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  • Overall approach
    1/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      No overarching deforestation commitment
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Leadership on the SDGs also requires embracing the values set out in the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. To this end, we have also taken the step to sign up to the UN Global Compact."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • 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
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    12/88
    • Palm oil
      10/88
      • Commitment Strength
        2/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          2/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "In 2020, ASW also became a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (“RSPO”), a leading organisation promoting social and environmental compliance in the palm oil industry. Sustainable palm oil has been introduced in various Own Brand products such as Kruidvat and Superdrug Brands As a part of its strategy, ASW is expanding the selection of Own Brand products to be produced with RSPO-certified palm oil, offering more sustainable choices to customers."
          • 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?: Subsidary
            Only applies to ASW, a subsidiary
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          0/5
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/3
          • 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
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Tier 1 supplier, no compliance check
            0/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Tier 1 supplier, no compliance check
            0/4
            "ASW has invested in traceability software, including Coptis Lab software, to keep records of all ingredients used in ASW Own Brand formulated products, and be able to fast track any ingredient back to products and suppliers."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Just for their retail sector

            If no, what is excluded?: Segment; Indirect suppliers
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours
          "This Policy is guided by international human rights principles encompassed within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including those contained within the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. In addition, the Group also respects the international human rights principles under the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. [...] The Group also expects its business partners and suppliers to uphold these principles and urges them to adopt similar policies within their own businesses. [...] The Group prohibits the use of all forms of child labour or forced labour [...] no tolerance for discrimination and harassment."; "Ensure that employees are provided with freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining."
        • 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
          "The Group also expects its business partners and suppliers to uphold these principles and urges them to adopt similar policies within their own businesses. [...] maintain workplaces that are free from discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, national or social origin, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, political opinion or any other status protected by applicable law."  
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        3/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.7
          • 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 protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            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
          No
          0/2
        • 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

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own mechanism
          "Every report shall be made in person or in writing either by email to Report@ckh.com.hk (accessed by General Manager - Group Management Services of the Company) or by post [...] In line with this commitment, the Company expects and encourages employees of the Group and those who deal with the Group (e.g. customers, suppliers, creditors and debtors) to report to the Company any suspected impropriety, misconduct or malpractice within the Group."
        • 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
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "The Group also encourages and expects its business partners and suppliers to periodically assess themselves and their suppliers for conformance, and communicate their conformance status to the Group when requested. If non-conformance to this Code is detected, the Group will attempt to work with them to correct the situation. The Group expects the business partner or supplier concerned to develop a corrective plan to bring its operations into Code conformance. If a business partner or supplier does not develop such a plan or fails to implement it, the Group may terminate the business relationship."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      19/88
      • Commitment Strength
        6/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          2/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            “ASW targets that by 2030, all of Own Brand paper products are made with pulp and paper from sustainable sources. Watsons Health & Beauty Retail has already reached this goal, PARKnSHOP, Superdrug and Kruidvat aim to reach it by 2025. [...] Regarding paper packaging, the division aims for its Own Brand paper packaging to be made exclusively from sustainable sources by 2030. A “sustainable source” for paper material is defined as being either certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (“PEFC”), or being made with 100% recycled paper content."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Retail division (ASW) only. 

            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            “ASW targets that by 2030, all of Own Brand paper products are made with pulp and paper from sustainable sources. Watsons Health & Beauty Retail has already reached this goal, PARKnSHOP, Superdrug and Kruidvat aim to reach it by 2025. [...] Regarding paper packaging, the division aims for its Own Brand paper packaging to be made exclusively from sustainable sources by 2030. A “sustainable source” for paper material is defined as being either certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (“PEFC”), or being made with 100% recycled paper content."
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            “ASW targets that by 2030, all of Own Brand paper products are made with pulp and paper from sustainable sources. Watsons Health & Beauty Retail has already reached this goal, PARKnSHOP, Superdrug and Kruidvat aim to reach it by 2025. [...] Regarding paper packaging, the division aims for its Own Brand paper packaging to be made exclusively from sustainable sources by 2030. A “sustainable source” for paper material is defined as being either certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (“PEFC”), or being made with 100% recycled paper content."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2025
            "The Retail division is committed to having 100% of the dry paper products (toilet tissue, facial tissue andrelated items) made of PEFC or traceable recycled paper by 2025. By 2018, dry paper products had already a transitioned to sustainable paper sources such as PEFC."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          3/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "Regarding paper packaging, the division aims for its Own Brand paper packaging to be made exclusively from sustainable sources by 2030. A “sustainable source” for paper material is defined as being either certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (“PEFC”), or being made with 100% recycled paper content" ; "The Retail division is committed to having 100% of the dry paper products (toilet tissue, facial tissue and related items) made of PEFC or traceable recycled paper 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

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Own brand paper and retail division.
            "Regarding paper packaging, the division aims for its Own Brand paper packaging to be made exclusively from sustainable sources by 2030. A “sustainable source” for paper material is defined as being either certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (“PEFC”), or being made with 100% recycled paper content"; "The Retail division is committed to having 100% of the dry paper products (toilet tissue, facial tissue and related items) made of PEFC or traceable recycled paper by 2025."
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            "Regarding paper packaging, the division aims for its Own Brand paper packaging to be made exclusively from sustainable sources by 2030. A “sustainable source” for paper material is defined as being either certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (“PEFC”), or being made with 100% recycled paper content"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            "The Retail division is committed to having 100% of the dry paper products (toilet tissue, facial tissue and related items) made of PEFC or traceable recycled paper 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
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "This Policy is guided by international human rights principles encompassed within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including those contained within the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. In addition, the Group also respects the international human rights principles under the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. [...] The Group also expects its business partners and suppliers to uphold these principles and urges them to adopt similar policies within their own businesses. [...] The Group prohibits the use of all forms of child labour or forced labour [...] no tolerance for discrimination and harassment."; "Ensure that employees are provided with freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining."
        • 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
          "The Group also expects its business partners and suppliers to uphold these principles and urges them to adopt similar policies within their own businesses. [...] maintain workplaces that are free from discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, national or social origin, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, political opinion or any other status protected by applicable law."  
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/50
        • 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
            "By 2018, dry paper products had already a transitioned to sustainable paper sources such as PEFC."
          • 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
            “Since 2018, Superdrug has moved to 100% recycled cardboard boxes and 100% recycled and recyclable paper for online deliveries, saving approximately 300 tonnes virgin cardboard annually”
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • 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 tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: PEFC

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: PEFC
            "By 2018, dry paper products had already a transitioned to sustainable paper sources such as PEFC."
          • 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
          No
          0/2
        • 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

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own mechanism
          "Every report shall be made in person or in writing either by email to Report@ckh.com.hk (accessed by General Manager - Group Management Services of the Company) or by post [...] In line with this commitment, the Company expects and encourages employees of the Group and those who deal with the Group (e.g. customers, suppliers, creditors and debtors) to report to the Company any suspected impropriety, misconduct or malpractice within the Group."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 27,174 tonnes
          package material - paper: total 27,174 tonnes in 2020
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          Doesn't include packaging - "By 2018, dry paper products had already a transitioned to sustainable paper sources such as PEFC." Kruidvat -  94%, Watsons - 90%
        • 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
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "The Group also encourages and expects its business partners and suppliers to periodically assess themselves and their suppliers for conformance, and communicate their conformance status to the Group when requested. If non-conformance to this Code is detected, the Group will attempt to work with them to correct the situation. The Group expects the business partner or supplier concerned to develop a corrective plan to bring its operations into Code conformance. If a business partner or supplier does not develop such a plan or fails to implement it, the Group may terminate the business relationship."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Beef *
      7/88
      • 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
            Downstream company, traces to Tier 1 supplier, no compliance check
            0/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Tier 1 supplier, no compliance check
            0/5.3
            "ASW has invested in traceability software, including Coptis Lab software, to keep records of all ingredients used in ASW Own Brand formulated products, and be able to fast track any ingredient back to products and suppliers."
          • 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?: Segment; Indirect suppliers

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Just their retail sector - ASW
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "This Policy is guided by international human rights principles encompassed within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including those contained within the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. In addition, the Group also respects the international human rights principles under the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. [...] The Group also expects its business partners and suppliers to uphold these principles and urges them to adopt similar policies within their own businesses. [...] The Group prohibits the use of all forms of child labour or forced labour [...] no tolerance for discrimination and harassment."; "Ensure that employees are provided with freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining."
        • 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
          "The Group also expects its business partners and suppliers to uphold these principles and urges them to adopt similar policies within their own businesses. [...] maintain workplaces that are free from discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, national or social origin, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, political opinion or any other status protected by applicable law."  
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/50
        • 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
          No
          0/2
        • 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

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own mechanism
          "Every report shall be made in person or in writing either by email to Report@ckh.com.hk (accessed by General Manager - Group Management Services of the Company) or by post [...] In line with this commitment, the Company expects and encourages employees of the Group and those who deal with the Group (e.g. customers, suppliers, creditors and debtors) to report to the Company any suspected impropriety, misconduct or malpractice within the Group."
        • 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
    • Soy *
      7/88
      • 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
            Downstream company, traces to Tier 1 supplier, no compliance check
            0/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Tier 1 supplier, no compliance check
            0/5.3
            "ASW has invested in traceability software, including Coptis Lab software, to keep records of all ingredients used in ASW Own Brand formulated products, and be able to fast track any ingredient back to products and suppliers."
          • 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?: Segment; Indirect suppliers

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Just their retail sector - ASW
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours
          "This Policy is guided by international human rights principles encompassed within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including those contained within the International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. In addition, the Group also respects the international human rights principles under the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. [...] The Group also expects its business partners and suppliers to uphold these principles and urges them to adopt similar policies within their own businesses. [...] The Group prohibits the use of all forms of child labour or forced labour [...] no tolerance for discrimination and harassment."; "Ensure that employees are provided with freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining."
        • 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
          "The Group also expects its business partners and suppliers to uphold these principles and urges them to adopt similar policies within their own businesses. [...] maintain workplaces that are free from discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, national or social origin, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, political opinion or any other status protected by applicable law."  
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/50
        • 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
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own mechanism

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "Every report shall be made in person or in writing either by email to Report@ckh.com.hk (accessed by General Manager - Group Management Services of the Company) or by post [...] In line with this commitment, the Company expects and encourages employees of the Group and those who deal with the Group (e.g. customers, suppliers, creditors and debtors) to report to the Company any suspected impropriety, misconduct or malpractice within the Group."
        • 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: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
        • 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
    3/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    5/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/18
    Avg. score

Profile

CK Hutchison Holdings is a Hong Kong conglomerate involved in diverse businesses, including telecommunications, port services, energy, infrastructure, and retail. Its subsidiary, the A. S. Watson group, claims to be the largest health and beauty retailer in Asia and Europe and it owns major stores such as Watsons, Rossmann, and Superdrug. The conglomerate also owns supermarket chains primarily in Hong Kong but also across Europe, exposing the business to a wide range of forest risk commodities. CK Hutchison Holdings is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil and paper packaging and is also assessed for its exposure to soy and beef.

Sector
Industry sector 
Cosmetics, Personal care, Food retail
Segments
Manufacturer, Retailer
HQ
HQ 
Hong Kong
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

A.S.Watsons, Fortress, ParknShop, Kruidvat, Superdrug, Rossmann, Savers, Trekplesiter, Drogas, Watsons, The Perfume Shop

How we assess the Forest 500

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

All assessments use policies published on company websites, some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Disclaimer

This assessment has been carried out following the methodology developed for the Forest 500 project, available here. Please see our disclaimer applicable to all information contained within this site and our terms and conditions for use of data presented on this site.

All assessments use policies published on company and financial institution websites, and while we endeavor to keep them updated some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

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