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  • Overall approach
    7/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Zero deforestation/Deforestation-free commitment or, for timber, pulp & paper companies only, commitment to well implemented harvest and no deforestation of HCV & HCS areas
      3/4
      "This is why we are focusing on four key raw materialsas part of our zero-deforestation commitment: palm oil, soy, wood(including paper and pulp), and Brazilian beef."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Consumer Goods Forum Deforestation resolution (being a member of the CGF is not sufficient); Soy Moratorium; Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support; UN Global Compact; WWF Global Forest & Trade Network
      "Carrefour S.A is a signatory to the Consumer Goods Forum, the Soy Moratorium, the Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support and the UN Global Compact." It is also a member of the Consumer Goods Forum Deforestation Resolution. 
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "In order to preserve biodiversity, protect local populations and fight climate change, Carrefour is committed to fighting against deforestation associated with supply chains [...] Carrefour is based on the following principles for sustainable forest management: protection of high conservation value forests (HCV)"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: All 
      "Poor control over the supply chain could have social, environmental, reputational and financial impacts: ■ social impacts: the Group could be held liable if it uses suppliers, including outside France, that do not comply with labour laws (e.g., child labour or illegal immigrants); ■ environmental or animal welfare impacts: for example, due to a lack of control over the use of palm oil in Carrefour brand products, or the sale of products that cause animal suffering; ■ reputational impacts: for example, due to negative comments on social media and a poor perception of the Group’s ambitions and commitments in terms of the food transition and, in particular, the actions under the Act for Food programme, which could lead to a decline in footfall and, therefore, the Group’s market shares; ■ financial impacts: financial sanctions for non-compliance with the applicable regulations and legislation."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Beef; Leather; Timber; Pulp & Paper
      "Board of Directors and CSR Committee - Approves the strategy drawn up by the Executive Committee and evaluates its implementation. ■ The CSR Committee meets twice a year and reports to the Board."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
      Yes, for all commodities
      0/0
      "The sustainable forestry policy performance indicators are incorporated into the CSR and Transition Index. This index is given a 25% weighting as a criterion in a long-term executive compensation plan and a 20% weighting in compensation for the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Other or unclear

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2040
      "Scopes 1 and 2: : reduce CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030, and by 55% by 2040, compared to 2019 (well below the 2°C scenario). Scope 3: : reduce CO2 emissions by 29% by 2030, compared to 2019"
  • Commodity score
    43/88
    • Beef
      47/88
      • Commitment Strength
        13/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            "This is why we are focusing on four key raw materials as part of our zero-deforestation commitment: palm oil, soy, wood (including paper and pulp), and Brazilian beef."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "This is why we are focusing on four key raw materials as part of our zero-deforestation commitment: palm oil, soy, wood (including paper and pulp), and Brazilian beef."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/9
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Translation - “As part of its "Zero Deforestation by 2020" policy, the Group has committed to the following objectives: ...100% of Brazilian beef suppliers must be geo-monitored by the end of 2020;” [...] “Carrefour also uses ecolabels … To supplement this certification-based approach, advanced technology is also used to ensure sourcing quality. Satellite surveillance of beef ranches in Brazil, for example, enables the Group to control the risk of the Amazon rainforest’s destruction.” [...] "Geo-referencing platform that maps the location of beef suppliers, including tier 1 suppliers (slaughterhouses) and tier 2 supplier farms."
          • 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?: Location
            Translation - “As part of its "Zero Deforestation by 2020" policy, the Group has committed to the following objectives: ...100% of Brazilian beef suppliers must be geo-monitored by the end of 2020;” [...] “Carrefour also uses ecolabels … To supplement this certification-based approach, advanced technology is also used to ensure sourcing quality. Satellite surveillance of beef ranches in Brazil, for example, enables the Group to control the risk of the Amazon rainforest’s destruction.” [...] "Geo-referencing platform that maps the location of beef suppliers, including tier 1 suppliers (slaughterhouses) and tier 2 supplier farms."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Translation - “As part of its "Zero Deforestation by 2020" policy, the Group has committed to the following objectives: ...100% of Brazilian beef suppliers must be geo-monitored by the end of 2020;” [...] “Carrefour also uses ecolabels … To supplement this certification-based approach, advanced technology is also used to ensure sourcing quality. Satellite surveillance of beef ranches in Brazil, for example, enables the Group to control the risk of the Amazon rainforest’s destruction.” [...] "Geo-referencing platform that maps the location of beef suppliers, including tier 1 suppliers (slaughterhouses) and tier 2 supplier farms."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
             Translation - “As part of its "Zero Deforestation by 2020" policy, the Group has committed to the following objectives: ...100% of Brazilian beef suppliers must be geo-monitored by the end of 2020;” [...] “Carrefour also uses ecolabels … To supplement this certification-based approach, advanced technology is also used to ensure sourcing quality. Satellite surveillance of beef ranches in Brazil, for example, enables the Group to control the risk of the Amazon rainforest’s destruction.” [...] "Geo-referencing platform that maps the location of beef suppliers, including tier 1 suppliers (slaughterhouses) and tier 2 supplier farms."
      • Social Considerations
        13/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Based on the main international human rights norms and standards  – such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Global Compact, the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights human rights – Carrefour has undertaken work to identify and prioritise human rights risks in its operations and has set a number of objectives based on the results of this mapping: [...] Forced labour: Carrefour and its franchises undertake not to resort to forced or compulsory labour in any form – in accordance with the strictest rule between local or regional laws and regulations, branch agreements and ILO Conventions 29 and 105. All forms of human trafficking, directly or through providers, are strictly prohibited." ; ". Prohibition of Child Labour [...] Respect for Freedom of association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining [...] Prohibition of Discrimination, harassment and abuse [...]"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          "Carrefour applies the following principles on sustainable forest management supporting for small-scale producers, through inclusion in sustainable supply chains"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Numerous measures have been put in place to encourage and promote gender equality, to combat violence against women, to promote the development of people with disabilities and to develop uniqueness within our teams." 
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          We consider the following principles critical for sustainable forest sourcing: ... 4. Respect for local communities’ rights including free and informed consent implementation and land conflict prevention."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        18/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
             Carrefour state that 100% of their Brazilian beef suppliers are geo-referenced.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
             Carrefour state that 100% of their Brazilian beef suppliers are geo-referenced.
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using an internal verification system.
            0.8/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using an internal verification system.
            0.8/1.5
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: 0 Not specified

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?:  Eco-labels/internal monitoring/Satellite surveillance
            "Geo-referencing platform that maps the location of beef suppliers, including tier 1 suppliers (slaughterhouses) and tier 2 supplier farms."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using an internal verification system.
            0.8/1.5
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using an internal verification system.
            0.8/1.5
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Eco-labels/internal monitoring

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Satellite surveillance
            "Geo-referencing platform that maps the location of beef suppliers, including tier 1 suppliers (slaughterhouses) and tier 2 supplier farms."
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          "Beef in Brazil: Carrefour has implemented a supply inspection system for beef from ranch-raised cattle for its Carrefour-brand and national brand products via a geo-monitoring system (in Amazonia and Cerrado). The Group’s purchasing data are cross-analysed against official deforestation maps, protected areas and indigenous lands. This is how Carrefour involves its suppliers in its anti-deforestation policy, while ensuring the compliance of products sold in stores. Carrefour works with its suppliers on identifying any non-compliant cattle farmers and takes action as necessary. Suppliers are urged to go a step further by signing a letter of commitment, which requires them to monitor indirect suppliers and report findings in an action plan provided by the Group. In addition, a traceability tool used to monitor indirect suppliers is being rolled out at supplier sites. Carrefour also encourages other retailers on the market to implement the unified protocol (https://www.boinalinha.org/) and regularly speaks at conferences to share its best practices. In 2021, the Group will measure the results from these action plans in order to strengthen and improve its monitoring tools."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing financial support

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Sustainable Trade Initiative
          “In Brazil, the Carrefour Foundation provides financial support to 457 small meat producers in Mato Grosso, in partnership with IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative. The aim is to develop cattle ranching by providing training in responsible soy farming, while also stopping mass deforestation. The programme helps ranchers build a viable social and economic model to improve their returns.”
        • 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%
          Translation “Level control environmental compliance providers● Environmental audits of suppliers of Carrefour brand products labeled or certified or for sites or processes with environmental risks … georeferencing of Brazilian beef suppliers (see 2.2.7).” [...] “Carrefour also uses ecolabels … To supplement this certification-based approach, advanced technology is also used to ensure sourcing quality. Satellite surveillance of beef ranches in Brazil, for example, enables the Group to control the risk of the Amazon rainforest’s destruction.”
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 24,000 tonnes of raw beef
          "Brazilian beef is sold only in our stores in Brazil; more than half is sold in unprocessed form, in the form of fresh or frozen meat (steaks, minced meat, etc.). Carrefour Brazil sells approximately 24,000 tonnes of raw beef each year, 2% of which is marketed to Carrefour brands, with the remainder sold under national brands."
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Carrefour is committed to constantly improving working conditions and protecting human rights among its suppliers. For this purpose, Carrefour has put in place a set of purchasing rules, tools and procedures for monitoring its suppliers and helping them achieve compliance."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually 

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

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "The Group has identified 22 sensitive raw materials that are covered by a programme to prepare action plans by 2022. In 2018 and 2019, a number of raw materials were the focus of specific action plans, i.e., palm oil, wood and paper, fish and seafood, Brazilian beef, soy, cocoa, cotton, chicken and eggs." [...] Environmental audits Carrefour’s teams are in the process of determining their suppliers’ vigilance level and methods in terms of overall environmental compliance, based on action already taken. Environmental audits are performed at the premises of suppliers that manufacture labelled or certified Carrefour-brand products, and where certain production facilities or key processes may present environmental risks." [...] "Carrefour also uses ecolabels (Forest Stewardship Council, Marine Stewardship Council, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, etc.) that guarantee that products comply with strict social and environmental standards"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: A violation of environmental damage

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

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: corrective action plans
          "Post-audit corrective action plans - In the event of a violation of human rights or environmental damage, corrective programmes are implemented in conjunction with the stakeholders and local communities concerned, according to the situation facing them. [...] Independent audits and inspections of supplier premises give rise to action plans designed to address any violations observed, regardless of their severity. The supplier is required to implement each corrective action in the plan before a specified deadline. Compliance with the action plan and implementation deadlines is monitored through follow-up audits. • If a supplier audit report contains a critical non-compliance issue, Carrefour will be informed within 48 hours.[...] Immediate action is then taken by Carrefour and/or the supplier. Training or specific support may be provided by Carrefour’s teams to suppliers where warranted by non-compliance issues."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil
      50/88
      • Commitment Strength
        11/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            "Carrefour remains committed to establishing a deforestation-free palm oil supply chain, taking action within its own activities as well as through contributing to collective initiatives, to drive transformative change. [...] In 2020, the Group is working towards completing its action plan to combat deforestation linked to palm oil and strengthening its ambition through announcing the following objectives: ● Concerning direct suppliers: 100% of palm oil used in Carrefour brand products is RSPO certified (level segregated) by 2022. ● Concerning upstream actors: 100% of key palm oil traders assessed and working toward compliance with our policy by 2025. " 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Carrefour remains committed to establishing a deforestation-free palm oil supply chain, taking action within its own activities as well as through contributing to collective initiatives, to drive transformative change. [...] In 2020, the Group is working towards completing its action plan to combat deforestation linked to palm oil and strengthening its ambition through announcing the following objectives: ● Concerning direct suppliers: 100% of palm oil used in Carrefour brand products is RSPO certified (level segregated) by 2022. ● Concerning upstream actors: 100% of key palm oil traders assessed and working toward compliance with our policy by 2025. " 
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "Carrefour remains committed to establishing a deforestation-free palm oil supply chain, taking action within its own activities as well as through contributing to collective initiatives, to drive transformative change. [...] In 2020, the Group is working towards completing its action plan to combat deforestation linked to palm oil and strengthening its ambition through announcing the following objectives: ● Concerning direct suppliers: 100% of palm oil used in Carrefour brand products is RSPO certified (level segregated) by 2022. ● Concerning upstream actors: 100% of key palm oil traders assessed and working toward compliance with our policy by 2025. " 
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "Carrefour remains committed to establishing a deforestation-free palm oil supply chain, taking action within its own activities as well as through contributing to collective initiatives, to drive transformative change. [...] In 2020, the Group is working towards completing its action plan to combat deforestation linked to palm oil and strengthening its ambition through announcing the following objectives: ● Concerning direct suppliers: 100% of palm oil used in Carrefour brand products is RSPO certified (level segregated) by 2022. ● Concerning upstream actors: 100% of key palm oil traders assessed and working toward compliance with our policy by 2025. " 
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "All sourcing of palm oil through our supply chain should ensure legality and the promotion of sustainable palm oil including RSPO existing standards as well as with additional critical issues. Carrefour considers the following principles critical for sustainable palm oil sourcing:1. Protection of- forest with High Conservation Values (HCVs),- Peat lands,- High Carbon Stock areas (HCS)"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "All sourcing of palm oil through our supply chain should ensure legality and the promotion of sustainable palm oil including RSPO existing standards as well as with additional critical issues. Carrefour considers the following principles critical for sustainable palm oil sourcing:1. Protection of- forest with High Conservation Values (HCVs),- Peat lands,- High Carbon Stock areas (HCS)"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
             "All sourcing of palm oil through our supply chain should ensure legality and the promotion of sustainable palm oil including RSPO existing standards as well as with additional critical issues. Carrefour considers the following principles critical for sustainable palm oil sourcing:1. Protection of- forest with High Conservation Values (HCVs),- Peat lands,- High Carbon Stock areas (HCS)"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
             "All sourcing of palm oil through our supply chain should ensure legality and the promotion of sustainable palm oil including RSPO existing standards as well as with additional critical issues.Carrefour considers the following principles critical for sustainable palm oil sourcing:1. Protection of- forest with High Conservation Values (HCVs),- Peat lands,- High Carbon Stock areas (HCS)"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        13/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Based on the main international human rights norms and standards  – such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Global Compact, the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights human rights – Carrefour has undertaken work to identify and prioritise human rights risks in its operations and has set a number of objectives based on the results of this mapping: [...] Forced labour: Carrefour and its franchises undertake not to resort to forced or compulsory labour in any form – in accordance with the strictest rule between local or regional laws and regulations, branch agreements and ILO Conventions 29 and 105. All forms of human trafficking, directly or through providers, are strictly prohibited." ; ". Prohibition of Child Labour [...] Respect for Freedom of association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining [...] Prohibition of Discrimination, harassment and abuse [...]"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          "Carrefour applies the following principles on sustainable forest management […] supporting for small-scale producers, through inclusion in sustainable supply chains"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Numerous measures have been put in place to encourage and promote gender equality, to combat violence against women, to promote the development of people with disabilities and to develop uniqueness within our teams." 
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          We consider the following principles critical for sustainable forest sourcing: ... 4. Respect for local communities’ rights including free and informed consent implementation and land conflict prevention."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        25/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "2020 performance review. Since 2020 target was not met, action plans are being deployed to ensure the segregated or mass balance RSPO certification of 100% of palm oil contained in Carrefour branded products by 2021."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
             In their 2019 ACOP, Carrefour reports that it used 5,288.09 tons of palm oil, of which 100% was RSPO-certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Carrefour remains committed to establishing a deforestation-free palm oil supply chain, taking action within its own activities as well as through contributing to collective initiatives, to drive transformative change. [...] In 2020, the Group is working towards completing its action plan to combat deforestation linked to palm oil and strengthening its ambition through announcing the following objectives: ● Concerning direct suppliers: 100% of palm oil used in Carrefour brand products is RSPO certified (level segregated) by 2022. ● Concerning upstream actors: 100% of key palm oil traders assessed and working toward compliance with our policy by 2025. " 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
             In their 2019 ACOP, Carrefour reports that it used 5,288.09 tons of palm oil, of which 100% was RSPO-certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          "Carrefour commits to engaging its traders and upstream suppliers to share its ambition of deforestation-free. First, Carrefour has identified its major upstream suppliers and traders to prioritize actions, sharing its ambition of deforestation and conversion-free across all supplies through questionnaires, letters to traders and the evaluations from the Palm Oil Transparency Coalition (POTC) within the Forest Positive Coalition. Second, Carrefour has been engaging suppliers on its zero-deforestation objective and evaluating their performances since 2015. Carrefour has organized top-to-top meetings with palm oil traders to share its expectation of a shared ambition of deforestation-free across the wider supply chain. In addition, Carrefour continues to support suppliers in this ambition. Third, Carrefour monitors the progress of suppliers based on the following criteria as part of commitment to the CGF Forest Positive Coalition of Action: ● A public commitment to deforestation-free across entire commodity business including a public time-bound action plan with clear milestones for meeting commitments; ● Process in place for regular supplier engagement; ● A mechanism to identify and respond to grievances; ● Support landscape initiatives delivering forest positive development; ● Regular reporting against key KPIs."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG), French Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil

          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "Translation - Carrefour works with many stakeholders to enable the production of more sustainable palm oil:● support for organizations that promote standards in line with our palm oil policy, such as the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) and the French Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil"
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          "As part of its corporate social responsibility, Carrefour has chosen to extend its risk analysis approach to its entire value chain, particularly to sensitive raw materials and production stages (See Carrefour.com & CSR Report: “Sourcing raw materials at risk”). In addition to analysing the risks associated with its duty of care, Carrefour conducts risk analyses of sensitive raw materials used in its products. These analyses assess the societal issues associated with each raw material on the basis of requests from stakeholders (investors, rating agencies, NGOs and the media, customers and public authorities) and bibliographical feedback."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 5,288.09 tons
          In their 2019 ACOP, Carrefour reports that it used 5,288.09 tons of palm oil, of which 100% was RSPO-certified.
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          What is the certified volume?: 5,288.09 tons

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%
          In their 2019 ACOP, Carrefour reports that it used 5,288.09 tons of palm oil, of which 100% was RSPO-certified.
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Carrefour is committed to constantly improving working conditions and protecting human rights among its suppliers. For this purpose, Carrefour has put in place a set of purchasing rules, tools and procedures for monitoring its suppliers and helping them achieve compliance."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

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

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually 
          "The Group has identified 22 sensitive raw materials that are covered by a programme to prepare action plans by 2022. In 2018 and 2019, a number of raw materials were the focus of specific action plans, i.e., palm oil, wood and paper, fish and seafood, Brazilian beef, soy, cocoa, cotton, chicken and eggs." [...] Environmental audits Carrefour’s teams are in the process of determining their suppliers’ vigilance level and methods in terms of overall environmental compliance, based on action already taken. Environmental audits are performed at the premises of suppliers that manufacture labelled or certified Carrefour-brand products, and where certain production facilities or key processes may present environmental risks." [...] "Carrefour also uses ecolabels (Forest Stewardship Council, Marine Stewardship Council, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, etc.) that guarantee that products comply with strict social and environmental standards"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

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

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: A violation of environmental damage
          "Post-audit corrective action plans - In the event of a violation of human rights or environmental damage, corrective programmes are implemented in conjunction with the stakeholders and local communities concerned, according to the situation facing them. [...] Independent audits and inspections of supplier premises give rise to action plans designed to address any violations observed, regardless of their severity. The supplier is required to implement each corrective action in the plan before a specified deadline. Compliance with the action plan and implementation deadlines is monitored through follow-up audits. • If a supplier audit report contains a critical non-compliance issue, Carrefour will be informed within 48 hours.[...] Immediate action is then taken by Carrefour and/or the supplier. Training or specific support may be provided by Carrefour’s teams to suppliers where warranted by non-compliance issues."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      38/88
      • Commitment Strength
        10/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            "This is why we are focusing on four key raw materials as part of our zero-deforestation commitment: palm oil, soy, wood (including paper and pulp), and Brazilian beef."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "This is why we are focusing on four key raw materials as part of our zero-deforestation commitment: palm oil, soy, wood (including paper and pulp), and Brazilian beef."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "This is why we are focusing on four key raw materials as part of our zero-deforestation commitment: palm oil, soy, wood (including paper and pulp), and Brazilian beef."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "This is why we are focusing on four key raw materials as part of our zero-deforestation commitment: palm oil, soy, wood (including paper and pulp), and Brazilian beef."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            " Carrefour has set itself two goals regarding supplies of products made from wood or wood fibres (including own-brand writing paper, furniture, wooden articles and charcoal):Ensure that 100% of the Group’s commercial publications are certified by FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), PEFC® (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certifications®), or manufactured from recycled fibres.Reach 100% compliance with our sustainable forests policy by 2020 with regard to 10 priority categories of products. These priority product categories are defined as those using the largest volumes of wood and paper: toilet paper, printing paper and garden furniture, for example. [...] Since 2014, more than 99% of the paper used by the Carrefour Group for sales and marketing publications has been recycled or certified. [...]  All cardboard packaging used for TEX textile products is FSC® certified." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            " Carrefour has set itself two goals regarding supplies of products made from wood or wood fibres (including own-brand writing paper, furniture, wooden articles and charcoal):Ensure that 100% of the Group’s commercial publications are certified by FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), PEFC® (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certifications®), or manufactured from recycled fibres.Reach 100% compliance with our sustainable forests policy by 2020 with regard to 10 priority categories of products. These priority product categories are defined as those using the largest volumes of wood and paper: toilet paper, printing paper and garden furniture, for example. [...] Since 2014, more than 99% of the paper used by the Carrefour Group for sales and marketing publications has been recycled or certified. [...]  All cardboard packaging used for TEX textile products is FSC® certified." 
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            " Carrefour has set itself two goals regarding supplies of products made from wood or wood fibres (including own-brand writing paper, furniture, wooden articles and charcoal):Ensure that 100% of the Group’s commercial publications are certified by FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), PEFC® (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certifications®), or manufactured from recycled fibres.Reach 100% compliance with our sustainable forests policy by 2020 with regard to 10 priority categories of products. These priority product categories are defined as those using the largest volumes of wood and paper: toilet paper, printing paper and garden furniture, for example. [...] Since 2014, more than 99% of the paper used by the Carrefour Group for sales and marketing publications has been recycled or certified. [...]  All cardboard packaging used for TEX textile products is FSC® certified." 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        13/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Based on the main international human rights norms and standards  – such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Global Compact, the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights human rights – Carrefour has undertaken work to identify and prioritise human rights risks in its operations and has set a number of objectives based on the results of this mapping: [...] Forced labour: Carrefour and its franchises undertake not to resort to forced or compulsory labour in any form – in accordance with the strictest rule between local or regional laws and regulations, branch agreements and ILO Conventions 29 and 105. All forms of human trafficking, directly or through providers, are strictly prohibited." ; ". Prohibition of Child Labour [...] Respect for Freedom of association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining [...] Prohibition of Discrimination, harassment and abuse [...]"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          "Carrefour applies the following principles on sustainable forest management […] supporting for small-scale producers, through inclusion in sustainable supply chains"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Numerous measures have been put in place to encourage and promote gender equality, to combat violence against women, to promote the development of people with disabilities and to develop uniqueness within our teams." 
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          We consider the following principles critical for sustainable forest sourcing: ... 4. Respect for local communities’ rights including free and informed consent implementation and land conflict prevention."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            At year end 2020, they reported 70.2% as the Proportion of Carrefour own-brand products in the ten priority categories sourced from sustainable forests
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            Reported through sales figures and percentages internally - "Indicator – Wood and paper(3) - Change Target Sales of Carrefour PEFC and FSC products (in millions of euros) 205 176 +17 pts - Proportion of Carrefour own-brand products in the ten priority categories sourced from sustainable forests (as a %) 48.6%"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC
            ""This is why we are focusing on four key raw materials as part of our zero-deforestation commitment: palm oil, soy, wood (including paper and pulp), and Brazilian beef."; "Target: 100 % of commercial publications FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) or PEFC® (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certifications®) certified, or manufactured using recycled fibres. Target: 100 % compliance with Carrefour’s sustainable forest policy by 2020 for ten priority product categories. These product categories are defined as those using the largest volumes of wood and paper: toilet paper, printing paper and garden furniture, for example."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          "To hire its suppliers, Carrefour has produced a strict charter. This sets out the Group’s commitment to sustainable forests, specifies supply criteria and makes clear recommendations to help suppliers comply with them. The charter has been signed by suppliers using wood and paper pulp to make Carrefour-brand products." ; "To encourage suppliers to achieve these targets, Carrefour has produced a strict charter, setting out the Group’s commitment to sustainable forests - specifying supply criteria and providing recommendations on how to comply."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
          "The Group has developed risk analysis tools to assess wood provided by its suppliers against three criteria: volume: number of product categories consuming the highest wood equivalent tonnages; species: type of wood used, to guarantee the absence of species at high risk or forbidden by the Carrefour Charter (such as those appearing on the IUCN red list of threatened species); origin: level of risk associated with the country or region of origin of the wood"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Carrefour is committed to constantly improving working conditions and protecting human rights among its suppliers. For this purpose, Carrefour has put in place a set of purchasing rules, tools and procedures for monitoring its suppliers and helping them achieve compliance."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%

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

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "The Group has identified 22 sensitive raw materials that are covered by a programme to prepare action plans by 2022. In 2018 and 2019, a number of raw materials were the focus of specific action plans, i.e., palm oil, wood and paper, fish and seafood, Brazilian beef, soy, cocoa, cotton, chicken and eggs." [...] Environmental audits Carrefour’s teams are in the process of determining their suppliers’ vigilance level and methods in terms of overall environmental compliance, based on action already taken. Environmental audits are performed at the premises of suppliers that manufacture labelled or certified Carrefour-brand products, and where certain production facilities or key processes may present environmental risks." [...] "Carrefour also uses ecolabels (Forest Stewardship Council, Marine Stewardship Council, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, etc.) that guarantee that products comply with strict social and environmental standards"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: A violation of environmental damage

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: corrective action plans
          "Post-audit corrective action plans - In the event of a violation of human rights or environmental damage, corrective programmes are implemented in conjunction with the stakeholders and local communities concerned, according to the situation facing them. [...] Independent audits and inspections of supplier premises give rise to action plans designed to address any violations observed, regardless of their severity. The supplier is required to implement each corrective action in the plan before a specified deadline. Compliance with the action plan and implementation deadlines is monitored through follow-up audits. • If a supplier audit report contains a critical non-compliance issue, Carrefour will be informed within 48 hours.[...] Immediate action is then taken by Carrefour and/or the supplier. Training or specific support may be provided by Carrefour’s teams to suppliers where warranted by non-compliance issues."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      37/88
      • Commitment Strength
        8/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
            "This is why we are focusing on four key raw materials as part of our zero-deforestation commitment: palm oil, soy, wood (including paper and pulp), and Brazilian beef."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "This is why we are focusing on four key raw materials as part of our zero-deforestation commitment: palm oil, soy, wood (including paper and pulp), and Brazilian beef."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "This is why we are focusing on four key raw materials as part of our zero-deforestation commitment: palm oil, soy, wood (including paper and pulp), and Brazilian beef."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "This is why we are focusing on four key raw materials as part of our zero-deforestation commitment: palm oil, soy, wood (including paper and pulp), and Brazilian beef."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        13/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Based on the main international human rights norms and standards  – such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Global Compact, the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights human rights – Carrefour has undertaken work to identify and prioritise human rights risks in its operations and has set a number of objectives based on the results of this mapping: [...] Forced labour: Carrefour and its franchises undertake not to resort to forced or compulsory labour in any form – in accordance with the strictest rule between local or regional laws and regulations, branch agreements and ILO Conventions 29 and 105. All forms of human trafficking, directly or through providers, are strictly prohibited." ; ". Prohibition of Child Labour [...] Respect for Freedom of association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining [...] Prohibition of Discrimination, harassment and abuse [...]"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          "Carrefour applies the following principles on sustainable forest management supporting for small-scale producers, through inclusion in sustainable supply chains"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Numerous measures have been put in place to encourage and promote gender equality, to combat violence against women, to promote the development of people with disabilities and to develop uniqueness within our teams." 
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          We consider the following principles critical for sustainable forest sourcing: ... 4. Respect for local communities’ rights including free and informed consent implementation and land conflict prevention."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            "Comment on 2020 performance. The aim of a product line that involves zero deforestation animal feed is met in each country, the group has a total of 20 product lines that involve animals fed on soy that does not result from deforestation." 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          "First, Carrefour has shared its ambition of deforestation-free with its top indirect suppliers and own-brand suppliers. Second, Carrefour has organized top-to-top meetings with soy traders to share its ambition of deforestation-free across the wider supply chain. In addition, Carrefour continues to engage its own-brand suppliers. " 
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          "Carrefour requests that its own-brand suppliers include a non-conversion/deforestation clause taking into account the January 1, 2020 cut-off date. The Group also supports the implementation of these commitments by national brands." 
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Grupo de Trabalho da Soja (GTS) and Grupo de Trabalho do Cerrado (GTC)
          "It intends to do this through cooperation, sourcing sustainable livestock feed and developing alternatives to animal proteins... Grupo de Trabalho da Soja (GTS) and Grupo de Trabalho do Cerrado (GTC): Carrefour supports the Soy Working Group in Brazil and supports the group dedicated to combating deforestation in the Cerrado biome."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
          "Evaluations are underway with each supplier in order to refine our total footprint according to current practices (actual soy consumption index versus statistics), to precise origins of the soy, and the proportion of traceable soy that is not linked to deforestation." ; "Finally, Carrefour is calling upon the French and European authorities to bolster their tools for tackling imported deforestation The availability and transparency of traceability data for sensitive raw materials imported into Europe is required in order to effectively assess deforestation risks."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 170,542 metric tons
          "In 2020, Carrefour Group sourced 170,542 metric tons of embedded soy in its own-brand animal products." 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Carrefour is committed to constantly improving working conditions and protecting human rights among its suppliers. For this purpose, Carrefour has put in place a set of purchasing rules, tools and procedures for monitoring its suppliers and helping them achieve compliance."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Yearly

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0%

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

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "The Group has identified 22 sensitive raw materials that are covered by a programme to prepare action plans by 2022. In 2018 and 2019, a number of raw materials were the focus of specific action plans, i.e., palm oil, wood and paper, fish and seafood, Brazilian beef, soy, cocoa, cotton, chicken and eggs." [...] Environmental audits Carrefour’s teams are in the process of determining their suppliers’ vigilance level and methods in terms of overall environmental compliance, based on action already taken. Environmental audits are performed at the premises of suppliers that manufacture labelled or certified Carrefour-brand products, and where certain production facilities or key processes may present environmental risks." [...] "Carrefour also uses ecolabels (Forest Stewardship Council, Marine Stewardship Council, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, etc.) that guarantee that products comply with strict social and environmental standards"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes
          "Post-audit corrective action plans - In the event of a violation of human rights or environmental damage, corrective programmes are implemented in conjunction with the stakeholders and local communities concerned, according to the situation facing them. [...] Independent audits and inspections of supplier premises give rise to action plans designed to address any violations observed, regardless of their severity. The supplier is required to implement each corrective action in the plan before a specified deadline. Compliance with the action plan and implementation deadlines is monitored through follow-up audits. • If a supplier audit report contains a critical non-compliance issue, Carrefour will be informed within 48 hours.[...] Immediate action is then taken by Carrefour and/or the supplier. Training or specific support may be provided by Carrefour’s teams to suppliers where warranted by non-compliance issues."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    11/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    18/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    13/18
    Avg. score

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Carrefour is a large French retail group operating over 12,000 hypermarkets, supermarkets, and convenience stores in more than 30 countries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The breadth of its retail market means it is exposed to several forest risk commodities. Carrefour is one of the largest retailers globally. Carrefour S.A. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy, beef and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Food retail
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
France
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Carrefour, Atacado, Gima, Champion Mapinomovaoe, 5 minutes, 8 a Huit, Proxi, Sherpa, promocash, Docks Market

How we assess the Forest 500

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

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