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  • Overall approach
    5/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      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
      "We operate in accordance with our responsible and traceable key agricultural raw materials sourcing policy. These raw materials must not cause deforestation or damage to marine resources."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
      Charoen Pokphand Group are members of the UN Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Forests are of great importance to the conservation of ecosystem and biodiversity"; "Furthermore, we place importance to protecting and restoring mangrove forests and watershed forests, which are important sources of natural resources in the country that affect food security."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      "The project will cover the area of 5,971 rai (955 hectares) following the five-year strategic plan during 2016-2020. This is to support the government’s policy on forest conservation and to continue CPF’s environmental sustainability “Balance of Nature” mission to contribute to the conservation and restoration of national strategic forests from upstream to midstream and downstream under the concept “From Mountain to Mangrove – Protecting Biodiversity”.The project has five objectives as followed:To conserve and restore Pasak watershed forest at Phraya Doen Thong mountain towards the full recovery and the expansion of the watershed forest".
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 960 hectares
      "The Royal Forest Department led government agencies and private sector jointly launched an innovation for forestation at “Khao Phraya Doen Tong” (Doen Tong Mountain) in Lopburi covering 6,000 rais as a model for upstream forest for water reservation." ; "The company has signed a cooperation agreement...to conserve and restore land and mangrove forests – covering an area of ​​approximately 26,000 rai, aiming to contribute to the protection of climate change for food security and sustainable natural resources.""
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Other or unclear

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2025
      "CPF also aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2025."
  • Commodity score
    37/88
    • Palm oil
      50/88
      • Commitment Strength
        15/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "As part of our Biodiversity and Zero Deforestation Commitment, CPF is committed to sourcing the raw commodities of corn, palm oil, soybean and cassava from suppliers with verified deforestation- free areas."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "As part of our Biodiversity and Zero Deforestation Commitment, CPF is committed to sourcing the raw commodities of corn, palm oil, soybean and cassava from suppliers with verified deforestation- free areas."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "As part of our Biodiversity and Zero Deforestation Commitment, CPF is committed to sourcing the raw commodities of corn, palm oil, soybean and cassava from suppliers with verified deforestation- free areas."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Target date is current
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            Recognizing the importance of eliminating forest encroachment from palm oil plantations, which supply us with one of the key raw materials for animal feed production, the Company is committed to sourcing palm oil from responsible and systematically traceable sources or sources in line with the international standards, namely the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). [...] 79% of palm oil used in food businesses is procured from sources that are RSPO certified" 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            Only applies to Thailand operations - "Recognizing the importance of eliminating forest encroachment from palm oil plantations, which supply us with one of the key raw materials for animal feed production, the Company is committed to sourcing palm oil from responsible and systematically traceable sources or sources in line with the international standards, namely the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...] 84% of palm oil used in the food business in Thailand operations come from sources certified by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). 100% of palm oil used in the animal feed business in Thailand operations can be traced back to its sources of production and small collectors."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Only applies to Thailand operations - "Recognizing the importance of eliminating forest encroachment from palm oil plantations, which supply us with one of the key raw materials for animal feed production, the Company is committed to sourcing palm oil from responsible and systematically traceable sources or sources in line with the international standards, namely the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...] 84% of palm oil used in the food business in Thailand operations come from sources certified by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). 100% of palm oil used in the animal feed business in Thailand operations can be traced back to its sources of production and small collectors."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Only applies to Thailand operations - "Recognizing the importance of eliminating forest encroachment from palm oil plantations, which supply us with one of the key raw materials for animal feed production, the Company is committed to sourcing palm oil from responsible and systematically traceable sources or sources in line with the international standards, namely the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...] 84% of palm oil used in the food business in Thailand operations come from sources certified by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). 100% of palm oil used in the animal feed business in Thailand operations can be traced back to its sources of production and small collectors."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/6
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "With the recognition that traceability systems can effectively help manage environmental and social risks in supply chains, we put every effort in sourcing our agricultural and marine raw materials from responsible and sustainable sources. We collaborate with the government agencies, the civil society, business networks and farmers to build capacity of the agricultural and industrial sectors despite the complexity and length of the supply chain. [...] Palm oil from Thailand: 96% traceable to processing plants, 96% traceable to produce collectors, 15% traceable to plantation" 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "With the recognition that traceability systems can effectively help manage environmental and social risks in supply chains, we put every effort in sourcing our agricultural and marine raw materials from responsible and sustainable sources. We collaborate with the government agencies, the civil society, business networks and farmers to build capacity of the agricultural and industrial sectors despite the complexity and length of the supply chain. [...] Palm oil from Thailand: 96% traceable to processing plants, 96% traceable to produce collectors, 15% traceable to plantation" 
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "With the recognition that traceability systems can effectively help manage environmental and social risks in supply chains, we put every effort in sourcing our agricultural and marine raw materials from responsible and sustainable sources. We collaborate with the government agencies, the civil society, business networks and farmers to build capacity of the agricultural and industrial sectors despite the complexity and length of the supply chain. [...] Palm oil from Thailand: 96% traceable to processing plants, 96% traceable to produce collectors, 15% traceable to plantation" 
      • Social Considerations
        15/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          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
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          "Supporting Smallholder Farmers…Contract Farming Project: CPF has been working closely with farmers in the “Contract Farming” scheme since 1975 with the aim to promote employment and ensure income generation among Thai farmers. The essence of the contract farming scheme is the guarantee for secured markets and the assurance that contract farms are operated under the same traceable standards as the Company own farms. This is to ultimately benefit the farmers by securing their income and to ensure our consumers of safe and high-quality food."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and 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."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: 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 complaints in 2020, there were no remediation measures necessary and taken."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          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 allcommunities. Suppliers shall respect the rights of communities andindigenous people to maintain traditional access to land and resources."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        20/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "79% of palm oil used in food businesses is procured from sources that are RSPO certified" 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "Recognizing the importance of eliminating forest encroachment from palm oil plantations, which supply us with one of the key raw materials for animal feed production, the Company is committed to sourcing palm oil from responsible and systematically traceable sources or sources in line with the international standards, namely the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...] 84% of palm oil used in the food business in Thailand operations come from sources certified by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). 100% of palm oil used in the animal feed business in Thailand operations can be traced back to its sources of production and small collectors."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "With the recognition that traceability systems can effectively help manage environmental and social risks in supply chains, we put every effort in sourcing our agricultural and marine raw materials from responsible and sustainable sources. We collaborate with the government agencies, the civil society, business networks and farmers to build capacity of the agricultural and industrial sectors despite the complexity and length of the supply chain. [...] Palm oil from Thailand: 96% traceable to processing plants, 96% traceable to produce collectors, 15% traceable to plantation" 
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            "79% of palm oil used in food businesses is procured from sources that are RSPO certified" 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO certification

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO certification
            "Recognizing the importance of eliminating forest encroachment from palm oil plantations, which supply us with one of the key raw materials for animal feed production, the Company is committed to sourcing palm oil from responsible and systematically traceable sources or sources in line with the international standards, namely the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) [...] 84% of palm oil used in the food business in Thailand operations come from sources certified by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). 100% of palm oil used in the animal feed business in Thailand operations can be traced back to its sources of production and small collectors."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            "79% of palm oil used in food businesses is procured from sources that are RSPO certified" 
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          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
          "Business Partners shall conduct their businesses in compliance withall applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the ethicalprinciples and fair business practice [...] To ensure business partners comply with the policy and guiding principles, the Company commits to the following practices [...] Regularly monitor Business Partners’ compliance with the guiding principles"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "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 management plans to handle impacts and implementing corrective actions. CPF publicly disclose its human rights performance on an annual basis through sustainability report, annual report, or the company’s website. Communication Channel Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited 313 C.P. Tower, Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand E-mail: iaoffice@cpf.co.th"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 3,895 tons
          In their 2019 ACOP, Charoen Pokphand Group report that they used 3,895 tons of palm oil, of which 100% was RSPO-certified.
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          What is the certified volume?: 3,895 tons

          What is the compliant volume?: 3,895 tons

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO certified

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%
          In their 2019 ACOP, Charoen Pokphand Group report that they used 3,895 tons of palm oil, of which 100% was RSPO-certified.
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          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
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not disclosed
          "Conduct supplier audits to monitor and evaluate their actions and practices to preserve and protect the biodiversity of the company"
        • 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
      41/88
      • Commitment Strength
        13/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Yes
            "As part of our Biodiversity and Zero Deforestation Commitment, CPF is committed to sourcing the raw commodities of corn, palm oil, soybean and cassava from suppliers with verified deforestation- free areas."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "As part of our Biodiversity and Zero Deforestation Commitment, CPF is committed to sourcing the raw commodities of corn, palm oil, soybean and cassava from suppliers with verified deforestation- free areas."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "As part of our Biodiversity and Zero Deforestation Commitment, CPF is committed to sourcing the raw commodities of corn, palm oil, soybean and cassava from suppliers with verified deforestation- free areas."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "As part of our Biodiversity and Zero Deforestation Commitment, CPF is committed to sourcing the raw commodities of corn, palm oil, soybean and cassava from suppliers with verified deforestation- free areas."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/9
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            "Progress in sourcing our five key raw materials for Thailand operations, namely corn, fishmeal, soybean meal, palm oil and cassava are from responsible and traceable sources by 2020. [...] 100% of soybean meal used in the animal feed business in Thailand operations can be traced back to its sources of production"
          • 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
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "Progress in sourcing our five key raw materials for Thailand operations, namely corn, fishmeal, soybean meal, palm oil and cassava are from responsible and traceable sources by 2020. [...] 100% of soybean meal used in the animal feed business in Thailand operations can be traced back to its sources of production"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "Progress in sourcing our five key raw materials for Thailand operations, namely corn, fishmeal, soybean meal, palm oil and cassava are from responsible and traceable sources by 2020. [...] 100% of soybean meal used in the animal feed business in Thailand operations can be traced back to its sources of production"
      • Social Considerations
        15/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          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
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          "Supporting Smallholder Farmers…Contract Farming Project: CPF has been working closely with farmers in the “Contract Farming” scheme since 1975 with the aim to promote employment and ensure income generation among Thai farmers. The essence of the contract farming scheme is the guarantee for secured markets and the assurance that contract farms are operated under the same traceable standards as the Company own farms. This is to ultimately benefit the farmers by securing their income and to ensure our consumers of safe and high-quality food."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and 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."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: 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 complaints in 2020, there were no remediation measures necessary and taken."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          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 allcommunities. Suppliers shall respect the rights of communities andindigenous people to maintain traditional access to land and resources."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        10/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Soybean meal traceability in 2020 was reported as 100% traceable to processing plants (tier 1) and 50% traceable to produce collectors (tier 2).
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: When new suppliers are taken on
          "Presently, we have adopted the 4Ps Principle from the Sustainable Sourcing Policy and Supplier Guiding Principle in the sustainability self-assessment as criteria for selecting new suppliers. This is to manage supply chain risks at the starting point of our raw material sourcing process." [...] "Promote sustainable sourcing with an emphasis on finding key raw materials from sources that protect natural resources and are safe for communities and consumers, as well as operate business with fairness while promoting corporate social responsibility in supply chain"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Business Partners shall conduct their businesses in compliance withall applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the ethicalprinciples and fair business practice [...] To ensure business partners comply with the policy and guiding principles, the Company commits to the following practices [...] Regularly monitor Business Partners’ compliance with the guiding principles"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "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 management plans to handle impacts and implementing corrective actions. CPF publicly disclose its human rights performance on an annual basis through sustainability report, annual report, or the company’s website. Communication Channel Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited 313 C.P. Tower, Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand E-mail: iaoffice@cpf.co.th"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          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
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not disclosed
          "Conduct supplier audits to monitor and evaluate their actions and practices to preserve and protect the biodiversity of the company"
        • 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 *
      15/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        11/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          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
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and 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."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm; Environmental 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 complaints in 2020, there were no remediation measures necessary and taken."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          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 allcommunities. Suppliers shall respect the rights of communities andindigenous people to maintain traditional access to land and resources."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          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
          "Business Partners shall conduct their businesses in compliance withall applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the ethicalprinciples and fair business practice [...] To ensure business partners comply with the policy and guiding principles, the Company commits to the following practices [...] Regularly monitor Business Partners’ compliance with the guiding principles"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "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 management plans to handle impacts and implementing corrective actions. CPF publicly disclose its human rights performance on an annual basis through sustainability report, annual report, or the company’s website. Communication Channel Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited 313 C.P. Tower, Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand E-mail: iaoffice@cpf.co.th"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • 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 *
      23/88
      • Commitment Strength
        7/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          3/8
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            "The Company is determined to develop sustainable packaging design and management based on the concept of Circular Economy throughout the value chain."; "The Company’s principle to optimize our packaging is as follows to ensure sustainable packaging development and management: Promote the use of materials from sustainably managed renewable resources"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "The Company is determined to develop sustainable packaging design and management based on the concept of Circular Economy throughout the value chain."; "The Company’s principle to optimize our packaging is as follows to ensure sustainable packaging development and management: Promote the use of materials from sustainably managed renewable resources"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "The Company is determined to develop sustainable packaging design and management based on the concept of Circular Economy throughout the value chain."; "The Company’s principle to optimize our packaging is as follows to ensure sustainable packaging development and management: Promote the use of materials from sustainably managed renewable resources"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "The Company is determined to develop sustainable packaging design and management based on the concept of Circular Economy throughout the value chain."; "The Company’s principle to optimize our packaging is as follows to ensure sustainable packaging development and management: Promote the use of materials from sustainably managed renewable resources"
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "The Company is determined to optimize resources used in packaging production. We attempt to source packaging that contain recycled material in non-food contact packaging (Secondary Packaging), i.e., corrugated boxes. Those packaging contain recycled material at the average 85%. In addition, we try to reduce the amount of paper and plastic used by decreasing thickness, size or redesigning form of packaging while ensuring the properties and performance in preserving food safety and maintaining full nutritional values. The Company set the target to reduce the use of paper and plastic material at 1,000 tons by 2025."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            "The Company is determined to optimize resources used in packaging production. We attempt to source packaging that contain recycled material in non-food contact packaging (Secondary Packaging), i.e., corrugated boxes. Those packaging contain recycled material at the average 85%. In addition, we try to reduce the amount of paper and plastic used by decreasing thickness, size or redesigning form of packaging while ensuring the properties and performance in preserving food safety and maintaining full nutritional values. The Company set the target to reduce the use of paper and plastic material at 1,000 tons by 2025."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "The Company is determined to optimize resources used in packaging production. We attempt to source packaging that contain recycled material in non-food contact packaging (Secondary Packaging), i.e., corrugated boxes. Those packaging contain recycled material at the average 85%. In addition, we try to reduce the amount of paper and plastic used by decreasing thickness, size or redesigning form of packaging while ensuring the properties and performance in preserving food safety and maintaining full nutritional values. The Company set the target to reduce the use of paper and plastic material at 1,000 tons by 2025."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "The Company is determined to optimize resources used in packaging production. We attempt to source packaging that contain recycled material in non-food contact packaging (Secondary Packaging), i.e., corrugated boxes. Those packaging contain recycled material at the average 85%. In addition, we try to reduce the amount of paper and plastic used by decreasing thickness, size or redesigning form of packaging while ensuring the properties and performance in preserving food safety and maintaining full nutritional values. The Company set the target to reduce the use of paper and plastic material at 1,000 tons by 2025."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        11/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          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
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Business Partners shall not discriminate in its employment practicesand treat each employee with dignity and respect regardless ofrace, national origin, color, ancestry, religion, gender, age, physicaldisability, political thinking, or marital status."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm; Environmental 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 complaints in 2020, there were no remediation measures necessary and taken."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          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 allcommunities. Suppliers shall respect the rights of communities andindigenous people to maintain traditional access to land and resources."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        5/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "The Company is determined to optimize resources used in packaging production. We attempt to source packaging that contain recycled material in non-food contact packaging (Secondary Packaging), i.e., corrugated boxes. Those packaging contain recycled material at the average 85%. In addition, we try to reduce the amount of paper and plastic used by decreasing thickness, size or redesigning form of packaging while ensuring the properties and performance in preserving food safety and maintaining full nutritional values. The Company set the target to reduce the use of paper and plastic material at 1,000 tons by 2025."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          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
          "Business Partners shall conduct their businesses in compliance withall applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the ethicalprinciples and fair business practice [...] To ensure business partners comply with the policy and guiding principles, the Company commits to the following practices [...] Regularly monitor Business Partners’ compliance with the guiding principles"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "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 management plans to handle impacts and implementing corrective actions. CPF publicly disclose its human rights performance on an annual basis through sustainability report, annual report, or the company’s website. Communication Channel Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited 313 C.P. Tower, Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand E-mail: iaoffice@cpf.co.th"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          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
    11/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    11/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    14/18
    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 
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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