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  • Overall approach
    0/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    11/86
    • Palm oil
      10/86
      • Commitment Strength
        3/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          3/15
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Sustainability commitment
            [translation] "For our animal feeds in the Netherlands, [De Heus] 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." 2017 - De Heus used 2,800 tonnes of RSPO-certified palm oil (Book and Claim) out of a total of 8,150 tonnes.
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            [translation] "For our animal feeds in the Netherlands, [De Heus] 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." 2017 - De Heus used 2,800 tonnes of RSPO-certified palm oil (Book and Claim) out of a total of 8,150 tonnes.
          • 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
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            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
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            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
        7/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            2017 - De Heus used 2,800 tonnes of RSPO-certified palm oil (Book and Claim) out of a total of 8,150 tonnes.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            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 High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            2017 - De Heus used 2,800 tonnes of RSPO-certified palm oil (Book and Claim) out of a total of 8,150 tonnes.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • 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
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          2017 - De Heus used 2,800 tonnes of RSPO-certified palm oil (Book and Claim) out of a total of 8,150 tonnes.
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      24/86
      • Commitment Strength
        17/36
        • 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
            Certification schemes mentioned: RTRS
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            [translation] "De Heus [is the] first animal feed supplier to cover 100% of the soy for its laying poultry feed for the Dutch market with responsible soy that meets the RTRS criteria."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            [translation] "De Heus [is the] first animal feed supplier to cover 100% of the soy for its laying poultry feed for the Dutch market with responsible soy that meets the RTRS criteria."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            [translation] "De Heus [is the] first animal feed supplier to cover 100% of the soy for its laying poultry feed for the Dutch market with responsible soy that meets the RTRS criteria."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            [translation] "De Heus [is the] first animal feed supplier to cover 100% of the soy for its laying poultry feed for the Dutch market with responsible soy that meets the RTRS criteria."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            [translation] "De Heus [is the] first animal feed supplier to cover 100% of the soy for its laying poultry feed for the Dutch market with responsible soy that meets the RTRS criteria."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            [translation] "De Heus [is the] first animal feed supplier to cover 100% of the soy for its laying poultry feed for the Dutch market with responsible soy that meets the RTRS criteria."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            [translation] "De Heus [is the] first animal feed supplier to cover 100% of the soy for its laying poultry feed for the Dutch market with responsible soy that meets the RTRS criteria."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            certification
            [translation] "De Heus [is the] first animal feed supplier to cover 100% of the soy for its laying poultry feed for the Dutch market with responsible soy that meets the RTRS criteria."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • 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
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          De Heus reported their 2018 soy usage in an annual public RTRS report. 
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      0/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • 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
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            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
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            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
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
        • 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
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    7/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    5/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/16
    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 five largest animal feed producers in the Netherlands and among the top thirty in the world.

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Animal feed
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Netherlands
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