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  • Overall approach
    6/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Overall commitment
      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
      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?: NA
      "Casino Group and its subsidiaries are committed to ensuring that their supply chains are deforestation-free, through prioritised supply chain policies and time-specific action plans." ; "Casino Group and its subsidiaries are committed to: • fighting and eliminating deforestation and the conversion of native vegetation into pastures in its supply chains, promoting the long-term protection of native biomes and especially Brazil’s cultural heritage"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      If Other Initiative, specify: Soy Transparency Coalition ; Palm Oil Transparency Coalition

      Which initiatives?: Consumer Goods Forum Deforestation resolution (being a member of the CGF is not sufficient); Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support; Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 partner
      "Casino Group is committed to RSPO certification in France and identifies refiners which supply its own providers. It also supports the Palm Oil Transparency Coalition, the Soy Transparency Coalition and the cattle-breeding working group of the Consumer Good Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition"[...]"Casino Group also adheres to the Statement of Support (SOS) for the Cerrado Manifesto and the French Manifesto against imported deforestation in France linked to soybean. In Colombia, it supports the Tropical Forest Alliance 2030 (TFA) as a member through its subsidiary Grupo Éxito and, in Brazil, the Cattle Agreement (TAC) and Brazil’s Soy Moratorium through its subsidiary GPA."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Casino Group recognises that native forests and vegetation provide important ecosystem services, meaning they contribute to maintaining life. They provide habitats for half of all known plant and animal species and livelihoods for millions of people in rural and traditional communities. In addition, forests play a fundamental role in regulating the planet’s climate and guaranteeing the water supply (i.e., distributing rain that feeds rivers). They are also an important carbon reservoir. Massive deforestation and the large-scale transformation of native vegetation into pasture increase greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to triggering extreme weather events that destabilise ecosystems, threatening the survival of traditional and indigenous peoples and impacting economic activities. Aware of the potential impact of these raw materials in the supply chain, Casino Group and its subsidiaries implement policies and concrete action plans to control and mitigate the risk of these raw materials being linked to deforestation or illegal conversion of land."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      What proportion of revenue that comes from relevant industries is exposed to each forest risk commodity?: NA

      Type of risk if Other. Also add any relevant details: NA

      What type of risk is recognised?: Operational; Reputational

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

      What poportion of a company’s annual revenue depends on each forest risk commodity?: NA
      [translation] "Main CSR risks […] Social and environmental impacts in the supply chain […] risk of non-compliance by suppliers of regulations and commitments made by the Group in terms of pollution of water and soils, gas emissions greenhouse effect, deforestation, sustainable management of resources and management garbage"
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: Yes

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

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear
      "Reducing the Group’s greenhouse gas emissions by 18% on Scopes 1 and 2 by 2025 and by 38% by 2030 with respect to 2015"
  • Commodity score
    30/90
    • Beef
      37/90
      • Commitment Strength
        11/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          6/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "To preserve biodiversity, protect traditional populations and fight climate change, Casino Group is committed to combating and removing deforestation linked to cattle farming in Brazil and Colombia, taking into account the complexity of supply chains"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: Brazil ; Colombia ; Assai/GPA Subsidiary

            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidiary; Location
            "To preserve biodiversity, protect traditional populations and fight climate change, Casino Group is committed to combating and removing deforestation linked to cattle farming in Brazil and Colombia, taking into account the complexity of supply chains"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            'Every year' Casino targets to have 100% of suppliers subscribing to the new beef policy; 100% of suppliers using satellite geo-monitoring system in Brazil"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "To preserve biodiversity, protect traditional populations and fight climate change, Casino Group is committed to combating and removing deforestation linked to cattle farming in Brazil and Colombia, taking into account the complexity of supply chains"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Do they have a traceability commitment which goes back to the birth farm?: No

            When was this commitment set?: 2022
            "The process is based on the implementation of: • a process of traceability and transparency: an homologation process that includes signature of the policy, TAC agreement, declaration of SIF and use of a geomonitoring system. All suppliers must declare the production unit which slaughters the cattle and also the origin and the CAR of the farms which supplied them; • a supplier geo-monitoring process: check farms which supplied the meatpackers via a geo-monitoring system to verify their compliance with the monitoring protocol set up by Federal Prosecutor and Imaflora, which defines the rules applicable to suppliers in the Brazilian Amazon biome; • GPA/Assaí geomonitoring analyses: a process for monitoring the proper implementation of this policy and this monitoring protocol via, in particular, a control procedure carried out by GPA/Assaí using its own geo-monitoring tool, making an audit on the geomonitoring supplier analyses."
          • 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

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: Brazil
            "The process is based on the implementation of: • a process of traceability and transparency: an homologation process that includes signature of the policy, TAC agreement, declaration of SIF and use of a geomonitoring system. All suppliers must declare the production unit which slaughters the cattle and also the origin and the CAR of the farms which supplied them; • a supplier geo-monitoring process: check farms which supplied the meatpackers via a geo-monitoring system to verify their compliance with the monitoring protocol set up by Federal Prosecutor and Imaflora, which defines the rules applicable to suppliers in the Brazilian Amazon biome; • GPA/Assaí geomonitoring analyses: a process for monitoring the proper implementation of this policy and this monitoring protocol via, in particular, a control procedure carried out by GPA/Assaí using its own geo-monitoring tool, making an audit on the geomonitoring supplier analyses."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Geomonitoring analyses of supply chain
            "The process is based on the implementation of: • a process of traceability and transparency: an homologation process that includes signature of the policy, TAC agreement, declaration of SIF and use of a geomonitoring system. All suppliers must declare the production unit which slaughters the cattle and also the origin and the CAR of the farms which supplied them; • a supplier geo-monitoring process: check farms which supplied the meatpackers via a geo-monitoring system to verify their compliance with the monitoring protocol set up by Federal Prosecutor and Imaflora, which defines the rules applicable to suppliers in the Brazilian Amazon biome; • GPA/Assaí geomonitoring analyses: a process for monitoring the proper implementation of this policy and this monitoring protocol via, in particular, a control procedure carried out by GPA/Assaí using its own geo-monitoring tool, making an audit on the geomonitoring supplier analyses."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "The process is based on the implementation of: • a process of traceability and transparency: an homologation process that includes signature of the policy, TAC agreement, declaration of SIF and use of a geomonitoring system. All suppliers must declare the production unit which slaughters the cattle and also the origin and the CAR of the farms which supplied them; • a supplier geo-monitoring process: check farms which supplied the meatpackers via a geo-monitoring system to verify their compliance with the monitoring protocol set up by Federal Prosecutor and Imaflora, which defines the rules applicable to suppliers in the Brazilian Amazon biome; • GPA/Assaí geomonitoring analyses: a process for monitoring the proper implementation of this policy and this monitoring protocol via, in particular, a control procedure carried out by GPA/Assaí using its own geo-monitoring tool, making an audit on the geomonitoring supplier analyses."
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        10/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "Casino Group supports the: eight Fundamental Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO); • declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work by the International Labour Organization (ILO). [...] All suppliers must adhere to the Supplier Charter of Ethics and its principles. Suppliers are required to comply with all applicable local and international laws, principles, standards and regulations in force in their countries of business and ensure that their own suppliers and sub-contractors comply with them as well. The Charter clearly prohibits child labour, forced labour, discrimination and harsh treatment, and supports freedom of association, safe and healthy workplaces, legal and decent working hours, and environmental and forest protection"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: NA

          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          "As a player who is close to the agricultural world, it favours sustainable partnerships and it started many initiatives to support producers, cooperatives and/or farmers/breeder. [...] A support scheme is available for small producers (with technical assistance, improvement of the productivity, delivery management…) and a purchase guarantee for their products at the best price, contributing therefore to economic, social and local development."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "With respect to recruitment, hiring, training, working conditions, work assignments, remuneration, benefits, promotion, discipline, termination and retirement, the Supplier shall not practise, encourage or tolerate any discrimination of any kind based on gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes, and until those open harms are remediated the company ceases operations on/sourcing from those operations
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes, and until those open harms are remediated the company ceases operations on/sourcing from those operations
          1/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Environmental harm
          "Sanctions and remediation Suppliers that do not adhere to the policy will have their contracts suspended until they are compliant and demonstrate that they are effectively applying the policy. If an inconsistency is found during the control process, the farm is blocked and no longer has the right to market its products at GPA/Assaí until they can be reintegrated into the supply chain, according the monitoring protocol. From the implementation of the policy until the end of 2019, a total of 23 suppliers were excluded"
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "The Supplier shall respect the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IP/LC) and should ensure to engage in Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC1) of indigenous and local communities concerning activities on their customary lands."
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        16/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          1/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          1/2
          What methods are used for verification?: Satellite geo-monitoring

          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Satellite geo-monitoring

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

          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Satellite geo-monitoring

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

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: NA
          "100% of suppliers using satellite geo-monitoring system ; 100% of suppliers direct farms analysed and monitored by the satellite geo-monitoring system ; 100% of direct farms analysed and monitored by the satellite geo-monitoring system, followed by supplier cross-checks using GPA’s geo-monitoring system ; 100% of Exito’s suppliers farms audited by satellite observation system"
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2008. 2011
          "The cut-off dates applied by Casino Group and its subsidiaries in their supply chains are 1st August 2008 for illegal deforestation and 5th October 2009 for legal deforestation in Amazon for all Brazilian suppliers, 2011 for Colombia."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Sustainable Cattle Agreement Colombia ; Forest Positive Coalition

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/ advice/ experience/ expertise
          "Participate in the working groups for cattle products: Beef working group of the Forest Positive Coalition, GTPS, GTFI, Brazilian coalition for climate and forest, TFA, Sustainable Cattle Agreement in Colombia"
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: NA

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: NA
          “In order to strengthen the analysis of the risks linked to the Group's activities (see section 4.3 Main risk factors), in 2017, the Duty of Vigilance Committee defined the methodology for mapping the risks of serious violations of human rights [...] and environmental damage [...] The implementation of supplier risk mapping was presented in 2017 to TFT Earth, a specialist in the impact of supply chains and raw materials on the environment and deforestation."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Each Supplier of the Casino Group undertakes to provide only products and services that comply with the principles set out herein as well as with the local and international laws applicable to the conduct of their business and the international rules listed in this Charter."[...]"To ensure strict compliance by its Suppliers with the principles and criteria of this Charter for the products which bear its trademarks and for white-label products, the Casino Group may authorise specialised, independent, third-party firms to conduct compliance audits as specified in the Casino Group «Supplier Compliance Program Manual»."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "As part of its ethical commitments and the French Law of 27th March 2017 establishing a duty of care for parent companies and instructing companies, the Casino Group has implemented a warning and whistleblowing mechanism regarding potential risks of serious violations of Human Rights, fundamental freedoms, Health and Safety of people as well as the environment created by its activities, the companies it manages and its supply chain. Any report relating to the law mentioned above must be made to the Casino Group by using the following email address: [email protected]"
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Unclear

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

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

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

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA
          "The Casino Group is committed to fighting and removing deforestation and/or conversion² of native forests and vegetation in key commodity supply chains, including, but not limited to, palm oil, cattle farming, soy, cocoa, coffee and wood. Suppliers shall monitor their production and/or sourcing to guarantee that they are not linked to deforestation and/or conversion of native forests and vegetation. The cut-off dates after which deforestation and/ or conversion of native forests and vegetation is considered non-compliant with the Casino group’s commitments depends on the raw materials and the countries/regions of production...- for beef products in Brazil, the cut-off dates are August 2008 for illegal deforestation and October 2009 for legal deforestation in the Amazon biome...To ensure strict compliance by its Suppliers with the principles and criteria of this Charter for the products which bear its trademarks and for white-label products, the Casino Group may authorise specialised, independent, third-party firms to conduct compliance audits as specified in the Casino Group «Supplier Compliance Program Manual"
        • 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 commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No

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

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

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

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Failure comply no deforestation policy
          "The Casino Group is committed to fighting and removing deforestation and/or conversion² of native forests and vegetation in key commodity supply chains, including, but not limited to, palm oil, cattle farming, soy, cocoa, coffee and wood. To ensure strict compliance by its Suppliers with the principles and criteria of this Charter for the products which bear its trademarks and for white-label products, the Casino Group may authorise specialised, independent, third-party firms to conduct compliance audits as specified in the Casino Group «Supplier Compliance Program Manual». To this end, the Supplier undertakes to cooperate and facilitate audit activities and provide access to its production sites, documents and records, employees, sub-contractors and suppliers. The Supplier undertakes to take corrective measures and to ensure that such measures are taken, if appropriate, within a time-frame determined with each party. 4.2 The Casino Group may decide to immediately terminate any business relationship or contract if a Supplier violates the principles set forth in the Charter and/or refuses to take the steps necessary to resolve any nonconformities brought to its attention."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil
      46/90
      • Commitment Strength
        15/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          8/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            When was this commitment set?: NA

            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: HCS; Peat

            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "High carbon stock & High conservation value and no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation (NDPE) policy Casino Group’s commitment is to ensure that the palm oil used in its private-label products does not contribute to deforestation and meets Zero Deforestation criteria according to the HCS (High Carbon Stock) and HCV (High Conservation Value) approaches and - Zero Exploitation. It also prohibits conversion of peat, regardless of depth, burning, e.g. no burning in the preparation of new plantings or re-planting. It applies to all our private label suppliers and their own-operations."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "High carbon stock & High conservation value and no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation (NDPE) policy Casino Group’s commitment is to ensure that the palm oil used in its private-label products does not contribute to deforestation and meets Zero Deforestation criteria according to the HCS (High Carbon Stock) and HCV (High Conservation Value) approaches and - Zero Exploitation. It also prohibits conversion of peat, regardless of depth, burning, e.g. no burning in the preparation of new plantings or re-planting. It applies to all our private label suppliers and their own-operations."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: RSPO Certification ; Enact NDPE policy
            "The palm oil used by the Group’s private-label suppliers comes mainly from importers who source palm oil from Asia, where the risk of deforestation is recognised. Since 2020, 100% of the palm oil used in private-label products is RSPO certified. Since 2021, 100% of the RSPO certified palm oil is at the “Segregated” and “Identity Preserved” levels"[...]"Casino Group’s commitment is to ensure that the palm oil used in its private-label products does not contribute to deforestation and meets Zero Deforestation criteria"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "The palm oil used by the Group’s private-label suppliers comes mainly from importers who source palm oil from Asia, where the risk of deforestation is recognised. Since 2020, 100% of the palm oil used in private-label products is RSPO certified. Since 2021, 100% of the RSPO certified palm oil is at the “Segregated” and “Identity Preserved” levels"[...]"Casino Group’s commitment is to ensure that the palm oil used in its private-label products does not contribute to deforestation and meets Zero Deforestation criteria"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            When was this commitment set?: 2022
            "Casino Group is therefore committed to improving the traceability of high-risk raw materials and using technological tools to control the origin and potential risks."; "In 2015, with the Earthworm Foundation, Casino Group set up a complementary traceability system to identify the refiners present in its supply chain." ; "The Group is committed to identify every year the refiners and initial importers present in the supply chain of its private labels products to analyse and verify with the POTC their Zero-Deforestation - Zero-Exploitation commitments, and then takes collective action to encourage these indirect suppliers to improve their policies for controlling the mills and plantations with which they work"[...] "The main requirements for private-label suppliers are:... Traceability to the origin... Every supplier is expected to search for information on the origin of its palm oil and inform GPA whether the palm oil used in private-label products is of domestic or foreign origin. If a private-label product supplier purchases palm oil of foreign origin, it must ensure that the entire volume of palm oil used in private-label products is certified by RSPO to the Mass Balance, Segregated or Preserved Identity level (CSPO certification)."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Casino Group is therefore committed to improving the traceability of high-risk raw materials and using technological tools to control the origin and potential risks."; "In 2015, with the Earthworm Foundation, Casino Group set up a complementary traceability system to identify the refiners present in its supply chain." ; "The Group is committed to identify every year the refiners and initial importers present in the supply chain of its private labels products to analyse and verify with the POTC their Zero-Deforestation - Zero-Exploitation commitments, and then takes collective action to encourage these indirect suppliers to improve their policies for controlling the mills and plantations with which they work"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Collaborate with POTC to identify/verify commitments of importers
            "Casino Group is therefore committed to improving the traceability of high-risk raw materials and using technological tools to control the origin and potential risks."; "In 2015, with the Earthworm Foundation, Casino Group set up a complementary traceability system to identify the refiners present in its supply chain." ; "The Group is committed to identify every year the refiners and initial importers present in the supply chain of its private labels products to analyse and verify with the POTC their Zero-Deforestation - Zero-Exploitation commitments, and then takes collective action to encourage these indirect suppliers to improve their policies for controlling the mills and plantations with which they work"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "Casino Group is therefore committed to improving the traceability of high-risk raw materials and using technological tools to control the origin and potential risks."; "In 2015, with the Earthworm Foundation, Casino Group set up a complementary traceability system to identify the refiners present in its supply chain." ; "The Group is committed to identify every year the refiners and initial importers present in the supply chain of its private labels products to analyse and verify with the POTC their Zero-Deforestation - Zero-Exploitation commitments, and then takes collective action to encourage these indirect suppliers to improve their policies for controlling the mills and plantations with which they work"
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        9/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

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

          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Casino Group supports the: eight Fundamental Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO); • declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work by the International Labour Organization (ILO). [...] All suppliers must adhere to the Supplier Charter of Ethics and its principles. Suppliers are required to comply with all applicable local and international laws, principles, standards and regulations in force in their countries of business and ensure that their own suppliers and sub-contractors comply with them as well. The Charter clearly prohibits child labour, forced labour, discrimination and harsh treatment, and supports freedom of association, safe and healthy workplaces, legal and decent working hours, and environmental and forest protection"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training, Economic

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: NA
          "As a player who is close to the agricultural world, it favours sustainable partnerships and it started many initiatives to support producers, cooperatives and/or farmers/breeder. [...] A support scheme is available for small producers (with technical assistance, improvement of the productivity, delivery management…) and a purchase guarantee for their products at the best price, contributing therefore to economic, social and local development."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "With respect to recruitment, hiring, training, working conditions, work assignments, remuneration, benefits, promotion, discipline, termination and retirement, the Supplier shall not practise, encourage or tolerate any discrimination of any kind based on gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "The Supplier shall respect the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IP/LC) and should ensure to engage in Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC1 ) of indigenous and local communities concerning activities on their customary lands."
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        23/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          What methods are used for verification?: NA

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

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

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

          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: ICS Social audit

          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: ICS Social audit
          "The palm oil used by the Group’s private-label suppliers comes mainly from importers who source palm oil from Asia, where the risk of deforestation is recognised. Since 2020, 100% of the palm oil used in private-label products is RSPO certified. Since 2021, 100% of the RSPO certified palm oil is at the “Segregated” and “Identity Preserved” levels"[...]"Casino Group’s commitment is to ensure that the palm oil used in its private-label products does not contribute to deforestation and meets Zero Deforestation criteria"
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          "The Group is committed to identify every year the refiners and initial importers present in the supply chain of its private labels products to analyse and verify with the POTC their Zero-Deforestation - Zero-Exploitation commitments, and then takes collective action to encourage these indirect suppliers to improve their policies for controlling the mills and plantations with which they work."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2008 . 2011
          "The cut-off dates applied by Casino Group and its subsidiaries in their supply chains are 1st August 2008 for illegal deforestation and 5th October 2009 for legal deforestation in Amazon for all Brazilian suppliers, 2011 for Colombia."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/ advice/ experience/ expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Palm Oil Transparency Coalition (POTC)
          "Casino Group supports and participates in multi-stakeholder initiatives by being a member of: the Palm Oil Transparency Coalition (POTC)"
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: NA

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Unclear
          “In order to strengthen the analysis of the risks linked to the Group's activities (see section 4.3 Main risk factors), in 2017, the Duty of Vigilance Committee defined the methodology for mapping the risks of serious violations of human rights [...] and environmental damage [...] The implementation of supplier risk mapping was presented in 2017 to TFT Earth, a specialist in the impact of supply chains and raw materials on the environment and deforestation."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Each Supplier of the Casino Group undertakes to provide only products and services that comply with the principles set out herein as well as with the local and international laws applicable to the conduct of their business and the international rules listed in this Charter."[...]"To ensure strict compliance by its Suppliers with the principles and criteria of this Charter for the products which bear its trademarks and for white-label products, the Casino Group may authorise specialised, independent, third-party firms to conduct compliance audits as specified in the Casino Group «Supplier Compliance Program Manual»."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "As part of its ethical commitments and the French Law of 27th March 2017 establishing a duty of care for parent companies and instructing companies, the Casino Group has implemented a warning and whistleblowing mechanism regarding potential risks of serious violations of Human Rights, fundamental freedoms, Health and Safety of people as well as the environment created by its activities, the companies it manages and its supply chain. Any report relating to the law mentioned above must be made to the Casino Group by using the following email address: [email protected]"
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 2213.46 Metric Tonnes

          Total volume: 2300.97 Tonnes

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Palm Oil Processing

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

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: 87.51 Metric Tonnes
          In their 2021 RSPO ACOP Report, Casino report that they consumed a total of 2300.97 Tonnes of palm oil
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: NA

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

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA
          "Suppliers shall monitor their production and/or sourcing to guarantee that they are not linked to deforestation and/or conversion of native forests and vegetation. The cut-off dates after which deforestation and/ or conversion of native forests and vegetation is considered non-compliant with the Casino group’s commitments depends on the raw materials and the countries/regions of production...Palm oil shall be produced according to the NDPE (No Deforestation – No Peat – No Exploitation) practices: . NO DEFORESTATION by protecting High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS)...To ensure strict compliance by its Suppliers with the principles and criteria of this Charter for the products which bear its trademarks and for white-label products, the Casino Group may authorise specialised, independent, third-party firms to conduct compliance audits as specified in the Casino Group «Supplier Compliance Program Manual"
        • 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 commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non compliance with code of ethics requirement to have an NDPE policy

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

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

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "To ensure strict compliance by its Suppliers with the principles and criteria of this Charter for the products which bear its trademarks and for white-label products, the Casino Group may authorise specialised, independent, third-party firms to conduct compliance audits as specified in the Casino Group «Supplier Compliance Program Manual». To this end, the Supplier undertakes to cooperate and facilitate audit activities and provide access to its production sites, documents and records, employees, sub-contractors and suppliers. The Supplier undertakes to take corrective measures and to ensure that such measures are taken, if appropriate, within a time-frame determined with each party. 4.2 The Casino Group may decide to immediately terminate any business relationship or contract if a Supplier violates the principles set forth in the Charter and/or refuses to take the steps necessary to resolve any nonconformities brought to its attention."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      21/90
      • Commitment Strength
        6/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          6/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            When was this commitment set?: NA

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

            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC

            Type of sustainability commitment: Reduce the volume of virgin wood fibre used in paper and packaging products through usage of recycled content
            "Casino Group supports Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) for its private labels (paper, timber and charcoal) and the integration of recycled material in packaging when it is possible. More than 300 products with certification are sold in its stores."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Casino Group supports Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) for its private labels (paper, timber and charcoal) and the integration of recycled material in packaging when it is possible. More than 300 products with certification are sold in its stores."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: FSC/PEFC certification
            "Casino Group supports Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) for its private labels (paper, timber and charcoal) and the integration of recycled material in packaging when it is possible. More than 300 products with certification are sold in its stores."[...]"100% of commercial publications using paper made from recycled fibers or FSC/PEFC certified"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "Casino Group supports Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) for its private labels (paper, timber and charcoal) and the integration of recycled material in packaging when it is possible. More than 300 products with certification are sold in its stores."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        7/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "Casino Group supports the: eight Fundamental Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO); • declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work by the International Labour Organization (ILO). [...] All suppliers must adhere to the Supplier Charter of Ethics and its principles. Suppliers are required to comply with all applicable local and international laws, principles, standards and regulations in force in their countries of business and ensure that their own suppliers and sub-contractors comply with them as well. The Charter clearly prohibits child labour, forced labour, discrimination and harsh treatment, and supports freedom of association, safe and healthy workplaces, legal and decent working hours, and environmental and forest protection"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "With respect to recruitment, hiring, training, working conditions, work assignments, remuneration, benefits, promotion, discipline, termination and retirement, the Supplier shall not practise, encourage or tolerate any discrimination of any kind based on gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "The Supplier shall respect the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IP/LC) and should ensure to engage in Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC1) of indigenous and local communities concerning activities on their customary lands."
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        9/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Each Supplier of the Casino Group undertakes to provide only products and services that comply with the principles set out herein as well as with the local and international laws applicable to the conduct of their business and the international rules listed in this Charter."[...]"To ensure strict compliance by its Suppliers with the principles and criteria of this Charter for the products which bear its trademarks and for white-label products, the Casino Group may authorise specialised, independent, third-party firms to conduct compliance audits as specified in the Casino Group «Supplier Compliance Program Manual»."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism
          "As part of its ethical commitments and the French Law of 27th March 2017 establishing a duty of care for parent companies and instructing companies, the Casino Group has implemented a warning and whistleblowing mechanism regarding potential risks of serious violations of Human Rights, fundamental freedoms, Health and Safety of people as well as the environment created by its activities, the companies it manages and its supply chain. Any report relating to the law mentioned above must be made to the Casino Group by using the following email address: [email protected]"
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Unclear

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

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

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

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA
          "The Casino Group is committed to fighting and removing deforestation and/or conversion² of native forests and vegetation in key commodity supply chains, including, but not limited to, palm oil, cattle farming, soy, cocoa, coffee and wood. To ensure strict compliance by its Suppliers with the principles and criteria of this Charter for the products which bear its trademarks and for white-label products, the Casino Group may authorise specialised, independent, third-party firms to conduct compliance audits as specified in the Casino Group «Supplier Compliance Program Manual». To this end, the Supplier undertakes to cooperate and facilitate audit activities and provide access to its production sites, documents and records, employees, sub-contractors and suppliers. The Supplier undertakes to take corrective measures and to ensure that such measures are taken, if appropriate, within a time-frame determined with each party. 4.2 The Casino Group may decide to immediately terminate any business relationship or contract if a Supplier violates the principles set forth in the Charter and/or refuses to take the steps necessary to resolve any nonconformities brought to its attention."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      31/90
      • Commitment Strength
        9/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          5/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            If other certification, specify: NA

            When was this commitment set?: 2022

            Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
            "Regarding soybeans present in animal feed, Casino Group has signed the Manifesto «For engagement by French companies to fight against imported deforestation linked to soybeans» which: guarantees, that by 2025 at the latest, the soybeans present in France’s animal feed supply chain are not linked to a risk of deforestation in Brazil, with a cut-off date of 1st January 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: Soybean for animal feed exported to France

            If no, what is excluded?: Product line; Location
            "Regarding soybeans present in animal feed, Casino Group has signed the Manifesto «For engagement by French companies to fight against imported deforestation linked to soybeans» which: guarantees, that by 2025 at the latest, the soybeans present in France’s animal feed supply chain are not linked to a risk of deforestation in Brazil, with a cut-off date of 1st January 2020."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "Regarding soybeans present in animal feed, Casino Group has signed the Manifesto «For engagement by French companies to fight against imported deforestation linked to soybeans» which: guarantees, that by 2025 at the latest, the soybeans present in France’s animal feed supply chain are not linked to a risk of deforestation in Brazil, with a cut-off date of 1st January 2020."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          4/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "In France, the Group is committed to tracing the origin of soybeans as a characteristic ingredient in its private-label products and since 2021, 100% of the soy as a characteristic ingredient is coming from production areas with a very low risk of deforestation. It is also prioritising the use of 100% French origin soybeans for Monoprix-branded products with soy as a characteristic ingredient."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: Soy for export to France

            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "In France, the Group is committed to tracing the origin of soybeans as a characteristic ingredient in its private-label products and since 2021, 100% of the soy as a characteristic ingredient is coming from production areas with a very low risk of deforestation. It is also prioritising the use of 100% French origin soybeans for Monoprix-branded products with soy as a characteristic ingredient."
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        9/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "Casino Group supports the: eight Fundamental Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO); • declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work by the International Labour Organization (ILO). [...] All suppliers must adhere to the Supplier Charter of Ethics and its principles. Suppliers are required to comply with all applicable local and international laws, principles, standards and regulations in force in their countries of business and ensure that their own suppliers and sub-contractors comply with them as well. The Charter clearly prohibits child labour, forced labour, discrimination and harsh treatment, and supports freedom of association, safe and healthy workplaces, legal and decent working hours, and environmental and forest protection"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: NA
          "As a player who is close to the agricultural world, it favours sustainable partnerships and it started many initiatives to support producers, cooperatives and/or farmers/breeder. [...] A support scheme is available for small producers (with technical assistance, improvement of the productivity, delivery management…) and a purchase guarantee for their products at the best price, contributing therefore to economic, social and local development."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "With respect to recruitment, hiring, training, working conditions, work assignments, remuneration, benefits, promotion, discipline, termination and retirement, the Supplier shall not practise, encourage or tolerate any discrimination of any kind based on gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "The Supplier shall respect the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IP/LC) and should ensure to engage in Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC1 ) of indigenous and local communities concerning activities on their customary lands."
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        14/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2020
          "Regarding soybeans present in animal feed, Casino Group has signed the Manifesto «For engagement by French companies to fight against imported deforestation linked to soybeans» which: guarantees, that by 2025 at the latest, the soybeans present in France’s animal feed supply chain are not linked to a risk of deforestation in Brazil, with a cut-off date of 1st January 2020."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Duralim ; Soy Transparency Coalition

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "Casino • has joined Duralim (www.duralim.com), a French collaborative platform for sustainable farm animal feed, to participate in France’s collective campaign for zero-deforestation soybeans; • and the Soy Transparency Coalition"
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: NA

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: NA
          “In order to strengthen the analysis of the risks linked to the Group's activities (see section 4.3 Main risk factors), in 2017, the Duty of Vigilance Committee defined the methodology for mapping the risks of serious violations of human rights [...] and environmental damage [...] The implementation of supplier risk mapping was presented in 2017 to TFT Earth, a specialist in the impact of supply chains and raw materials on the environment and deforestation."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Each Supplier of the Casino Group undertakes to provide only products and services that comply with the principles set out herein as well as with the local and international laws applicable to the conduct of their business and the international rules listed in this Charter."[...]"To ensure strict compliance by its Suppliers with the principles and criteria of this Charter for the products which bear its trademarks and for white-label products, the Casino Group may authorise specialised, independent, third-party firms to conduct compliance audits as specified in the Casino Group «Supplier Compliance Program Manual»."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism

          If other type of mechanism, specify: NA
          "As part of its ethical commitments and the French Law of 27th March 2017 establishing a duty of care for parent companies and instructing companies, the Casino Group has implemented a warning and whistleblowing mechanism regarding potential risks of serious violations of Human Rights, fundamental freedoms, Health and Safety of people as well as the environment created by its activities, the companies it manages and its supply chain. Any report relating to the law mentioned above must be made to the Casino Group by using the following email address: [email protected]"
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

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

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Unclear

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

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA
          "The Casino Group is committed to fighting and removing deforestation and/or conversion² of native forests and vegetation in key commodity supply chains, including, but not limited to, palm oil, cattle farming, soy, cocoa, coffee and wood. Suppliers shall monitor their production and/or sourcing to guarantee that they are not linked to deforestation and/or conversion of native forests and vegetation. The cut-off dates after which deforestation and/ or conversion of native forests and vegetation is considered non-compliant with the Casino group’s commitments depends on the raw materials and the countries/regions of production...for soy and cocoa imported to France, the cut-off date is January 1, 2020...To ensure strict compliance by its Suppliers with the principles and criteria of this Charter for the products which bear its trademarks and for white-label products, the Casino Group may authorise specialised, independent, third-party firms to conduct compliance audits as specified in the Casino Group «Supplier Compliance Program Manual"
        • 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?: No

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

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Corrective measures to ensure cut-off date is respected

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: NA

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No
          "The Casino Group is committed to fighting and removing deforestation and/or conversion² of native forests and vegetation in key commodity supply chains, including, but not limited to, palm oil, cattle farming, soy, cocoa, coffee and wood. To ensure strict compliance by its Suppliers with the principles and criteria of this Charter for the products which bear its trademarks and for white-label products, the Casino Group may authorise specialised, independent, third-party firms to conduct compliance audits as specified in the Casino Group «Supplier Compliance Program Manual». To this end, the Supplier undertakes to cooperate and facilitate audit activities and provide access to its production sites, documents and records, employees, sub-contractors and suppliers. The Supplier undertakes to take corrective measures and to ensure that such measures are taken, if appropriate, within a time-frame determined with each party. 4.2 The Casino Group may decide to immediately terminate any business relationship or contract if a Supplier violates the principles set forth in the Charter and/or refuses to take the steps necessary to resolve any nonconformities brought to its attention."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Leather *
      11/90
      • Commitment Strength
        0/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          0/9.5
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        7/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "Casino Group supports the: eight Fundamental Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO); • declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work by the International Labour Organization (ILO). [...] All suppliers must adhere to the Supplier Charter of Ethics and its principles. Suppliers are required to comply with all applicable local and international laws, principles, standards and regulations in force in their countries of business and ensure that their own suppliers and sub-contractors comply with them as well. The Charter clearly prohibits child labour, forced labour, discrimination and harsh treatment, and supports freedom of association, safe and healthy workplaces, legal and decent working hours, and environmental and forest protection"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "With respect to recruitment, hiring, training, working conditions, work assignments, remuneration, benefits, promotion, discipline, termination and retirement, the Supplier shall not practise, encourage or tolerate any discrimination of any kind based on gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "The Supplier shall respect the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IP/LC) and should ensure to engage in Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC1) of indigenous and local communities concerning activities on their customary lands."
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        4/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Each Supplier of the Casino Group undertakes to provide only products and services that comply with the principles set out herein as well as with the local and international laws applicable to the conduct of their business and the international rules listed in this Charter."[...]"To ensure strict compliance by its Suppliers with the principles and criteria of this Charter for the products which bear its trademarks and for white-label products, the Casino Group may authorise specialised, independent, third-party firms to conduct compliance audits as specified in the Casino Group «Supplier Compliance Program Manual»."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "As part of its ethical commitments and the French Law of 27th March 2017 establishing a duty of care for parent companies and instructing companies, the Casino Group has implemented a warning and whistleblowing mechanism regarding potential risks of serious violations of Human Rights, fundamental freedoms, Health and Safety of people as well as the environment created by its activities, the companies it manages and its supply chain. Any report relating to the law mentioned above must be made to the Casino Group by using the following email address: [email protected]"
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Timber *
      23/90
      • Commitment Strength
        6/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          6/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC

            When was this commitment set?: 2022
            "Casino Group supports Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) for its private labels (paper, timber and charcoal) and the integration of recycled material in packaging when it is possible. More than 300 products with certification are sold in its stores."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Casino Group supports Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) for its private labels (paper, timber and charcoal) and the integration of recycled material in packaging when it is possible. More than 300 products with certification are sold in its stores."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "Casino Group supports Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) for its private labels (paper, timber and charcoal) and the integration of recycled material in packaging when it is possible. More than 300 products with certification are sold in its stores."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "Casino Group supports Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) for its private labels (paper, timber and charcoal) and the integration of recycled material in packaging when it is possible. More than 300 products with certification are sold in its stores."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        7/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "Casino Group supports the: eight Fundamental Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO); • declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work by the International Labour Organization (ILO). [...] All suppliers must adhere to the Supplier Charter of Ethics and its principles. Suppliers are required to comply with all applicable local and international laws, principles, standards and regulations in force in their countries of business and ensure that their own suppliers and sub-contractors comply with them as well. The Charter clearly prohibits child labour, forced labour, discrimination and harsh treatment, and supports freedom of association, safe and healthy workplaces, legal and decent working hours, and environmental and forest protection"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "With respect to recruitment, hiring, training, working conditions, work assignments, remuneration, benefits, promotion, discipline, termination and retirement, the Supplier shall not practise, encourage or tolerate any discrimination of any kind based on gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "The Supplier shall respect the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IP/LC) and should ensure to engage in Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC1) of indigenous and local communities concerning activities on their customary lands."
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        11/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Each Supplier of the Casino Group undertakes to provide only products and services that comply with the principles set out herein as well as with the local and international laws applicable to the conduct of their business and the international rules listed in this Charter."[...]"To ensure strict compliance by its Suppliers with the principles and criteria of this Charter for the products which bear its trademarks and for white-label products, the Casino Group may authorise specialised, independent, third-party firms to conduct compliance audits as specified in the Casino Group «Supplier Compliance Program Manual»."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism
          "As part of its ethical commitments and the French Law of 27th March 2017 establishing a duty of care for parent companies and instructing companies, the Casino Group has implemented a warning and whistleblowing mechanism regarding potential risks of serious violations of Human Rights, fundamental freedoms, Health and Safety of people as well as the environment created by its activities, the companies it manages and its supply chain. Any report relating to the law mentioned above must be made to the Casino Group by using the following email address: [email protected]"
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Unclear

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

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

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

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA
          "The Casino Group is committed to fighting and removing deforestation and/or conversion² of native forests and vegetation in key commodity supply chains, including, but not limited to, palm oil, cattle farming, soy, cocoa, coffee and wood. Suppliers shall monitor their production and/or sourcing to guarantee that they are not linked to deforestation and/or conversion of native forests and vegetation. The cut-off dates after which deforestation and/ or conversion of native forests and vegetation is considered non-compliant with the Casino group’s commitments depends on the raw materials and the countries/regions of production...Charter for the products which bear its trademarks and for white-label products, the Casino Group may authorise specialised, independent, third-party firms to conduct compliance audits as specified in the Casino Group «Supplier Compliance Program Manual"
        • 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?: Failure comply no deforestation policy

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

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

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

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Corrective measures
          "The Casino Group is committed to fighting and removing deforestation and/or conversion² of native forests and vegetation in key commodity supply chains, including, but not limited to, palm oil, cattle farming, soy, cocoa, coffee and wood. To ensure strict compliance by its Suppliers with the principles and criteria of this Charter for the products which bear its trademarks and for white-label products, the Casino Group may authorise specialised, independent, third-party firms to conduct compliance audits as specified in the Casino Group «Supplier Compliance Program Manual». To this end, the Supplier undertakes to cooperate and facilitate audit activities and provide access to its production sites, documents and records, employees, sub-contractors and suppliers. The Supplier undertakes to take corrective measures and to ensure that such measures are taken, if appropriate, within a time-frame determined with each party. 4.2 The Casino Group may decide to immediately terminate any business relationship or contract if a Supplier violates the principles set forth in the Charter and/or refuses to take the steps necessary to resolve any nonconformities brought to its attention."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    9/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    14/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    8/17
    Avg. score

Profile

Casino Guichard Perrachon (Casino) is a French retailer with more than 15,000 convenience stores, hypermarkets and supermarkets predominantly in France and Latin America. The breadth of its retail market means it is exposed to several forest risk commodities. The group is among the edible grocery retailers globally and it has an especially strong presence in Latin America. Casino claims to be the top retailer in Brazil, Colombia and Vietnam. Casino Guichard Perrachon S.A. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy, beef and paper packaging and is also assessed for its exposure to timber.

Sector
Industry sector 
Food Retail, Paper Packaging
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
France
Company Type
Company type 
CO
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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