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  • Overall approach
    1/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Overall commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?: Cashews, Chocolate

      Which commodities does the commodity-specific commitment apply to?: Palm oil; Pulp & Paper
      "Work with our peer companies, growers, suppliers, and customers to help achieve zero net deforestation by 2020." Campbell lists commodities they wish to 'responsibly source 100% of by 2025' in their 2022 Corporate Responsibility Report. These include Palm Oil, Paper, Cashews and Chocolate.[...] Campbell states in its 'responsible sourcing supplier code - " Production for Campbell is prohibited on land that has not been used for agriculture at least 10 years prior, i.e. land which has been deforested or otherwise cleared from its native vegetation."[...]"In FY2020, we reassessed raw material risks and made some changes to our list of priority raw materials based on our new family of brands. We removed beef, eggs, jalapeños, pork, soy, sweeteners and seafood; we focused the dairy category on cheese ingredients; and we added almonds and cashews to the list." Thus the responsible sourcing policy does not apply to these.
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Trees are one of the planet’s most powerful solutions to climate change because they capture and store carbon. However, deforestation and land use change accounts for 10% of the world’s global emissions and continues to occur at an alarming rate. Most of the forest clearing can be attributed to four crops: palm oil, beef, soybean, and paper and wood products. That’s why we’re working with our suppliers to investigate those supply chains and the origins of the materials we source."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
      Executive compensation
      No
      0/0
      Does it disclose the percentage of pay at risk?: No
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: No

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030
      "Campbell Soup Company commits to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 42% by fiscal 2030 from a fiscal 2020 base year."
  • Commodity score
    25/90
    • Palm oil
      44/90
      • Commitment Strength
        15/17
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: HCS; Peat

            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

            When was this commitment set?: 2020
            "Campbell is committed to the elimination of deforestation from our supply chain and to create an environment that positively impacts workers, farmers, and local communities in which we source. We are also committed to working with our key suppliers to map and identify our entire palm oil supply chain to provide full traceability to the mill and plantation."[...]"Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO): We will purchase from RSPO-certified suppliers (or equivalent standard) who adhere to the Roundtable’s principles and criteria outlined on their websiteDeforestation and Degradation The purchased palm oil has not led to deforestation, degradation or the destruction of wildlife habitats, particularly for the conversion of natural forest to commercial use, urbanization or other land application.The purchased palm oil will not contribute to the loss of High Conservation Values Areas (HCVA), as defined by the HCVA Resource Network.The purchased palm oil will not harm or clear forest areas of “high carbon” value.The purchased palm oil will not contribute to the destruction of peatlands or forests."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: NA

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

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA
            "Campbell’s suppliers are expected to verify that the palm oil they supply: 1. Does not come from areas cleared of natural forest: a. Has not led to deforestation, degradation, or destruction of wildlife habitats b. Has not contributed to the loss of high conservation value areas (HCVA) c. Has not contributed to the loss of forest areas of high carbon value d. Progressively reduces greenhouse gas emissions on current plantations"[...]"By the end of FY2021, purchase 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified palm oil"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "Campbell’s suppliers are expected to verify that the palm oil they supply: 1. Does not come from areas cleared of natural forest: a. Has not led to deforestation, degradation, or destruction of wildlife habitats b. Has not contributed to the loss of high conservation value areas (HCVA) c. Has not contributed to the loss of forest areas of high carbon value d. Progressively reduces greenhouse gas emissions on current plantations"[...]"By the end of FY2021, purchase 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified palm oil"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: 2021
            "Campbell’s suppliers are expected to verify that the palm oil they supply: 1. Does not come from areas cleared of natural forest: a. Has not led to deforestation, degradation, or destruction of wildlife habitats b. Has not contributed to the loss of high conservation value areas (HCVA) c. Has not contributed to the loss of forest areas of high carbon value d. Progressively reduces greenhouse gas emissions on current plantations"[...]"By the end of FY2021, purchase 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified palm oil"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            When was this commitment set?: 2020
            "We are also committed to working with our key suppliers to map and identify our entire palm oil supply chain to provide full traceability to the mill and plantation."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We are also committed to working with our key suppliers to map and identify our entire palm oil supply chain to provide full traceability to the mill and plantation."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: map and identify our entire palm oil supply chain to provide full traceability to the mill and plantation
            "We are also committed to working with our key suppliers to map and identify our entire palm oil supply chain to provide full traceability to the mill and plantation."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "We are also committed to working with our key suppliers to map and identify our entire palm oil supply chain to provide full traceability to the mill and plantation."
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        6/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Apply to Campbell's global operations and those of their subsidiaries

          Details of commitment: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "In furtherance of the commitments outlined in Campbell Soup Company’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, this statement summarizes the Company’s views on key human rights issues and seminal principles embodied in the UN Global Compact, the UN Declaration of Human Rights, core International Labour Organization Conventions, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the laws of the countries in which we do business."[...]"The principles set forth in this statement reflect the Company’s philosophy about the way we will conduct our business on a global basis. They are applicable to all employees at Campbell Soup Company’s global operations, including all subsidiaries (hereinafter “Campbell”). These principles are approved and monitored regularly by the Company’s senior management.[...]Child Labor[...]Forced Labor[...]Nondiscrimination - Campbell is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants for employment and employees on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, age, religion, genetic information or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law.[...]Freedom of Association/Collective Bargaining"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "Supplier shall ensure fair and equal treatment of all employees. Supplier shall not discriminate on the grounds of criteria such as race, color, caste, religion, gender, age, physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership or maternity. Guidelines: • Supplier shall comply with ILO Equal Remuneration Conventions (No. 100) and ILO Discrimination Convention (No. 111). • Supplier’s terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, training, working conditions, compensation, benefits, promotions, discipline, termination or retirement shall be based on the individual’s qualifications, performance, skills, and experience. • Supplier shall not conduct medical tests on employees that can be used to discriminate for an unlawful reason (e.g. pregnancy testing)."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 4
          "Campbell’s suppliers are expected to verify that the palm oil they supply: Respects the free prior and informed consent of indigenous and local communities concerning activities on their customary lands where plantations have been developed or are planned for development"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        24/56
        • Reporting volumes against commitments
          Unclear reporting on progress/non-quantifiable reporting on progress
          3/3
          Reporting volumes against commitments
          Unclear reporting on progress/non-quantifiable reporting on progress
          3/3
          What is the compliant volume?: NA

          What is the proportion of total commodity volume sourced with known deforestation/conversion risk?: NA

          What is the volume with unknown deforestation/conversion risk? Disaggregated by product type or use as relevant.: NA

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: NA

          Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes

          How many hectares of deforestation and/or conversion have occurred since the commitment cut-off date in the operations of the company's direct or indirect suppliers?: NA

          How much of this downstream deforestation is in protected areas, primary forests, intact forest landscapes, and/or peatlands?: NA

          What is the certified volume?: NA
          In FY2021 100% of palm oil was traceable to country of origin. But there is no available reporting on breakdowns or countries.
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          No
          2/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          "All requirements contained in the Campbell’s Supply Base Expectations and Requirements Manual (SBREM) and Campbell’s Responsible Sourcing Supplier Code apply globally to all Campbell purchases of raw and packaging materials from suppliers, including palm oil. The follow guidelines set additional requirements that are specific to the palm oil category. These guidelines and all supplier requirements apply to all production scales, from smallholder production to large estate operations. Campbell’s implementation processes may vary to ensure an equitable approach with respect to small holder producers"
        • 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?: 2012
          "Suppliers shall protect and encourage natural habitats, native species and biodiversity, and ecosystem services such as pollinators on farms. Suppliers are encouraged to leverage public or private cost share or grant programs to make conservation measures more feasible. Production for Campbell is prohibited on land that has not been used for agriculture at least 10 years prior, i.e. land which has been deforested or otherwise cleared from its native vegetation."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: North American Sustainable Palm Oil Network

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "Our engagement includes being: • A founding member of the North American Sustainable Palm Oil Network"
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: annually

          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: NA
          "Campbell will utilize a two-part risk assessment to determine a Supplier’s potential for social and environmental risks. The first part will take into consideration a variety of factors including Supplier’s country, industry specific risks and a Supplier’s compliance management systems. Based on the initial screening, a Supplier Self-Assessment Questionnaire may be used to further analyze Suppliers who are initially designated as medium or higher risk. This may come directly from Campbell or a third-party vendor under direction from Campbell. Supplier is responsible for completing the questionnaire accurately and within 30 days. Based on these assessments, each Supplier will be designated as lower, medium, or higher risk. All new suppliers will receive an initial assessment before becoming a Campbell Supplier and Suppliers may be subject to re-assessment annually."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Supplier must comply with all applicable national and local laws and regulations, including, but not limited to those related to labor, immigration, environmental, business practices and health and safety for the industry and region in which it operates. We recognize that our Suppliers operate in different areas of the world and reside in different legal and cultural environments. In all cases, we expect our Suppliers to comply with all applicable legal requirements. Our expectation is that when there is a difference between the terms of the applicable law, and the expectations set forth in this Code, the Supplier is expected to comply with the more stringent applicable requirement. The guidelines set forth here are the minimum required and Suppliers are encouraged to exceed the requirements set forth in this Code."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: 23,893 tons

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 5167.0 tons

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Food

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

          Total volume: 29060 tons
          In their 2020 ACOP Report, Campbell Soup Co. report a total 29060 tons of palm oil of which 5167.0 tons are RSPO certified.
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/5
        • Compliance of company-owned operations
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

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

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

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Time to time

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA
          "In compliance with the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) certification requirements, auditors visit vendor operations and Campbell facilities annually to assess the effectiveness of the controls that have been implemented and maintain certification. This practice will ensure that systems and processes are effective and functional."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
          Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
          Does the dowsntream company report the attributed deforestation or ecosystem conversion by sourcing area?: No
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          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?: review and approve Supplier’s action plan

          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: Yes

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

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

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: "Supplier’s failure to implement the recommended corrective actions"
          "If a Corrective Action Plan is issued, Supplier must submit a response and plan that includes a time frame for correcting the violations identified. Campbell will review and approve Supplier’s action plan and set forth a target date for re-evaluation. This time frame for any corrective action or re-evaluation may be extended at Campbell’s sole discretion. Supplier’s failure to implement the recommended corrective actions may result, at Campbell’s sole discretion, in the right to suspend any purchases from Supplier until the corrective actions have been implemented or to terminate the relationship with Supplier. If the relationship between Campbell and the Supplier is terminated due to non-compliance with this Code, Campbell may consider resuming business only after an audit satisfactory to Campbell has been completed. However, a plan for continuous improvement may be required."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No
    • Pulp & Paper
      34/90
      • Commitment Strength
        13/17
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          7/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            If other certification, specify: NA

            Type of sustainability commitment: Reduce the volume of virgin wood fibre used in paper and packaging products through usage of recycled content

            What paper/pulp product does their commitment apply to?: Paper products; Pulp; Packaging

            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "Responsibly source 100% of our Goal 10 priority raw materials by fiscal 2025 : Paper Packaging[...]We also hold our suppliers accountable to our Responsible Sourcing Supplier Code. Developed in collaboration with the Procurement and Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability teams, the Code outlines our expectations for our suppliers to operate ethically, safely, and sustainably. Our Responsible Sourcing team, which sits in Procurement, ensures that suppliers of our priority raw materials (see table to the right) are provided our Code." Campbell Soup's Responsible Sourcing Supplier Code states "Suppliers shall protect and encourage natural habitats, native species and biodiversity, and ecosystem services such as pollinators on farms. Suppliers are encouraged to leverage public or private cost share or grant programs to make conservation measures more feasible. Production for Campbell is prohibited on land that has not been used for agriculture at least 10 years prior, i.e. land which has been deforested or otherwise cleared from its native vegetation."[...]"Campbell is working to advance this through consumer education using the How2Recycle label, along with industry collaborations and investments to expand access to recycling. The How2Recycle labeling system, developed by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), is a standardized way of making recycling easy and accessible to consumers"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Responsibly source 100% of our Goal 10 priority raw materials by fiscal 2025 : Paper Packaging[...]We also hold our suppliers accountable to our Responsible Sourcing Supplier Code. Developed in collaboration with the Procurement and Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability teams, the Code outlines our expectations for our suppliers to operate ethically, safely, and sustainably. Our Responsible Sourcing team, which sits in Procurement, ensures that suppliers of our priority raw materials (see table to the right) are provided our Code." Campbell Soup's Responsible Sourcing Supplier Code states "Suppliers shall protect and encourage natural habitats, native species and biodiversity, and ecosystem services such as pollinators on farms. Suppliers are encouraged to leverage public or private cost share or grant programs to make conservation measures more feasible. Production for Campbell is prohibited on land that has not been used for agriculture at least 10 years prior, i.e. land which has been deforested or otherwise cleared from its native vegetation."[...]"Campbell is working to advance this through consumer education using the How2Recycle label, along with industry collaborations and investments to expand access to recycling. The How2Recycle labeling system, developed by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), is a standardized way of making recycling easy and accessible to consumers"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "Responsibly source 100% of our Goal 10 priority raw materials by fiscal 2025 : Paper Packaging[...]We also hold our suppliers accountable to our Responsible Sourcing Supplier Code. Developed in collaboration with the Procurement and Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability teams, the Code outlines our expectations for our suppliers to operate ethically, safely, and sustainably. Our Responsible Sourcing team, which sits in Procurement, ensures that suppliers of our priority raw materials (see table to the right) are provided our Code." Campbell Soup's Responsible Sourcing Supplier Code states "Suppliers shall protect and encourage natural habitats, native species and biodiversity, and ecosystem services such as pollinators on farms. Suppliers are encouraged to leverage public or private cost share or grant programs to make conservation measures more feasible. Production for Campbell is prohibited on land that has not been used for agriculture at least 10 years prior, i.e. land which has been deforested or otherwise cleared from its native vegetation."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: 2022
            "The How2Recycle labeling system, developed by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), is a standardized way of making recycling easy and accessible to consumers. In fiscal 2021, we reviewed all our packaging to identify additional opportunities for using the How2Recycle label across our brands. With about 70% of our portfolio currently labeled, our goal is to include the How2Recycle tile on 100% of our packaging by the end of 2022."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2/4
            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "By FY2025, 100% of priority raw materials are traceable to country of origin" - lists "paper packaging" as a priority raw material
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "By FY2025, 100% of priority raw materials are traceable to country of origin" - lists "paper packaging" as a priority raw material
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: traceable to country of origin
            "By FY2025, 100% of priority raw materials are traceable to country of origin" - lists "paper packaging" as a priority raw material. Campbell's scorecard states that in 2021 100% of their paper packaging was "responsibly sourced [...] Responsibly sourced means the supplier has [...] Disclosed country of origin"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "By FY2025, 100% of priority raw materials are traceable to country of origin" - lists "paper packaging" as a priority raw material. Campbell's scorecard states that in 2021 100% of their paper packaging was "responsibly sourced [...] Responsibly sourced means the supplier has [...] Disclosed country of origin"
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          Details of commitment: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Apply to Campbell's global operations and those of their subsidiaries
          The Responsible Sourcing Supplier Code - "This code applies to all of Campbell Soup Company's direct and indirect suppliers, brokers, co-manufacturers/co-packers, re-packers, special packers, warehouses, distributors and licensees in all categories, including their parent, subsidiary or affiliate entities" [...]"These guidelines follow many of the expectations outlined in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Core Conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the 10 Principles of the United Nations Global Compact. This Code is an extension of our Supply Base Requirements and Expectations Manual and is the foundation of our Responsible Sourcing Program." It includes: " Child Labor: Supplier shall not employ workers under 16 years of age (or 14 years of age where consistent with International Labor Organization Minimum Age Convention No. 138 and the local law allows such exception) or the age for completing compulsory education.. Voluntary employment / forced labour: All labor must be voluntary. Supplier shall not use any prison, slave, bonded, forced or indentured labor, or engage in any other forms of compulsory labor, or any other forms of slavery or human trafficking... Fair and equal treatment: Supplier shall ensure fair and equal treatment of all employees. Supplier shall not discriminate on the grounds of criteria such as race, color, caste, religion, gender, age, physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership or maternity... Freedom of association: Supplier shall respect the right of employees to form and join trade unions and bargain collectively in a lawful and peaceful manner, subject to and in accordance with applicable law."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "Supplier shall ensure fair and equal treatment of all employees. Supplier shall not discriminate on the grounds of criteria such as race, color, caste, religion, gender, age, physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership or maternity. Guidelines: • Supplier shall comply with ILO Equal Remuneration Conventions (No. 100) and ILO Discrimination Convention (No. 111). • Supplier’s terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, training, working conditions, compensation, benefits, promotions, discipline, termination or retirement shall be based on the individual’s qualifications, performance, skills, and experience. • Supplier shall not conduct medical tests on employees that can be used to discriminate for an unlawful reason (e.g. pregnancy testing)."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        18/56
        • Reporting volumes against commitments
          100%
          3/3
          Reporting volumes against commitments
          100%
          3/3
          What is the compliant volume?: NA

          How much of this downstream deforestation is in protected areas, primary forests, intact forest landscapes, and/or peatlands?: NA

          How many hectares of deforestation and/or conversion have occurred since the commitment cut-off date in the operations of the company's direct or indirect suppliers?: NA

          Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No

          What is the certified volume?: NA

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: NA

          What is the proportion of total commodity volume sourced with known deforestation/conversion risk?: NA

          What is the volume with unknown deforestation/conversion risk? Disaggregated by product type or use as relevant.: NA
          "Paper Packaging - 100% Compliance with Responsible Sourcing Code" - In this responsible sourcing code have commitment regarding no product from land deforested"
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: NA

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

          What methods are used for verification?: NA

          Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: NA

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

          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: NA
          NA
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • 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?: 2012
          "Suppliers shall protect and encourage natural habitats, native species and biodiversity, and ecosystem services such as pollinators on farms. Suppliers are encouraged to leverage public or private cost share or grant programs to make conservation measures more feasible. Production for Campbell is prohibited on land that has not been used for agriculture at least 10 years prior, i.e. land which has been deforested or otherwise cleared from its native vegetation."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/ advice/ experience/ expertise; Providing financial support

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: How2Recycle
          "The successful shift to a circular economy depends on active consumer participation in recycling. Campbell is working to advance this through consumer education using the How2Recycle label, along with industry collaborations and investments to expand access to recycling. Educating Consumers with How2Recycle The How2Recycle labeling system, developed by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), is a standardized way of making recycling easy and accessible to consumers"
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: NA

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Annually
          "Campbell will utilize a two-part risk assessment to determine a Supplier’s potential for social and environmental risks. The first part will take into consideration a variety of factors including Supplier’s country, industry specific risks and a Supplier’s compliance management systems. Based on the initial screening, a Supplier Self-Assessment Questionnaire may be used to further analyze Suppliers who are initially designated as medium or higher risk. This may come directly from Campbell or a third-party vendor under direction from Campbell. Supplier is responsible for completing the questionnaire accurately and within 30 days. Based on these assessments, each Supplier will be designated as lower, medium, or higher risk. All new suppliers will receive an initial assessment before becoming a Campbell Supplier and Suppliers may be subject to re-assessment annually."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Supplier must comply with all applicable national and local laws and regulations, including, but not limited to those related to labor, immigration, environmental, business practices and health and safety for the industry and region in which it operates. We recognize that our Suppliers operate in different areas of the world and reside in different legal and cultural environments. In all cases, we expect our Suppliers to comply with all applicable legal requirements. Our expectation is that when there is a difference between the terms of the applicable law, and the expectations set forth in this Code, the Supplier is expected to comply with the more stringent applicable requirement. The guidelines set forth here are the minimum required and Suppliers are encouraged to exceed the requirements set forth in this Code."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/5
        • Compliance of company-owned operations
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: No
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: NA

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

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

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

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA
          "COMPLIANCE MONITORING: All Suppliers are expected to comply with this Code at all times. To ensure compliance with this Code, Campbell will use a step-based approach which places more emphasis on higher-risk suppliers.[...]STEP 1: RISK ASSESSMENT Campbell will utilize a two-part risk assessment to determine a Supplier’s potential for social and environmental risks...[...]STEP 2: AUDITS Any Supplier may be subject to a Responsible Sourcing audit at any time..."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
          Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
          Over what timeframe was this information reported? e.g. one year, five years, since the cut-off date, other: NA

          How many hectares/km/m?: NA

          How much of this is in protected areas, primary forests, intact forest landscapes, and/or peatlands?: NA

          If a reference date was used by the company, what was the reference date?: NA

          What are the method(s) and data source(s) used to monitor and assess deforestation/conversion?: NA

          Does the dowsntream company report the attributed deforestation or ecosystem conversion by sourcing area?: No

          What are the method(s) and data source(s) used for calculating attributed deforestation/conversion?: NA
          NA
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: "Supplier’s failure to implement the recommended corrective actions"

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

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: NA
          "If a Corrective Action Plan is issued, Supplier must submit a response and plan that includes a time frame for correcting the violations identified. Campbell will review and approve Supplier’s action plan and set forth a target date for re-evaluation. This time frame for any corrective action or re-evaluation may be extended at Campbell’s sole discretion. Supplier’s failure to implement the recommended corrective actions may result, at Campbell’s sole discretion, in the right to suspend any purchases from Supplier until the corrective actions have been implemented or to terminate the relationship with Supplier. If the relationship between Campbell and the Supplier is terminated due to non-compliance with this Code, Campbell may consider resuming business only after an audit satisfactory to Campbell has been completed. However, a plan for continuous improvement may be required."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      6/90
      • Commitment Strength
        0/17
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/9.5
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Apply to Campbell's global operations and those of their subsidiaries

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          Details of commitment: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "In furtherance of the commitments outlined in Campbell Soup Company’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, this statement summarizes the Company’s views on key human rights issues and seminal principles embodied in the UN Global Compact, the UN Declaration of Human Rights, core International Labour Organization Conventions, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the laws of the countries in which we do business."[...]"The principles set forth in this statement reflect the Company’s philosophy about the way we will conduct our business on a global basis. They are applicable to all employees at Campbell Soup Company’s global operations, including all subsidiaries (hereinafter “Campbell”). These principles are approved and monitored regularly by the Company’s senior management.[...]Child Labor[...]Forced Labor[...]Nondiscrimination - Campbell is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants for employment and employees on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, age, religion, genetic information or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law.[...]Freedom of Association/Collective Bargaining"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "Supplier shall ensure fair and equal treatment of all employees. Supplier shall not discriminate on the grounds of criteria such as race, color, caste, religion, gender, age, physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership or maternity. Guidelines: • Supplier shall comply with ILO Equal Remuneration Conventions (No. 100) and ILO Discrimination Convention (No. 111). • Supplier’s terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, training, working conditions, compensation, benefits, promotions, discipline, termination or retirement shall be based on the individual’s qualifications, performance, skills, and experience. • Supplier shall not conduct medical tests on employees that can be used to discriminate for an unlawful reason (e.g. pregnancy testing)."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        2/56
        • Reporting volumes against commitments
          No disclosure
          0/3
          Reporting volumes against commitments
          No disclosure
          0/3
          Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Supplier must comply with all applicable national and local laws and regulations, including, but not limited to those related to labor, immigration, environmental, business practices and health and safety for the industry and region in which it operates. We recognize that our Suppliers operate in different areas of the world and reside in different legal and cultural environments. In all cases, we expect our Suppliers to comply with all applicable legal requirements. Our expectation is that when there is a difference between the terms of the applicable law, and the expectations set forth in this Code, the Supplier is expected to comply with the more stringent applicable requirement. The guidelines set forth here are the minimum required and Suppliers are encouraged to exceed the requirements set forth in this Code."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/5
        • Compliance of company-owned operations
          No
          0/5
        • 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
    • Beef *
      6/90
      • Commitment Strength
        0/17
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/9.5
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Apply to Campbell's global operations and those of their subsidiaries
          The Responsible Sourcing Supplier Code - "This code applies to all of Campbell Soup Company's direct and indirect suppliers, brokers, co-manufacturers/co-packers, re-packers, special packers, warehouses, distributors and licensees in all categories, including their parent, subsidiary or affiliate entities" [...]"These guidelines follow many of the expectations outlined in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Core Conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the 10 Principles of the United Nations Global Compact. This Code is an extension of our Supply Base Requirements and Expectations Manual and is the foundation of our Responsible Sourcing Program." It includes: " Child Labor: Supplier shall not employ workers under 16 years of age (or 14 years of age where consistent with International Labor Organization Minimum Age Convention No. 138 and the local law allows such exception) or the age for completing compulsory education.. Voluntary employment / forced labour: All labor must be voluntary. Supplier shall not use any prison, slave, bonded, forced or indentured labor, or engage in any other forms of compulsory labor, or any other forms of slavery or human trafficking... Fair and equal treatment: Supplier shall ensure fair and equal treatment of all employees. Supplier shall not discriminate on the grounds of criteria such as race, color, caste, religion, gender, age, physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership or maternity... Freedom of association: Supplier shall respect the right of employees to form and join trade unions and bargain collectively in a lawful and peaceful manner, subject to and in accordance with applicable law."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "Supplier shall ensure fair and equal treatment of all employees. Supplier shall not discriminate on the grounds of criteria such as race, color, caste, religion, gender, age, physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership or maternity. Guidelines: • Supplier shall comply with ILO Equal Remuneration Conventions (No. 100) and ILO Discrimination Convention (No. 111). • Supplier’s terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, training, working conditions, compensation, benefits, promotions, discipline, termination or retirement shall be based on the individual’s qualifications, performance, skills, and experience. • Supplier shall not conduct medical tests on employees that can be used to discriminate for an unlawful reason (e.g. pregnancy testing)."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        2/56
        • Reporting volumes against commitments
          No disclosure
          0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Supplier must comply with all applicable national and local laws and regulations, including, but not limited to those related to labor, immigration, environmental, business practices and health and safety for the industry and region in which it operates. We recognize that our Suppliers operate in different areas of the world and reside in different legal and cultural environments. In all cases, we expect our Suppliers to comply with all applicable legal requirements. Our expectation is that when there is a difference between the terms of the applicable law, and the expectations set forth in this Code, the Supplier is expected to comply with the more stringent applicable requirement. The guidelines set forth here are the minimum required and Suppliers are encouraged to exceed the requirements set forth in this Code."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/5
        • Compliance of company-owned operations
          No
          0/5
        • 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: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: No

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

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
        • 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
    8/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    13/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    4/17
    Avg. score

Profile

Campbell Soup is an American company that produces soups, snacks, beverages, ready meals, and packaged food. The company has many famous brands including Prego, V8, Pepperidge Farm, and Campbell’s. The company use palm oil, and soy in its products. Campbell Soup Co. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

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

Top Brands

Campbells, Cape Cod, Goldfish, Kettle, Lance, Late July, Milano, Pace, Pacific Foods, Pepperidge Farm, Prego, Snyders, SpaghettiOs, V8, Swanson, WellYes!

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