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  • Overall approach
    6/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Deforestation-Free
      4/6
      “Danone is committed to eliminating deforestation from its supply chain by 2020. To meet our zero deforestation commitment, we have set standards for key commodities such as palm oil, soy, timber, sugar, paper and board.”
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      "We signed the New York Declaration on Forests, and also support the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) resolution to achieve zero net deforestation in key commodity sectors by 2020". Danone has also "signed the Cerrado Manifesto, a call for action to stop deforestation and vegetation loss in Brazil's Cerrado". 
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Deforestation is responsible for approximately 15% of all carbon emissions, making it a major driver of climate change". 
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    47/86
    • Palm oil
      62/86
      • Commitment Strength
        34/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            "Danone has committed to eliminate deforestation from its supply chain by 2020 while respecting the people living in forests nearby palm oil plantations". " Danone undertook to source 100% of its palm oil requirements from physically segregated sustainable palm oil suppliers certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Danone has committed to eliminate deforestation from its supply chain by 2020 while respecting the people living in forests nearby palm oil plantations". " Danone undertook to source 100% of its palm oil requirements from physically segregated sustainable palm oil suppliers certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Danone has committed to eliminate deforestation from its supply chain by 2020 while respecting the people living in forests nearby palm oil plantations". " Danone undertook to source 100% of its palm oil requirements from physically segregated sustainable palm oil suppliers certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Danone has committed to eliminate deforestation from its supply chain by 2020 while respecting the people living in forests nearby palm oil plantations". " Danone undertook to source 100% of its palm oil requirements from physically segregated sustainable palm oil suppliers certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Danone has committed to eliminate deforestation from its supply chain by 2020 while respecting the people living in forests nearby palm oil plantations". " Danone undertook to source 100% of its palm oil requirements from physically segregated sustainable palm oil suppliers certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)". 
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "Danone has committed to eliminate deforestation from its supply chain by 2020 while respecting the people living in forests nearby palm oil plantations". " Danone undertook to source 100% of its palm oil requirements from physically segregated sustainable palm oil suppliers certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Danone has committed to eliminate deforestation from its supply chain by 2020 while respecting the people living in forests nearby palm oil plantations". " Danone undertook to source 100% of its palm oil requirements from physically segregated sustainable palm oil suppliers certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)". 
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            “All palm oil used by Danone should: [...] come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...and]come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten any tropical peatland, of whatever depth[...]”
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            “All palm oil used by Danone should: [...] come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...and]come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten any tropical peatland, of whatever depth[...]”
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            “All palm oil used by Danone should: [...] come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...and]come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten any tropical peatland, of whatever depth[...]”
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            “All palm oil used by Danone should: [...] come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...and]come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten any tropical peatland, of whatever depth[...]”
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            “All palm oil used by Danone should: [...] come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...and]come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten any tropical peatland, of whatever depth[...]”
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            “All palm oil used by Danone should: [...] come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...and]come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten any tropical peatland, of whatever depth[...]”
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            “All palm oil used by Danone should: [...] come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests [...and]come from plantations whose expansion does not threaten any tropical peatland, of whatever depth[...]”
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            “Starting 2016, and building on results of the first mapping that traced the Palm Oil from the mills to the factories, Danone will map the palm oil sources from mills to plantations, taking a step further on transparency and traceability”.
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            “Starting 2016, and building on results of the first mapping that traced the Palm Oil from the mills to the factories, Danone will map the palm oil sources from mills to plantations, taking a step further on transparency and traceability”.
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            “Starting 2016, and building on results of the first mapping that traced the Palm Oil from the mills to the factories, Danone will map the palm oil sources from mills to plantations, taking a step further on transparency and traceability”.
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            “Starting 2016, and building on results of the first mapping that traced the Palm Oil from the mills to the factories, Danone will map the palm oil sources from mills to plantations, taking a step further on transparency and traceability”.
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            “Starting 2016, and building on results of the first mapping that traced the Palm Oil from the mills to the factories, Danone will map the palm oil sources from mills to plantations, taking a step further on transparency and traceability”.
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            “Starting 2016, and building on results of the first mapping that traced the Palm Oil from the mills to the factories, Danone will map the palm oil sources from mills to plantations, taking a step further on transparency and traceability”.
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            “Starting 2016, and building on results of the first mapping that traced the Palm Oil from the mills to the factories, Danone will map the palm oil sources from mills to plantations, taking a step further on transparency and traceability”.
      • Reporting and Implementation
        19/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "Danone has committed to eliminate deforestation from its supply chain by 2020 while respecting the people living in forests nearby palm oil plantations". " Danone undertook to source 100% of its palm oil requirements from physically segregated sustainable palm oil suppliers certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Danone reports on its progresses on tracing back to mill level in their Palm Oil policy, with the results being that "in total, the oil came from 30 mills and 9 miller companies, located in Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Guatemala and Solomon Islands."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "Danone has committed to eliminate deforestation from its supply chain by 2020 while respecting the people living in forests nearby palm oil plantations". " Danone undertook to source 100% of its palm oil requirements from physically segregated sustainable palm oil suppliers certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "The progresses on traceability back to the plantation will allow Danone to re-assess supplier prioritization and broaden the actions to “Low Risk” ones. At the end of this transformation phase, all palm oil used by Danone will be free of deforestation risk offering a robust traceability system and monitoring process to ensure the full compliance with this policy".
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          “When allegations of noncompliance against palm oil producers arise, we carry out an investigation with support from internal and external experts. If the producers are confirmed as noncompliant, we work with our Tier 1 suppliers to suspend them until they demonstrate concrete progress vis-à-vis our Palm Oil Policy. "
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Danone report "2017 Palm Oil Tier 1 Suppliers and Mills". 
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          “Danone consumes around 71K tons of palm oil and palm oil derivatives worldwide per year (2018 figure), making us a relatively small consumer in the consumer goods sector". "99% of our palm oil is RSPO certified".
      • Social Considerations
        9/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          “All palm oil used by Danone should: [...] come from plantations that respect indigenous peoples’ and local communities’ rights to give or withhold their Free, Prior, Informed Consent (FPIC) (*) to operations on lands to which they hold legal, communal or customary rights [...]".
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Danone ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "With due regard for applicable law, the Business Partner refuses to engage in any discriminatory practices. Discrimination means any distinction, exclusion or preference limiting equality of opportunity or treatment. It may be based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, political opinion, age, nationality, family obligations or other considerations".
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      41/86
      • Commitment Strength
        26/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          16/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: RTRS; Proterra
            “Danone is committed to ensure full transparency, promote sourcing from deforestation-risk-free zones and encourage the use of local crop alternatives to imported soy". "If soy can originate from high-deforestation risk countries in South America, ensure traceability from deforestation-free areas[...]Soy originating from the Amazon Moratorium region may be considered as deforestation-free[...]if originating from any other high-deforestation-risk location but the Amazon, for example Cerrado or Grand Chaco areas, Danone will promote the use of standards when they are endorsed by independent and competent stakeholders and ensure reliable responsible sources with a clear priority to ProTerra or RTRS standards". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            “Danone is committed to ensure full transparency, promote sourcing from deforestation-risk-free zones and encourage the use of local crop alternatives to imported soy". "If soy can originate from high-deforestation risk countries in South America, ensure traceability from deforestation-free areas[...]Soy originating from the Amazon Moratorium region may be considered as deforestation-free[...]if originating from any other high-deforestation-risk location but the Amazon, for example Cerrado or Grand Chaco areas, Danone will promote the use of standards when they are endorsed by independent and competent stakeholders and ensure reliable responsible sources with a clear priority to ProTerra or RTRS standards". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            “Danone is committed to ensure full transparency, promote sourcing from deforestation-risk-free zones and encourage the use of local crop alternatives to imported soy". "If soy can originate from high-deforestation risk countries in South America, ensure traceability from deforestation-free areas[...]Soy originating from the Amazon Moratorium region may be considered as deforestation-free[...]if originating from any other high-deforestation-risk location but the Amazon, for example Cerrado or Grand Chaco areas, Danone will promote the use of standards when they are endorsed by independent and competent stakeholders and ensure reliable responsible sources with a clear priority to ProTerra or RTRS standards". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            “Danone is committed to ensure full transparency, promote sourcing from deforestation-risk-free zones and encourage the use of local crop alternatives to imported soy". "If soy can originate from high-deforestation risk countries in South America, ensure traceability from deforestation-free areas[...]Soy originating from the Amazon Moratorium region may be considered as deforestation-free[...]if originating from any other high-deforestation-risk location but the Amazon, for example Cerrado or Grand Chaco areas, Danone will promote the use of standards when they are endorsed by independent and competent stakeholders and ensure reliable responsible sources with a clear priority to ProTerra or RTRS standards". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            “Danone is committed to ensure full transparency, promote sourcing from deforestation-risk-free zones and encourage the use of local crop alternatives to imported soy". "If soy can originate from high-deforestation risk countries in South America, ensure traceability from deforestation-free areas[...]Soy originating from the Amazon Moratorium region may be considered as deforestation-free[...]if originating from any other high-deforestation-risk location but the Amazon, for example Cerrado or Grand Chaco areas, Danone will promote the use of standards when they are endorsed by independent and competent stakeholders and ensure reliable responsible sources with a clear priority to ProTerra or RTRS standards". 
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            “Danone is committed to ensure full transparency, promote sourcing from deforestation-risk-free zones and encourage the use of local crop alternatives to imported soy". "If soy can originate from high-deforestation risk countries in South America, ensure traceability from deforestation-free areas[...]Soy originating from the Amazon Moratorium region may be considered as deforestation-free[...]if originating from any other high-deforestation-risk location but the Amazon, for example Cerrado or Grand Chaco areas, Danone will promote the use of standards when they are endorsed by independent and competent stakeholders and ensure reliable responsible sources with a clear priority to ProTerra or RTRS standards". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            “Danone is committed to ensure full transparency, promote sourcing from deforestation-risk-free zones and encourage the use of local crop alternatives to imported soy". "If soy can originate from high-deforestation risk countries in South America, ensure traceability from deforestation-free areas[...]Soy originating from the Amazon Moratorium region may be considered as deforestation-free[...]if originating from any other high-deforestation-risk location but the Amazon, for example Cerrado or Grand Chaco areas, Danone will promote the use of standards when they are endorsed by independent and competent stakeholders and ensure reliable responsible sources with a clear priority to ProTerra or RTRS standards". 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          10/15
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Danone have stated that they "Seek full transparency throughout the supply-chain, from animal feed to field".  
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Danone will only trace all the way back to plantation for soy coming from high-deforestation risk areas in South America. For other countries, they will trace back to country of origin.
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Danone have stated that they "Seek full transparency throughout the supply-chain, from animal feed to field".  
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Danone have stated that they "Seek full transparency throughout the supply-chain, from animal feed to field".  
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Danone have stated that they "Seek full transparency throughout the supply-chain, from animal feed to field".  
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            Danone have stated that they "Seek full transparency throughout the supply-chain, from animal feed to field".  
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
            Danone have stated that they "Seek full transparency throughout the supply-chain, from animal feed to field".  
      • Reporting and Implementation
        10/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            "In this aim [Danone] implemented a traceability initiative in Brazil with the help of a third part consultancy called Transition - Soy from Brazil representing around 8% of soy used in our value chain (through cow feed). We were able to trace our soy from 9 regions and 79 municipalities. More specifically we are able to say 80% of the soybeans volumes used in our supply chain are coming from the region Minas Gerais." 
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            In 2018, Danone reported that "67% of [their] subsidiaries have a concrete action plan with local or centralized procurement teams that shows progress in eliminating deforestation from/due to soy by 2020 in line with Danone’s commitments described in the soy policy." 
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
            certification
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
            certification
             
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings
          Danone has stated with regards to their soy policy that they "help drive change on a global scale and over the long term through participation in international alliances such as the Consumer Goods Forum and Sustainable Agriculture Initiative". 
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Danone has stated that they source "72K tons of soybeans directly" and "an estimated 900K tons indirectly for cow feed". 
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Danone ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "With due regard for applicable law, the Business Partner refuses to engage in any discriminatory practices. Discrimination means any distinction, exclusion or preference limiting equality of opportunity or treatment. It may be based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, political opinion, age, nationality, family obligations or other considerations".
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      38/86
      • Commitment Strength
        22/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            “We will continue working to eliminate deforestation linked to paper and board from our supply chain by 2020". “84% of paper & board recycled or FSC certified (Whitewave excluded)”
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            “We will continue working to eliminate deforestation linked to paper and board from our supply chain by 2020". “84% of paper & board recycled or FSC certified (Whitewave excluded)”
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            “We will continue working to eliminate deforestation linked to paper and board from our supply chain by 2020". “84% of paper & board recycled or FSC certified (Whitewave excluded)”
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            “We will continue working to eliminate deforestation linked to paper and board from our supply chain by 2020". “84% of paper & board recycled or FSC certified (Whitewave excluded)”
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            “We will continue working to eliminate deforestation linked to paper and board from our supply chain by 2020". “84% of paper & board recycled or FSC certified (Whitewave excluded)”
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            “We will continue working to eliminate deforestation linked to paper and board from our supply chain by 2020". “84% of paper & board recycled or FSC certified (Whitewave excluded)”
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            “We will continue working to eliminate deforestation linked to paper and board from our supply chain by 2020". “84% of paper & board recycled or FSC certified (Whitewave excluded)”
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            “We will continue working to eliminate deforestation linked to paper and board from our supply chain by 2020". “84% of paper & board recycled or FSC certified (Whitewave excluded)”
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            “We will continue working to eliminate deforestation linked to paper and board from our supply chain by 2020". “84% of paper & board recycled or FSC certified (Whitewave excluded)”
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            “We will continue working to eliminate deforestation linked to paper and board from our supply chain by 2020". “84% of paper & board recycled or FSC certified (Whitewave excluded)”
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            “We will continue working to eliminate deforestation linked to paper and board from our supply chain by 2020". “84% of paper & board recycled or FSC certified (Whitewave excluded)”
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            “We will continue working to eliminate deforestation linked to paper and board from our supply chain by 2020". “84% of paper & board recycled or FSC certified (Whitewave excluded)”
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            “We will continue working to eliminate deforestation linked to paper and board from our supply chain by 2020". “84% of paper & board recycled or FSC certified (Whitewave excluded)”
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            “We will continue working to eliminate deforestation linked to paper and board from our supply chain by 2020". “84% of paper & board recycled or FSC certified (Whitewave excluded)”
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            “We will continue working to eliminate deforestation linked to paper and board from our supply chain by 2020". “84% of paper & board recycled or FSC certified (Whitewave excluded)”
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            “Paper & Board: 84% recycled or FSC certified”
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            “Paper & Board: 84% recycled or FSC certified”
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          “Danone purchasing policy requires full compliance with prevailing law in countries where our contracts are performed and stipulates that our suppliers must comply with the standards set out in our corporate Respect policy, particularly where social and environmental issues are concerned. It also paves the way for follow-up audits built into Respect policy processes. This external third-party auditing will be required for suppliers which are sourcing paper pulp materials from high deforestation and illegal logging risk areas as from 2014.” 
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          165kt
          n total, 72% of the virgin paper we purchase (=118kt of 165kt) is certified (FSC, SFI, PEFC, etc). The remaining uncertified volumes are due in large part to the 2017 acquisition of WhiteWave, which were not certified but which we are moving towards PEFC certification.”
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Danone ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "With due regard for applicable law, the Business Partner refuses to engage in any discriminatory practices. Discrimination means any distinction, exclusion or preference limiting equality of opportunity or treatment. It may be based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, political opinion, age, nationality, family obligations or other considerations".
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    27/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    14/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    6/16
    Avg. score

Profile

The Danone Group is a French company known to be one of the largest producers of dairy food and water in the world. The company is present in over 140 countries selling fresh dairy products, waters, baby nutrition, and medical nutrition. Some of their well-known brands include Activia, Oikos, Danonino, and Evian. In 2015 they used 34,457 tonnes of palm oil in their products.

 

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

Top Brands

Oikos, Delight, Danonina, Silk, Alpro, Actimel, Activia, Danone, Evian, Volvic, Binafont

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