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  • Overall approach
    1/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1.00/1
      Cencosud are members of the UN Global Compact and the Consumer Goods Forum.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    9/86
    • Beef
      9/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Social
          "Cencosud has an external web platform www.eticacencosud.kpmg.com.ar as a communication channel that helps maintain and protect the highest standards of ethics and integrity, including respect for Human Rights. This platform is available so that anyone who observes an irregular situation can report the event, which guarantees their confidentiality and anonymity."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "The suppliers respects the fundamental human right. Its prohibited any form of illegal work or work that can be considered as slavery, forced work or child employment.[...] In accordance to the Cencosud compromises for diversity, all providers rejects any form of arbitrary discrimination based on race or ethnicity, nationality, age, social and economic situation, language, ideology or political opinion, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status and disability." and "The providers declares respecting freedom of association".
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "The suppliers respects the fundamental human right. Its prohibited any form of illegal work or work that can be considered as slavery, forced work or child employment.[...] In accordance to the Cencosud compromises for diversity, all providers rejects any form of arbitrary discrimination based on race or ethnicity, nationality, age, social and economic situation, language, ideology or political opinion, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status and disability."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Palm oil
      9/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Social
          "Cencosud has an external web platform www.eticacencosud.kpmg.com.ar as a communication channel that helps maintain and protect the highest standards of ethics and integrity, including respect for Human Rights. This platform is available so that anyone who observes an irregular situation can report the event, which guarantees their confidentiality and anonymity."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "The suppliers respects the fundamental human right. Its prohibited any form of illegal work or work that can be considered as slavery, forced work or child employment.[...] In accordance to the Cencosud compromises for diversity, all providers rejects any form of arbitrary discrimination based on race or ethnicity, nationality, age, social and economic situation, language, ideology or political opinion, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status and disability." and "The providers declares respecting freedom of association".
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "The suppliers respects the fundamental human right. Its prohibited any form of illegal work or work that can be considered as slavery, forced work or child employment.[...] In accordance to the Cencosud compromises for diversity, all providers rejects any form of arbitrary discrimination based on race or ethnicity, nationality, age, social and economic situation, language, ideology or political opinion, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status and disability."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      9/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Social
          "Cencosud has an external web platform www.eticacencosud.kpmg.com.ar as a communication channel that helps maintain and protect the highest standards of ethics and integrity, including respect for Human Rights. This platform is available so that anyone who observes an irregular situation can report the event, which guarantees their confidentiality and anonymity."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "The suppliers respects the fundamental human right. Its prohibited any form of illegal work or work that can be considered as slavery, forced work or child employment.[...] In accordance to the Cencosud compromises for diversity, all providers rejects any form of arbitrary discrimination based on race or ethnicity, nationality, age, social and economic situation, language, ideology or political opinion, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status and disability." and "The providers declares respecting freedom of association".
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "The suppliers respects the fundamental human right. Its prohibited any form of illegal work or work that can be considered as slavery, forced work or child employment.[...] In accordance to the Cencosud compromises for diversity, all providers rejects any form of arbitrary discrimination based on race or ethnicity, nationality, age, social and economic situation, language, ideology or political opinion, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status and disability."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Leather
      9/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Social
          "Cencosud has an external web platform www.eticacencosud.kpmg.com.ar as a communication channel that helps maintain and protect the highest standards of ethics and integrity, including respect for Human Rights. This platform is available so that anyone who observes an irregular situation can report the event, which guarantees their confidentiality and anonymity."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "The suppliers respects the fundamental human right. Its prohibited any form of illegal work or work that can be considered as slavery, forced work or child employment.[...] In accordance to the Cencosud compromises for diversity, all providers rejects any form of arbitrary discrimination based on race or ethnicity, nationality, age, social and economic situation, language, ideology or political opinion, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status and disability." and "The providers declares respecting freedom of association".
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "The suppliers respects the fundamental human right. Its prohibited any form of illegal work or work that can be considered as slavery, forced work or child employment.[...] In accordance to the Cencosud compromises for diversity, all providers rejects any form of arbitrary discrimination based on race or ethnicity, nationality, age, social and economic situation, language, ideology or political opinion, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status and disability."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      9/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Social
          "Cencosud has an external web platform www.eticacencosud.kpmg.com.ar as a communication channel that helps maintain and protect the highest standards of ethics and integrity, including respect for Human Rights. This platform is available so that anyone who observes an irregular situation can report the event, which guarantees their confidentiality and anonymity."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "The suppliers respects the fundamental human right. Its prohibited any form of illegal work or work that can be considered as slavery, forced work or child employment.[...] In accordance to the Cencosud compromises for diversity, all providers rejects any form of arbitrary discrimination based on race or ethnicity, nationality, age, social and economic situation, language, ideology or political opinion, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status and disability." and "The providers declares respecting freedom of association".
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "The suppliers respects the fundamental human right. Its prohibited any form of illegal work or work that can be considered as slavery, forced work or child employment.[...] In accordance to the Cencosud compromises for diversity, all providers rejects any form of arbitrary discrimination based on race or ethnicity, nationality, age, social and economic situation, language, ideology or political opinion, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status and disability."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Timber
      9/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Social
          "Cencosud has an external web platform www.eticacencosud.kpmg.com.ar as a communication channel that helps maintain and protect the highest standards of ethics and integrity, including respect for Human Rights. This platform is available so that anyone who observes an irregular situation can report the event, which guarantees their confidentiality and anonymity."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "The suppliers respects the fundamental human right. Its prohibited any form of illegal work or work that can be considered as slavery, forced work or child employment.[...] In accordance to the Cencosud compromises for diversity, all providers rejects any form of arbitrary discrimination based on race or ethnicity, nationality, age, social and economic situation, language, ideology or political opinion, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status and disability." and "The providers declares respecting freedom of association".
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "The suppliers respects the fundamental human right. Its prohibited any form of illegal work or work that can be considered as slavery, forced work or child employment.[...] In accordance to the Cencosud compromises for diversity, all providers rejects any form of arbitrary discrimination based on race or ethnicity, nationality, age, social and economic situation, language, ideology or political opinion, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status and disability."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    0/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    4/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Cencosud is a Chilean retail conglomerate with operations throughout Latin America. Its sales outlets include supermarkets, home improvement stores, shopping centres and department stores. The breadth of its retail market means it is exposed to several forest risk commodities. Cencosud is the one of the five largest retailers for edible groceries in Latin America. It is especially prominent in Argentina where it ranks among the top three retailers for edible groceries.

Sector
Industry sector 
Food retail, Furniture & flooring, Home improvement
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
Chile
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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