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  • Overall approach
    1/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      [translation] "At the same time, we need to limit the impact of our food production on the climate and the environment. If we want to feed all those mouths in a sustainable way, we need to produce our food more efficiently. With this we can hopefully reduce excessive land use, which causes deforestation, and protect important and fragile ecosystems."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    19/88
    • Palm oil
      25/88
      • Commitment Strength
        6/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          2/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "For our animal feeds in the Netherlands, we make use of responsibly produced palm oil. This is in line with the collective agreement that has been made within Nevedi. Nevedi sees to it that all affiliated animal feed producers use responsibly produced palm oil. This way, the Dutch animal feed industry ensures that the covenant with the parties of the Sustainable Palm Oil Task Force is fully adhered to."; By 2030, according to the ACOP report, they aim to have 100% RSPO certified palm product processing facilities. 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "For our animal feeds in the Netherlands, we make use of responsibly produced palm oil. This is in line with the collective agreement that has been made within Nevedi. Nevedi sees to it that all affiliated animal feed producers use responsibly produced palm oil. This way, the Dutch animal feed industry ensures that the covenant with the parties of the Sustainable Palm Oil Task Force is fully adhered to."; By 2030, according to the ACOP report, they aim to have 100% RSPO certified palm product processing facilities. 
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            "For our animal feeds in the Netherlands, we make use of responsibly produced palm oil. This is in line with the collective agreement that has been made within Nevedi. Nevedi sees to it that all affiliated animal feed producers use responsibly produced palm oil. This way, the Dutch animal feed industry ensures that the covenant with the parties of the Sustainable Palm Oil Task Force is fully adhered to."; By 2030, according to the ACOP report, they aim to have 100% RSPO certified palm product processing facilities. 
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            "For our animal feeds in the Netherlands, we make use of responsibly produced palm oil. This is in line with the collective agreement that has been made within Nevedi. Nevedi sees to it that all affiliated animal feed producers use responsibly produced palm oil. This way, the Dutch animal feed industry ensures that the covenant with the parties of the Sustainable Palm Oil Task Force is fully adhered to."; By 2030, according to the ACOP report, they aim to have 100% RSPO certified palm product processing facilities. 
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            [Translation] "The Heus has been an active member for years of the branch organisation Nevedi (Dutch Association of Livestock Feed). This organisation has formulated clear standpoints about many societal or CSR subjects that touch upon the livestock industry. Among other things about sustainability. We support these standpoints and translate them to concrete measures inside our own operations [...] For our livestock feeders in the Netherlands we use sustainable palm oil. This is completely in line with the collective agreements within Nevedi, that oversees that all associated livestock feed producers make their use of palm oil more sustainable. That way the Dutch livestock feed industry guarantees that the covenant with the parties of Task Force Sustainable Palm Oil is fully lived up to." Nevedi is a body representing Dutch livestock feeders - "From 2015 onwards the palm oil members of Nevedi use for animal products consumed in the Netherlands is compensated for with RSPO-certificates. Annually, 25.000 tonnes of sustainable palm oil is compensated which constitutes one third of the use of palm oil products [...] In 2015 and 2016 Nevedi did a collective purchase of GreenPalm (RSPO) certificates. From 2017 the members do this themselves while Nevedi monitors this process quarterly. The quarterly review in Nevedi from 2017 shows that its members complied with the agreements."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            [Translation] "The Heus has been an active member for years of the branch organisation Nevedi (Dutch Association of Livestock Feed). This organisation has formulated clear standpoints about many societal or CSR subjects that touch upon the livestock industry. Among other things about sustainability. We support these standpoints and translate them to concrete measures inside our own operations [...] For our livestock feeders in the Netherlands we use sustainable palm oil. This is completely in line with the collective agreements within Nevedi, that oversees that all associated livestock feed producers make their use of palm oil more sustainable. That way the Dutch livestock feed industry guarantees that the covenant with the parties of Task Force Sustainable Palm Oil is fully lived up to." Nevedi is a body representing Dutch livestock feeders - "From 2015 onwards the palm oil members of Nevedi use for animal products consumed in the Netherlands is compensated for with RSPO-certificates. Annually, 25.000 tonnes of sustainable palm oil is compensated which constitutes one third of the use of palm oil products [...] In 2015 and 2016 Nevedi did a collective purchase of GreenPalm (RSPO) certificates. From 2017 the members do this themselves while Nevedi monitors this process quarterly. The quarterly review in Nevedi from 2017 shows that its members complied with the agreements."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            [Translation] "The Heus has been an active member for years of the branch organisation Nevedi (Dutch Association of Livestock Feed). This organisation has formulated clear standpoints about many societal or CSR subjects that touch upon the livestock industry. Among other things about sustainability. We support these standpoints and translate them to concrete measures inside our own operations [...] For our livestock feeders in the Netherlands we use sustainable palm oil. This is completely in line with the collective agreements within Nevedi, that oversees that all associated livestock feed producers make their use of palm oil more sustainable. That way the Dutch livestock feed industry guarantees that the covenant with the parties of Task Force Sustainable Palm Oil is fully lived up to." Nevedi is a body representing Dutch livestock feeders - "From 2015 onwards the palm oil members of Nevedi use for animal products consumed in the Netherlands is compensated for with RSPO-certificates. Annually, 25.000 tonnes of sustainable palm oil is compensated which constitutes one third of the use of palm oil products [...] In 2015 and 2016 Nevedi did a collective purchase of GreenPalm (RSPO) certificates. From 2017 the members do this themselves while Nevedi monitors this process quarterly. The quarterly review in Nevedi from 2017 shows that its members complied with the agreements."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          "Together with farmer cooperatives, government institutions, agri-tech companies and the university of Salamanca, De Heus Spain launched the Vacusos project. [...] “The overall aim is to provide a more attractive business case for farmers. This should help guarantee the continuity of sustainable cattle farming, enabling the conservation of the grassland ecosystem,” says Carrizo."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        14/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            2019 - De Heus used 3,750 tonnes of RSPO-certified palm oil (Book and Claim) out of a total of 87,350 tonnes.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            In their 2019 ACOP, De Heus reported that it used 87,350 tons of palm oil and palm oil products, of which 3,750 tons were RSPO-certified (all through Credits).
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            2019 - De Heus used 3,750 tonnes of RSPO-certified palm oil (Book and Claim) out of a total of 87,350 tonnes.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
             In their 2019 ACOP, De Heus reported that it used 87,350 tons of palm oil and palm oil products, of which 3,750 tons were RSPO-certified (all through Credits).
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          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?:  Dutch Task Force for Sustainable Palm Oil
          "For our livestock feeders in the Netherlands we use sustainable palm oil. This is completely in line with the collective agreements within Nevedi, that oversees that all associated livestock feed producers make their use of palm oil more sustainable. That way the Dutch livestock feed industry guarantees that the covenant with the parties of Task Force Sustainable Palm Oil is fully lived up to." Nevedi is a body representing Dutch feed producers - on Nevedi's website, it explains that "from 2015 onwards the palm oil members of Nevedi use for animal products consumed in the Netherlands is compensated for with RSPO-certificates. Annually, 25.000 tonnes of sustainable palm oil is compensated which constitutes one third of the use of palm oil products [...] In 2015 and 2016 Nevedi did a collective purchase of GreenPalm (RSPO) certificates. From 2017 the members do this themselves while Nevedi monitors this process quarterly. The quarterly review in Nevedi from 2017 shows that its members complied with the agreements."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "De Heus encourages its Suppliers to comply with all relevant regulatory requirements, the national and international laws and regulations that apply to good governance. Suppliers must have good governance that is based on integrity and facilitates the continuity of the company with regard to all areas of their business and its operations. [...] De Heus has the right to verify compliance of this Code at the Supplier by periodic company visits and by requesting business reports. The Supplier declares to comply and fully cooperate in this research and the implementation of improvement plans. Suppliers are expected to notify De Heus contract managers when informed the Code has been breached and initiate corrective action. When it becomes apparent that a Supplier has structurally deviated from the Code, this will have consequences for the continuation of the relationship between the Supplier and De Heus." 
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 87,350 tons 
          In their 2019 ACOP, De Heus reported that it used 87,350 tons of palm oil and palm oil products, of which 3,750 tons were RSPO-certified (all through Credits).
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 4.5%

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 83,500 tons

          What is the certified volume?: 3750 tons
          In their 2019 ACOP, De Heus reported that it used 87,350 tons of palm oil and palm oil products, of which 3,750 tons were RSPO-certified (all through Credits).
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "De Heus welcomes an open dialogue about meeting the criteria of this Supplier Code of Conduct and expects all suppliers to reflect the willingness to mitigate nonconformities. When there is a concern, our practice is to work with the Supplier Partner. We may be able to help identify possible improvements. However, when an issue cannot be corrected or a Supplier Partner is unwilling to engage, we reserve the right to end our relationship."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      19/88
      • Commitment Strength
        3/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          3/11
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2.7/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2.7/8
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No

            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS
            "Several stakeholders have begun an initiative some years ago to produce sustainable soy as much as possible to meet the needs of the Dutch market. De Heus has taken a big step regarding this commitment by compensating 100% of the soy for its chicken feed producers with soy that complies with the requirements of RTRS as first livestock feed producer."; "Because more and more Dutch consumers, and therefore more and more companies, want responsible soy, the demand for RTRS is increasing strongly. That is why De Heus is very happy with the fact that it has fully covered its need for RTRS for 2015 and can thus meet the demand of its customers and therefore the Dutch consumer."
          • 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
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
            Target date
            No target date
            0/1
            "Several stakeholders have begun an initiative some years ago to produce sustainable soy as much as possible to meet the needs of the Dutch market. De Heus has taken a big step regarding this commitment by compensating 100% of the soy for its chicken feed producers with soy that complies with the requirements of RTRS as first livestock feed producer."; "Because more and more Dutch consumers, and therefore more and more companies, want responsible soy, the demand for RTRS is increasing strongly. That is why De Heus is very happy with the fact that it has fully covered its need for RTRS for 2015 and can thus meet the demand of its customers and therefore the Dutch consumer."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "Several stakeholders have begun an initiative some years ago to produce sustainable soy as much as possible to meet the needs of the Dutch market. De Heus has taken a big step regarding this commitment by compensating 100% of the soy for its chicken feed producers with soy that complies with the requirements of RTRS as first livestock feed producer."; "Because more and more Dutch consumers, and therefore more and more companies, want responsible soy, the demand for RTRS is increasing strongly. That is why De Heus is very happy with the fact that it has fully covered its need for RTRS for 2015 and can thus meet the demand of its customers and therefore the Dutch consumer."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          "Together with farmer cooperatives, government institutions, agri-tech companies and the university of Salamanca, De Heus Spain launched the Vacusos project. [...] “The overall aim is to provide a more attractive business case for farmers. This should help guarantee the continuity of sustainable cattle farming, enabling the conservation of the grassland ecosystem,” says Carrizo."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        12/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            They report through RTRS
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RTRS

            For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 0.05%

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RTRS
            In 2021 165.000 tonnes of soy was certified RTRS out of their total volume which was 341.671 mt. 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          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?: FEFAC Covenant 'Sustainable Soy'
          "With the signature of the FEFAC-covenant ‘Sustainable Soy’, de Heus takes an important step towards the use of sustainably sourced soy inside all of its factories inside the European Union. The covenant aims to have all soy in EU-registered livestock feed producers in 2025 be sustainably sourced."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "De Heus encourages its Suppliers to comply with all relevant regulatory requirements, the national and international laws and regulations that apply to good governance. Suppliers must have good governance that is based on integrity and facilitates the continuity of the company with regard to all areas of their business and its operations. [...] De Heus has the right to verify compliance of this Code at the Supplier by periodic company visits and by requesting business reports. The Supplier declares to comply and fully cooperate in this research and the implementation of improvement plans. Suppliers are expected to notify De Heus contract managers when informed the Code has been breached and initiate corrective action. When it becomes apparent that a Supplier has structurally deviated from the Code, this will have consequences for the continuation of the relationship between the Supplier and De Heus." 
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 341.671 mt
          In 2021 165.000 tonnes of soy was certified RTRS out of their total volume which was 341.671 mt. 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 341,506 mt

          What third-party verification is used?: RTRS

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 0.05%

          What is the certified volume?: 165.000 tonnes
          In 2021 165.000 tonnes of soy was certified RTRS out of their total volume which was 341.671 mt. 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "De Heus welcomes an open dialogue about meeting the criteria of this Supplier Code of Conduct and expects all suppliers to reflect the willingness to mitigate nonconformities. When there is a concern, our practice is to work with the Supplier Partner. We may be able to help identify possible improvements. However, when an issue cannot be corrected or a Supplier Partner is unwilling to engage, we reserve the right to end our relationship."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper *
      6/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/5
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          "Together with farmer cooperatives, government institutions, agri-tech companies and the university of Salamanca, De Heus Spain launched the Vacusos project. [...] “The overall aim is to provide a more attractive business case for farmers. This should help guarantee the continuity of sustainable cattle farming, enabling the conservation of the grassland ecosystem,” says Carrizo."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "De Heus encourages its Suppliers to comply with all relevant regulatory requirements, the national and international laws and regulations that apply to good governance. Suppliers must have good governance that is based on integrity and facilitates the continuity of the company with regard to all areas of their business and its operations. [...] De Heus has the right to verify compliance of this Code at the Supplier by periodic company visits and by requesting business reports. The Supplier declares to comply and fully cooperate in this research and the implementation of improvement plans. Suppliers are expected to notify De Heus contract managers when informed the Code has been breached and initiate corrective action. When it becomes apparent that a Supplier has structurally deviated from the Code, this will have consequences for the continuation of the relationship between the Supplier and De Heus." 
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: own
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    4/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    11/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/18
    Avg. score

Profile

De Heus is a Dutch conglomerate producing animal feed and active in more than 50 countries around the world. The group produces animal feed for poultry, cattle, pigs, and other animals, as well as providing support services and company solutions. It is one of the largest animal feed producers in the Netherlands and the world. De Heus is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

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Industry sector 
Animal feed
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Netherlands
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How we assess the Forest 500

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

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

Disclaimer

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

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

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