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  • Overall approach
    8/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/4
      Overall commitment
      Conversion-free/zero-gross conversion/zero-net conversion commitment or a zero deforestation/deforestation-free commitment that explicitly includes all other natural ecosystems
      4/4
      "Cargill is committed to transforming our agricultural supply chains to be free of deforestation and land conversion by 2030."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: New York Declaration on Forests; Soy Moratorium; Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 partner; UN Global Compact
      "By endorsing The New York Declaration on Forests in 2014, Cargill pledged to do its part in driving practical measures to combat deforestation across our supply chains"[...]"Cargill is honored to be recognized by the Keystone Policy Center for our role in implementing the Brazilian Soy Moratorium."[...]"We collaborate through landscape-level initiatives and platforms, such as the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA)"
    • 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
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      Type of risk if Other. Also add any relevant details: NA

      What revenue comes from industries relevant to each forest risk commodity?: NA

      What poportion of a company’s annual revenue depends on each forest risk commodity?: NA

      What proportion of revenue that comes from relevant industries is exposed to each forest risk commodity?: NA

      What type of risk is recognised?: Reputational
      "Reputational risks are considered during Cargill’s operational planning. The company works to mitigate reputational risks through transparency and engagement with key stakeholders. In 2015, Cargill began discussions with World Resources Institute's Global Forest Watch to assist the company in establishing a more formal mechanism for monitoring and tracking forest loss in key supply chains. "
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Quarterly

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Pulp & paper
      "Position in the corporate structure: Cargill 's Chief Sustainability Officer and Corporate Senior Vice President is a member of the Executive Leadership Team, reporting to the CEO/Chairman of the Board. The CSO leads the company’s integrated sustainability, corporate responsibility and corporate communications functions. ii) Nature of the report to the board: The CSO reports progress on the company’s land use commitments to the board on a quarterly basis, including progress towards the company’s zero deforestation goal in our palm, soy and cocoa supply chains. Metrics include KPIs related to traceability, monitoring and verification. iii) Forest-related responsibilities: The CSO monitors progress on the company’s sustainability efforts, including our commitment to ending deforestation in our agricultural supply chains. Our priority supply chains of palm, soy, and cocoa have teams embedded in the business whose roles are focused on mitigating deforestation risks and advancing land use programs. Those teams also have reporting lines to Cargill’s Global Land Use lead, who reports directly to the CSO. The CSO also leads our external Land Use Advisory Panel."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • 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
      Reforestation disclosure
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: NA
      "For this year’s program (2019), 60 Cargill employees and local students from the villages of Bonikro and Bowaly planted 7,500 seedlings in each of their communities. Both villages are located in sourcing zones of SOCODD and COOPAAHS partner cooperatives participating in the Cargill Cocoa Promise.The planting activity is part of the “One School, 5 hectares of Forest” educational project initiated by the Ministries of Water and Forests and National Education, that encourages schools to replant five hectares of deforested areas near their schools."
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Other or unclear

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2025

      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: Yes
      "Description & time horizon: Cargill has committed to reduce absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in our operations by a minimum of 10% by 2025, against a 2017 baseline. Cargill’s commitment is aligned with science-based targets, which are intended to keep the global rise in temperature below 2 degrees Celsius, and encompasses emissions in our operations, known as Scope 1 and 2 emissions. This translates to reductions of about 1.25 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) each year (amount not adjusted for possible future changes to the baseline related to mergers, divestitures and acquisitions)."
  • Commodity score
    48/90
    • Palm oil
      65/90
      • Commitment Strength
        15/17
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            If other certification, specify: ISPO, ISO, ISCC EU

            When was this commitment set?: 2019

            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: HCS; Peat
            ""Cargill is committed to transforming our agricultural supply chains to be free of deforestation and land conversion by 2030." [...] "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 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 is committed to transforming our agricultural supply chains to be free of deforestation and land conversion by 2030." [...] "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 encourage and support our palm product supply chain partners to join the RSPO and become RSPO certified."
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Supply chains to be free of deforestation and land conversion, RSPO certified
            "Cargill is committed to transforming our agricultural supply chains to be free of deforestation and land conversion by 2030." [...] "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 encourage and support our palm product supply chain partners to join the RSPO and become RSPO certified."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/7.5
          • 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?: 2019
            "Our goal: Traceability to plantations by 2020 in high-priority landscapes.[...]Cargill’s commitment to producing and sourcing palm oil in an economical, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner is detailed in our Policy on Sustainable Palm Oil. In accordance with “No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation” (NDPE) practices, Cargill commits to a supply chain that: Upholds high standards of transparency through reporting of traceability, timebound implementation plans, resolving grievances and achieving third-party verified policy compliance"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Our goal: Traceability to plantations by 2020 in high-priority landscapes.[...]Cargill’s commitment to producing and sourcing palm oil in an economical, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner is detailed in our Policy on Sustainable Palm Oil. In accordance with “No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation” (NDPE) practices, Cargill commits to a supply chain that: Upholds high standards of transparency through reporting of traceability, timebound implementation plans, resolving grievances and achieving third-party verified policy compliance"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Changing how traceability data is collected by building relationships with village leaders.
            "2025 - This target references the ongoing work required to achieve 100% traceability to plantation, with a new target date of 2025. ii) Strategy to meet target: In 2020, Cargill achieved a combined average of 98 percent traceability to the mill and 48 percent traceability to the plantation for the palm oil and palm kernel oil it purchases and trades. While traceability is only one of many tools in our sustainability program, it plays an important role in identifying non-compliance with our NDPE policy. When we set the ambitious goal in 2014 of achieving 100% traceability of our palm supply to plantations by 2020, we were at the beginning of our learning journey. We have adapted our approach as we gained new insights along the way. For example, our ability to reach 100% traceability to plantations (TTP) depends upon the ability of our suppliers to collect and report data from their suppliers, and we have seen how supply chain complexities, government restrictions on sharing of concession boundaries and changing relationships between mills, third-party plantations and smallholders make it difficult for mills to obtain information and influence practices. To overcome these obstacles, we are working to change the model of how traceability data is collected. Connecting with village leaders to build relationships is an important element in the process of shifting perceptions in high-risk areas. We also are working with our peers, including mills and refiners, to encourage pre-competitive sharing of data. We have begun to introduce this information-sharing process across our supply chain to increase traceability and transparency for all involved"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        12/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "A key measure of our success is sending every employee and contractor home safe every day. We are committed to conducting all our business activities in a manner that protects the health and safety of our people. [...] We promote and respect human rights as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We are a participant in the UN Global Compact. We take guidance from the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work."[...] "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 of harassment and discrimination; Respect employees’ rights to organize and bargain collectively" [...] "In line with RSPO standards conduct a living wage assessment, initially in our oil palm plantation operations, based on credible methodologies with the goal of ensuring workers have access to decent living wages [...] We will ensure that conditions of work - working hours, rest days and overtime comply with the law and collective agreements."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: 22,000

          What is the nature of that support?: Certification; Technical assistance/support; Education and training, Economic; Other

          If other, specify: Access to fertilisation, inputs and crop diversification
          "Cargill has helped more than 16,500 of the 21,600smallholders around our plantations and mills in South Sumatra and West Kalimantan to become RSPO certified. As a result, more than 10,000 hectares of smallholder plantation land 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)." [...] "We promote the inclusion of smallholders in our supply chain and improvement of their livelihoods. Our approach includes:Collaboration with mills in our supply chain – We include smallholders in our high-priority mill field assessments and provide support to help mills deliver on their smallholder transformation plans. We develop tools to empower farmers through new technologies, training, access to fertilization and other resources.Landscape-level programs – We participate in programs focused on building smallholder capacity and promoting responsible farm development. These projects improve smallholder livelihoods and inclusion in three ways. First, through farmer training on business skills, good agricultural, environmental and social practices. Second, through farm development, including replanting, access to inputs and crop diversification. And third, by partnering with suppliers on strategic programs focused on helping smallholder farmers achieve RSPO certification, which results in higher yields, better access to markets, increased profitability and more reliable income streams."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          1/2
          "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
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm; Environmental harm
          "Labor practices We worked with Verité Southeast Asia to develop our human rights strategy focusing on due diligence, monitoring and remediation, including capacity building for Cargill employees."[...]"Some suspended suppliers choose to continue unsustainable practices and operate in “leakage markets” where they sell to customers that do not enforce NDPE standards. To address these challenges, Cargill is working to build incentive models to encourage these suppliers to pursue remediation."
        • 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 1
          "Cargill expects the process of Free Prior Informed Consent to obtained before commencement of activities and expects our suppliers to do the same. We also strongly encourage suppliers to conduct Social Impact Assessments"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          3/3
          Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          3/3
          "Cargill is guided by the SOP Land Dispute Settlement in dealing with land claims/dispute in our business operation license area. The company will ascertain and map the area first to ensure the land dispute is located inside the company’s own plantation, Inti or KKPA concession. The land claimant must meet at least 2 criteria: there is a written statement from the claimant and there is valid supporting documentation issued by the relevant authority held by the claimant. Settlement of land claims result in a legally accountable agreement, which becomes a valid record and evidence, to avoid reoccurrence of the issue on the same place or land objection in the future."
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        39/56
        • Reporting volumes against commitments
          Compliant commodity volume disclosed for partial volumes
          1/3
          Reporting volumes against commitments
          Compliant commodity volume disclosed for partial volumes
          0.5/3
          What is the volume with unknown deforestation/conversion risk? Disaggregated by product type or use as relevant.: NA

          What is the proportion of total commodity volume sourced with known deforestation/conversion risk?: 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?: 100% FFB

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

          What is the compliant volume?: 100% FFB

          How many hectares of land owned, controlled or managed is certified?: NA

          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?: 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?: Yes

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: NA
          In 2022 report: "Percentage of suppliers traceable to the mill: 99%. Percentage of suppliers traceable to plantation level: 65%" There is also a breakdown of traceability levels by country, and the traceability for high-priority landscapes is 57%.
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          2/2
          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: NA

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

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

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

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

          What methods are used for verification?: NA
          In their 2021 reporting, "100% Fresh fruit bunches originate from NDPE-compliant sources" [...] Proportion of RSPO certified volumes out of global volumes: 17% of all Cargill volumes physically certified (RSPO segregated and mass balance), 38%RSPO segregated sold in Europe, 10% RSPO mass balance sold in Europe and US" [...] In 2021 ACOP report Cargill state that 100% of their estates and mills are RSPO certified
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          "The scope of the palm oil policy includes all operations of suppliers - "We work with our direct and indirect suppliers across all their operations, smallholders, customers, governments, non-governmental organizations, industry associations and other stakeholders to implement this policy and continuously drive compliance."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2018
          "We have monitored conversion of natural ecosystems since specified cutoff date" specified as 2018 for own land in Indonesia.
        • 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?: Palm Oil Collaboration Group; Tropical Forest Alliance
          "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 as issues related to deforestation and social exploitation often are not limited to a single supplier or sector.[...]We helped to convene the Production Protection Beyond Concession (PPBC) Action Group, part of the Palm Oil Collaboration Group, in 2020 to design and implement new approaches for addressing this deforestation and supporting rural livelihoods in Indonesia and Malaysia. That work continues in 2021.[...]Together, the industry must address the problem of “leakage” markets (buyers who do not enforce NDPE standards) by finding new ways to incentivize smallholders and other suppliers to follow NDPE guidelines. Cargill is evaluating ideas, including mentoring suppliers to help them pursue remediation and gain access to support services and financing to help them get on the path toward compliance."
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          Yes
          2/2
          Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          Yes
          2/2
          Does the company report on the type of engagement they are conducting in the context of the jurisdictional approach (e.g. disbursed financial support, in-kind support, capacity, preferential sourcing)?: NA

          What methodology was used to identify the jurisdictions of focus?: NA

          What are the names, locations, timelines and other partners involved in the jurisdictional approaches?: Siak and Pelalawan District

          What percentage of the company's non-DCF supply chain are sourced from the landscape where the jurisdictional approach is adopted?: NA

          How many jurisdictional approaches focused on land use is the company currently involved in?: NA

          How is the company engaged within the jurisdictional approach?: Train stakeholders
          "In the Siak and Pelalawan districts of Indonesia, a coalition formed by Cargill and eight other companies working together with CORE (Daemeter and Proforest) conducted the first year of implementation activities to advance the Siak and Pelalawan Landscape Program. We continued with training stakeholders on key topics, including certifications and inclusion of women. We plan to continue engagement with local government agencies and other stakeholders to support them in implementing the Pelalawan Sustainable Palm Oil District Action Plan. As described in our Palm Oil Policy, these engagements are in support of Cargill’s commitment to protect environmentally, socially, and economically important resources for the benefit of current and future generations; transforming the supply chain helps us meet our environmental goals."
        • 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
          "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"[...]"This includes adhering to all applicable and relevant local and national laws, and international human rights principles"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism
          "Cargill is committed to sustainable palm oil production and sourcing. We believe it is critical that all parts of our palm oil supply chain – plantations, processing and trading operations and all third-party suppliers – act in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner. Cargill's Palm Grievance Procedure was formally established in December 2015 to provide a transparent, open, and predictable process for dealing with grievances.Cargill’s policy extends to all parts of our palm supply chain and requires plantations, processing and trading operations, and all third-party suppliers to act in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner. Any grievance, complaint or concern from external parties concerning the implementation of our palm supply chain commitments may be submitted in writing, online or by phone through Cargill’s Ethics Open Line."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 875,360 tons

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Food

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: 2,935,249 tons

          Total volume: 3,810,610 tons
          In the 2022 Forests CDP report: 3228514 tons consumption (19% verified deforestation/conversion free), 582096 tons production (45% verified deforestation/conversion free)
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Engaged experts to develop guidance documents including action plans
          "To support suppliers in addressing and resolving grievances, we have engaged experts from the Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC), Fair Labor Association (FLA), Proforest and Landesa to develop guidance documents that provide a structured, consistent and transparent approach for determining expected actions and timelines. The guidance includes information about how to verify grievances, identify causes, develop action plans, minimize further noncompliance and communicate progress to stakeholders. The guidance covers key topics, including peat development, deforestation, wages, forced labor, child labor and land rights."
        • Compliance of company-owned operations
          Yes, company publishes details of the process for addressing conflicts related to customary rights to land, resources, and territory in its own operations and/or supply chain
          3/5
          Compliance of company-owned operations
          Yes, company publishes details of the process for addressing conflicts related to customary rights to land, resources, and territory in its own operations and/or supply chain
          2.5/5
          If other land policy details, specify: Cargill provides examples of local communities who have been impacted by the operations and the processes by which they have addressed their conflict with these communities.

          What details does the company publish on its land conflict policy?: Other information
          "Cargill has and continues to make improvements in its processes where there is interaction with our surrounding communities. Focusing on the land acquisition and land dispute settlement process, Cargill has developed a land acquisition SOP (ID Dokumen ISKSOPPSS/LA.01-R-0) and Land Dispute Settlement SOP (ID Document HSL-SOP-PSS.02-R.03) in May 2005, which promotes the principle of prudence and respect for rights communities on land. There remain some longstanding land claims moving toward resolution regarding PT HSL."[...]"Cargill is guided by the SOP Land Dispute Settlement in dealing with land claims/dispute in our business operation license area. The company will ascertain and map the area first to ensure the land dispute is located inside the company’s own plantation, Inti or KKPA concession. The land claimant must meet at least 2 criteria: there is a written statement from the claimant and there is valid supporting documentation issued by the relevant authority held by the claimant. Settlement of land claims result in a legally accountable agreement, which becomes a valid record and evidence, to avoid reoccurrence of the issue on the same place or land objection in the future"
        • 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?: NA

          How does the company remedy adverse social and environmental impacts linked to their operations and/or supply chains?: Grievance procedure including action plans
          "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
          What types of ecosystems are these?: NA

          What type of conservation designation and/or conservation status is used?: NA

          What is the area, in hectares of production units, on which non-DCF commodities are produced or processed, by country and jurisdiction: NA

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: NA

          For what percent are point locations (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: NA

          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Indonesia

          For what percent are point locations (of land holdings and processing facilities) disclosed: NA

          What is the total area (in ha) of natural ecosystem on land owned, managed, or controlled by the company?: NA

          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: NA

          For what percent are point locations (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: 100%

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: NA

          For what percent are boundaries (of holdings under conservation) disclosed?: NA

          What is the total area of land (in ha) that is available for future production, e.g. concessions?: NA

          What is the total land area owned, managed, or controlled by the company for the forest risk commodity?: NA

          In what jurisdiction(s)/subnational region does the company operate and/or source material?: Kalimantan Barat; Sumatera Selatan

          For what percent are boundaries (of certified land holdings) disclosed?: NA

          What is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company produced/processed/sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: NA
          Cargill outlines in a mill list the names of their mills, their parent company (including Cargill), the country, province, latitude/longitude and RSPO status.
        • 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
          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 100%

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: NA

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: No

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Indonesia; Malaysia; Guatemala; Honduras; Brazil; Mexico; Panama; Costa Rica; Thailand; Peru; Nicaragua; Papua New Guinea; Colombia

          What is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: NA

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 0%

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: NA

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: Sumatera Utara; Riau; Jambi; Kalimantan Barat; Bengkulu; Kalimantan Tengah; Kalimantan Timur; Aceh; Sumatera Selatan; Pahang; Johor; Sarawak; Sabah; Kedah; Perak; Negeri Sembilan; Melaka; Kelantan; Para; Colon; Yoro; Atlantida; Izabal; Alta Verapaz; Peten; Chiriqui; Puntarenas; Loreto; Chumphon; Surat Thani; Nakhon Si Thammarat; Atlantico Sur; West New Britain; Morobe; New Ireland; Casanare; Bolivar; Cesar; Meta; Santander; Norte de Santander

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: NA
          Cargill outlines in a mill list the names of their mills, their parent company (including Cargill), the country, province, latitude/longitude and RSPO status.
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

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

          What tools, processes, bodies carry out monitoring of the company's production or processing operations?: RSPO

          If so, what jurisdictions and mechanisms does the company use?: RSPO, NDPE, desktop research, satellite mapping

          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 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?: NA

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          Does the company use a certification system?: Yes
          "Cargill's Policy on Sustainable Palm Oil, released in July 2014, calls for no deforestation of high conservation value (HCV) lands or high carbon stock (HCS) areas, no development on peat, and no exploitation of land or labor rights. During the reporting period, Cargill achieved a combined average of 93 percent traceability to the mill and 48 percent traceability to plantations for the palm oil and palm kernel oil it purchases and trades. Each mill is analyzed through desktop research and satellite mapping to identify potential environmental and social risks in its supply shed. Risk indicators include forest cover loss, peat, proximity to protected areas, fire alerts and certification status. Cargill is also aiming to co-create means for identifying and monitoring labor and land rights issues. Where high-risk areas are identified, the company will carry out on-the-ground field assessments in partnership with third parties. As we progress from traceability to supply chain transformation, we will work with mills and third-party suppliers to deepen our engagement with smallholders to uphold our policy and implement best practices. Focus to date has been on it's business units that are the primary producers, traders and processors of palm and have the greatest material risk. Results are reported to the company's palm business leadership team. Future efforts may include additional food and feed supply chains to be assessed. [...] . For our own operations, we have improved procedures to verify continued compliance with our policy, and regularly conduct internal audits on NDPE practices in addition to scheduled RSPO audits."
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          Yes, for all operations
          4/4
          Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          Yes, for all operations
          4/4
          Is this reported by country or subjurisdiction? If so, which?: Indonesia, they have no other plantations elsewhere.

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

          Over what timeframe was this information reported? e.g. one year, five years, since the cut-off date, other: Since 2018 (cut-off date)

          How many hectares/km/m?: 532.82 hectares

          How many hectares of land owned/leased/managed for which deforestation or conversion has not been assessed or monitored?: 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
          Indonesia: "Area of natural ecosystems converted since specified cutoff date (hectares) 532.82" Cut-off date is specified as 2018. This is just for their own operations, figure not given for smallholder suppliers. They only have plantations in Indonesia. They also report 19 ha in the past year, and 2738 ha over the past 5 years.
        • 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 suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 100%

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

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: NA

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%
          Cargill "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. [...]Work with parties to resolve complaints and conflicts relating to non-compliance of this Palm Policy through an open, accessible, transparent and consultative process. [...] 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. [...] "This Policy applies to all the physical palm oil products that Cargill produces, trades and processes. We work with our direct and indirect suppliers across all their operations, smallholders, customers, governments, non-governmental organizations, industry associations and other stakeholders to implement this policy and continuously drive compliance."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          Yes, for partial sourcing
          3/4
          Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          Yes, for partial sourcing
          3/4
          Over what timeframe was this information reported? e.g. one year, five years, since the cut-off date, other: Since cut-off date of 2018

          How many hectares/km/m?: 532 hectares

          Does the dowsntream company report the attributed deforestation or ecosystem conversion by sourcing area?: Yes

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

          What are the method(s) and data source(s) used for calculating attributed deforestation/conversion?: 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?: 2018
          Indonesia: "Area of natural ecosystems converted since specified cutoff date (hectares) 532.82" Cut-off date is specified as 2018. This is just for their own operations, figure not given for smallholder suppliers. They only have plantations in Indonesia. They also report 19 ha in the past year, and 2738 ha over the past 5 years. Figures not available for smallholders.
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Suspend suppliers, engage to bring into compliance, and reintroduce to the supply chain
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Suspend suppliers, engage to bring into compliance, and reintroduce to the supply chain
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: NA

          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?: Yes

          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?: guidance documents, develop action plans
          "Our zero-tolerance policy means that any verified instances of deforestation will result in the supplier’s suspension and removal from our supply chain. Prior to reengagement, suppliers must not only have an action plan, but also show evidence of implementation." [...] "To support suppliers in addressing and resolving grievances, we have engaged experts from the Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC), Fair Labor Association (FLA), Proforest and Landesa to develop guidance documents that provide a structured, consistent and transparent approach for determining expected actions and timelines. The guidance includes information about how to verify grievances, identify causes, develop action plans, minimize further noncompliance and communicate progress to stakeholders."
        • 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?: Yes

          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?: na
          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
      44/90
      • Commitment Strength
        14/17
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Yes

            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS

            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "Cargill is committed to transforming our agricultural supply chains globally to be deforestation- and conversion-free (DCF) by 2030."
          • 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 excluded?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA
            "As outlined in Cargill’s global Policy on Forests, we are committed to transforming our supply chains to be deforestation- and conversion-free by 2030. While we source soy from all of the major growing regions in the world, we are focused on South America as the highest-priority region for improving soy sustainability because it is home to vital landscapes that must be protected, such as the Amazon, Cerrado and Gran Chaco biomes (see Transparency for more details), as well as being an area of growing demand for soy."
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Map origin, quantify and risk assess, monitoring mechanisms, develop action plans, measure KPIs
            "Cargill is committed to transforming our agricultural supply chains globally to be deforestation- and conversion-free (DCF) by 2030. This includes taking action now to find solutions for soy from South America in the quickest and most effective way possible."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/7.5
          • 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?: 2014
            "Our work with the Soft Commodities Forum supports this company commitment. To achieve our goal of becoming deforestation- and conversionfree, 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 georeferenced single points, six months ahead of schedule"[...]"Our business in South America buys soy both directly from farmers and indirectly from other cooperatives, processors and traders. We have advanced from mapping by georeferenced single points to the more sophisticated methodology of polygon mapping all our direct suppliers’ farm boundaries, aiming to complete this process as quickly as possible. Sharing a summary of this information is part of our effort to increase transparency across our South American soy supply chain."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

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

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Focus specifically on South American business

            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "We are committed to building a deforestation- and conversion-free (DCF) supply chain as quickly as possible. To do this, we are mapping where our South American business buys soy from and analyzing what portion of it was grown on land that has been converted from native vegetation in recent years. As part of our risk-calibrated approach, together with The Nature Conservancy we have defined a set of 66 municipalities in Brazil’s Cerrado biome as our highest-priority area. We have focused our mapping efforts here, completing polygon mapping of farm boundaries for all our direct suppliers and using that data to more precisely calculate the DCF percentage of our volumes from these municipalities. For other parts of Brazil and the additional four countries where we buy soy in South America, we are continuing the process of polygon mapping our direct suppliers. Because it is not complete enough to use polygons to calculate DCF percentages, for these areas we have continued to use our previous methodology of multiplying sector DCF rates by our market share. "
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Polygon mapping, identifying soy production from different polygons
            "We are committed to building a deforestation- and conversion-free (DCF) supply chain as quickly as possible. To do this, we are mapping where our South American business buys soy from and analyzing what portion of it was grown on land that may have been converted from native vegetation in recent years. The target of 100% was chosen as complete, robust mapping will give us a clearer picture than ever before of our direct supply chain, enabling us to better monitor for potential land conversion violations and quickly take action in a more targeted way. ii) Strategy to meet target: 980,000,000 hectares were analyzed in our risk assessment at a resolution of 30 meters. Our agricultural supply chain business in South America buys crops from more than 23,000 farmers. As an intermediary step while we complete our polygon mapping, we established a methodology to report DCF estimates by determining how much of the sector’s total soy production comes from areas free of conversion. We used 2008 as a reference point for our analysis, which aligns with Brazil’s Forest Code. As a significant buyer of soy across the region, we used the estimate that our percentages of DCF direct-sourced soy are in line with the sector in total. We multiplied sector DCF rates by our market share of soy volumes to arrive at a total estimated DCF percentage for our direct supply soy in Brazil, as we did in our previous report. We used the same methodology to calculate our estimated DCF percentage for Argentina and Paraguay direct sourced soy. Because complete data is not available for these two countries, we limited our analysis to areas where Cargill has commercial activities."
          • 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 committed to building a deforestation- and conversion-free (DCF) supply chain as quickly as possible. To do this, we are mapping where our South American business buys soy from and analyzing what portion of it was grown on land that may have been converted from native vegetation in recent years. The target of 100% was chosen as complete, robust mapping will give us a clearer picture than ever before of our direct supply chain, enabling us to better monitor for potential land conversion violations and quickly take action in a more targeted way. ii) Strategy to meet target: 980,000,000 hectares were analyzed in our risk assessment at a resolution of 30 meters. Our agricultural supply chain business in South America buys crops from more than 23,000 farmers. As an intermediary step while we complete our polygon mapping, we established a methodology to report DCF estimates by determining how much of the sector’s total soy production comes from areas free of conversion. We used 2008 as a reference point for our analysis, which aligns with Brazil’s Forest Code. As a significant buyer of soy across the region, we used the estimate that our percentages of DCF direct-sourced soy are in line with the sector in total. We multiplied sector DCF rates by our market share of soy volumes to arrive at a total estimated DCF percentage for our direct supply soy in Brazil, as we did in our previous report. We used the same methodology to calculate our estimated DCF percentage for Argentina and Paraguay direct sourced soy. Because complete data is not available for these two countries, we limited our analysis to areas where Cargill has commercial activities."
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        9/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "A key measure of our success is sending every employee and contractor home safe every day. We are committed to conducting all our business activities in a manner that protects the health and safety of our people. [...] We promote and respect human rights as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We are a participant in the UN Global Compact. We take guidance from the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work."[...] "We expect our Supplier Partners to: [...] Never use or tolerate the use of human trafficking, forced labor, or child labor as defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO);Foster an inclusive work environment that is free of harassment and discrimination; Respect employees’ rights to organize and bargain collectively"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training, Economic

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: 2400
          "Cargill and the Instituto Biosistêmico (IBS) have partnered since 2011 to bring no-cost training to Brazil’s smallholder farmers to help them grow their soybean crops using more sustainable methods. Technical visits to farms by IBS specialists analyze soil, erosion, crop rotation and fertilizer applications. In addition to greater productivity and protecting the natural resources of their farms, farmers also receive a premium for their soy. Across six states in the 2019-2020 crop season, the family farming program benefitted more than 1,700 farmers directly and 700 farmers within cooperatives."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          1/2
          "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
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "Labor Practices: 3.3 Prohibit the use of human trafficking, illegal, abusive, forced or child labor within our operations anywhere in the world and work with our suppliers to prevent and address such practices across the supply chain. In cases where exploitative practices are identified, we will determine remedial actions to ensure appropriate and transparent responses"
        • 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 1
          "Cargill expects the process of Free Prior Informed Consent to obtained before commencement of activities and expects our suppliers to do the same. We also strongly encourage suppliers to conduct Social Impact Assessments"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        22/56
        • Reporting volumes against commitments
          80-99%
          1/3
          Reporting volumes against commitments
          80-99%
          0.5/3
          What is the volume with unknown deforestation/conversion risk? Disaggregated by product type or use as relevant.: 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 compliant volume?: NA

          What is the certified volume?: NA

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

          What percentage of the commodity purchased or sourced by the company can be traced to the farm level on production units that are not DCF?: NA

          What percentage of the commodity purchased or sourced by the company can be traced to the level of a sourcing area, but not to production unit, in areas with deforestation/conversion risk?: NA

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: NA
          Cargill soy volumes estimated to be deforestation- and conversion-free: 96.1% in Brazil, 98.8% in Argentina, 98% in Paraguay.
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2008
          "Since 2006, Cargill has partnered with industry and environmental organizations to uphold the Brazilian Soy Moratorium in the Amazon – a voluntary agreement to not purchase soy from lands in the Amazon biome that were deforested after July 2008 – that has contributed to the 80 percent decline in deforestation in the Amazon in the last decade."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing technical capacity

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: AIBA, Agroicone, Agtech
          "The Land Innovation Fund for Sustainable Livelihoods – which Cargill launched with a commitment of $30 million – supports projects that will help protect forests across South America. Administered by Chemonics International, the fund is employing an active and integrated approach to selecting projects.[...] CIMATEC has begun work with AIBA, the producer association in Brazil’s state of Bahia, to develop a system for AIBA’s farmers that monitors land use, water resources and good agricultural practices.[...] A project led by think tank Agroicone is working with the four state governments in Matopiba to develop policies and fiscal incentives to restore native vegetation on privately held lands. [...] • Brazil-based innovation hub AgTech Garage successfully launched a first challenge for startups that will develop new technologies and approaches to reduce deforestation in the Cerrado."
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          Yes
          2/2
          Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          Yes
          2/2
          How many jurisdictional approaches focused on land use is the company currently involved in?: NA

          What are the names, locations, timelines and other partners involved in the jurisdictional approaches?: NA

          What percentage of the company's non-DCF supply chain are sourced from the landscape where the jurisdictional approach is adopted?: NA

          What methodology was used to identify the jurisdictions of focus?: NA

          Does the company report on the type of engagement they are conducting in the context of the jurisdictional approach (e.g. disbursed financial support, in-kind support, capacity, preferential sourcing)?: NA

          How is the company engaged within the jurisdictional approach?: NA
          In the CDP Cargill refer to a jurisdicational approach called "Produce, Conserve and Include (PCI)". Also ""Cargill participates in the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests, and Agriculture, in a working group that helps the government advance the implementation of a low carbon economy and the Forest Code. In 2016, Cargill joined the Green Commodities Programme in Paraguay, a multi-stakeholder initiative to improve sustainable production and regulatory compliance, which includes United Nations Development Programme, the government and other companies."
        • 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?: NA
          "Regarding risk assessment overall, land conversion is our primary filter in order to protect natural landscapes [...] In order to identify the risks in our supply chain and direct our interventions as effectively as possible, we must understand the sources of the soy we buy and how it was produced. That’s why mapping our soy supplies has been one of our most significant areas of focus during the past two years. [...] Identifying the sources of all our soybeans in South America and the risks of deforestation in those areas, through mapping and analysis"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "We have internal processes and controls to prevent purchases from embargoed areas and confirm the sale of products originated from properties that are in compliance with Brazilian law. To help ensure soy does not enter our supply chains from farming operations accused of illegal deforestation or slave labor in Brazil, we have built a robust system of controls. On a daily basis, this system consults government lists of embargoed farms and blocks them so they are not eligible to sell soy to us"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism
          "This Soy Grievance Process is deployed by Cargill to handle any grievance identified and raised by internal or external parties, including individuals, employees, contractors, suppliers, and civil society organizations, concerning compliance of the Soy Policy. This includes recording grievances, verifying claims, rectifying confirmed issues, reporting key performance indicators, delivering responses to stakeholders and managing and monitoring follow-up actions. When a report regarding a third-party supplier is submitted to Cargill, we will engage the grievance raiser and the grievance subject to discuss the issues raised in accordance with this procedure, with the objective of resolving the issues where they have been confirmed. Cargill prohibits harassment, intimidation and the use of violence by any employee, supplier, third party and contractor throughout engagement in the Soy Grievance Procedure. Cargill will not tolerate retaliation against anyone who, in good faith, raises a concern or participates in an investigation or whistleblowing."[...]"5. PROCEDURE a) The grievance may be raised by any external stakeholder or Cargill employee through three channels available to receive grievances. These are listed below. - Via internet or phone through Cargill Ethics Open Line: In this case, the grievance is received through Cargill’s Global Ethics & Compliance Office (GECO) and then forwarded to 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 the South America Soy Sustainability Grievance Coordinator, located in Brazil headquarters Av. Dr. Chucri Zaidan, 1240 – 6 th floor – Diamond Tower – São Paulo – SP – Brazil Contact details are required to seek further clarification on the grievance. The party reporting the grievance (grievance raiser) may request that their identity remain confidential. Any party may appoint a third-party to submit their grievances provided that the third-party follows the procedure."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          2/3
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1.5/3
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: NA

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 36569 Metric Tonnes

          What product types/sectors is this in?: NA

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

          Total volume: NA
          Cargill does not provide overall volumes of soy, it only provides the volume of soy certified by RTRS.
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/5
        • Compliance of company-owned operations
          No
          0/5
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          Yes
          4/4
          How does the company remedy adverse social and environmental impacts linked to their operations and/or supply chains?: NA

          For what percentage of production units has an ESIA been carried out as part of the land use planning process?: NA
          "This approach to building a sustainable, deforestation- and conversion-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
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using a third-party verification system
          4/4
          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: NA

          What tools, processes, bodies carry out monitoring of the company's production or processing operations?: NA

          If so, what jurisdictions and mechanisms does the company use?: NA

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          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 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?: NA

          Does the company use a certification system?: No
          "Cargill monitors the percent of DCF volumes (Sectorial Approach – Methodology is in our Soy Action Plan Report) using datasets based on satellite monitoring, such as the USGS and University of Maryland. For areas inside Brazil’s Amazon biome, every purchase is independently audited to help ensure it complies with the Amazon Soy Moratorium. Cargill also uses a strong system of controls to help ensure the integrity of our soy supply chain in Brazil. Every day, our automated system consults lists managed by various agencies and organizations. When a farming operation appears on one of these lists, it is blocked so it is not eligible to sell soy to us. Cargill’s Policy on Sustainable Soy – South American Origins commits to work with parties to resolve complaints and conflicts through an open, accessible, transparent and consultative process.[...] Cargill monitors compliance on an annual basis via our DCF analysis. Our action levers are based on our beliefs regarding the most effective means to protect forests and natural vegetation while enabling rural economic development. Agriculture has an important effect on social and human rights issues such as rural economic development and the rights of workers, communities and indigenous peoples. We recognize that farmers may have legal rights concerning land conservation and agriculture. To positively influence land conversion practices, we promote the development of economic alternatives for farmers. We believe that sector-wide transformation is the best pathway to success. We will continue to use suspension as a lever when necessary, including suspending any suppliers who violate pre-existing embargoed or protected areas, who appear on government lists related to forced labor practices, or who engage in illegal operations. Anytime a grievance or monitoring detects noncompliance that is then confirmed, we take action to address the non-compliance. No known non-compliance remains in the supply chain. Our strengthened grievance process lays out a transparent mechanism for us to review, address and monitor any concerns as they are raised in relation to compliance with our soy policy. Cargill's Code of Conduct and Guiding Principles, Commitment on Human Rights cover our direct operations. Our local commercial teams have been trained on these tools and procedures."
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          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 percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: na

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

          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?: Daily

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

          How is compliance monitored?: Jurisdictional monitoring mechanism; 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 procedure[...]Our strong system of controls helps ensure the integrity of our soy supply chain in Brazil. Every day, our automated system consults lists managed by various agencies and organizations (see table to the right). When a farming operation appears on one of these lists, it is immediately blocked so it is not eligible to sell soy to us. We also block other farms registered to the same person or entity in the local area of the country, depending on the violation involved. These affiliated farms cannot be unblocked until we conduct a thorough analysis to help ensure that soy from the violating farm is not being rerouted and sold to us through the affiliated operation. These affiliated farms are re-evaluated each new crop season to confirm they are still complying."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Suspend suppliers, engage to bring into compliance, and reintroduce to the supply chain
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Suspend suppliers, engage to bring into compliance, and reintroduce to the supply chain
          2/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: NA

          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

          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?: Existing on third-part lists
          " Every day, our automated system consults lists managed by various agencies and organizations. When a farming operation appears on one of these lists, it is immediately blocked so it is not eligible to sell soy to us. We also block other farms registered to the same person or entity in the state, as well as those with whom they have a close commercial relationship. These affiliated farms cannot be unblocked until we conduct a thorough analysis to help ensure that soy from the violating farm is not being rerouted and sold to us through the affiliated operation. These affiliated farms are re-evaluated each new crop season to confirm they are still complying."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: Yes

          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?: NA
          Second half of 2021 491 farms were blocked
    • Pulp & Paper *
      23/90
      • Commitment Strength
        11/17
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          7/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Type of sustainability commitment: Reduce the volume of virgin wood fibre used in paper and packaging products through usage of recycled content

            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC

            When was this commitment set?: 2017

            What paper/pulp product does their commitment apply to?: Paper products; Pulp; Packaging
            "Cargill is committed to transforming our agricultural supply chains globally to be deforestation- and conversion-free (DCF) by 2030." [...] ""Cargill’s goal is to achieve a 100-percent1 responsibly-sourced fiber-based packaging supply by 2025. We will take a phased approach to achieving this goal. To be considered responsibly-sourced, Cargill will give preference to 100 percent recycled or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)2 -certified fiber where available, also considering factors such as integrity and cost. We will also accept any certification system endorsed by the Programme for Cargill Policy on Sustainable Fiber-based Packaging 1 Percentage of fiber-based packaging will be calculated based on spend"
          • 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

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: To ensure business continuity i.e. exclude 'episodic' suppliers upon which spend less than $10,000.

            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
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Increase the proportion of packaging that is FSC certified
            "Cargill is committed to transforming our agricultural supply chains to be free of deforestation and land conversion by 2030."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: 2025
            "We will work with our suppliers to help them reach full chain of custody, with a preference for FSC certification. 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
          4/7.5
          • 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?: 2017
            "Going forward, we will require the assurance that all fiber-based packaging from our suppliers contains fiber that 1) comes from 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

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: "While we source fiber-based packaging for use in our own operations, we do not produce, process, manufacture or sell it. Nonetheless, we have a Policy on Sustainable Fiber Based Packaging since 2017."

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

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA
            "While we source fiber-based packaging for use in our own operations, we do not produce, process, manufacture or sell it. Nonetheless, we have a Policy on Sustainable Fiber Based Packaging since 2017."
          • 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
          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

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

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "A key measure of our success is sending every employee and contractor home safe every day. We are committed to conducting all our business activities in a manner that protects the health and safety of our people. [...] We promote and respect human rights as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We are a participant in the UN Global Compact. We take guidance from the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work."[...] "We expect our Supplier Partners to: [...] Never use or tolerate the use of human trafficking, forced labor, or child labor as defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO);Foster an inclusive work environment that is free of harassment and discrimination; Respect employees’ rights to organize and bargain collectively"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          1/2
          "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
          0/1
        • 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
        8/56
        • 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
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Undisclosed

          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 100%
          "Policy Requirements To measure and prove progress on our commitment, commercial and business functions must: 1. Map Map the origin of goods in the supply chain to the appropriate level of granularity required to define supply chain risk and to assess compliance with Cargill’s deforestation-free commitment and land use operating guidelines. Appropriate levels of granularity will be interpreted according to the supply chain but may include mapping to the producer, aggregator/intermediary or the jurisdiction levels. 2. 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. Businesses will work through multi-stakeholder channels and/or consult with multiple stakeholders to align on a sufficient definition of forest. 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, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          " 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
          0/3
        • 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
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

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

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0%

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems
          "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: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Provides them a milestone-based implementation plan

          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?: Yes

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-compliance with their sustainable fiber packaging policy Jan 2017

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No
          "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.  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
          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
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    14/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    26/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    9/17
    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 
Agricultural Products, Food Distributors, Paper Packaging
Segments
Producer, Trader, Processor, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Indonesia
Company Type
Company type 
CO
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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