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  • Overall approach
    4/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      Commodities (if applicable): Soy; Beef; Pulp & Paper

      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?: Cocoa
      "As stated in our Supplier Code of Conduct, Conagra Brands is committed to the following and requires the same of its suppliers: reducing environmental impacts such as deforestation"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: New York Declaration on Forests; Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 partner
      "Has your organization endorsed any of the following initiatives as part of its public commitment to reduce or remove deforestation and/or forest degradation? New York Declaration on Forests Tropical Forest Alliance 2020"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Forests play a key role in mitigating climate changeby capturing and storing carbon dioxide in plantmaterials. Deforestation destroys the carbon dioxidesinks, which negatively impacts ecosystems, plantand animal species, and water systems, and alsoreleases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Reputational, operational
      "Without sustainable ecosystem management at the forest level, Conagra Brands is at risk for negative media and consumer campaigns, supply and price variations that can impact our operational costs. Our ability to provide the commodities and volume needed to deliver a safe product to consumers in compliance with regulations could be compromised"
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Annually

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Beef; Pulp & Paper
      "Together with the Chief Communications Officer and the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Chief Supply Chain Officer (Chief Operating Officer (COO) equivalent per CDP disclosure categorization) is the executive sponsor of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Cross-functional team and reports directly to the CEO. As an executive sponsor of the CSR Cross-functional team, the Chief Supply Chain Officer (Chief Operating Officer (COO) equivalent per CDP disclosure categorization) is informed on forests-related issues from subject matter experts within the company and serves as a champion for holistic sustainability issues and resources needed, including for forests topics and initiatives. The Chief Supply Chain Officer (Chief Operating Officer (COO) equivalent per CDP disclosure categorization) guides and approves CSR strategy, and facilitates updates to the Board and other leaders on climate and CSR issues"
    • 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
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear
      "Committing to reducing greenhouse gas emissions with 2030 targets validated1 by the Science Based Targets initiative: Conagra committed to reducing absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030 as compared to a fiscal year 2020 baseline. In addition, Conagra committed to reducing Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions from purchased goods and services by 20% per metric tonne of material sourced within that same timeframe"
  • Commodity score
    45/88
    • Palm oil
      59/88
      • Commitment Strength
        20/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Our commitment to source 100% RSPO palm oil eliminates natural ecosystem conversion, per the zero deforestation RSPO Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Palm Oil Production adopted in 2018. Our RSPO sourcing requirement is our mechanism for palm oil-specific time-bound commitments to eliminate deforestation and/or conversion, eliminate forests degradation and protect rights and livelihoods of local communities"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Our commitment to source 100% RSPO palm oil eliminates natural ecosystem conversion, per the zero deforestation RSPO Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Palm Oil Production adopted in 2018. Our RSPO sourcing requirement is our mechanism for palm oil-specific time-bound commitments to eliminate deforestation and/or conversion, eliminate forests degradation and protect rights and livelihoods of local communities"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Our commitment to source 100% RSPO palm oil eliminates natural ecosystem conversion, per the zero deforestation RSPO Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Palm Oil Production adopted in 2018. Our RSPO sourcing requirement is our mechanism for palm oil-specific time-bound commitments to eliminate deforestation and/or conversion, eliminate forests degradation and protect rights and livelihoods of local communities"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "Our commitment to source 100% RSPO palm oil eliminates natural ecosystem conversion, per the zero deforestation RSPO Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Palm Oil Production adopted in 2018. Our RSPO sourcing requirement is our mechanism for palm oil-specific time-bound commitments to eliminate deforestation and/or conversion, eliminate forests degradation and protect rights and livelihoods of local communities"
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "100% of our palm oil buy is covered by Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification." "excluding cultivation on peat soils and clearance of high carbon stock areas; restoration of any plantations on peat at the end of the current rotation"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 0%
            "100% of our palm oil buy is covered by Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "100% of our palm oil buy is covered by Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "100% of our palm oil buy is covered by Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/6
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            "Traceability to the extraction mill and validation of fresh fruit bunches to the plantation estate. ... To prepare for 100 percent RSPO Mass Balance adoption by 2020, we have secured supply chain certification for 100 percent of our production facilities that use palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "To prepare for 100 percent RSPO Mass Balance adoption by 2020, we have secured supply chain certification for 100 percent of our production facilities that use palm oil."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "One hundred percent of the palm oil we purchase today adheres to RSPO standards for environmental and social responsibility. This means that all of our suppliers’ landholdings and operations meet the following principles: ... Traceability to the extraction mill and validation of fresh fruit bunches to the plantation estate." They still have 100% RSPO certification as of 2020 report.
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "One hundred percent of the palm oil we purchase today adheres to RSPO standards for environmental and social responsibility. This means that all of our suppliers’ landholdings and operations meet the following principles: ... Traceability to the extraction mill and validation of fresh fruit bunches to the plantation estate." They still have 100% RSPO certification as of 2020 report.
      • Social Considerations
        12/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "Conagra Brands supports corporate responsibility to respect human rights in accordance with the UNGuiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [...and...] the International Bill of Human Rights and the principles concerning fundamental rights set out in theInternational Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work [...] Conagra Brands require compliancewith relevant human rights policies throughout our supply chain, including: [...]No Forced or Compulsory Labor [...] No Child Labor [...] Freedom of Association [...] Conagra Brands suppliers must not discriminate in hiring andemployment practices based on race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, age,nationality, sexual orientation, social or ethnic origin, disability, pregnancy, political affiliation, veteranstatus, union membership or marital status."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          "Conagra Brands' Supplier Diversity program is designed to promote the inclusion of various qualified and certified businesses. We consider Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBE), Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBE)"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm; Environmental harm
          "Conagra Brands sources palm oil from RSPO-certified suppliers complying with relevant RSPO ecosystem management standards, and from suppliers adhering to WWF’s Palm Oil Buyers’ Scorecard requirements, which include ecosystem preservation measures such as: implementation of the RSPO New Plantings Procedure excluding cultivation on peat soils and clearance of high carbon stock areas; restoration of any plantations on peat at the end of the current rotation"
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "Respect for land tenure rights, including the rights of indigenous and local communities to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent to all new development or operations on lands to which they hold legal, communal or customary rights. Prevention and resolution of social and/or land conflicts through an open, transparent and consultative process."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        27/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "100% of our palm oil buy is covered by Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "100% of our palm oil buy is covered by Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            "100% of our palm oil buy is covered by Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            "100% of our palm oil buy is covered by Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2008
          ConAgra state in their 2020 CDP report as having a cut off date for Palm Oil as 2008
        • 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?: Annually
          "Does your organization undertake a forests-related risk assessment? Yes, forests-related risks are assessed [...] Our landscape assessment leverages data from third-party research and reports including the Ceres’ Engage the Chain, which provides an overview of the environmental and social risks and impacts of agricultural commodities, including palm oil. We chose this tool as a method to understand and identify forests-related risks in our supply chain because Ceres is a reputable, third-party non-profit. Ceres’ risks outlined in the Engage the Chain tool were incorporated into our commodity risk assessment. Identified risks are also monitored and reassessed during major acquisitions or at a minimum of every three to five years"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Suppliers are required to act in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations [...] Suppliers must maintain necessary documentations to demonstrate their compliance with this Code of Conduct for Suppliers. Conagra Brands and/or its designated agents maintain the right to take certain actions, such as inspection of production facilities or review of the applicable documentation, to ensure compliance with this Supplier Code of Conduct."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: External company

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "Suppliers concerned about potential violations of this Code of Conduct for Suppliers should call 866.567.CODE (2633) or log on to www.ethicspoint.com ."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 71,648 tons
          In their 2020 CDP report, ConAgra report a total of 71,648 tons of palm oil. "Since 2015, Conagra Brands has required all palm oil sourced to be RSPO certified sustainable, with legacy Conagra Brands under an additional time-bound commitment to physically sourcing 100% RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil by 2020, with legacy Pinnacle Foods moving from sustainably sourced via RSPO certificates to sustainably sourced via RSPO mass balance as part of ongoing integration efforts. For example, in 2019 we moved legacy Pinnacle Foods’ spreads brands such as Earth Balance from sustainably sourced via RSPO certificates to sustainable sourced via RSPO mass balance palm oil. In fiscal year 2019, 40% of sourced palm oil was certified to RSPO's Mass Balance standard and 60% was via RSPO certificates"
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          What is the certified volume?: 71,648 tons

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO Certificaiton

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%
          In their 2020 CDP report, ConAgra report a total of 71,648 tons of palm oil. "Since 2015, Conagra Brands has required all palm oil sourced to be RSPO certified sustainable, with legacy Conagra Brands under an additional time-bound commitment to physically sourcing 100% RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil by 2020, with legacy Pinnacle Foods moving from sustainably sourced via RSPO certificates to sustainably sourced via RSPO mass balance as part of ongoing integration efforts. For example, in 2019 we moved legacy Pinnacle Foods’ spreads brands such as Earth Balance from sustainably sourced via RSPO certificates to sustainable sourced via RSPO mass balance palm oil. In fiscal year 2019, 40% of sourced palm oil was certified to RSPO's Mass Balance standard and 60% was via RSPO certificates"
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Conagra Brands’ corporate Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct require ongoing documented compliance with all applicable regulations addressing employee and communities"
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Monthly

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%
          "100% of our suppliers are required to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct, which was implemented prior to 2017 and remains in effect on a continuous basis into theforeseeable future. The Code states: suppliers will act in an environmentally responsible manner. At minimum, this means suppliers who follow applicable environmental laws andregulations and have the commitment as well as the ability to remediate any environmental problems they may cause. This includes compliance with regulations related tomanaging deforestation. Each requirement within our Code of Conduct must be absolutely and continuously met with documentation. Our procurement team maintains continuouscommunication with direct suppliers via monthly calls and other touchpoints to discuss any issues. We maintain the right to inspect production facilities or review of the applicabledocumentation to ensure compliance with our Code. We provide guidance to our suppliers regarding sub-contracting and require suppliers to replicate these standards down theirsupply chains."
        • 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?: Yes

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Guidance

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?:  Non compliance with the code of conduct
          "100% of our suppliers are required to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct, which was implemented prior to 2017 and remains in effect on a continuous basis into the foreseeable future. The Code states: suppliers will act in an environmentally responsible manner. At minimum, this means suppliers who follow applicable environmental laws and regulations, and who have the commitment as well as the ability to remediate any environmental problems they may cause. This includes compliance with regulations related to managing deforestation. Each requirement within our Code of Conduct must be absolutely and continuously met with documentation. Our procurement team maintains continuous communication with direct suppliers via monthly calls and other touchpoints to discuss any issues. We maintain the right to inspect production facilities or review of the applicable documentation to ensure compliance with our Code. We provide guidance to our suppliers regarding subcontracting and require suppliers to replicate these standards down their supply chains [...] In any cases where issues cannot be satisfactorily resolved, the company would consider other supplier options."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      38/88
      • Commitment Strength
        11/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          7/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commitment in CDP report: "Commitment to eliminate conversion of natural ecosystems" "Per our Supplier Code of Conduct, Conagra Brands does not directly source paper fiber from areas at high risk for deforestation, specifically natural forests in Sumatra, Borneo, New Guinea, and the Russian Far East."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "Per our Supplier Code of Conduct, Conagra Brands does not directly source paper fiber from areas at high risk for deforestation, specifically natural forests in Sumatra, Borneo, New Guinea, and the Russian Far East."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Per our Supplier Code of Conduct, Conagra Brands does not directly source paper fiber from areas at high risk for deforestation, specifically natural forests in Sumatra, Borneo, New Guinea, and the Russian Far East."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "Per our Supplier Code of Conduct, Conagra Brands does not directly source paper fiber from areas at high risk for deforestation, specifically natural forests in Sumatra, Borneo, New Guinea, and the Russian Far East."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          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
          4/6
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, checks compliance
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, checks compliance
            4/4
            "Our suppliers provide traceability data to the Forest Management Unit for all virgin paper. A dedicated Conagra Brands procurement manager coordinates with suppliers around specific geographies, and our suppliers send reports in writing in response to inquiries. We inquire directly with suppliers as issues arise and annually confirm country of origin per internal supplier quality requirements. As part of our Supplier Excellence Program, we conduct calls with each of our major paper fiber suppliers to track their individual certifications and methods of management. Suppliers with sustainability certifications, management practices and strong disclosures score favorably on our supplier sustainability scorecard."
          • 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?: Virgin Paper, applies to Sumatra, Borneo, New Guinea, and the Russian Far East.

            If no, what is excluded?: Product line; Location
            "Our suppliers provide traceability data to the Forest Management Unit for all virgin paper. A dedicated Conagra Brands procurement manager coordinates with suppliers around specific geographies, and our suppliers send reports in writing in response to inquiries. We inquire directly with suppliers as issues arise and annually confirm country of origin per internal supplier quality requirements. As part of our Supplier Excellence Program, we conduct calls with each of our major paper fiber suppliers to track their individual certifications and methods of management. Suppliers with sustainability certifications, management practices and strong disclosures score favorably on our supplier sustainability scorecard."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        6/18
        • 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; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Conagra Brands supports corporate responsibility to respect human rights in accordance with the UNGuiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [...and...] the International Bill of Human Rights and the principles concerning fundamental rights set out in theInternational Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work [...] Conagra Brands require compliancewith relevant human rights policies throughout our supply chain, including: [...]No Forced or Compulsory Labor [...] No Child Labor [...] Freedom of Association [...] Conagra Brands suppliers must not discriminate in hiring andemployment practices based on race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, age,nationality, sexual orientation, social or ethnic origin, disability, pregnancy, political affiliation, veteranstatus, union membership or marital status."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          "Conagra Brands' Supplier Diversity program is designed to promote the inclusion of various qualified and certified businesses. We consider Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBE), Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBE)"
        • 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
        21/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "100% of our fiber packaging is sourced from suppliers in the U.S. and Canada, which are not forest risk countries."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 90%
            Approximately 98% of our volume comes from suppliers assessed at least annually on ESG performance as part of Conagra’s Supplier Excellence Program. Approximately 90% of virgin fiber for fiber-based packaging is sourced from suppliers utilizing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified mills.
          • 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
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2008
          ConAgra state in their 2020 CDP report as having a cut off date for paper as 2008
        • 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
          "Suppliers are required to act in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations [...] Suppliers must maintain necessary documentations to demonstrate their compliance with this Code of Conduct for Suppliers. Conagra Brands and/or its designated agents maintain the right to take certain actions, such as inspection of production facilities or review of the applicable documentation, to ensure compliance with this Supplier Code of Conduct."
        • 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.)?: External company

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: no
          "Suppliers concerned about potential violations of this Code of Conduct for Suppliers should call 866.567.CODE (2633) or log on to www.ethicspoint.com ."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 3,482,881 tons
          Total volume reported within the 2020 CDP report from 2019 as 3,482,881 tons [...] "Approximately 90% of virgin fiber for fiber-based packaging is sourced from suppliers utilizing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified mills"
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 1,124,144.05 tons

          What third-party verification is used?: FSC Certification

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 90%

          What is the certified volume?: 2,358,736.95 tons
          Total volume reported within the 2020 CDP report from 2019 as 3,482,881 tons [...] "Approximately 90% of virgin fiber for fiber-based packaging is sourced from suppliers utilizing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified mills"
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Conagra Brands’ corporate Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct require ongoing documented compliance with all applicable regulations addressing employee and communities"
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: annually

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "In addition to reviewing internal and external factors, Conagra brands rates our largest suppliers, representing ~75% of ingredient spend, within our Supplier Excellence program on sustainability performance, based on a review of annual sustainability reports and related documents and supplemented by a quarterly risk review for violations of our Code of Conduct. We deem suppliers that score a 0 out of 4 on sustainability in our Supplier Excellence Program to be high-risk from a sustainability perspective"
        • 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
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Guidance
          "100% of our suppliers are required to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct, which was implemented prior to 2017 and remains in effect on a continuous basis into the foreseeable future. The Code states: suppliers will act in an environmentally responsible manner. At minimum, this means suppliers who follow applicable environmental laws and regulations, and who have the commitment as well as the ability to remediate any environmental problems they may cause. This includes compliance with regulations related to managing deforestation. Each requirement within our Code of Conduct must be absolutely and continuously met with documentation. Our procurement team maintains continuous communication with direct suppliers via monthly calls and other touchpoints to discuss any issues. We maintain the right to inspect production facilities or review of the applicable documentation to ensure compliance with our Code. We provide guidance to our suppliers regarding subcontracting and require suppliers to replicate these standards down their supply chains [...] In any cases where issues cannot be satisfactorily resolved, the company would consider other supplier options."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      47/88
      • Commitment Strength
        14/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            8/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            8/8
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
            "Commitment to eliminate conversion of natural ecosystems" ... "Conagra Brands’ Supplier Code of Conduct states that Conagra Brands does not directly procure soy from the Amazon, the Cerrado nor the Gran Chaco in Latin America." "100% of our soy products relevant to this disclosure are sourced from the U.S."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Focusing on highest risk forest regions

            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "Soy: Risk management priorities include deforestation, agricultural inputs and impacts. To mitigate these risks, 100% of soy is sourced from areas designated as low risk for deforestation according to data from WWF Living Forests Report, Ceres Engage the Chain, and WRI Global Forest Watch Analysis. Conagra Brands’ Supplier Code of Conduct states that Conagra Brands does not directly procure soy from the Amazon, the Cerrado nor the Gran Chaco in Latin America."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "Soy: Risk management priorities include deforestation, agricultural inputs and impacts. To mitigate these risks, 100% of soy is sourced from areas designated as low risk for deforestation according to data from WWF Living Forests Report, Ceres Engage the Chain, and WRI Global Forest Watch Analysis. Conagra Brands’ Supplier Code of Conduct states that Conagra Brands does not directly procure soy from the Amazon, the Cerrado nor the Gran Chaco in Latin America."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "Soy: Risk management priorities include deforestation, agricultural inputs and impacts. To mitigate these risks, 100% of soy is sourced from areas designated as low risk for deforestation according to data from WWF Living Forests Report, Ceres Engage the Chain, and WRI Global Forest Watch Analysis. Conagra Brands’ Supplier Code of Conduct states that Conagra Brands does not directly procure soy from the Amazon, the Cerrado nor the Gran Chaco in Latin America."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/9
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, checks compliance
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, checks compliance
            5.3/5.3
            "Conagra Brands' SAP system allows us to track to each supplier batch, with our suppliers providing origin information. A dedicated Conagra Brands procurement manager coordinates with suppliers around specific geographies, and our suppliers send reports in writing in response to inquiries. We inquire directly with suppliers as issues arise and annually confirm country of origin per internal supplier quality requirements. Further traceability comes through our supply chain. Our suppliers provide traceability to an individual mill (refinery), which can provide agricultural geographic source information within a country, and gather additional information at the farm level when it is available. For example, we conducted a farm visit to an Illinois soybean farm that is a source for one of our suppliers to review sustainable farming practices."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Conagra Brands' SAP system allows us to track to each supplier batch, with our suppliers providing origin information. A dedicated Conagra Brands procurement manager coordinates with suppliers around specific geographies, and our suppliers send reports in writing in response to inquiries. We inquire directly with suppliers as issues arise and annually confirm country of origin per internal supplier quality requirements. Further traceability comes through our supply chain. Our suppliers provide traceability to an individual mill (refinery), which can provide agricultural geographic source information within a country, and gather additional information at the farm level when it is available. For example, we conducted a farm visit to an Illinois soybean farm that is a source for one of our suppliers to review sustainable farming practices."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
            Target date
            No target date
            0/1
            "Conagra Brands' SAP system allows us to track to each supplier batch, with our suppliers providing origin information. A dedicated Conagra Brands procurement manager coordinates with suppliers around specific geographies, and our suppliers send reports in writing in response to inquiries. We inquire directly with suppliers as issues arise and annually confirm country of origin per internal supplier quality requirements. Further traceability comes through our supply chain. Our suppliers provide traceability to an individual mill (refinery), which can provide agricultural geographic source information within a country, and gather additional information at the farm level when it is available. For example, we conducted a farm visit to an Illinois soybean farm that is a source for one of our suppliers to review sustainable farming practices."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        6/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "Conagra Brands supports corporate responsibility to respect human rights in accordance with the UNGuiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [...and...] the International Bill of Human Rights and the principles concerning fundamental rights set out in theInternational Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work [...] Conagra Brands require compliancewith relevant human rights policies throughout our supply chain, including: [...]No Forced or Compulsory Labor [...] No Child Labor [...] Freedom of Association [...] Conagra Brands suppliers must not discriminate in hiring andemployment practices based on race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, age,nationality, sexual orientation, social or ethnic origin, disability, pregnancy, political affiliation, veteranstatus, union membership or marital status."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          "Conagra Brands' Supplier Diversity program is designed to promote the inclusion of various qualified and certified businesses. We consider Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBE), Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBE)"
        • 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
        25/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            "Soy: Risk management priorities include deforestation, agricultural inputs and impacts. To mitigate these risks, 100% of soy is sourced from areas designated as low risk for deforestation according to data from WWF Living Forests Report, Ceres Engage the Chain, and WRI Global Forest Watch Analysis. Conagra Brands’ Supplier Code of Conduct states that Conagra Brands does not directly procure soy from the Amazon, the Cerrado nor the Gran Chaco in Latin America."
          • 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
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2008
          ConAgra state in their 2020 CDP report as having a cut off date for Soy as 2008
        • 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?: Annually
          "Does your organization undertake a forests-related risk assessment? Yes, forests-related risks are assessed [...] Conagra Brands considers several internal and external factors in identifying and assessing soy-related risks [....] Our landscape assessment leverages data from third-party research and reports including Ceres’ Engage the Chain, which provides an overview of the environmental and social risks and impacts of agricultural commodities, including soy. We chose this tool as a method to understand and identify forests-related risks in our supply chain because Ceres is a reputable, third-party non-profit"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Suppliers are required to act in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations [...] Suppliers must maintain necessary documentations to demonstrate their compliance with this Code of Conduct for Suppliers. Conagra Brands and/or its designated agents maintain the right to take certain actions, such as inspection of production facilities or review of the applicable documentation, to ensure compliance with this Supplier Code of Conduct."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: no

          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.)?: External company
          "Suppliers concerned about potential violations of this Code of Conduct for Suppliers should call 866.567.CODE (2633) or log on to www.ethicspoint.com ."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 164,300,000 lbs 
          "Report in CDP Forests disclosure report 2020 that they use 164,300,000 lbs of Soy [...] 100% of our soy products relevant to this disclosure are sourced from the U.S."
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

          What is the compliant volume?: 164,300,000 lbs
          "Report in CDP Forests disclosure report 2020 that they use 164,300,000 lbs of Soy [...] In the last year, we assessed approximately 98% of our volume on deforestation avoidance and sustainable sourcing practices as part of Conagra’s Supplier Excellence Program. 100% of our volume was sourced from areas designated as low risk for deforestation, according to data from WWF Living Forests Report, Ceres Engage the Chain, and WRI Global Forest Watch Analysis. In 2019, we updated the Conagra Brands Code of Conduct to prohibit procurement of soy from areas of high risk for deforestation, specifically the Amazon, the Cerrado or the Gran Chaco in Latin America."
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Conagra Brands’ corporate Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct require ongoing documented compliance with all applicable regulations addressing employee and communities"
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Monthly

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

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "100% of our suppliers are required to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct, which was implemented prior to 2017 and remains in effect on a continuous basis into the foreseeable future. The Code states: suppliers will act in an environmentally responsible manner. At minimum, this means suppliers who follow applicable environmental laws and regulations and have the commitment as well as the ability to remediate any environmental problems they may cause. This includes compliance with regulations related to managing deforestation. Each requirement within our Code of Conduct must be absolutely and continuously met with documentation. Our procurement team maintains continuous communication with direct suppliers via monthly calls and other touchpoints to discuss any issues. We maintain the right to inspect production facilities or review of the applicable documentation to ensure compliance with our Code. We provide guidance to our suppliers regarding sub-contracting and require suppliers to replicate these standards down their supply chains."
        • 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
          From CDP 2020 report: "We engage closely with our suppliers via monthly market calls to understand global supplies and demand to better manage risk"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Beef *
      30/88
      • Commitment Strength
        8/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            8/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            8/8
            "Our zero deforestation and no conversion commitments are the intended result of commodity-specific geographic procurement prohibitions effective per our October 2019 Supplier Code of Conduct, which prohibits beef sourced from areas at high risk for deforestation, specifically the Amazon, the Cerrado, the Gran Chaco in Latin America. [...] WFF’s report recommends Zero Net Deforestation and Forest Degradation (ZNDD) policies for these regions, defined as no net forest loss through deforestation and no net decline in forest quality through degradation, and recommends certified sustainable sourcing as one strategy to ZNDD. Our Supplier Code of Conduct was revised and reissued in October 2019 with policies intended to meet these goals"
          • 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

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: only applies to beef sourced from areas classed as high risk
            "Our zero deforestation and no conversion commitments are the intended result of commodity-specific geographic procurement prohibitions effective per our October 2019 Supplier Code of Conduct, which prohibits beef sourced from areas at high risk for deforestation, specifically the Amazon, the Cerrado, the Gran Chaco in Latin America. [...] WFF’s report recommends Zero Net Deforestation and Forest Degradation (ZNDD) policies for these regions, defined as no net forest loss through deforestation and no net decline in forest quality through degradation, and recommends certified sustainable sourcing as one strategy to ZNDD. Our Supplier Code of Conduct was revised and reissued in October 2019 with policies intended to meet these goals"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "Our zero deforestation and no conversion commitments are the intended result of commodity-specific geographic procurement prohibitions effective per our October 2019 Supplier Code of Conduct, which prohibits beef sourced from areas at high risk for deforestation, specifically the Amazon, the Cerrado, the Gran Chaco in Latin America. [...] WFF’s report recommends Zero Net Deforestation and Forest Degradation (ZNDD) policies for these regions, defined as no net forest loss through deforestation and no net decline in forest quality through degradation, and recommends certified sustainable sourcing as one strategy to ZNDD. Our Supplier Code of Conduct was revised and reissued in October 2019 with policies intended to meet these goals"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "Our zero deforestation and no conversion commitments are the intended result of commodity-specific geographic procurement prohibitions effective per our October 2019 Supplier Code of Conduct, which prohibits beef sourced from areas at high risk for deforestation, specifically the Amazon, the Cerrado, the Gran Chaco in Latin America. [...] WFF’s report recommends Zero Net Deforestation and Forest Degradation (ZNDD) policies for these regions, defined as no net forest loss through deforestation and no net decline in forest quality through degradation, and recommends certified sustainable sourcing as one strategy to ZNDD. Our Supplier Code of Conduct was revised and reissued in October 2019 with policies intended to meet these goals"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        6/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "Conagra Brands supports corporate responsibility to respect human rights in accordance with the UNGuiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [...and...] the International Bill of Human Rights and the principles concerning fundamental rights set out in theInternational Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work [...] Conagra Brands require compliancewith relevant human rights policies throughout our supply chain, including: [...]No Forced or Compulsory Labor [...] No Child Labor [...] Freedom of Association [...] Conagra Brands suppliers must not discriminate in hiring andemployment practices based on race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, age,nationality, sexual orientation, social or ethnic origin, disability, pregnancy, political affiliation, veteranstatus, union membership or marital status."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women in commodity supply chains
          2/4
          "Conagra Brands' Supplier Diversity program is designed to promote the inclusion of various qualified and certified businesses. We consider Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBE), Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBE)"
        • 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
        14/50
        • 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
          Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2008
          Cutoff date in CDP is 2008. 
        • 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?: 3-5 years: "Identified risks are also monitored and reassessed during major acquisitions or at a minimum of every three to five years"
          "Conagra Brands considers several internal and external factors in identifying and assessing cattle-related risks. Our internal Responsible Sourcing Materiality Matrix leverages input from our procurement commodity buyers, technical category leads, and subject matter experts. Internal risk factors considered include annual spend percentage, risks to business continuity and brand disruption, drivers in the food industry such as customer demand and investor pressure, and known environmental and social issues. Our landscape assessment leverages data from third-party research and reports including Ceres’ Engage the Chain, which provides an overview of the environmental and social risks and impacts of agricultural commodities, including beef"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Suppliers are required to act in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations [...] Suppliers must maintain necessary documentations to demonstrate their compliance with this Code of Conduct for Suppliers. Conagra Brands and/or its designated agents maintain the right to take certain actions, such as inspection of production facilities or review of the applicable documentation, to ensure compliance with this Supplier Code of Conduct."
        • 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.)?: External company
          "Suppliers concerned about potential violations of this Code of Conduct for Suppliers should call 866.567.CODE (2633) or log on to www.ethicspoint.com ."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 204,827,000 lbs 
          2020 CDP Forests report indicates that the company used 204,827,000 lbs of cattle
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Conagra Brands’ corporate Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct require ongoing documented compliance with all applicable regulations addressing employee and communities"
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually, Quarterly

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 70%
          "Conagra Brands assesses key suppliers quarterly on sustainability performance and disclosure as part of our Supplier Excellence Program. The program comprises approximately 4 beef suppliers covering approximately 70% of our procured volume for this commodity. We rate suppliers within our Supplier Excellence program based on a review of annual sustainability reports and related documents provided to us by the supplier. Suppliers are rated on metrics including: public response to CDP water, forestry and investor questionnaires; GRI-compliant reporting; and policy/commitments adequately addressing sustainability risks specific to the supplier’s industry, including deforestation. Suppliers annually submit sustainability data to Conagra Brands as part of our Supplier Excellence Program scorecard, which we compile in a database for ranking and recognizing suppliers who excel in sustainable and those with improvement opportunities, including relevant certifications. Additionally, we have conducted site visits to a beef supplier in Brazil and the US to review best practices on sustainability topics, including managing deforestation risks. These supplier engagement meetings included Conagra Brands' procurement and sustainability teams"
        • 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
          From CDP 2020 report: "We engage closely with our suppliers via monthly market calls to understand global supplies and demand to better manage risk"
        • 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
    14/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    23/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    8/18
    Avg. score

Profile

ConAgra Foods is an American manufacturer of packaged food products as well as a provider of commercial products and foodservice. Its products are mostly frozen and refrigerated foods with well-known brands including Banquet, Blue Bonnet and Slim Jim, but it also produces cereals and snacks. ConAgra Foods is a major global player for oils and fats, sweet and savoury snacks, and ready meals. ConAgra Brands Inc is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

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

Top Brands

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How we assess the Forest 500

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