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  • Overall approach
    4/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment
      0/6
      Commodities (if applicable): Palm oil; Soy; Beef; Pulp & Paper
      "Fiber-based Packaging - Conagra Brands does not procure paper fiber directly sourced from areas at high risk for deforestation,specifically natural forests in Sumatra, Borneo, New Guinea, and the Russian Far East. Our procurement policy also requires that paper fiber directly sourced from Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Thailand, or Colombia have third-party sustainable forestry certification (e.g., SFI, FSC, PERC, Rainforest Alliance).• Soy Conagra Brands does not procure soy directly sourced from areas at high risk for deforestation,specifically the Amazon, the Cerrado and the Gran Chaco in Latin America.• Beef Conagra Brands does not procure beef directly sourced from areas at high risk for deforestation,specifically the Amazon, the Cerrado and the Gran Chaco in Latin America.4• Palm OilConagra Brands sources certified sustainable palm oil from suppliers whose landholdings and operations meet the environmental and social responsibilities of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: New York Declaration on Forests; Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 partner
      CDP Report 2018 (published on website): "Has your organization endorsed any of the following initiatives as part of its public commitment to reduce or removedeforestation and/or forest degradation? New York Declaration on Forests Tropical Forest Alliance 2020"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      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
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: All
      "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."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Not specified

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Pulp & Paper
      "We utilize amulti-functional CSR Steering Committee ledby several of our senior executives—directreports of mine. The committee discusses theeconomic, environmental and social impacts ofour operations and identifies opportunities to drivepositive impact throughout the organization. The committee also leverages team members from across Conagra, with sub-committees aligned to our four CSR pillars—Good Food, Responsible Sourcing, Stronger Communities and Better Planet [...] Our materialitymatrix identifies 21 topics across four strategicpillars" - this includes Deforestation nnder Responsible Sourcing.
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    41/84
    • Palm oil
      58/84
      • Commitment Strength
        26/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Conagra Brands sources certified sustainable palm oil from suppliers whose landholdings and operationsmeet the environmental and social responsibilities of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)." "We purchase palm oil only from RSPOmembers in order to support development of asustainable, cost-effective market for palm oil [...] To prepare for 100 percent RSPO MassBalance adoption by 2020, we have secured supplychain certification for 100 percent of our productionfacilities that use palm oil.1 Certification of thesefacilities enable use of Mass Balance certifiedoil for 100 percent of our palm oil products."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Conagra Brands sources certified sustainable palm oil from suppliers whose landholdings and operationsmeet the environmental and social responsibilities of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)." "We purchase palm oil only from RSPOmembers in order to support development of asustainable, cost-effective market for palm oil [...] To prepare for 100 percent RSPO MassBalance adoption by 2020, we have secured supplychain certification for 100 percent of our productionfacilities that use palm oil. Certification of thesefacilities enable use of Mass Balance certifiedoil for 100 percent of our palm oil products."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Conagra Brands sources certified sustainable palm oil from suppliers whose landholdings and operationsmeet the environmental and social responsibilities of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)." "We purchase palm oil only from RSPOmembers in order to support development of asustainable, cost-effective market for palm oil [...] To prepare for 100 percent RSPO MassBalance adoption by 2020, we have secured supplychain certification for 100 percent of our productionfacilities that use palm oil. Certification of thesefacilities enable use of Mass Balance certifiedoil for 100 percent of our palm oil products."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "This means that all of our suppliers’ landholdings and operations meet the following principles: ‹ Only legal sources that adhere to all relevant international, national and local legislation and regulation ‹ No development on high conservation value landscapes or high carbon stock (HCS) forests. ‹ No development on peat lands regardless of depth and use of best management practices for existing plantations on peat."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "This means that all of our suppliers’ landholdings and operations meet the following principles: ‹ Only legal sources that adhere to all relevant international, national and local legislation and regulation ‹ No development on high conservation value landscapes or high carbon stock (HCS) forests. ‹ No development on peat lands regardless of depth and use of best management practices for existing plantations on peat."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "This means that all of our suppliers’ landholdings and operations meet the following principles: ‹ Only legal sources that adhere to all relevant international, national and local legislation and regulation ‹ No development on high conservation value landscapes or high carbon stock (HCS) forests. ‹ No development on peat lands regardless of depth and use of best management practices for existing plantations on peat."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "This means that all of our suppliers’ landholdings and operations meet the following principles: ‹ Only legal sources that adhere to all relevant international, national and local legislation and regulation ‹ No development on high conservation value landscapes or high carbon stock (HCS) forests. ‹ No development on peat lands regardless of depth and use of best management practices for existing plantations on peat."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "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. "
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "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. "
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "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. "
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            "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. "
      • Social Considerations
        14/18
        • 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
          "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
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: Not specified

          What is the nature of that support?: Other

          If Other, specify here: Inclusion
          CDP reports indicates that ConAgra Brands "Facilitate the inclusion of smallholders into the supply chain"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          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
          "Conagra Brands sources 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: implementation of the RSPO New Plantings Procedure that address soil conservation, excluding cultivation on peat soils and clearance of high carbon stock areas, and 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/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "This means that all of our suppliers’ landholdings and operations meet the following principles: [...] 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."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        18/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Reports in 2018 ACOP that out of a total volume of 46,200 tons of palm oil and palm oil products, 44,000 tons of palm oil and 2,200 of palm kernel oil were RSPO-certified.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            In their 2019 ACOP, ConAgra report that they used 71,648 tons of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO-certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            Reports in 2018 ACOP that out of a total volume of 46,200 tons of palm oil and palm oil products, 44,000 tons of palm oil and 2,200 of palm kernel oil were RSPO-certified.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%
            In their 2019 ACOP, ConAgra report that they used 71,648 tons of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO-certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Quarterly

          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 80%
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Environmental & Social Impact - Conagra Brands expects that its suppliers will act in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. At a minimum, this means suppliers who are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and who have the commitment as well as the ability to remediate any problems they may cause. [...] Compliance Monitoring and Documentation 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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Ethics hotline
          "We take our responsibilities for compliance very seriously and encourageassociates to report violations or concerns. Consequently, reports of violationsor potential violations of our Code of Conduct may also be submitted by callingour ethics hotline, managed by EthicsPoint (an outside third-party vendor), or by following the instructions for reporting a violation through the EthicsPointwebsite. Because the manner in which reports of violations or suspectedviolations may be made varies from country to country, you may also contactthe EthicsPoint hotline for guidance on matters to report, to whom to report andhow such matters may be reported. The ethics hotline allows you to report aviolation or concern on a confidential and anonymous basis.Hotline: United States and Canada: 866-567-CODE (2633)For all other countries, you can obtain the toll-free number for each countryby: 1) going to www.ethicspoint.com; 2) clicking on “File a report;” 3)entering “ConAgra Foods”as the organization name; 4) clicking “Submit;”5) pressing the “Select Company/Institution” button; and 6) on the rightside under “To Make A Report,” clicking on “Select your country on theInternational Toll-Free Dialing Instructions.”Website: www.ethicspoint.com"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

          What is the certified volume?: 71,648 tons

          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 0 tons
          In their 2019 ACOP, ConAgra report that they used 71,648 tons of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO-certified.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          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

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%
          "All suppliers are required to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct. The Code states: suppliers will act in an environmentallyresponsible manner. At minimum, this means suppliers who follow applicable environmental laws and regulations, and who havethe commitment as well as the ability to remediate any environmental problems they may cause. This includes compliance withregulations related to managing deforestation. Each requirement within our Code of Conduct must be absolutely and continuouslymet with documentation. Our procurement team maintains continuous communication with direct suppliers via monthly calls andother 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 requiresuppliers to replicate these standards down their supply chains. Our purchases of commodities are managed by a dedicatedprocurement officer who conducts ongoing sustainability and deforestation issues tracking via news sources. There are no reportedviolations of the Conagra Supplier Code of Conduct for this commodity in the reporting year."
        • 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

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          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
      34/84
      • Commitment Strength
        8/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "Our R&D packaging materials strategy prohibits paper fiber sourced from areas at high risk for deforestation, specifically natural forests in Sumatra, Borneo, New Guinea, and the Russian Far East. It also requires that paper fiber sourced from Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Thailand, or Colombia have third-party verification (SFI, FSC, PERC, Rainforest Alliance) for low deforestation risk. Currently, 91-99% of Conagra Brands' paper fiber supply for packaging comes from suppliers using virgin fiber source from FCS or SFI certified mills, and in some cases our fiber purchase supply chain carries multiple certifications. Within our supply chain, we have fibers with the following certifications: FSC Forest Management certification; FSC Chain of Custody; FSC Controlled Wood; SFI Chain of Custody; SFI Fiber Sourcing"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line; Location

            What is the rationale for any exclusion?: constraints to do with product size and type

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 0 Not specified
            "Conagra Brands’ folding carton and corrugate suppliers carry SFI or FSC certification, though not all products carry the certification logo on-pack due to space constraints, procurement contracts and on-pack communication priorities. Executing on the scale of this opportunity with on-pack labelling is considered on a product-by-product basis according to consumer priorities, regulatory labeling requirements, and specific contractual agreements with suppliers"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Our R&D packaging materials strategy prohibits paper fiber sourced from areas at high risk for deforestation, specifically natural forests in Sumatra, Borneo, New Guinea, and the Russian Far East. It also requires that paper fiber sourced from Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Thailand, or Colombia have third-party verification (SFI, FSC, PERC, Rainforest Alliance) for low deforestation risk. Currently, 91-99% of Conagra Brands’ paper fiber supply for packaging comes from suppliers using virgin fiber source from FCS or SFI certified mills, and in some cases our fiber purchase supply chain carries multiple certifications. Within our supply chain, we have fibers with the following certifications: FSC Forest Management certification; FSC Chain of Custody; FSC Controlled Wood; SFI Chain of Custody; SFI Fiber Sourcing"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "Our R&D packaging materials strategy prohibits paper fiber sourced from areas at high risk for deforestation, specifically natural forests in Sumatra, Borneo, New Guinea, and the Russian Far East. It also requires that paper fiber sourced from Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Thailand, or Colombia have third-party verification (SFI, FSC, PERC, Rainforest Alliance) for low deforestation risk. Currently, 91-99% of Conagra Brands’ paper fiber supply for packaging comes from suppliers using virgin fiber source from FCS or SFI certified mills, and in some cases our fiber purchase supply chain carries multiple certifications. Within our supply chain, we have fibers with the following certifications: FSC Forest Management certification; FSC Chain of Custody; FSC Controlled Wood; SFI Chain of Custody; SFI Fiber Sourcing"
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
      • 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
          "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
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: Not specified

          What is the nature of that support?: Other

          If Other, specify here: Inclusion
          CDP reports indicates that ConAgra Brands "Facilitate the inclusion of smallholders into the supply chain"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          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
          "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"
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        14/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            (Downstream only) How much of this is in protected areas, primary forests, intact forest landscapes, and/or peatlands?: 0 Not specified

            (Downstream only) How many hectares of deforestation and/or conversion have occurred since the commitment cut-off date in the operations of the company's direct or indirect suppliers?: 0 Not specified

            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "Currently, 91-99% of Conagra Brands’ paper fiber supply for packaging comes from suppliers using virgin fiber source from FCS or SFI certified mills, and in some cases our fiber purchase supply chain carries multiple certifications."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC

            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 91% to 99%

            What percent of the company’s supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 91% to 99%

            Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: yes, due to product type some are not verified
            "Our R&D packaging materials strategy prohibits paper fiber sourced from areas at high risk for deforestation, specifically natural forests in Sumatra, Borneo, New Guinea, and the Russian Far East. It also requires that paper fiber sourced from Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Thailand, or Colombia have third-party verification (SFI, FSC, PERC, Rainforest Alliance) for low deforestation risk. Currently, 91-99% of Conagra Brands’ paper fiber supply for packaging comes from suppliers using virgin fiber source from FCS or SFI certified mills, and in some cases our fiber purchase supply chain carries multiple certifications. Within our supply chain, we have fibers with the following certifications: FSC Forest Management certification; FSC Chain of Custody; FSC Controlled Wood; SFI Chain of Custody; SFI Fiber Sourcing"
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: AMERIPEN, How2Recycle
          "Conagra Brands' vice president responsible for sustainability strategy and vice president for packaging maintain leadership roleswith AMERIPEN and help drive industry discussions and action around sustainable packaging issues [...] While Conagra Brands is no longer a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, we are one of fastest adopters andlargest users of the How2Reycle label program."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Quarterly
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Environmental & Social Impact - Conagra Brands expects that its suppliers will act in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. At a minimum, this means suppliers who are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and who have the commitment as well as the ability to remediate any problems they may cause. [...] Compliance Monitoring and Documentation 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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

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

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          "We take our responsibilities for compliance very seriously and encourageassociates to report violations or concerns. Consequently, reports of violationsor potential violations of our Code of Conduct may also be submitted by callingour ethics hotline, managed by EthicsPoint (an outside third-party vendor), or by following the instructions for reporting a violation through the EthicsPointwebsite. Because the manner in which reports of violations or suspectedviolations may be made varies from country to country, you may also contactthe EthicsPoint hotline for guidance on matters to report, to whom to report andhow such matters may be reported. The ethics hotline allows you to report aviolation or concern on a confidential and anonymous basis.Hotline: United States and Canada: 866-567-CODE (2633)For all other countries, you can obtain the toll-free number for each countryby: 1) going to www.ethicspoint.com; 2) clicking on “File a report;” 3)entering “ConAgra Foods”as the organization name; 4) clicking “Submit;”5) pressing the “Select Company/Institution” button; and 6) on the rightside under “To Make A Report,” clicking on “Select your country on theInternational Toll-Free Dialing Instructions.”Website: www.ethicspoint.com"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 199903 tonnes

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 91% to 99%
          Total volume reported within the companies CDP report from 2019 - "This number reflects full data for fiber sourced for primary secondary and tertiary packaging applications, as specified in the scope of this CDP disclosure. Volume 199903"
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Monthly

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%
          "All suppliers are required to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct. The Code states: suppliers will act in an environmentallyresponsible manner. At minimum, this means suppliers who follow applicable environmental laws and regulations, and who havethe commitment as well as the ability to remediate any environmental problems they may cause. This includes compliance withregulations related to managing deforestation. Each requirement within our Code of Conduct must be absolutely and continuouslymet with documentation. Our procurement team maintains continuous communication with direct suppliers via monthly calls andother 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 requiresuppliers to replicate these standards down their supply chains. Our purchases of commodities are managed by a dedicatedprocurement officer who conducts ongoing sustainability and deforestation issues tracking via news sources. There are no reportedviolations of the Conagra Supplier Code of Conduct for this commodity in the reporting year."
        • 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 criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non compliance with the code of conduct

          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
          "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
      35/84
      • Commitment Strength
        11/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
            "Our 2018 R&D ingredient strategy prohibits soysourced from areas at high risk for deforestation, specifically the Amazon, the Cerrado, the Gran Chaco inLatin America. Currently, 100% of our soy is sourced from the Midwest US, the lowest-rate deforestation region in the contiguous US (based on 1990-2000 percentage change in wildland-urban interface by region,US Forest Service 2010). All suppliers are required to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct. The Codestates: suppliers will act in an environmentally responsible manner. At minimum, this means suppliers whofollow applicable environmental laws and regulations, and who have the commitment as well as the ability toremediate any environmental problems they may cause. This includes compliance with regulations andstandards related to managing deforestation"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "Our 2018 R&D ingredient strategy prohibits soysourced from areas at high risk for deforestation, specifically the Amazon, the Cerrado, the Gran Chaco inLatin America. Currently, 100% of our soy is sourced from the Midwest US, the lowest-rate deforestationregion in the contiguous US (based on 1990-2000 percentage change in wildland-urban interface by region,US Forest Service 2010). All suppliers are required to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct. The Codestates: suppliers will act in an environmentally responsible manner. At minimum, this means suppliers whofollow applicable environmental laws and regulations, and who have the commitment as well as the ability toremediate any environmental problems they may cause. This includes compliance with regulations andstandards related to managing deforestation"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "Our 2018 R&D ingredient strategy prohibits soysourced from areas at high risk for deforestation, specifically the Amazon, the Cerrado, the Gran Chaco inLatin America. Currently, 100% of our soy is sourced from the Midwest US, the lowest-rate deforestationregion in the contiguous US (based on 1990-2000 percentage change in wildland-urban interface by region,US Forest Service 2010). All suppliers are required to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct. The Codestates: suppliers will act in an environmentally responsible manner. At minimum, this means suppliers whofollow applicable environmental laws and regulations, and who have the commitment as well as the ability toremediate any environmental problems they may cause. This includes compliance with regulations andstandards related to managing deforestation"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        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
          "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
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Other

          If Other, specify here: Inclusion

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: Not specified
          CDP reports indicates that ConAgra Brands "Facilitate the inclusion of smallholders into the supply chain"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          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
          "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"
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        12/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            Reports 100% compliance in 2018 - "Our 2018 R&D ingredient strategy prohibits soysourced from areas at high risk for deforestation, specifically the Amazon, the Cerrado, the Gran Chaco inLatin America. Currently, 100% of our soy is sourced from the Midwest US, the lowest-rate deforestationregion in the contiguous US (based on 1990-2000 percentage change in wildland-urban interface by region,US Forest Service 2010). All suppliers are required to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct. The Codestates: suppliers will act in an environmentally responsible manner. At minimum, this means suppliers whofollow applicable environmental laws and regulations, and who have the commitment as well as the ability toremediate any environmental problems they may cause. This includes compliance with regulations andstandards related to managing deforestation"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
          Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 100%

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Quarterly
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Environmental & Social Impact - Conagra Brands expects that its suppliers will act in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. At a minimum, this means suppliers who are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and who have the commitment as well as the ability to remediate any problems they may cause. [...] Compliance Monitoring and Documentation 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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Ethics hotline
          "We take our responsibilities for compliance very seriously and encourageassociates to report violations or concerns. Consequently, reports of violationsor potential violations of our Code of Conduct may also be submitted by callingour ethics hotline, managed by EthicsPoint (an outside third-party vendor), or by following the instructions for reporting a violation through the EthicsPointwebsite. Because the manner in which reports of violations or suspectedviolations may be made varies from country to country, you may also contactthe EthicsPoint hotline for guidance on matters to report, to whom to report andhow such matters may be reported. The ethics hotline allows you to report aviolation or concern on a confidential and anonymous basis.Hotline: United States and Canada: 866-567-CODE (2633)For all other countries, you can obtain the toll-free number for each countryby: 1) going to www.ethicspoint.com; 2) clicking on “File a report;” 3)entering “ConAgra Foods”as the organization name; 4) clicking “Submit;”5) pressing the “Select Company/Institution” button; and 6) on the rightside under “To Make A Report,” clicking on “Select your country on theInternational Toll-Free Dialing Instructions.”Website: www.ethicspoint.com"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 385575000 lb
          Report in CDP Forests disclosure report 2018 that they use 385575000 lb in 2018
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Monthly

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%
          "All suppliers are required to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct. The Code states: suppliers will act in an environmentallyresponsible manner. At minimum, this means suppliers who follow applicable environmental laws and regulations, and who havethe commitment as well as the ability to remediate any environmental problems they may cause. This includes compliance withregulations related to managing deforestation. Each requirement within our Code of Conduct must be absolutely and continuouslymet with documentation. Our procurement team maintains continuous communication with direct suppliers via monthly calls andother 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 requiresuppliers to replicate these standards down their supply chains. Our purchases of commodities are managed by a dedicatedprocurement officer who conducts ongoing sustainability and deforestation issues tracking via news sources. There are no reportedviolations of the Conagra Supplier Code of Conduct for this commodity in the reporting year."
        • 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

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non compliance with the code of conduct

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes
          "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
    • Beef *
      34/84
      • Commitment Strength
        11/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            "Our 2018 R&D ingredient strategy prohibits beefsourced from areas at high risk for deforestation, specifically the Amazon, the Cerrado, the Gran Chaco inLatin America. All suppliers are required to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct. The Code states:suppliers will act in an environmentally responsible manner. At minimum, this means suppliers who followapplicable environmental laws and regulations, and who have the commitment as well as the ability toremediate any environmental problems they may cause. This includes compliance with regulations andstandards related to managing deforestation"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "Our 2018 R&D ingredient strategy prohibits beefsourced from areas at high risk for deforestation, specifically the Amazon, the Cerrado, the Gran Chaco inLatin America. All suppliers are required to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct. The Code states:suppliers will act in an environmentally responsible manner. At minimum, this means suppliers who followapplicable environmental laws and regulations, and who have the commitment as well as the ability toremediate any environmental problems they may cause. This includes compliance with regulations andstandards related to managing deforestation"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location

            What is the rationale for any exclusion?: Only applies to beef sourced from Latin America

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 80%
            "Conagra Brands procurement representatives visited the Latin American operations of a significant beef supplier, and Conagra Brands sustainability staff conducted a sustainability debrief meeting to review satellite beef traceability to the ranch level with corresponding deforestation monitoring data. We have sufficient supply of sustainable materials to meet consumer demand for this attribute, which our consumer insights and sustainability team annually map out for the next 5 years based on consumer trend projections." [...] "Our major beef supplier employs an aerial monitoring system to continuously track deforestation at the producer level in areas at high risk for deforestation (e.g. Brazil). Our procurement team has reviewed the system and receives annual reports on progress."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
            Interim target date
            No
            0/1
            "Conagra Brands procurement representatives visited the Latin American operations of a significant beef supplier, and Conagra Brands sustainability staff conducted a sustainability debrief meeting to review satellite beef traceability to the ranch level with corresponding deforestation monitoring data. We have sufficient supply of sustainable materials to meet consumer demand for this attribute, which our consumer insights and sustainability team annually map out for the next 5 years based on consumer trend projections." [...] "Our major beef supplier employs an aerial monitoring system to continuously track deforestation at the producer level in areas at high risk for deforestation (e.g. Brazil). Our procurement team has reviewed the system and receives annual reports on progress."
      • 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
          "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
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          If Other, specify here: Inclusion

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: Not specified

          What is the nature of that support?: Other
          CDP reports indicates that ConAgra Brands "Facilitate the inclusion of smallholders into the supply chain" and that "Our Brazilian beef supply chain includes smallholders"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          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
          "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"
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Animal Agriculture Alliance summit, Roundtable on Sustainable Beef

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "Conagra Brands participates in customer and industry-driven summits regarding sustainable beef procurement. These include theAnimal Agricultural Alliance summit and a food service customer’s sustainable beef summit, which reviewed best practices forsustainable beef sourcing from the US Roundtable on Sustainable Beef experts and via ranch tours in Texas, U.S.A."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Quarterly
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Environmental & Social Impact - Conagra Brands expects that its suppliers will act in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. At a minimum, this means suppliers who are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and who have the commitment as well as the ability to remediate any problems they may cause. [...] Compliance Monitoring and Documentation 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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: no

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Ethics hotline
          "We take our responsibilities for compliance very seriously and encourageassociates to report violations or concerns. Consequently, reports of violationsor potential violations of our Code of Conduct may also be submitted by callingour ethics hotline, managed by EthicsPoint (an outside third-party vendor), or by following the instructions for reporting a violation through the EthicsPointwebsite. Because the manner in which reports of violations or suspectedviolations may be made varies from country to country, you may also contactthe EthicsPoint hotline for guidance on matters to report, to whom to report andhow such matters may be reported. The ethics hotline allows you to report aviolation or concern on a confidential and anonymous basis.Hotline: United States and Canada: 866-567-CODE (2633)For all other countries, you can obtain the toll-free number for each countryby: 1) going to www.ethicspoint.com; 2) clicking on “File a report;” 3)entering “ConAgra Foods”as the organization name; 4) clicking “Submit;”5) pressing the “Select Company/Institution” button; and 6) on the rightside under “To Make A Report,” clicking on “Select your country on theInternational Toll-Free Dialing Instructions.”Website: www.ethicspoint.com"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 141135857 lbs
          2018 CDP Forests report indicates that the company used 141135857 lbs of cattle products that year
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Monthly
          "All suppliers are required to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct. The Code states: suppliers will act in an environmentallyresponsible manner. At minimum, this means suppliers who follow applicable environmental laws and regulations, and who havethe commitment as well as the ability to remediate any environmental problems they may cause. This includes compliance withregulations related to managing deforestation. Each requirement within our Code of Conduct must be absolutely and continuouslymet with documentation. Our procurement team maintains continuous communication with direct suppliers via monthly calls andother 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 requiresuppliers to replicate these standards down their supply chains. Our purchases of commodities are managed by a dedicatedprocurement officer who conducts ongoing sustainability and deforestation issues tracking via news sources. There are no reportedviolations of the Conagra Supplier Code of Conduct for this commodity in the reporting year."
        • 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

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          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
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    14/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    14/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    13/18
    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

Slim Jim, Gardein, Duncan Hines, Healthy Choice, Earth Balance, Marie Callender's, Hunts, Reddi Wip, vlasic, Birds Eye, Boom Chicka Pop, Duke's, Frontera, Udi's, Pam

How we assess the Forest 500

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