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  • Overall approach
    9/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Deforestation-Free
      4/6
      Charoen Pokphand Group "requires all sourcing activities to be done with no relation to deforestation". 
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      UN Global Compact
      Charoen Pokphand Group are members of the UN Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "In 2018 results of the project revealed that the average survival rate of newly planted trees was at 90%, while the communities surrounding these forest areas had also received benefits from the ecosystem products that came with the restored forests."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      3/3
      Report LUC emissions
      Yes
      3/3
      2018, "i. Data used: Total quantities of main feed raw materials in year 2017 are used to calculate. The emission factors are national specific emission factors. ii. Methodology: The emissions are calculated by multiplying total quantities of feed raw materials by the emission factors. iii. Quality: The quality of activity data is high and the quality of secondary data is medium. Therefore, the quality of the emission data is considered medium."
      Charoen Pokphand Group state that their Scope 3 emissions from land use change (solely for "main raw feed materials in Thailand") equal 23427 tonnes.
  • Commodity score
    28/86
    • Palm oil
      45/86
      • Commitment Strength
        21/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            "89% of the palm oil used in the food business comes from sources that are certified according to the roundtable for sustainable soy (RSPO)". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "89% of the palm oil used in the food business comes from sources that are certified according to the roundtable for sustainable soy (RSPO)". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "89% of the palm oil used in the food business comes from sources that are certified according to the roundtable for sustainable soy (RSPO)". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "89% of the palm oil used in the food business comes from sources that are certified according to the roundtable for sustainable soy (RSPO)". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "89% of the palm oil used in the food business comes from sources that are certified according to the roundtable for sustainable soy (RSPO)". 
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "89% of the palm oil used in the food business comes from sources that are certified according to the roundtable for sustainable soy (RSPO)". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "89% of the palm oil used in the food business comes from sources that are certified according to the roundtable for sustainable soy (RSPO)". 
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "89% of the palm oil used in the food business comes from sources that are certified according to the roundtable for sustainable soy (RSPO)". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "89% of the palm oil used in the food business comes from sources that are certified according to the roundtable for sustainable soy (RSPO)". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "89% of the palm oil used in the food business comes from sources that are certified according to the roundtable for sustainable soy (RSPO)". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "89% of the palm oil used in the food business comes from sources that are certified according to the roundtable for sustainable soy (RSPO)". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "89% of the palm oil used in the food business comes from sources that are certified according to the roundtable for sustainable soy (RSPO)". 
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "89% of the palm oil used in the food business comes from sources that are certified according to the roundtable for sustainable soy (RSPO)". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "89% of the palm oil used in the food business comes from sources that are certified according to the roundtable for sustainable soy (RSPO)". 
        • 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
        15/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "89% of the palm oil used in the food business comes from sources that are certified according to the roundtable for sustainable soy (RSPO)". 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            "89% of the palm oil used in the food business comes from sources that are certified according to the roundtable for sustainable soy (RSPO)". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "89% of the palm oil used in the food business comes from sources that are certified according to the roundtable for sustainable soy (RSPO)". 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "89% of the palm oil used in the food business comes from sources that are certified according to the roundtable for sustainable soy (RSPO)". 
          • 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
          Charoen Pokphand Group have a "Grievance/ complaint mechanism for local communities". 
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          5,194 Tonnes
          Charoen Pokphand Group report their total usage of palm oil and oil palm products in 2017 as 5,194 tonnes and the total compliant volume at 5,194.00 Tonnes
      • Social Considerations
        9/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "Charoen Pokphand Group does not tolerate the forcible acquisition of land. Suppliers shall acquire land with the free, prior and informed consent of all communities."
        • 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
          Charoen Pokphand Group ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Business Partners shall not discriminate in its employment practices and treat each employee with dignity and respect regardless of race, national origin, color, ancestry, religion, gender, age, physical disability, political thinking, or marital status".
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      27/86
      • Commitment Strength
        11/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/21
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Type of commitment: Sustainability commitment
            Charoen Pokphand Group have a "2020 Goal (Thailand)"  to sourcing 100% responsible soy. 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Charoen Pokphand Group have a "2020 Goal (Thailand)"  to sourcing 100% responsible soy. 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Charoen Pokphand Group have a "2020 Goal (Thailand)"  to sourcing 100% responsible soy. 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Charoen Pokphand Group have a "2020 Goal (Thailand)"  to sourcing 100% responsible soy. 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Charoen Pokphand Group have a "2020 Goal (Thailand)"  to sourcing 100% responsible soy. 
          • Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            Charoen Pokphand Group have a "2020 Goal (Thailand)"  to sourcing 100% responsible soy. 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Charoen Pokphand Group have a "2020 Goal (Thailand)"  to sourcing 100% responsible soy. 
        • 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
        7/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "38% of soybean meal in Thailand is responsibly sourced". 
          • 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
          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
          Charoen Pokphand Group have a "Grievance/ complaint mechanism for local communities". 
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        9/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "Charoen Pokphand Group does not tolerate the forcible acquisition of land. Suppliers shall acquire land with the free, prior and informed consent of all communities."
        • 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
          Charoen Pokphand Group ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Business Partners shall not discriminate in its employment practices and treat each employee with dignity and respect regardless of race, national origin, color, ancestry, religion, gender, age, physical disability, political thinking, or marital status".
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Beef
      13/86
      • 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
          Charoen Pokphand Group have a "Grievance/ complaint mechanism for local communities". 
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        9/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "Charoen Pokphand Group does not tolerate the forcible acquisition of land. Suppliers shall acquire land with the free, prior and informed consent of all communities."
        • 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
          Charoen Pokphand Group ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Business Partners shall not discriminate in its employment practices and treat each employee with dignity and respect regardless of race, national origin, color, ancestry, religion, gender, age, physical disability, political thinking, or marital status".
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      26/86
      • Commitment Strength
        13/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/15
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Type of commitment: Sustainability commitment
            Charoen Pokphand Group state that they will "promote the use of materials from sustainably managed renewable resources".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Charoen Pokphand Group state that they will "promote the use of materials from sustainably managed renewable resources".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Charoen Pokphand Group state that they will "promote the use of materials from sustainably managed renewable resources".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Charoen Pokphand Group state that they will "promote the use of materials from sustainably managed renewable resources".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Charoen Pokphand Group state that they will "promote the use of materials from sustainably managed renewable resources".
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          7/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "CP Foods is attempted to source packaging that has recycled material containing in non-contact food packaging (Secondary Packaging) or, i.e., corrugated boxes. Those packaging have contained recycled material ranging from 70-100%." "The Company is determined to optimize resources used in packaging, while ensuring the properties and performance of reserving food safety and maintaining full nutritional values."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "CP Foods is attempted to source packaging that has recycled material containing in non-contact food packaging (Secondary Packaging) or, i.e., corrugated boxes. Those packaging have contained recycled material ranging from 70-100%." "The Company is determined to optimize resources used in packaging, while ensuring the properties and performance of reserving food safety and maintaining full nutritional values."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            "CP Foods is attempted to source packaging that has recycled material containing in non-contact food packaging (Secondary Packaging) or, i.e., corrugated boxes. Those packaging have contained recycled material ranging from 70-100%." "The Company is determined to optimize resources used in packaging, while ensuring the properties and performance of reserving food safety and maintaining full nutritional values."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "CP Foods is attempted to source packaging that has recycled material containing in non-contact food packaging (Secondary Packaging) or, i.e., corrugated boxes. Those packaging have contained recycled material ranging from 70-100%." "The Company is determined to optimize resources used in packaging, while ensuring the properties and performance of reserving food safety and maintaining full nutritional values."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "CP Foods is attempted to source packaging that has recycled material containing in non-contact food packaging (Secondary Packaging) or, i.e., corrugated boxes. Those packaging have contained recycled material ranging from 70-100%." "The Company is determined to optimize resources used in packaging, while ensuring the properties and performance of reserving food safety and maintaining full nutritional values."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            "CP Foods is attempted to source packaging that has recycled material containing in non-contact food packaging (Secondary Packaging) or, i.e., corrugated boxes. Those packaging have contained recycled material ranging from 70-100%." "The Company is determined to optimize resources used in packaging, while ensuring the properties and performance of reserving food safety and maintaining full nutritional values."
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            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 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
          Charoen Pokphand Group have a "Grievance/ complaint mechanism for local communities". 
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        9/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "Charoen Pokphand Group does not tolerate the forcible acquisition of land. Suppliers shall acquire land with the free, prior and informed consent of all communities."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Charoen Pokphand Group ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Business Partners shall not discriminate in its employment practices and treat each employee with dignity and respect regardless of race, national origin, color, ancestry, religion, gender, age, physical disability, political thinking, or marital status".
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    11/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    7/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    9/16
    Avg. score

Profile

The Charoen Pokphand Group (C. P. Group) is a diverse Thai business conglomerate with 200 subsidiaries in 18 countries that cover the agribusiness, food, telecommunications, and retail industries, amongst others. The group operates integrated food supply chains for poultry and pork involving it heavily in the production of animal feed and food products. It is one of the largest poultry companies in Thailand and places among the ten largest poultry companies in the world. Its subsidiaries are also among the top fifteen global producers of animal feed.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Animal feed, Food retail
Segments
Processor, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Thailand
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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