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  • Overall approach
    7/10
    • 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?: Maize, fishmeal, cassava
      "Supporting the UN SDG 14 (Life under Water) and SDGs 15 (Life on Land), CPG aims to halt deforestation and create nature positive impact by 2030 in our operation, subsidiaries, and throughout supply chain (including tier and non-tier supplier). [...] The business operation must avoid deforestation, burning, or land conversion in legal forest conservation area, high conservation value area, High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA), Ramsar Area, Biosphere Reserve, Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs), Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) and 1-4 IUCN Category I-IV" CP Foods adds more commodities : "CPF therefore has proclaimed its Biodiversity and Zero Deforestation Commitment and set targets for purchasing agricultural direct raw materials, namely corn, fishmeal, palm oil, soybean and cassava".
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      "In addition, CPF operates its business in accordance with the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact). We are also one of the fifteen founding members of the Global Compact Network Thailand (GCNT) with the aim to drive the Thai business sector to adhere to the ten principles in operating their business."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Conserving and Restoring Forest Resources: Biodiversity is pivotal to the lives of human beings and other living things in terms of creating a balance in ecosystems, promoting the way of life and slowing climate change due to greenhouse gas storage and absorption. However, more and more factors are negatively affecting ecosystems and biodiversity. The deterioration of ecosystems and biodiversity has become a cause for concern within the international community"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      What revenue comes from industries relevant to each forest risk commodity?: Not specified

      What proportion of revenue that comes from relevant industries is exposed to each forest risk commodity?: Not specified
      "Over 80 percent of impacts on the food industry often occur in the supply chain.CPF is, therefore, committed to alleviating social and environmental impactswhich may occur in the supply chain by promoting responsible sourcingto ensure its procurements of quality and safety raw materials and products,all of which must meet relevant international standards, must be traceableand slavery-free, and must not come from deforestation areas." "CPF also announced the Biodiversity and Zero Deforestation Commitment to demonstrate its business intent on protecting and preserving biodiversity in its business operations from sourcing agricultural raw materials, including the Company’s implementations on forest conservation and restoration projects."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: NA

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy
      CPF Sustainability 2030 Goals Steering Committee has oversight of the "Responsible Sourcing for the Planet" ambition, which includes the deforestation target for soy and palm oil.
    • 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
      Reforestation disclosure
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 1,773 hectares
      "Our commitment against targets...Increase 20,000 rais (3,200 hectares) of conservation, protection, and restoration of mangrove forests and watershed forests in strategic areas (Thailand Operations)...Increase 20,000 rais (3,200 hectares) of conservation, protection, and restoration of mangrove forests and watershed forests in strategic areas (Thailand Operations)...performance...11,079 rais (1,773 hectares)"
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2025

      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: No

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear
      "2025 target...25% of direct and indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per production unit to be reduced compared to the base year 2015 (Thailand Operations)"
  • Commodity score
    22/90
    • Palm oil
      32/90
      • Commitment Strength
        12/17
        • 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?: 2021

            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "CPF therefore has proclaimed its Biodiversity and Zero Deforestation Commitment and set targets for purchasing agricultural direct raw materials, namely corn, fishmeal, palm oil, soybean and cassava." "CPF has procured good quality palm oil as raw materialfor animal feed and food businesses, which must be systematically traceable or meets international standards such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)...For food business in Thailand operations, around 80 percent of palm oil was certified by RSPO."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: NA

            If Other, specify: NA

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA
            "CPF therefore has proclaimed its Biodiversity and Zero Deforestation Commitment and set targets for purchasing agricultural direct raw materials, namely corn, fishmeal, palm oil, soybean and cassava." "CPF has procured good quality palm oil as raw materialfor animal feed and food businesses, which must be systematically traceable or meets international standards such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)...For food business in Thailand operations, around 80 percent of palm oil was certified by RSPO."
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Traceability and RSPO certification
            "CPF has procured good quality palm oil as raw materialfor animal feed and food businesses, which must be systematically traceable or meets international standards such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)...For food business in Thailand operations, around 80 percent of palm oil was certified by RSPO. [..] 100 percent of CPF's global supply must be traceable and come from deforestation-free areas within 2030, which is an extension of the targets in 2020."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • 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
            When was this commitment set?: 2021
            "100 percent of CPF's global supply must be traceable and come from deforestation-free areas within 2030, which is an extension of the targets in 2020" "In 2021, the Company has been procuring according to the target to source palm oil that are systematically traceable as planned for the feed business and food business as follows...For feed business in Thailand operations, 100 percent of palm oil was traceable to the production plants...For food business in Thailand operations, around80 percent of palm oil was certified by RSPO".
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            If Other, specify: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: NA

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA
            "100 percent of CPF's global supply must be traceable and come from deforestation-free areas within 2030, which is an extension of the targets in 2020"
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Thailand operations should be 100% traceable and RSPO certified
            "100 percent of CPF's global supply must be traceableand come from deforestation-free areas within 2030, whichis an extension of the targets in 2020" "In 2021, the Company has been procuring according to the target to source palm oil that are systematically traceable as planned for the feed business and food business as follows...For feed business in Thailand operations, 100 percent of palm oil was traceable to the productionplants...For food business in Thailand operations, around80 percent of palm oil was certified by RSPO".
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Not specified

          Other workers' rights commitments: Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "We are committed to laying a strong foundation of human resources management based on fairness and equality in accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) and International Labour Organization (ILO)." ; "Business Partners shall adhere to minimum age of employment as stipulated by laws and regulations. Youth labor shall not be allowed to work under hazardous conditions and restricted from the work which is harmful to physical and mental development and interferes with their schooling [...] Business Partners shall not engage in any forms of forced and compulsory labor; and shall not ask for money or retain employees’ identification documents save as expressly allowed by the applicable laws [...] 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 [...] Business Partners shall respect the employees’ right to join or form labor unions and to participate in any collective bargaining in accordance with legal procedures."
        • 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
          "Employees shall not discriminate on the groundsof differences in origin, education, gender or genderidentity, sexual orientation, race, nationality, workstyle and concept, religion, age, generation anddisability."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "CPF is committed to conduct human rights risk assessment within an appropriate timeframe in conjunction with preparing risk prevention and mitigation measures,providing reasonable remedies in cases of violations, monitoring and reporting performance, as well as reviewing policy commitment to ensure maximum effectiveness in human rights management. As there were no human rights violation cases in 2021, there were no remediation measures necessary and taken."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • 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 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
          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

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

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 80%

          What methods are used for verification?: RSPO

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

          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
          "CPF therefore has proclaimed its Biodiversity and Zero Deforestation Commitment and set targets for purchasing agricultural direct raw materials, namely corn, fishmeal, palm oil, soybean and cassava." "CPF has procured good quality palm oil as raw materialfor animal feed and food businesses, which must be systematically traceable or meets international standards such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)...For food business in Thailand operations, around 80 percent of palm oil was certified by RSPO."
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          "Encourage the supplier to have a commitment on “No deforestation” and engage with supplier to ensure that the risk of deforestation shall be managed properly during contractual period."
        • 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
          "CPF is committed to conduct business ethically and in compliance with applicable laws of every country in which we operate"
        • 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
          "CPF is committed to conduct regular review of human rights due diligence as it is an on-going process. Furthermore, the company monitors and evaluates its existing mitigation measures to ensure continual improvements through improving stakeholder-engagement strategies to address concerns raised through the grievance mechanism, revising the social and environmental management system, improving managementplans to handle impacts and implementing corrective actions. CPF publicly disclose its human rights performance on an annual basis through sustainability report, annualreport, or the company’s website. Communication Channel Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited 313 C.P. Tower, Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, ThailandE-mail: [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 non-certified/non-compliant volume: 0%

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Crude/Refined PalmOil (CSPO)

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: Not specified

          Total volume: 3733.87 Tons

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 3733.87 Tons
          Report using 3733.87 tons of Crude/Refined PalmOil (CSPO)
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          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?: Yearly

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

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

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

          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?: 100%

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0%
          "Risk Management Plan and Performance in 20211. Regularly assessing and reviewing suppliers’sustainability risks by focusing on suppliers providinghigh volumes of purchased raw materials that arecritical component to production processes andnon-substitutable suppliers, as well as supplier group’ssocial and environmental issues and food quality andsafety. 100 percent of suppliers of every raw materialgroup in Thailand, China, and Vietnam operationshave been assessed and reviewed. CPF plans toexpand the suppliers’ risk assessments to moresuppliers in overseas operations in 2022"
        • 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
      21/90
      • Commitment Strength
        11/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          7/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No

            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "CPF therefore has proclaimed its Biodiversity and Zero Deforestation Commitment and set targets for purchasing agricultural direct raw materials, namely corn, fishmeal, palm oil, soybean and cassava."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "CPF therefore has proclaimed its Biodiversity and Zero Deforestation Commitment and set targets for purchasing agricultural direct raw materials, namely corn, fishmeal, palm oil, soybean and cassava."
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Traceability
            "100 percent of CPF's global supply must be traceable and come from deforestation-free areas within 2030, which is an extension of the targets in 2020."
          • 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?: Current
            "CPF therefore has proclaimed its Biodiversity and Zero Deforestation Commitment and set targets for purchasing agricultural direct raw materials, namely corn, fishmeal, palm oil, soybean and cassava."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/7.5
          • 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?: 2021
            "CPF sets a target to source 100 percent of soybean meal that are traceable to production location, countries and states of origin, and also targets to source soybean meal that is from deforestation-free areas by 2030.In 2021, the Company found that around 23 percent of soybean meal that had been procured for its worldwide operations was traceable to the countries and states of origin. CPF is working with the group of soybean meal suppliers to implement the verification data and documents for procurement of soybean meal. "
          • 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
            "CPF sets a target to source 100 percent of soybean meal that are traceable to production location, countries and states of origin, and also targets to source soybean meal that is from deforestation-free areas by 2030.In 2021, the Company found that around 23 percent of soybean meal that had been procured for its worldwide operations was traceable to the countries and states of origin. CPF is working with the group of soybean meal suppliers to implement the verification data and documents for procurement of soybean meal. "
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Current
            "CPF sets a target to source 100 percent of soybeanmeal that are traceable to production location, countriesand states of origin, and also targets to source soybeanmeal that is from deforestation-free areas by 2030.In 2021, the Company found that around 23 percentof soybean meal that had been procured for itsworldwide operations was traceable to the countriesand states of origin. CPF is working with the group ofsoybean meal suppliers to implement the verificationdata and documents for procurement of soybean meal. "
          • 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?: Current
            "CPF sets a target to source 100 percent of soybeanmeal that are traceable to production location, countriesand states of origin, and also targets to source soybeanmeal that is from deforestation-free areas by 2030.In 2021, the Company found that around 23 percentof soybean meal that had been procured for itsworldwide operations was traceable to the countriesand states of origin. CPF is working with the group ofsoybean meal suppliers to implement the verificationdata and documents for procurement of soybean meal. "
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Other workers' rights commitments: Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Not specified

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "We are committed to laying a strong foundation of human resources management based on fairness and equality in accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) and International Labour Organization (ILO)." ; "Business Partners shall adhere to minimum age of employment as stipulated by laws and regulations. Youth labor shall not be allowed to work under hazardous conditions and restricted from the work which is harmful to physical and mental development and interferes with their schooling [...] Business Partners shall not engage in any forms of forced and compulsory labor; and shall not ask for money or retain employees’ identification documents save as expressly allowed by the applicable laws [...] 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 [...] Business Partners shall respect the employees’ right to join or form labor unions and to participate in any collective bargaining in accordance with legal procedures."
        • 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
          "Employees shall not discriminate on the groundsof differences in origin, education, gender or genderidentity, sexual orientation, race, nationality, workstyle and concept, religion, age, generation anddisability."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "CPF is committed to conduct human rights risk assessment within an appropriate timeframe in conjunction with preparing risk prevention and mitigation measures,providing reasonable remedies in cases of violations, monitoring and reporting performance, as well as reviewing policy commitment to ensure maximum effectiveness in human rights management. As there were no human rights violation cases in 2021, there were no remediation measures necessary and taken."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • 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
        6/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          "Encourage the supplier to have a commitment on “No deforestation” and engage with supplier to ensure that the risk of deforestation shall be managed properly during contractual period."
        • 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
          "CPF is committed to conduct business ethically and in compliance with applicable laws of every country in which we operate"
        • 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
          "CPF is committed to conduct regular review of human rights due diligence as it is an on-going process. Furthermore, the company monitors and evaluates its existing mitigation measures to ensure continual improvements through improving stakeholder-engagement strategies to address concerns raised through the grievance mechanism, revising the social and environmental management system, improving managementplans to handle impacts and implementing corrective actions. CPF publicly disclose its human rights performance on an annual basis through sustainability report, annualreport, or the company’s website. Communication Channel Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited 313 C.P. Tower, Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, ThailandE-mail: [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
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          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?: Yearly

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

          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?: 0%

          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?: 100%

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%
          "Risk Management Plan and Performance in 20211. Regularly assessing and reviewing suppliers’sustainability risks by focusing on suppliers providinghigh volumes of purchased raw materials that arecritical component to production processes andnon-substitutable suppliers, as well as supplier group’ssocial and environmental issues and food quality andsafety. 100 percent of suppliers of every raw materialgroup in Thailand, China, and Vietnam operationshave been assessed and reviewed. CPF plans toexpand the suppliers’ risk assessments to moresuppliers in overseas operations in 2022"
        • 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
    • Beef *
      8/90
      • 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
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Other workers' rights commitments: Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Not specified

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "We are committed to laying a strong foundation of human resources management based on fairness and equality in accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) and International Labour Organization (ILO)." ; "Business Partners shall adhere to minimum age of employment as stipulated by laws and regulations. Youth labor shall not be allowed to work under hazardous conditions and restricted from the work which is harmful to physical and mental development and interferes with their schooling [...] Business Partners shall not engage in any forms of forced and compulsory labor; and shall not ask for money or retain employees’ identification documents save as expressly allowed by the applicable laws [...] 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 [...] Business Partners shall respect the employees’ right to join or form labor unions and to participate in any collective bargaining in accordance with legal procedures."
        • 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
          "Employees shall not discriminate on the grounds of differences in origin, education, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, race, nationality, workstyle and concept, religion, age, generation and disability."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "CPF is committed to conduct human rights risk assessment within an appropriate timeframe in conjunction with preparing risk prevention and mitigation measures,providing reasonable remedies in cases of violations, monitoring and reporting performance, as well as reviewing policy commitment to ensure maximum effectiveness in human rights management. As there were no human rights violation cases in 2021, there were no remediation measures necessary and taken."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • 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
          "CPF is committed to conduct business ethically and in compliance with applicable laws of every country in which we operate"
        • 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
          "CPF is committed to conduct regular review of human rights due diligence as it is an on-going process. Furthermore, the company monitors and evaluates its existing mitigation measures to ensure continual improvements through improving stakeholder-engagement strategies to address concerns raised through the grievance mechanism, revising the social and environmental management system, improving managementplans to handle impacts and implementing corrective actions. CPF publicly disclose its human rights performance on an annual basis through sustainability report, annualreport, or the company’s website. Communication Channel Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited 313 C.P. Tower, Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, ThailandE-mail: [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
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper *
      15/90
      • Commitment Strength
        5/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          5/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            When was this commitment set?: 2021

            What paper/pulp product does their commitment apply to?: Packaging

            Type of sustainability commitment: Reduction of material inputs
            "CPF's packaging research and development unit has worked with packaging manufactures to develop alternative packaging designs in order to use new materials, reduce thickness, and resize...CPF has set a goal to reduce use of paper and plastic in food packaging by 1,000 tons by the year 2025."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "CPF's packaging research and development unit has worked with packaging manufactures to develop alternative packaging designs in order to use new materials, reduce thickness, and resize...CPF has set a goal to reduce use of paper and plastic in food packaging by 1,000 tons by the year 2025."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: reduction of volume usage
            "CPF's packaging research and development unit has worked with packaging manufactures to develop alternative packaging designs in order to use new materials, reduce thickness, and resize...CPF has set a goal to reduce use of paper and plastic in food packaging by 1,000 tons by the year 2025."
          • 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?: Current
            "CPF's packaging research and development unit has worked with packaging manufactures to develop alternative packaging designs in order to use new materials, reduce thickness, and resize...CPF has set a goal to reduce use of paper and plastic in food packaging by 1,000 tons by the year 2025."
        • 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
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Not specified

          Other workers' rights commitments: Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "We are committed to laying a strong foundation of human resources management based on fairness and equality in accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) and International Labour Organization (ILO)." ; "Business Partners shall adhere to minimum age of employment as stipulated by laws and regulations. Youth labor shall not be allowed to work under hazardous conditions and restricted from the work which is harmful to physical and mental development and interferes with their schooling [...] Business Partners shall not engage in any forms of forced and compulsory labor; and shall not ask for money or retain employees’ identification documents save as expressly allowed by the applicable laws [...] 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 [...] Business Partners shall respect the employees’ right to join or form labor unions and to participate in any collective bargaining in accordance with legal procedures."
        • 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
          "Employees shall not discriminate on the groundsof differences in origin, education, gender or genderidentity, sexual orientation, race, nationality, workstyle and concept, religion, age, generation anddisability."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "Develop a grievance mechanism as channels for both internal and external stakeholders to raise concerns which includes hotlines and whistle-blower as well as providing remedy when human rights impact have already occurred."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • 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
        7/56
        • 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
        • 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
          "CPF is committed to conduct business ethically and in compliance with applicable laws of every country in which we operate"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "CPF is committed to conduct regular review of human rights due diligence as it is an on-going process. Furthermore, the company monitors and evaluates its existing mitigation measures to ensure continual improvements through improving stakeholder-engagement strategies to address concerns raised through the grievance mechanism, revising the social and environmental management system, improving managementplans to handle impacts and implementing corrective actions. CPF publicly disclose its human rights performance on an annual basis through sustainability report, annualreport, or the company’s website. Communication Channel Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited 313 C.P. Tower, Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, ThailandE-mail: [email protected]" Reported on 235 cases in categories: Conflict of internet (26), Environment (24), Labor (24), Fair treatment, (21) Inquiry (9)
        • 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
  • * 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
    9/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    4/17
    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 in the world. Its subsidiaries are also among the largest producers of animal feed globally. Charoen Pokphand Group is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging and is also assessed for its exposure to beef.

Sector
Industry sector 
Food Distributors, Packaged Foods & Meats, Paper Packaging
Segments
Processor, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Thailand
Company Type
Company type 
CO
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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