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  • Overall approach
    1/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Member of the UN Global Compact - "This step reinforces Coty’s continued support of the UN Global Compact Ten Principles which was announced five years ago."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    30/84
    • Palm oil
      38/84
      • Commitment Strength
        17/28
        • 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
            "Coty’s ambition is to achieve RSPO Mass Balance certification for 100% of its palm oil and palm kernel oil derivatives used in its factories by the end of 2022."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Coty’s ambition is to achieve RSPO Mass Balance certification for 100% of its palm oil and palm kernel oil derivatives used in its factories by the end of 2022."
          • Target date
            2022
            1/1.3
            Target date
            2022
            1/1.3
            "Coty’s ambition is to achieve RSPO Mass Balance certification for 100% of its palm oil and palm kernel oil derivatives used in its factories by the end of 2022."
          • 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)?: 2020
            "Coty’s ambition is to achieve RSPO Mass Balance certification for 100% of its palm oil and palm kernel oil derivatives used in its factories by the end of 2022."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          7/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Coty’s ambition is to achieve RSPO Mass Balance certification for 100% of its palm oil and palm kernel oil derivatives used in its factories by the end of 2022."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Coty’s ambition is to achieve RSPO Mass Balance certification for 100% of its palm oil and palm kernel oil derivatives used in its factories by the end of 2022."
          • Target date
            2022
            1/1.3
            Target date
            2022
            1/1.3
            "Coty’s ambition is to achieve RSPO Mass Balance certification for 100% of its palm oil and palm kernel oil derivatives used in its factories by the end of 2022."
          • 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
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Coty supports the International LabourOrganization (ILO) declaration on theFundamental Principles and rights at work [...] Suppliers shall not discriminate with regard torace, color, gender, language, religion, unionmembership, political opinion, caste, nationalorigin, birth, union affiliation, sexual orientation,health status, age, disability, marital status orother characteristics protected by law [...] Suppliers shall not engage in or benefit from theuse of child labor [...] Suppliers shall not participate in or benefit fromany form of forced labor, including bonded labor,indentured labor, involuntary prison labor, slavelabor or human trafficking [...] Suppliers shall respect the right of employees toform and join trade unions and to negotiatecollectively."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Suppliers shall not discriminate with regard to race, color, gender, language, religion, union membership, political opinion, caste, national origin, birth, union affiliation, sexual orientation,health status, age, disability, marital status or other characteristics protected by law"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          "Suppliers shall work systematically to prevent, minimize and remedy adverse environmental impacts, such as air, noise, ground and water pollution, from their activities, products and services by means of a proactive approach and management of their environmental responsibilities [...] Coty also reserves the right to commission third party organizations to manage or support in the remediation of non-compliances resulting from suppliers’ audits."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            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

            (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
            "Coty joined the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in 2017, and in 2018 committed to purchase 100% palm oil and palm kernel oil from RSPO certified sources. In 2019, 20% of the palm oil derivatives purchased was RSPO mass balance certified, which is on track with our annual objectives."
          • 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?: No
            "In 2019, 20% of the palm oil derivatives purchased was RSPO mass balance certified, which is on track with our annual objectives."
          • 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
            What percent of the company’s supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 100%

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

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO Certified

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO Certified
            "Coty joined the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in 2017, and in 2018 committed to purchase 100% palm oil and palm kernel oil from RSPO certified sources. In 2019, 20% of the palm oil derivatives purchased was RSPO mass balance certified, which is on track with our annual objectives."
          • 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
            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 20%

            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
            "In 2019, 20% of the palm oil derivatives purchased was RSPO mass balance certified, which is on track with our annual objectives."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • 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

          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.)?: hotline, phone and email
          "Each of us is responsible for complying with all of Coty’s business practices, including those pertaining to fair dealing ... compliance with environmental, antitrust, trade and anti-corruption laws and regulations. [...] You may also contact the Coty Ethics & Compliance Hotline, which provides the option to raise your questions or concerns anonymously, if preferred. 2 The Hotline can be accessed via the web: hotline.coty.com, or by phone: U.K: 0-808 189-1053 | U.S.: 800 461 9330"
        • 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
          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

          What is the certified volume?: 996 Tonnes

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 8,556 Tonnes
          Data can be found within their 2018/19 RSPO report -"Coty joined the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in 2017, and in 2018 committed to purchase 100% palm oil and palm kernel oil from RSPO certified sources. In 2019, 20% of the palm oil derivatives purchased was RSPO mass balance certified, which is on track with our annual objectives."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      32/84
      • Commitment Strength
        14/28
        • 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
            "weDo Professional is a new eco-ethical brand [...] Any outer packaging is made with 100% recycled cardboard, which is also FSC certified."
          • 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
            Applies only to the weDo Professional brand - "weDo Professional is a new eco-ethical brand [...] Any outer packaging is made with 100% recycled cardboard, which is also FSC certified."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "weDo Professional is a new eco-ethical brand [...] Any outer packaging is made with 100% recycled cardboard, which is also FSC certified."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            Wedo is a brand within the Coty business - "weDo/ Professional packaging follows the concept of the circular economy with recycled and recyclable material: [...] Any outer packaging is made with 100% recycled cardboard, which is also FSC certified."
          • 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

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 0 Not specified

            What is the rationale for any exclusion?: Only applies to the brand Wedo
            Wedo is a brand within the Coty business - "weDo/ Professional packaging follows the concept of the circular economy with recycled and recyclable material: [...] Any outer packaging is made with 100% recycled cardboard, which is also FSC certified."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Wedo is a brand within the Coty business - "weDo/ Professional packaging follows the concept of the circular economy with recycled and recyclable material: [...] Any outer packaging is made with 100% recycled cardboard, which is also FSC certified."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Wedo is a brand within the Coty business - "weDo/ Professional packaging follows the concept of the circular economy with recycled and recyclable material: [...] Any outer packaging is made with 100% recycled cardboard, which is also FSC certified."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Coty supports the International LabourOrganization (ILO) declaration on theFundamental Principles and rights at work [...] Suppliers shall not discriminate with regard torace, color, gender, language, religion, unionmembership, political opinion, caste, nationalorigin, birth, union affiliation, sexual orientation,health status, age, disability, marital status orother characteristics protected by law [...] Suppliers shall not engage in or benefit from theuse of child labor [...] Suppliers shall not participate in or benefit fromany form of forced labor, including bonded labor,indentured labor, involuntary prison labor, slavelabor or human trafficking [...] Suppliers shall respect the right of employees toform and join trade unions and to negotiatecollectively."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Suppliers shall not discriminate with regard to race, color, gender, language, religion, union membership, political opinion, caste, national origin, birth, union affiliation, sexual orientation,health status, age, disability, marital status or other characteristics protected by law"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          "Suppliers shall not discriminate with regard to race, color, gender, language, religion, union membership, political opinion, caste, national origin, birth, union affiliation, sexual orientation,health status, age, disability, marital status or other characteristics protected by law"
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
          "Suppliers shall not discriminate with regard to race, color, gender, language, religion, union membership, political opinion, caste, national origin, birth, union affiliation, sexual orientation,health status, age, disability, marital status or other characteristics protected by law"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "weDo Professional is a new eco-ethical brand [...] Any outer packaging is made with 100% recycled cardboard, which is also FSC certified."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            Wedo is a brand within the Coty business - "weDo/ Professional packaging follows the concept of the circular economy with recycled and recyclable material: [...] Any outer packaging is made with 100% recycled cardboard, which is also FSC 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
            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

            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
            "weDo Professional is a new eco-ethical brand [...] Any outer packaging is made with 100% recycled cardboard, which is also FSC certified."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC Certified

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC Certified
            Wedo is a brand within the Coty business - "weDo/ Professional packaging follows the concept of the circular economy with recycled and recyclable material: [...] Any outer packaging is made with 100% recycled cardboard, which is also FSC 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
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          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.)?: hotline, phone and email

          Details of the mechanism: Social

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          "Each of us is responsible for complying with all of Coty’s business practices, including those pertaining to fair dealing ... compliance with environmental, antitrust, trade and anti-corruption laws and regulations. [...] You may also contact the Coty Ethics & Compliance Hotline, which provides the option to raise your questions or concerns anonymously, if preferred. 2 The Hotline can be accessed via the web: hotline.coty.com, or by phone: U.K: 0-808 189-1053 | U.S.: 800 461 9330"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy *
      11/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Supply chain includes no indirect soy
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          c
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Suppliers shall not discriminate with regard to race, color, gender, language, religion, union membership, political opinion, caste, national origin, birth, union affiliation, sexual orientation,health status, age, disability, marital status or other characteristics protected by law"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          "Suppliers shall not discriminate with regard to race, color, gender, language, religion, union membership, political opinion, caste, national origin, birth, union affiliation, sexual orientation,health status, age, disability, marital status or other characteristics protected by law"
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          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.)?: hotline, phone and email

          Details of the mechanism: Social

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          "Each of us is responsible for complying with all of Coty’s business practices, including those pertaining to fair dealing ... compliance with environmental, antitrust, trade and anti-corruption laws and regulations. [...] You may also contact the Coty Ethics & Compliance Hotline, which provides the option to raise your questions or concerns anonymously, if preferred. 2 The Hotline can be accessed via the web: hotline.coty.com, or by phone: U.K: 0-808 189-1053 | U.S.: 800 461 9330"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    12/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    11/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    7/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Coty is a manufacturer and distributor of beauty products based in the US, with business segments in luxury, consumer beauty and professional beauty. Coty Inc is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil and paper packaging and is also assessed for its exposure to soy.

Sector
Industry sector 
Cosmetics & personal care
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

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