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  • Overall approach
    1/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      (Translation) "To solve the smog problem, afforestation is an indispensable way. Trees are the factories that produce oxygen [...] to alleviate the air pollution problem, afforestation is imperative".
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    6/86
    • Palm oil
      0/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      0/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      17/86
      • Commitment Strength
        14/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            "Mengniu selected "regenerated forest"__Tetra packing materials, certificated by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), so as to avoid "one-off" use of forest resources". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Mengniu selected "regenerated forest"__Tetra packing materials, certificated by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), so as to avoid "one-off" use of forest resources". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Mengniu selected "regenerated forest"__Tetra packing materials, certificated by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), so as to avoid "one-off" use of forest resources". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "Mengniu selected "regenerated forest"__Tetra packing materials, certificated by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), so as to avoid "one-off" use of forest resources". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "Mengniu selected "regenerated forest"__Tetra packing materials, certificated by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), so as to avoid "one-off" use of forest resources". 
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            "Mengniu selected "regenerated forest"__Tetra packing materials, certificated by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), so as to avoid "one-off" use of forest resources". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            "Mengniu selected "regenerated forest"__Tetra packing materials, certificated by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), so as to avoid "one-off" use of forest resources". 
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          6/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "collaborating with the world's leading aseptic packaging manufacturers, Mengniu use the recyclable packaging materials certified by the FSC or SCI". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "collaborating with the world's leading aseptic packaging manufacturers, Mengniu use the recyclable packaging materials certified by the FSC or SCI". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "collaborating with the world's leading aseptic packaging manufacturers, Mengniu use the recyclable packaging materials certified by the FSC or SCI". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "collaborating with the world's leading aseptic packaging manufacturers, Mengniu use the recyclable packaging materials certified by the FSC or SCI". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "collaborating with the world's leading aseptic packaging manufacturers, Mengniu use the recyclable packaging materials certified by the FSC or SCI". 
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            "collaborating with the world's leading aseptic packaging manufacturers, Mengniu use the recyclable packaging materials certified by the FSC or SCI". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            "collaborating with the world's leading aseptic packaging manufacturers, Mengniu use the recyclable packaging materials certified by the FSC or SCI". 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        3/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "Mengniu selected "regenerated forest"__Tetra packing materials, certificated by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), so as to avoid "one-off" use of forest resources". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "Mengniu selected "regenerated forest"__Tetra packing materials, certificated by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), so as to avoid "one-off" use of forest resources". 
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    5/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    1/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/16
    Avg. score

Profile

China Mengniu Dairy (Mengniu) is a Chinese manufacturer and distributor of dairy products. Its products include milk, ice-cream, cheese, and other dairy products. As of 2015, Mengniu had over 33 milk production facilities throughout China with an annual capacity of more than 8.5 million metric tons. The company is one of the top dairy companies in China and one of the top five in dairy globally, whilst also ranking highly for other dairy products and packaged food. It is also a major Chinese importer of palm oil.

Sector
Industry sector 
Dairy, Packaged food
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Hong Kong
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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