSPO-certified (28.03%)
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "In 2018, we achieved 98% traceability to the mill for palm oil, and over 50% traceability to plantation. Over 20 million hectares of forest are monitored by satellite. Land use changes are reported on a bi-weekly basis, and we work with a variety of stakeholders to engage plantations that are identified as having violated our sourcing policy."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            What percent of the company’s supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 66%

            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
            Has a Palm Oil dashboard containing a graph which displays the volumes of palm oil and palm kernel oil which are RSPO certified (PO 66%, PKO 73%)
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            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

            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 28.03%
            In its 2019 ACOP, Bunge reported that it used 2,160,862 tons of palm oil, of which 605,643 tons are RSPO-certified (28.03%)
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not disclosed
          "(F2.1) Does your organization undertake a forests-related risk assessment?Yes, forests-related risks are assessed"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: Yes - https://www.bunge.com/sites/default/files/grievance_list.2.18.pdf

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Web form and phone
          "This procedure is a reference for management and staff of Bunge to handle grievances from any external parties, including individuals, government organizations and non-governmental organizations concerning the implementation of the Policy. Bunge recognises that feedback and input from stakeholders is valuable because it helps to enhance transparency in our supply chain and provides a means to gauge progress on the implementation of the Policy"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the certified volume?: 605,643 tons

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 1,555,217 tons

          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 28%
          In their 2019 ACOP, Bunge report that they used 2,160,860 tons of palm oil, of which 605,643 tons were RSPO-certified (28%)
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Indonesia, Malaysia, Brazil, Cambodia, Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Thailand, India, Mexico, Panama, Ecuador, Ghana, Nicaragua

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Yes
          Publishes a Mill List and "each of our manufacturing facilities listed has one document. Within each list you can find the following information: Universal Mill reference number, Mill name, Location coordinates, Parent company, Directly or indirectly sourced, Palm oil (PO) or palm kernel oil (PKO) sourced, Segregated (SG)"
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%
          "Bunge recognizes the risk of non-compliance by prospective suppliers, whether direct or indirect. Bunge will conduct appropriate due diligence to assess whether prospective suppliers have complied with our policy from February 2017, and if necessary to identify appropriate conservation / compensation / restoration measures to be carried out, prior to entering into any contracts. [...] Bunge may delegate responsibility for these steps to an implementation partner or trading partner (indirect supply) on a case-by-case basis. Bunge remains accountable for ensuring these tasks are completed and for ensuring pro-active monitoring using best-available data to verify our suppliers’ compliance with the policy. As part of our commitment to support industry transformation, Bunge will develop implementation and monitoring systems that are compatible with the work that others are doing in this sector."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non-compliance to the policy

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: engagement visits, reinforced by company-level engagement, monitoring systems

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes
          "Where a mill or company in our supply chain is subject to findings or allegations of noncompliance, Bunge will engage with the supplier (for indirect supply, through the relevant trading partner) to agree a time-bound action plan and/or initiate our grievance procedure (see section 3.3)" details for each supply chain stage can be found in their policy (linked)
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper *
      4/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/12
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "We require that our suppliers’ operations, and those of their subcontractors and suppliers, comply with Bunge’s global labor policy, as well as our Code of Conduct."
        • 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 commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: Yes - https://www.bunge.com/sites/default/files/grievance_list.2.18.pdf
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    19/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    17/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    8/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Bunge is a global agribusiness operating in about 40 countries and involved in the processing, manufacture and trading of agricultural commodities. The company is one of the major players in the South American soy industry and one of the largest commodity traders globally. It is one of the largest soy processors in Brazil and one of the market leaders in Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. The company also has facilities in China and India. Bunge Ltd. is selected as a powerbroker for soy and paper packaging and is also assessed for its exposure to palm oil.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Oils & fats
Segments
Trader, Processor, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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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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