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  • Overall approach
    7/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero-deforestation
      4/6
      "We commit to transform our agricultural supply chains to be deforestation-free, through prioritized supply chain policies and time-bound action plans. This policy applies to all Cargill operating entities, all agricultural supply chains, including direct and indirect sourcing, processing, and physical trading. This policy takes effect immediately."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      If Other Initiative, specify:: United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Green Commodities Programme, Cerrado Working Group

      Which initiatives?: Consumer Goods Forum; New York Declaration on Forests; Soy Moratorium; Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 partner; UN Global Compact; Other intiative
      "Cargill collaborates with partners around the world to drive industry change and prevent deforestation. To protect forests, we work with farmers, customers, government and civil society to succeed. In 2016, we developed two new partnerships to monitor and manage deforestation risk in our supply chains" Cargill is also a member of the New York Declaration on Forests, the Consumer Goods Forum, and the UN Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Forests provide food, water, fuel, medicine and livelihoods to billions of people, while providing vital habitat, regulating the climate and storing carbon for the wider environment. Agriculture is essential to the livelihoods of billions of people and to food security for all. "
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Pulp & Paper

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Quarterly
      " Sustainability management is integrated into the functioning and management structure of Cargill and is overseen by the Executive Team led by the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The Executive Team provides strategic direction that ensures our actions are aligned with our purpose — to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.Reporting to the CEO is the Business Operations Supply Chain and Chief Sustainability Officer who leads the implementation of sustainability practices across different integrated commodity supply chains.To ensure sustainability efforts are operationalized across the organization, the Corporate Sustainability Hub was established in 2019 to share learnings and best practices across diverse supply chains and with the broader industry to drive sector-wide transformation."
    • 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
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 3,555 Hectares
      "Soy – Strengthening adoption and implementation of the Brazilian Forest Code and supporting forest restoration and migration to the National System of the Rural Environmental Registry (SiCAR) to more effectively track Forest Code compliance. We also identified areas requiring restoration in 30 properties totaling 508 hectares, 900 hectares that can be compensated and 2,147 hectares of forest that can be offered as compensation inside these properties"
  • Commodity score
    51/84
    • Palm oil
      66/84
      • Commitment Strength
        26/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            Cargill’s commitments to producing and sourcing palm oil in an ethical, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner are embodied in our responsible production requirements that aim to deliver palm oil that is produced in accordance with “No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation” (NDPE) practices. [...] Cargill commits to a transparent, traceable and sustainable palm oil supply chain that: 1. Protects high conservation value (HCV) areas, high carbon stock (HCS) forests and peatlands regardless of depth. [...] We continue to offer RSPO certified, ISCC certified or other equivalent certified products in support of our customer demands and legal requirements13 . In addition, we continue to encourage and support our palm product supply chain partners to join the RSPO and become RSPO certified."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Cargill’s commitments to producing and sourcing palm oil in an ethical, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner [...] aim to deliver palm oil that is produced in accordance with “No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation” (NDPE) practices. [...] Cargill commits to a transparent, traceable and sustainable palm oil supply chain that: 1. Protects high conservation value (HCV) areas, high carbon stock (HCS) forests and peatlands regardless of depth. [...] 2020 Goals - Cargill-owned mills/plantations (and smallholders supplying to them) compliant with NDPE policy - 100% of mills, plantations and managed smallholders RSPO (2020) certified, 100% of fresh fruit bunches (FFBs) originate from NDPE-compliant sources"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Cargill’s commitments to producing and sourcing palm oil in an ethical, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner [...] aim to deliver palm oil that is produced in accordance with “No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation” (NDPE) practices. [...] Cargill commits to a transparent, traceable and sustainable palm oil supply chain that: 1. Protects high conservation value (HCV) areas, high carbon stock (HCS) forests and peatlands regardless of depth. [...] 2020 Goals - Cargill-owned mills/plantations (and smallholders supplying to them) compliant with NDPE policy - 100% of mills, plantations and managed smallholders RSPO (2020) certified, 100% of fresh fruit bunches (FFBs) originate from NDPE-compliant sources"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Cargill’s commitments to producing and sourcing palm oil in an ethical, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner [...] aim to deliver palm oil that is produced in accordance with “No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation” (NDPE) practices. [...] Cargill commits to a transparent, traceable and sustainable palm oil supply chain that: 1. Protects high conservation value (HCV) areas, high carbon stock (HCS) forests and peatlands regardless of depth. [...] 2020 Goals - Cargill-owned mills/plantations (and smallholders supplying to them) compliant with NDPE policy - 100% of mills, plantations and managed smallholders RSPO (2020) certified, 100% of fresh fruit bunches (FFBs) originate from NDPE-compliant sources"
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Cargill commits to a transparent, traceable and sustainable palm oil supply chain that:Protects high conservation value (HCV) areas, high carbon stock (HCS) forests and peatlandsregardless of depth."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Cargill commits to a transparent, traceable and sustainable palm oil supply chain that:Protects high conservation value (HCV) areas, high carbon stock (HCS) forests and peatlandsregardless of depth."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Cargill commits to a transparent, traceable and sustainable palm oil supply chain that:Protects high conservation value (HCV) areas, high carbon stock (HCS) forests and peatlandsregardless of depth." "In our Palm business we are committed toa 2020 target." "Goals - Cargill-owned mills/plantations (and smallholders supplying to them) compliant with NDPE policy [...] 100% of mills, plantations and managed smallholders RSPO (2020) certified100% of fresh fruit bunches (FFBs) originate from NDPE-compliant sources"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current (see 3.2)
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            " Traceability to plantations by 2020 in high-priority landscapes. - We continue to work toward our goal of providing traceability to plantations by 2020 in high-risk landscapes, implementing a targeted, risk-calibrated approach." [...] "We are rolling out the risk-calibrated approach across our supply base in a structured way based on classification of mills in four categories: • Fully traceable with 100% traceability to plantation. • Lower-risk Mills with less than 25% high-risk land (as defined above). • Higher-risk with partial traceability data Mills with greater than 25% high-risk land and less than 100% traceability to plantation. • Higher-risk with zero traceability data Mills with greater than 25% high-risk land and no traceability to plantation data."
          • 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 exclusion?: Company has applied a risk-calibrated approach focusing on "high risk areas"
            " Traceability to plantations by 2020 in high-priority landscapes. - We continue to work toward our goal of providing traceability to plantations by 2020 in high-risk landscapes, implementing a targeted, risk-calibrated approach." [...] "We are rolling out the risk-calibrated approach across our supply base in a structured way based on classification of mills in four categories: • Fully traceable with 100% traceability to plantation. • Lower-risk Mills with less than 25% high-risk land (as defined above). • Higher-risk with partial traceability data Mills with greater than 25% high-risk land and less than 100% traceability to plantation. • Higher-risk with zero traceability data Mills with greater than 25% high-risk land and no traceability to plantation data."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            " Traceability to plantations by 2020 in high-priority landscapes. - We continue to work toward our goal of providing traceability to plantations by 2020 in high-risk landscapes, implementing a targeted, risk-calibrated approach." [...] "We are rolling out the risk-calibrated approach across our supply base in a structured way based on classification of mills in four categories: • Fully traceable with 100% traceability to plantation. • Lower-risk Mills with less than 25% high-risk land (as defined above). • Higher-risk with partial traceability data Mills with greater than 25% high-risk land and less than 100% traceability to plantation. • Higher-risk with zero traceability data Mills with greater than 25% high-risk land and no traceability to plantation data."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            " Traceability to plantations by 2020 in high-priority landscapes. - We continue to work toward our goal of providing traceability to plantations by 2020 in high-risk landscapes, implementing a targeted, risk-calibrated approach." [...] "We are rolling out the risk-calibrated approach across our supply base in a structured way based on classification of mills in four categories: • Fully traceable with 100% traceability to plantation. • Lower-risk Mills with less than 25% high-risk land (as defined above). • Higher-risk with partial traceability data Mills with greater than 25% high-risk land and less than 100% traceability to plantation. • Higher-risk with zero traceability data Mills with greater than 25% high-risk land and no traceability to plantation data."
      • 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; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "We expect our Supplier Partners to: [...] Never use or tolerate the use of human trafficking,forced labor, or child labor as defined by theInternational Labour Organization (ILO);Foster an inclusive work environment that is free ofharassment and discrimination; Respect employees’ rights to organize and bargaincollectively"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Certification; Technical assistance/support; Economic; Other

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: 22,000
          "Cargill has helped morethan 16,500 of the 21,600smallholders around ourplantations and mills inSouth Sumatra and WestKalimantan to becomeRSPO certified. As a result,more than 10,000 hectaresof smallholder plantationland is now part of the sustainable palm oil supply." "Our plantations work with nearly 22,000 smallholder farmers (who have plantations of 2 hectares each)."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Today, Cargill has partnerships with many diverse suppliers, including small businesses and we continue to grow our network of diverse supplier partners, especially in large and sustainable supply contracts and through business development opportunities. As a corporation, we strive to spend $1 billion with minority and women-owned businesses around the world."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          "In our own operations and by engaging with our suppliers, Cargill is committed to: Require and partner with all suppliers to implement HCV and HCSA in their own operations andsupply chains [...] Development taking place without prior implementation of this methodology will be investigated through Cargill’s grievance process and may require remedial action."
        • 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
          "In our own operations and by engaging with our suppliers, Cargill is committed to: [...] Respect the rights of indigenous and local communities. We support FPIC as a core to protectingthose rights. Concerning the utilization of lands to which they hold legal, communal orcustomary rights, all new developments where appropriate, must undergo a social impactassessment and implement a FPIC process prior to commencement of activities, in a mannerthat is locally relevant to the affected communities."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        26/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            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

            (Downstream only) 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?: 0 Not specified

            (Producers only) How many hectares of deforestation and/or conversion have occurred since the commitment cut-off date on land owned, controlled, or managed by the company?: 0 not specified
            "Cargill is on track to eliminate deforestation in all commercial palm concessions in our third-party supply chain by the end of 2020." [...] "Proportion of RSPO certified volumes out of global volumes - 17% Physically certified of all Cargill volumes, 45% Europe RSPO segregated, 22% Europe & US RSPO mass balance"
          • 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
            "100%Fresh fruit bunchesoriginate fromNDPE-compliantsources". For Cargill's own operations, 92% of Mills, 73% of Smallholders and 72% of Cargill-owned Plantations were RSPO-certified in 2019.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            What percentage of the commodity volume in the company's supply chain is traceable to applicable supply chain levels (e.g. direct suppliers/processing facility/production unit)?: 0 Various depending on mill

            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            " Traceability to plantations by 2020 in high-priority landscapes. - We continue to work toward our goal of providing traceability to plantations by 2020 in high-risk landscapes, implementing a targeted, risk-calibrated approach." [...] "Traceability to mill level 93% Global score, Traceability to plantation level 48% Global score." Exact reporting by mill is displayed in a table
        • 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
            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

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

            What percent of the company’s supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 100%

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO Certified
            "Cargill is on track to eliminate deforestation in all commercial palm concessions in our third-party supply chain by the end of 2020." [...] "Proportion of RSPO certified volumes out of global volumes - 17% Physically certified of all Cargill volumes, 45% Europe RSPO segregated, 22% Europe & US RSPO mass balance"
          • 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 tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            For Cargill's own operations, 92% of Mills, 73% of Smallholders and 72% of Cargill-owned Plantations were RSPO-certified in 2019.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Tropical Forest Alliance, Palm Oil Collaboration Group
          "Issues related to deforestation and social exploitation often are not limited to a single supplier or sector, so we collaborate through landscape-level initiatives and platforms, such as the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA), to address challenges that span physical and political boundaries and involve multiple commodities." [...] "actively participate in the Palm Oil Collaboration Group trialing the NDPE Implementation Reporting Framework as well as developing a collective approach and taking action on deforestation outside of concessions."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified

          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 100%
          "Define Apply appropriate and measurable forest definitions to the individual supply chain and/or origination biome so that progress against our commitment can be measured, monitored and verified. Cargill sees that forest and land definitions are situational where the unique characteristics of each different supply chain and/or biome must be considered. Definitions should consider local social, rural economic factors and farmer considerations, as well as the broader issue of indirect land use change. [...] Forest definitions may include the High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) or conversion free approaches. [...]3. Quantify and Risk Assess Quantify the level of deforestation in the supply chain so that subsequent action can be taken for its reduction and elimination. Deforestation in a particular geography can be measured once the definition has been established in step 2, thereby allowing each business to annually report the percentage of the supply chain that complies with the deforestation-free commitment."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Compliance with law is set out in the supplier code of conduct which is a pilar within their Palm Policy - "The Cargill Code of Conduct, 1 Policy on Forests 2 , Commitment on Human Rights 3 and our Supplier Code of Conduct 4 are key pillars of our Palm Policy -[..] We will work with credible independent third parties to verify compliance of our suppliers with this Palm Policy, and to audit and evaluate the implementation and performance of this Policy across our supply chain."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          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.)?: Palm Grievance Process

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: Yes - https://www.cargill.com/sustainability/palm-oil/managing-grievances
          " This Palm Grievance Process is developed as a part of our Palm Policy, April 2019 [...] Grievances can be expressed via any of the following channels: Via internet to Cargill Ethics Open Line By telephone to specific phone number for your country By fax to +65 6393 8797 ATTN: Stakeholder Engagement Manager In writing to Stakeholder Engagement Manager C/O Cargill Asia Pacific Holdings Ptd Ltd 138 Market Street #17-01, Capita Green Singapore 048946"
        • 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?: 248,313 tons

          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 118,487 tons

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 68%
          2018 ACOP indicates that Cargill sold 366,800 tons of palm oil (CSPO) in 2018.
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          In its palm oil policy, Cargill commits to "Conduct due diligence of new suppliers, assess risk, and proactively monitor our supply chains and sourcing landscapes using tools such as spatial assessments and social risk methodologies." This includes "All new developments where appropriate, must undergo a social impact assessment and implement a FPIC process prior to commencement of activities, in a manner that is locally relevant to the affected communities."
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of company-owned processing facilities
          1/4
          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Indonesia

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: 0 ha
          Cargill reported Cargill mills in the 2019 mill list.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers; Yes report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers; Yes report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, Brazil, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand,

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Primary processing sites (mills)
          Publishes a quarterly mill list, including direct and indirect suppliers- the most recent being Q4 2019.
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes using a third-party monitoring system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes using a third-party monitoring system
          4/4
          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?: 100%

          Does the company use a certification system?: No

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          What tools, processes, bodies carry out monitoring of the company's production or processing operations?: satellite and radar technology, remote monitoring, RSPO audits

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 not specified

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No
          "Our goal: Cargill-owned mills/ plantations (and smallholders supplying them) are compliant with our NDPE policy. [..] Our goal: NDPE compliance verified across the Cargill supply chain. We take a two-track approach to verification, including remote monitoring using satellite and radar technology to verify compliance with deforestation and peat commitments, and soon through our newly developed verification procedure" [...] "We have put in place or improved procedures to ensure continued compliance with our Policy on Sustainable Palm Oil and we regularly conduct internal audits of NDPE practices within our operations in addition to scheduled RSPO audits."
        • 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 third party verification
          "We will work with credible independent third parties to verify compliance of our suppliers withthis Palm Policy, and to audit and evaluate the implementation and performance of this Policyacross our supply chain."
        • 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

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

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: instances of NDPE non-compliance and deforestation
          "When instances of deforestation in particular are identified and validated, we immediately suspend suppliers and work with them to define an action plan with clear timelines and milestones. Our supplier suspension process is outlined in our Palm Grievance Procedure."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (engaged); Yes (excluded)
          2/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (engaged); Yes (excluded)
          2/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: Mill list includes suppliers (both direct and indirect) who have been 'struck off' the list, indicated by strikethrough
          Mill list includes suppliers (both direct and indirect) who have been 'struck off' the list, indicated by strikethrough - "Mills that have been struck off from our mill list are those which our suppliers formerly purchase from but have been suspended from our supply chain. We will continue to reflect these changes as they get updated" . Elsewhere, they report that 30 "mills in Cargill supply chain [are] engaged in Siak/Pelalalwan Landscape Program" and that it has a "Mill prioritisation for engagement", with 303 mills identified as high risk, 459 as medium risk, and 524 as low risk.
    • Soy
      47/84
      • Commitment Strength
        19/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No

            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS
            "Cargill commits to a transparent and sustainable South American soy supply chain that: Transforms our supply chain to be deforestation free while protecting native vegetation beyondforests." "Cargill is a member of Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), a working group dedicated to implementing measures for making global soy production sustainable and responsible."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "Cargill commits to a transparent and sustainable South American soy supply chain that: 1. Transforms our supply chain to be deforestation free while protecting native vegetation beyond forests." "Cargill operates a network of soy crush plants, in-country collection facilities and port facilities in Argentina, Boliviaxiv, Brazilxv, Paraguay, Uruguay, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela and Chile, serving customers around the world with South American soybeans and soy derivative products"
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/11
          • 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
            Traceability progress is reported through the Soft Commodity Forum - "Our work with the Soft Commodities Forum supports this company commitment. To achieve our goal of becoming deforestation- and conversion-free, we need to increase traceability, which is why we have been investing heavily in the process of mapping our supply chain. This work is a meaningful undertaking given we have thousands of suppliers in the region. We reached our goal of having 100% of the Brazil supply chain mapped with geo-referenced single points, six months ahead of schedule."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            What is the rationale for any exclusion?: Just focused on Brazil

            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            Traceability progress is reported through the Soft Commodity Forum - "Our work with the Soft Commodities Forum supports this company commitment. To achieve our goal of becoming deforestation- and conversion-free, we need to increase traceability, which is why we have been investing heavily in the process of mapping our supply chain. This work is a meaningful undertaking given we have thousands of suppliers in the region. We reached our goal of having 100% of the Brazil supply chain mapped with geo-referenced single points, six months ahead of schedule."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Traceability progress is reported through the Soft Commodity Forum - "Our work with the Soft Commodities Forum supports this company commitment. To achieve our goal of becoming deforestation- and conversion-free, we need to increase traceability, which is why we have been investing heavily in the process of mapping our supply chain. This work is a meaningful undertaking given we have thousands of suppliers in the region. We reached our goal of having 100% of the Brazil supply chain mapped with geo-referenced single points, six months ahead of schedule."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Traceability progress is reported through the Soft Commodity Forum - "Our work with the Soft Commodities Forum supports this company commitment. To achieve our goal of becoming deforestation- and conversion-free, we need to increase traceability, which is why we have been investing heavily in the process of mapping our supply chain. This work is a meaningful undertaking given we have thousands of suppliers in the region. We reached our goal of having 100% of the Brazil supply chain mapped with geo-referenced single points, six months ahead of schedule."
      • Social Considerations
        12/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "We expect our Supplier Partners to: [...] Never use or tolerate the use of human trafficking,forced labor, or child labor as defined by theInternational Labour Organization (ILO);Foster an inclusive work environment that is free ofharassment and discrimination; Respect employees’ rights to organize and bargaincollectively"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Certification; Education and training; Economic

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: 15,000
          "Empowering Soy FarmersWe work with soy farmers at all levels of production to help them achieve commercial success while growing crops more sustainably. [...] (for example) [...] Cargill works with more than 15,000 soy farmers with varying levels of production capacity in Brazil to help them adopt agronomic best practices and achieve compliance with regulations. Our focus includes helping smallholder soy farmers find commercial success. We work with more than 5,300 smallholders, offering them free agronomic analysis and other technical support while also paying them a premium on their crops. "
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Today, Cargill has partnerships with many diverse suppliers, including small businesses and we continue to grow our network of diverse supplier partners, especially in large and sustainable supply contracts and through business development opportunities. As a corporation, we strive to spend $1 billion with minority and women-owned businesses around the world."
        • 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?: 0 not specified
          "Respect and uphold the rights of workers, indigenous peoples and communities. [...] Land Tenure: 3.1 Support the FAO’s Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Land Tenurev . 3.2 Respect the rights of indigenous and local people. We support Free, Prior and Informed Consent as a core to protecting those rights"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "95.68%of our soy volumes in Brazil for the 2018-19 crop year were deforestation- and conversion-free(DCF), based on this analysis"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            What percentage of the commodity volume in the company's supply chain is traceable to applicable supply chain levels (e.g. direct suppliers/processing facility/production unit)?: 100% of Brazilian soy only to farms

            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "We reached our goal of having 100% of the Brazil supply chain mapped with georeferenced single points, six months ahead of schedule."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Cut-off date: 2008
          "Cargill uses external registration and monitoring programs combined with internal processes to ensure that we do not buy soy produced from areas deforested after 2008"
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Cerrado Working Group, Soy Working Group and Moratorium

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "Soy Working Group and MoratoriumCargill actively participates in meetings of the Soy Working Group (GTS), formed by members of the Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Producers (ABIOVE), the Brazilian Association of Cereal Exporters (Anec), the Ministry of the Environment, Banco do Brasil and other civil society organizations, such as Greenpeace and WWF-Brazil. The Soy Moratorium is an industry agreement signed by the group in 2006 whereby companies pledged not to market or finance soybeans produced in areas in the Amazon that have been deforested post-2008. Cargill has been audited annually since then and our 2017 report was positively assessed by the group." [...] "Created in 2017, the Cerrado Working Group (GTC) brings together Brazilian and international NGOs, companies, governments, banks and consumers. In its first year, it was led by Cargill in partnership with WWF-Brazil. The multisectoral group aims to eradicate deforestation in the Cerrado and to reconcile soybean production with environmental, economic and social interests. To achieve this, the WG has explored a variety of solutions and options to address existing problems."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • 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.)?: Soy Grievance Process

          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: No - but states that "58soy-related grievances were reported inour system during the first half of 202072%of these were unrelated toour supply chain or operations" - https://www.cargill.com/doc/1432166466608/soy-progress-mid-year-report-2020-en.pdf
          "This Soy Grievance Process is deployed by Cargill to handle any grievance identified and raisedby internal or external parties, including individuals, employees, contractors, suppliers, and civilsociety organizations, concerning compliance of the Soy Policy [...] The grievance may be raised by any external stakeholder or Cargill employee through threechannels available to receive grievances. These are listed below.- Via internet or phone through Cargill Ethics Open Line: In this case, the grievance isreceived through Cargill’s Global Ethics & Compliance Office (GECO) and then forwardedto the member of the Sustainability team responsible for the grievance process- E-mail: Ideally directed to the e-mail soy_grievancecoordinator@cargill.com- Letter: Handed out in person to members of the Sustainability team or addressed to theSouth America Soy Sustainability Grievance Coordinator, located in Brazil headquartersAv. Dr. Chucri Zaidan, 1240 – 6th floor – Diamond Tower – São Paulo – SP – Brazil"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          For what percentage of production units has an ESIA been carried out as part of the land use planning process?: 0 not specified

          How does the company remedy adverse social and environmental impacts linked to their operations and/or supply chains?: Action plans
          "Building a sustainable, deforestation-free supply chain for soy in South America is anchored in The Soy Toolkit created by Proforest, adapted for the specifics of our business and what we have learned doing similar work in other geographies and supply chains. Regarding risk assessment overall, land conversion is our primary filter in order to protect natural landscapes "[...] "This engagement prioritization process / risk assessment methodology is applied to section 3 of our Soy Action Plan for the Cargill Policy on Sustainable Soy – South American Origins. • The approach incorporates both a historical lens of past land conversion that has soy cultivation today and a future lens of examining existing land status on land that is suitable for future soy cultivation [...] This methodology is applied to the Amazon, Cerrado and Gran Chaco biomes of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia."
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
          Does the company use a certification system?: No
        • 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?: Daily

          Details of monitoring: Using a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism; Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "Government agencies in Brazil play a key role in protecting native vegetation. The country’s 2012 Forest Code established mechanisms for addressing illegal deforestation and stipulated that between 20% and 80% of native vegetation on agricultural properties must be preserved, depending on the region. Meanwhile, the federal government maintains lists of farming operations accused of illegal deforestation and slave labor. On a daily basis, our commercial system consults these government lists of embargoed farms and blocks them so they are not eligible to sell soy to us. Our system also consults lists of non-compliant producers managed by the Soy Working Group (GTS) based on the Amazon Soy Moratorium, as well as voluntary programs managed by the state of Pará such as the Green Grain Protocol. When a farm is blocked in our system for being on one of these lists, we also block other farms registered to the same person or entity in the local area (or in the case of a farm that shows up as a labor violator, we block all other associated farms across Brazil). These affiliated farms are only unblocked once we have conducted an analysis to ensure that soy from the violating farm is not being rerouted and sold to us through the affiliated operations. This helps ensure that the soy flowing into our supply chains was produced responsibly. Our local commercial teams have been fully trained on these tools and procedures [...] Cargill uses external registration and monitoring programs combined with internal processes to ensure that we do not buy soy produced from areas deforested after 2008. These programs continue to function robustly. Meanwhile, the latest report on the Soy Moratorium shows that in 95 municipalities across seven states representing 98% of soy production in the Amazon biome, just 1.4% of the total soy grown in the biome during the last crop failed to comply with the no-deforestation requirement. Cargill does not buy from any of these noncompliant producers."
        • 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?: Incentive mechanisms for conservation of forest resources
          "Ending legal deforestation will require more detail on where, when and why it occurs. Our new system will use data from sources like the University of Maryland and Global Forest Watch to identify legal land conversion as it is happening in our supply chain. Then, our commercial teams will be able to engage with the relevant farmers. As other incentive mechanisms for conservation are developed, we will be able to offer these as alternatives to those farmers so they can protect both their livelihoods and the forest resources on their land."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (engaged); Yes (excluded)
          2/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (engaged); Yes (excluded)
          2/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No

          How many noncompliant producers or suppliers are engaged through improvement plans or other processes, and what percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 2,600
          "In the second half of 2019, 75 farms were blocked"
    • Pulp & Paper *
      30/84
      • Commitment Strength
        16/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          7/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "Cargill is committed to sustainable forest management and conservation. Going forward, we willrequire the assurance that all fiber-based packaging from our suppliers contains fiber that 1) comesfrom a known forest source, 2) is legally sourced from its country of origin, 3) does not cause forestconversion, 4) does not originate from High Conservation Value Areas (HCVs), unless these areasare credibly certified, and 5) does not conflict with human and traditional rights.We seek to partner with suppliers who share our commitment to operating responsibly andsustainably. Our ideal suppliers provide recycled and certified products, with a preference for ForestStewardship Council (FSC) certification."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            "The scope of this policy includes all corrugated, paper bags and folding carton packaging made fromwood fiber, making up approximately 98 percent of the fiber-based packaging we buy. It applies to theselection and retention of all significant and substantial packaging suppliers and contracts exceeding$10,000 annually. To ensure business continuity, some instances of “spot buys” from locally-sourcedand/or episodic suppliers with less than $10,000 annual spend or approximately 1-2 percent of oursupplier base are outside of the scope of this policy."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Phased approach
            "By 2025, 100 percent of fiber-based packaging Cargill procures will be sourced responsibly:recycled or certified, with a preference for FSC."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2018, 2020
            "We will take a phased approach to achieving this goal. By 2018, 100 percent of fiber-based packaging with fiber origins in higher risk regions will berecycled or at a minimum, third party verified to meet the FSC Controlled Wood Standard. By 2020, 100 percent of fiber-based packaging with fiber origins in higher risk regions will besourced responsibly: recycled or certified, with a preference for FSC."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          5/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "Cargill’s goal is to achieve a 100-percent responsibly-sourced fiber-based packaging supply by 2025. [...] To be considered responsibly-sourced, Cargill will give preference to 100 percent recycled or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)2 -certified fiber where available, [...] We will work with our suppliers to help them reach full chain of custody, with a preference for FSC certification  By 2018, 100 percent of fiber-based packaging with fiber origins in higher risk regions will be recycled or at a minimum, third party verified to meet the FSC Controlled Wood Standard.  By 2020, 100 percent of fiber-based packaging with fiber origins in higher risk regions will be sourced responsibly: recycled or certified, with a preference for FSC.  By 2025, 100 percent of fiber-based packaging Cargill procures will be sourced responsibly: recycled or certified, with a preference for FSC."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What is the rationale for any exclusion?: Contractual agreements under $10,000 not included

            If no, what is excluded?: Product line

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 2%
            "The scope of this policy includes all corrugated, paper bags and folding carton packaging made from wood fiber, making up approximately 98 percent of the fiber-based packaging we buy. It applies to the selection and retention of all significant and substantial packaging suppliers and contracts exceeding $10,000 annually. To ensure business continuity, some instances of “spot buys” from locally-sourced and/or episodic suppliers with less than $10,000 annual spend or approximately 1-2 percent of our supplier base are outside of the scope of this policy."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            "Cargill’s goal is to achieve a 100-percent responsibly-sourced fiber-based packaging supply by 2025. [...] To be considered responsibly-sourced, Cargill will give preference to 100 percent recycled or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)2 -certified fiber where available, [...] We will work with our suppliers to help them reach full chain of custody, with a preference for FSC certification  By 2018, 100 percent of fiber-based packaging with fiber origins in higher risk regions will be recycled or at a minimum, third party verified to meet the FSC Controlled Wood Standard.  By 2020, 100 percent of fiber-based packaging with fiber origins in higher risk regions will be sourced responsibly: recycled or certified, with a preference for FSC.  By 2025, 100 percent of fiber-based packaging Cargill procures will be sourced responsibly: recycled or certified, with a preference for FSC."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "Cargill’s goal is to achieve a 100-percent responsibly-sourced fiber-based packaging supply by 2025. [...] To be considered responsibly-sourced, Cargill will give preference to 100 percent recycled or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)2 -certified fiber where available, [...] We will work with our suppliers to help them reach full chain of custody, with a preference for FSC certification  By 2018, 100 percent of fiber-based packaging with fiber origins in higher risk regions will be recycled or at a minimum, third party verified to meet the FSC Controlled Wood Standard.  By 2020, 100 percent of fiber-based packaging with fiber origins in higher risk regions will be sourced responsibly: recycled or certified, with a preference for FSC.  By 2025, 100 percent of fiber-based packaging Cargill procures will be sourced responsibly: recycled or certified, with a preference for FSC."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "Going forward, we willrequire the assurance that all fiber-based packaging from our suppliers contains fiber that 1) comesfrom a known forest source, 2) is legally sourced from its country of origin"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            "The scope of this policy includes all corrugated, paper bags and folding carton packaging made fromwood fiber, making up approximately 98 percent of the fiber-based packaging we buy. It applies to theselection and retention of all significant and substantial packaging suppliers and contracts exceeding$10,000 annually. To ensure business continuity, some instances of “spot buys” from locally-sourcedand/or episodic suppliers with less than $10,000 annual spend or approximately 1-2 percent of oursupplier base are outside of the scope of this policy."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • 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; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "We expect our Supplier Partners to: [...] Never use or tolerate the use of human trafficking,forced labor, or child labor as defined by theInternational Labour Organization (ILO);Foster an inclusive work environment that is free ofharassment and discrimination; Respect employees’ rights to organize and bargaincollectively"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          "Today, Cargill has partnerships with many diverse suppliers, including small businesses and we continue to grow our network of diverse supplier partners, especially in large and sustainable supply contracts and through business development opportunities. As a corporation, we strive to spend $1 billion with minority and women-owned businesses around the world."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/38
        • 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
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified

          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 100%
          "Define Apply appropriate and measurable forest definitions to the individual supply chain and/or origination biome so that progress against our commitment can be measured, monitored and verified. Cargill sees that forest and land definitions are situational where the unique characteristics of each different supply chain and/or biome must be considered. Definitions should consider local social, rural economic factors and farmer considerations, as well as the broader issue of indirect land use change. [...] Forest definitions may include the High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) or conversion free approaches. [...]3. Quantify and Risk Assess Quantify the level of deforestation in the supply chain so that subsequent action can be taken for its reduction and elimination. Deforestation in a particular geography can be measured once the definition has been established in step 2, thereby allowing each business to annually report the percentage of the supply chain that complies with the deforestation-free commitment."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • 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.)?: Ethics Open Line

          Details of the mechanism: Social

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          " If you see or suspect any conduct or business practices that you think could violate our Supplier Code, please contact Cargill directly. You may raise a concern or get help by: [...] Calling our secure Cargill Ethics Open Line." This includes a link to Cargill's EthicsPoint address, which allows third parties to submit a report online or by phone.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • 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

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0% Not Specified

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%
          "Our commitment is to work with suppliers who are committed to helping us achieve our sourcing targets, engaged in continuous improvement practices, and making efforts toward adherence to our policy.  When Cargill acquires a new business, a milestone-based implementation plan will be developed to ensure compliance with our policy within two years of acquisition."
        • 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

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

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Implementation plans, evaluations, auditing
          "When Cargill acquires a new business, a milestone-based implementation plan will be developed to ensure compliance with our policy within two years of acquisition.  Packaging suppliers who are considered out of compliance with our policy will be evaluated and may be suspended if they are confirmed, through a credible source, audit or verification process, to be in violation of our fiber-based packaging policy."
        • 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
    21/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    18/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    12/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Cargill is a US-based agribusiness company operating in 70 countries. Its business operations include the procurement, processing and trading of agricultural commodities, food products and industrial products, and it also offers financial solutions. It is one of the major players in the South American soy industry and one of the largest commodity traders globally. The company also has significant palm oil operations. Cargill is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Animal feed, Ingredients
Segments
Producer, Trader, Processor, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
Private
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Cargill, Provimi, Ewos, Purnia, Diamond V, Nutrena

How we assess the Forest 500

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