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  • Overall approach
    8/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero-deforestation
      4/6
      "In order to preserve biodiversity, protect local populations and fight climate change, Carrefour is committed to fighting against deforestation associated with supply chains. For Carrefour, it is also a means of securing the supply of agricultural and forestry raw materials in a sustainable manner [...] For these reasons, Carrefour made a commitment to move towards zero deforestation in 2020 [...] Carrefour has therefore decided to focus on four priority raw materials as part of its zero deforestation commitment: palm oil, soy, wood and paper, and Brazilian beef."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Consumer Goods Forum; 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 Mortatorium, the Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support and the UN Global Compact." It is also a member of the Consumer Goods Forum.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      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
      Business risk
      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
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Twice a year

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; 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
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    36/84
    • Beef
      42/84
      • Commitment Strength
        19/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            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 geomonitored by the end of 2020;”
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location

            What is the rationale for any exclusion?: Only Brazilian beef is included - Not specified

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 0 not specified
            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;”
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Not specified
            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;”
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: not specified
            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;”
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            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
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            What is the rationale for any exclusion?: Only Brazilian beef is included - Not specified

            If no, what is excluded?: Location

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 0 not specified
            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/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            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
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            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."
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Carrefour’s approach relies on the respect and promotion of universally recognized international references, in particular: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on the fundamental labour standards,...CARREFOUR’S SUPPLIERS COMMITMENT TOWARD SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Carrefour’s suppliers must commit to respect the following fundamental legal standards: 1. Prohibition of forced, bonded, indentured and prison Labour..."
        • 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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Prohibition of discrimination, harassment and physical or psychological abuse: to respect equal opportunities from the recruitment to the employ termination by not practising any discrimination based on ethnic groups, colour, gender, political or religious convictions, belonging to a union or a specific social environment, or any other situation.”
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        14/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No

            (Downstream only) How much of this is in protected areas, primary forests, intact forest landscapes, and/or peatlands?: 0 Not specified

            (Downstream only) How many hectares of deforestation and/or conversion have occurred since the commitment cut-off date in the operations of the company's direct or indirect suppliers?: 0 Not specified
            Carrefour state that 96.7% of their Brazilian beef suppliers are geo-referenced.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes

            What percentage of the commodity volume in the company's supply chain is traceable to applicable supply chain levels (e.g. direct suppliers/processing facility/production unit)?: 100%
            Carrefour state that 96.7% of their Brazilian beef suppliers are geo-referenced.
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: internal
            1/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: internal
            1/2
            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

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

            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 0 Not specified
            "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: internal
            1/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: internal
            1/2
            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

            What percent of the company’s supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 100% of Brazilian suppliers
            "Geo-referencing platform that maps the location of beef suppliers, including tier 1 suppliers (slaughterhouses) and tier 2 supplier farms."
        • 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
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          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?: Annually

          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%

          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%
          "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: 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
      41/84
      • Commitment Strength
        18/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Zero Deforestation by 2020" policy, the Group has committed to the following objectives: … 100% of palm oil used as an ingredient in Carrefour own-brand products must be certified RSPO Mass Balance or ‘Segregated’ by the end of 2020;"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Zero Deforestation by 2020" policy, the Group has committed to the following objectives: … 100% of palm oil used as an ingredient in Carrefour own-brand products must be certified RSPO Mass Balance or ‘Segregated’ by the end of 2020;"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Zero Deforestation by 2020" policy, the Group has committed to the following objectives: … 100% of palm oil used as an ingredient in Carrefour own-brand products must be certified RSPO Mass Balance or ‘Segregated’ by the end of 2020;"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "Zero Deforestation by 2020" policy, the Group has committed to the following objectives: … 100% of palm oil used as an ingredient in Carrefour own-brand products must be certified RSPO Mass Balance or ‘Segregated’ by the end of 2020;"
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "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
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "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/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            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)"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            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)"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Carrefour’s approach relies on the respect and promotion of universally recognized international references, in particular: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on the fundamental labour standards,...CARREFOUR’S SUPPLIERS COMMITMENT TOWARD SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Carrefour’s suppliers must commit to respect the following fundamental legal standards: 1. Prohibition of forced, bonded, indentured and prison Labour..."
        • 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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Prohibition of discrimination, harassment and physical or psychological abuse: to respect equal opportunities from the recruitment to the employ termination by not practising any discrimination based on ethnic groups, colour, gender, political or religious convictions, belonging to a union or a specific social environment, or any other situation.”
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        14/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes

            (Downstream only) How much of this is in protected areas, primary forests, intact forest landscapes, and/or peatlands?: 0 Not specified

            (Downstream only) How many hectares of deforestation and/or conversion have occurred since the commitment cut-off date in the operations of the company's direct or indirect suppliers?: 0 Not specified
            "Zero Deforestation by 2020" policy, the Group has committed to the following objectives: … 100% of palm oil used as an ingredient in Carrefour own-brand products must be certified RSPO Mass Balance or ‘Segregated’ by the end of 2020;"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            In 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
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO Certification

            Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: scope only within their own branded products

            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

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

            What percent of the company’s supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 100%
            "Zero Deforestation by 2020" policy, the Group has committed to the following objectives: … 100% of palm oil used as an ingredient in Carrefour own-brand products must be certified RSPO Mass Balance or ‘Segregated’ by the end of 2020"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

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

            For 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.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What 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
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 100%

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Yearly
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting certified/compliant volume; Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting certified/compliant volume; Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          4/4
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

          What is the certified volume?: 5,288.09 tons

          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 0 tons
          In their 2019 ACOP, Carrefour reports that it used 5,288.09 tons of palm oil, of which 100% was RSPO-certified.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          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?: Yearly

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          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%
          "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: 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
    • Pulp & Paper
      32/84
      • Commitment Strength
        14/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            Translation “As part of its "Zero Deforestation by 2020" policy, the Group has committed to the following objectives: …100% of the 10 priority wood and paper product categories must comply with the Zero Deforestation policy for Carrefour own-brand products by the end of 2020;" [...]Translation “On the most impacting priority product families which represent nearly 80% of the consumption of components from wood or paper, Carrefour is committed to a100% sourcing from sustainably managed forests by 2020. The sustainability criteria are the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) 100%, FSC Mixte, PEFC (Pan European ForestCertification) Europe which guarantee sustainable management of forests as well as wood from sustainable species or provenances." [...] Translation “In addition, Carrefour undertakes to eliminate its timber supplies from tropical forests by 2020.”
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What is the rationale for any exclusion?: commitment applies to the top 10 product lines only

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 0 Not specified

            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            Translation “As part of its "Zero Deforestation by 2020" policy, the Group has committed to the following objectives: …100% of the 10 priority wood and paper product categories must comply with the Zero Deforestation policy for Carrefour own-brand products by the end of 2020;"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: 0 Not specified
            Translation “As part of its "Zero Deforestation by 2020" policy, the Group has committed to the following objectives: …100% of the 10 priority wood and paper product categories must comply with the Zero Deforestation policy for Carrefour own-brand products by the end of 2020;" [...]Translation “On the most impacting priority product families which represent nearly 80% of the consumption of components from wood or paper, Carrefour is committed to a100% sourcing from sustainably managed forests by 2020. The sustainability criteria are the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) 100%, FSC Mixte, PEFC (Pan European ForestCertification) Europe which guarantee sustainable management of forests as well as wood from sustainable species or provenances." [...] Translation “In addition, Carrefour undertakes to eliminate its timber supplies from tropical forests by 2020.”
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            Translation “As part of its "Zero Deforestation by 2020" policy, the Group has committed to the following objectives: …100% of the 10 priority wood and paper product categories must comply with the Zero Deforestation policy for Carrefour own-brand products by the end of 2020;" [...]Translation “On the most impacting priority product families which represent nearly 80% of the consumption of components from wood or paper, Carrefour is committed to a100% sourcing from sustainably managed forests by 2020. The sustainability criteria are the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) 100%, FSC Mixte, PEFC (Pan European ForestCertification) Europe which guarantee sustainable management of forests as well as wood from sustainable species or provenances." [...] Translation “In addition, Carrefour undertakes to eliminate its timber supplies from tropical forests by 2020.”
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "Carrefour has developed a policy on the reduction, reuse, recycling and composting of packaging. All cardboard packaging used for TEX textile products is FSC® certified."[...] "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): ensuring that all of the Group’s sales and marketing publications have FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) certification or are made from recycled fibres; achieving 100% compliance with our Sustainable Forests policy by 2020 in 10 priority product categories. "
          • 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 exclusion?: commitment applies to the top 10 product lines only

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 0 Not specified
            "Carrefour has developed a policy on the reduction, reuse, recycling and composting of packaging. All cardboard packaging used for TEX textile products is FSC® certified."[...] "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): ensuring that all of the Group’s sales and marketing publications have FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) certification or are made from recycled fibres; achieving 100% compliance with our Sustainable Forests policy by 2020 in 10 priority product categories. "
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: 0 Not specified
            "Carrefour has developed a policy on the reduction, reuse, recycling and composting of packaging. All cardboard packaging used for TEX textile products is FSC® certified."[...] "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): ensuring that all of the Group’s sales and marketing publications have FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) certification or are made from recycled fibres; achieving 100% compliance with our Sustainable Forests policy by 2020 in 10 priority product categories. "
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "Carrefour has developed a policy on the reduction, reuse, recycling and composting of packaging. All cardboard packaging used for TEX textile products is FSC® certified."[...] "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): ensuring that all of the Group’s sales and marketing publications have FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) certification or are made from recycled fibres; achieving 100% compliance with our Sustainable Forests policy by 2020 in 10 priority product categories. "
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Carrefour’s approach relies on the respect and promotion of universally recognized international references, in particular: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on the fundamental labour standards,...CARREFOUR’S SUPPLIERS COMMITMENT TOWARD SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Carrefour’s suppliers must commit to respect the following fundamental legal standards: 1. Prohibition of forced, bonded, indentured and prison Labour..."
        • 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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Prohibition of discrimination, harassment and physical or psychological abuse: to respect equal opportunities from the recruitment to the employ termination by not practising any discrimination based on ethnic groups, colour, gender, political or religious convictions, belonging to a union or a specific social environment, or any other situation.”
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            (Downstream only) How many hectares of deforestation and/or conversion have occurred since the commitment cut-off date in the operations of the company's direct or indirect suppliers?: 0 Not specified

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

            (Downstream only) How much of this is in protected areas, primary forests, intact forest landscapes, and/or peatlands?: 0 Not specified
            Translation “As part of its "Zero Deforestation by 2020" policy, the Group has committed to the following objectives: …100% of the 10 priority wood and paper product categories must comply with the Zero Deforestation policy for Carrefour own-brand products by the end of 2020;" [...]Translation “On the most impacting priority product families which represent nearly 80% of the consumption of components from wood or paper, Carrefour is committed to a100% sourcing from sustainably managed forests by 2020. The sustainability criteria are the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) 100%, FSC Mixte, PEFC (Pan European ForestCertification) Europe which guarantee sustainable management of forests as well as wood from sustainable species or provenances." [...] Translation “In addition, Carrefour undertakes to eliminate its timber supplies from tropical forests by 2020.”
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: 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
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: yes, needs to be in the top 10 product line

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

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

            What percent of the company’s supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 80%

            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%
            Translation “As part of its "Zero Deforestation by 2020" policy, the Group has committed to the following objectives: …100% of the 10 priority wood and paper product categories must comply with the Zero Deforestation policy for Carrefour own-brand products by the end of 2020;" [...]Translation “On the most impacting priority product families which represent nearly 80% of the consumption of components from wood or paper, Carrefour is committed to a100% sourcing from sustainably managed forests by 2020. The sustainability criteria are the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) 100%, FSC Mixte, PEFC (Pan European ForestCertification) Europe which guarantee sustainable management of forests as well as wood from sustainable species or provenances." [...] Translation “In addition, Carrefour undertakes to eliminate its timber supplies from tropical forests by 2020.”
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 100%

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Yearly
          "Among Carrefour suppliers Carrefour’s supplier listing and responsible purchasing policy is strengthened each year to cover the main ecosystems under threat and gradually encourage all stakeholders, especially those involved in the supply chain, to adopt responsible manufacturing processes. The measures taken to prevent and reduce serious environmental damage among our suppliers include; ■ promoting and developing agricultural practices with a low environmental impact; ■ specific supplier management for high-risk sectors or locations"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 197000 tons

          Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
          % of certified volume varies depending on the product line - "Own-brand products:  100% of the wood charcoal sold in France is FSC® certified or made from wood of French origin;  100% of tropical wood (acacia and eucalyptus) garden furniture from Carrefour’s international purchasing centre is FSC®-certified;  since 2018, 100% of toilet paper for sale in France, Spain, Italy and Belgium has been certified FSC® “Mixed”;  the articles in Carrefour’s EcoPlanet stationery range are made from 100% recycled paper. Non-retail products: 95% of the printing paper used at the Group’s French offices is certified, and 90% is certified to FSC® or Blue Angel. Marketing publications: Since 2014, more than 99% of the paper used by the Carrefour group for marketing publications is recycled or certified."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          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?: Annually

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          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% Not Specified

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

          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
          "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
      30/84
      • Commitment Strength
        14/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          14/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Yes

            Which certification schemes are used?: Other certification

            If Other, specify here: ProTerra
            "Stop deforestation linked to the procurement of beef, paper, palm oil, wood and soybean products by 2020" [...] “As part of its "Zero Deforestation by 2020" policy, the Group has committed to the following objectives: ...4. zero-deforestation livestock chains (locally-produced soy) must be developed in all countries by the end of 2020.” [...] "Certification (ProTerra) and development of local animal feed chains that guarantee zero deforestation in all countries."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "Stop deforestation linked to the procurement of beef, paper, palm oil, wood and soybean products by 2020" [...] “As part of its "Zero Deforestation by 2020" policy, the Group has committed to the following objectives: ...4. zero-deforestation livestock chains (locally-produced soy) must be developed in all countries by the end of 2020.” [...] "Certification (ProTerra) and development of local animal feed chains that guarantee zero deforestation in all countries."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "Stop deforestation linked to the procurement of beef, paper, palm oil, wood and soybean products by 2020" [...] “As part of its "Zero Deforestation by 2020" policy, the Group has committed to the following objectives: ...4. zero-deforestation livestock chains (locally-produced soy) must be developed in all countries by the end of 2020.” [...] "Certification (ProTerra) and development of local animal feed chains that guarantee zero deforestation in all countries."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: not specified
            "Stop deforestation linked to the procurement of beef, paper, palm oil, wood and soybean products by 2020" [...] “As part of its "Zero Deforestation by 2020" policy, the Group has committed to the following objectives: ...4. zero-deforestation livestock chains (locally-produced soy) must be developed in all countries by the end of 2020.” [...] "Certification (ProTerra) and development of local animal feed chains that guarantee zero deforestation in all countries."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
            Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Carrefour’s approach relies on the respect and promotion of universally recognized international references, in particular: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on the fundamental labour standards,...CARREFOUR’S SUPPLIERS COMMITMENT TOWARD SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Carrefour’s suppliers must commit to respect the following fundamental legal standards: 1. Prohibition of forced, bonded, indentured and prison Labour..."
        • 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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Prohibition of discrimination, harassment and physical or psychological abuse: to respect equal opportunities from the recruitment to the employ termination by not practising any discrimination based on ethnic groups, colour, gender, political or religious convictions, belonging to a union or a specific social environment, or any other situation.”
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes

            (Downstream only) How much of this is in protected areas, primary forests, intact forest landscapes, and/or peatlands?: 0 Not specified

            (Downstream only) How many hectares of deforestation and/or conversion have occurred since the commitment cut-off date in the operations of the company's direct or indirect suppliers?: 0 Not specified
            "Carrefour is also developing GMO-free animal feed traceable or certified to the Proterra standard. More than 350 Carrefour products sold in France, including those in the Carrefour Quality Lines, are produced using GMO-free feed based on traceable or certified soy." "Stop deforestation linked to the procurement of beef, paper, palm oil, wood and soybean products by 2020" [...] “As part of its "Zero Deforestation by 2020" policy, the Group has committed to the following objectives: ...4. zero-deforestation livestock chains (locally-produced soy) must be developed in all countries by the end of 2020.” [...] "Certification (ProTerra) and development of local animal feed chains that guarantee zero deforestation in all countries."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: ProTerra

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

            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

            What percent of the company’s supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 100%
            "Carrefour is also developing GMO-free animal feed traceable or certified to the Proterra standard. More than 350 Carrefour products sold in France, including those in the Carrefour Quality Lines, are produced using GMO-free feed based on traceable or certified soy." "Stop deforestation linked to the procurement of beef, paper, palm oil, wood and soybean products by 2020" [...] “As part of its "Zero Deforestation by 2020" policy, the Group has committed to the following objectives: ...4. zero-deforestation livestock chains (locally-produced soy) must be developed in all countries by the end of 2020.” [...] "Certification (ProTerra) and development of local animal feed chains that guarantee zero deforestation in all countries."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
          Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS)

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Yearly

          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 100%
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers 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%

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Yearly

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

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

          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
          "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
    16/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    11/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    9/18
    Avg. score

Profile

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

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