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  • Overall approach
    6/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero-deforestation
      4/6
      "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
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      If Other Initiative, specify::

      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
      Charoen Pokphand Group are members of the UN Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Overusing natural resources in response to rapidly growing consumption, illegal logging, expansion of settlements, and human activities have led to resource depletion, which in turn is the cause of biodiversity loss. Deforestation is one among several threats that bring about biodiversity loss."
    • 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
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of conservation area are being supported or facilitated by the company on land it does not own or manage?: 955 ha
      "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."
  • Commodity score
    33/84
    • Palm oil
      46/84
      • Commitment Strength
        20/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "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 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
            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/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "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
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            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) [...] 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 applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            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/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "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
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            [Translation] "100% of the palm oil for our animal feed business in Thailand can be traced back to the sources of production as well as the smallholder farmers"
          • 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?: Product line; Location
            Only applies to animal feed business in Thailand - [Translation] "100% of the palm oil for our animal feed business in Thailand can be traced back to the sources of production as well as the smallholder farmers"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            [Translation] "100% of the palm oil for our animal feed business in Thailand can be traced back to the sources of production as well as the smallholder farmers"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Business Partners shall not discriminate in its employment practices and treat each employee with dignity and respect regardless of race, national origin, color, ancestry, religion, gender, age, physical disability, political thinking, or marital status."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "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."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        19/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "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." In their 2019 ACOP, Charoen Pokphand Group report that they used 3,895 tons of palm oil, of which 100% was RSPO-certified.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            "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." In their 2019 ACOP, Charoen Pokphand Group report that they used 3,895 tons of palm oil, of which 100% was RSPO-certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            [Translation] "100% of the palm oil for our animal feed business in Thailand can be traced back to the sources of production as well as the smallholder farmers"
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            "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." In their 2019 ACOP, Charoen Pokphand Group report that they used 3,895 tons of palm oil, of which 100% was RSPO-certified.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            "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." In their 2019 ACOP, Charoen Pokphand Group report that they used 3,895 tons of palm oil, of which 100% was RSPO-certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: not specified

          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 100%
          "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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Email, post

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: yes
          "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 non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 0 tons

          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

          What is the certified volume?: 3,895 tons

          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: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
      32/84
      • Commitment Strength
        14/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/17
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Yes
            "Progress in sourcing our five key raw materials for Thailand operations, namely corn, fish meal, soybean meal, palm oil and cassava are from responsible and traceable sources by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            What is the rationale for any exclusion?: Only applicable to Thailand
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "Progress in sourcing our five key raw materials for Thailand operations, namely corn, fish meal, soybean meal, palm oil and cassava are from responsible and traceable sources by 2020."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            "Progress in sourcing our five key raw materials for Thailand operations, namely corn, fish meal, soybean meal, palm oil and cassava are from responsible and traceable sources by 2020."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/11
          • 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
            0/3
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "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
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            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"
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Business Partners shall not discriminate in its employment practices and treat each employee with dignity and respect regardless of race, national origin, color, ancestry, religion, gender, age, physical disability, political thinking, or marital status."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "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."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
            Translation - "We would like to affirm that the soybean meal that is used as a resource for animal feed is 100% traceable back to its original source of production. The production sources are located in legal areas, with certificates of ownership, are not invading forest land, and have a transparent production line that is inline with human rights regulations. "
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            Translation - "We would like to affirm that the soybean meal that is used as a resource for animal feed is 100% traceable back to its original source of production. The production sources are located in legal areas, with certificates of ownership, are not invading forest land, and have a transparent production line that is inline with human rights regulations. "
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • 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?: not specified
          "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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: yes

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Email, post
          "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
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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 *
      13/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Business Partners shall not discriminate in its employment practices and treat each employee with dignity and respect regardless of race, national origin, color, ancestry, religion, gender, age, physical disability, political thinking, or marital status."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "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."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: yes
          "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
          0/4
        • 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
    • Pulp & Paper *
      27/84
      • Commitment Strength
        12/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/12
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            !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
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            !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/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            !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
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            !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
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "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
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            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/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "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."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            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."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Business Partners shall not discriminate in its employment 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
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "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."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "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
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: yes
          "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
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
    13/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    12/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    7/18
    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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