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  • Overall approach
    4/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      "As an importer of soy for use in feed, we are very aware of our responsibilities. Therefore, we want to ensure that by 2025 at the latest all soy imported by the DLG Group will be responsibly produced and verified deforestation-free"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
      DLG Is a member of the UN Global Compact  "As a signatory to the UN Global Compact, we communicate actively about our CSR activities and results in this report"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Every year, DLG imports about half of the soy used in feed solutions in Denmark and we are aware of the responsibility that comes with doing so. Consequently, we want to do our bit to bring about real and lasting positive changes in the countries where soy is produced. The aim is to ensure that the soy imported is produced responsibly and without exacerbating deforestation or the conversion of other natural ecosystems*." [...] "The rainforest is being felled to make room for soybean fields, which harms flora and fauna and negatively affects carbon emission accounts."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Reputational, competition
      "We are ambitious in ensuring responsible value chain management and protecting the Group’s reputation. [...] DLG’s biggest import product is soya, and as the first Danish agricultural company, in 2019 we committed to ensuring that, by 2025, all our soya imports must be verified deforestation-free according to the guidelines of the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) for responsible soya." [...] "We will do this while maintaining the competitiveness of our company. We believe that sustainable development and sustainable business can go hand in hand, and we see sustainability as a commercial opportunity, which will at the same time enable us to help make a lasting, positive imprint on the world we leave to the next generations. That, we believe, is just how it should be."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Soy

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: not specified
      "Managerial responsibility for DLG’s advances in social responsibility is anchored in the group’s Executive Management. A CSR coordinator has been appointed, who is responsible for overseeing this work on a day-to-day basis and coordinating cross-sectoral activities, internal and external communications, and Global Compact reporting. The task of elaborating goals, action plans and KPIs has been assigned to three cross-sectoral work groups. [...] The groups consist of representatives from all parts of the group, and its management is rooted in DLG’s Group Management is also responsible for ensuring that cross-unit CSR initiatives are implemented in practice. The individual business areas are responsible for translating the CSR goals into concrete action plans. [...] DLG’s biggest import product is soya, and as the first Danish agricultural company, in 2019 we committed to ensuring that, by 2025, all our soya imports must be verified deforestation-free according to the guidelines of the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) for responsible soya."
    • 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
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2050

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear
      "It is our ambition that in 2030 we have reduced emissions from the Group's own activities (scope 1 and 2 *) by 50%. This is in line with the UN Climate Panel IPCC's recommendation to limit global warming to 1.5°C relative to pre-industrial levels."
  • Commodity score
    17/88
    • Palm oil
      12/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No commitment
            0/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
          • 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 protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          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
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "The Supplier Code of Conduct has been drawn up in accordance with the UN Global Compact principles and other international conventions and guidelines. [...] ILO [...] “the supplier code of conduct applies to all suppliers of the DLG group. The supplier is aware of the applicable laws and that applicable and that applicable laws are being complied within the responsibilities of the business activities [...] DLG Group encourages its suppliers to comply with ILO and UN Conventions [...] The supplier/s is/are not engaged in or supporting child labour, forced labour, forced labour or discrimination and harrassment. No Forced, compulsory, bonded, trafficked or otherwise involuntary labour is used in any stage of production. [...] There is no engagement in, support for, or tolerance of any form of discrimination [...] The supplier shall ensure freedom of association and the right of collective bargaining for all workers [...] Workers are not subject to corporal punishment, mental or physical oppression or coercion, verbal or physical abuse, sexual harassment or any kind of intimidation [...] Overtime is always voluntary and should be paid in accordance to local and national laws or sector agreements"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "RESPECT FOR LEGAL USE OF LAND / LAND RIGHTS • Legal use rights to the land are clearly defined and demonstrable • There is documented evidence of rights to use the land (e.g. ownership document, rental agreement, court order etc.) • In areas with traditional land users, conflicting land uses are avoided or resolved Where rights have been relinquished by traditional land users there is documented evidence that the affected communities are compensated subject to their free, prior, informed and documented consent:"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          0/0
          "RESPECT FOR LEGAL USE OF LAND / LAND RIGHTS • Legal use rights to the land are clearly defined and demonstrable • There is documented evidence of rights to use the land (e.g. ownership document, rental agreement, court order etc.) • In areas with traditional land users, conflicting land uses are avoided or resolved Where rights have been relinquished by traditional land users there is documented evidence that the affected communities are compensated subject to their free, prior, informed and documented consent: • There is no conversion of land where there is an unresolved land use claim by traditional land users under litigation, without the agreement of both parties • In the case of disputed use rights, a comprehensive, participatory and documented com-munity rights assessment is carried out"  
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            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 protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            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
          "In case of non-compliance with requirements in our code of conduct, we will focus on suppliers’ ability and willingness to demonstrate continuous improvements. We feel confident that cooperation and dialogue will result in a more efficient partnership, which both parties will benefit from. DLG Group reserves the right to make inspections to ensure that the supplier code of conduct is being enforced. These inspections may be performed by an independent third party and may be unannounced. [....] The supplier shall maintain awareness of current national and international environmental legislative requirements, relevant to the environmental impacts of its activities, products and services and ensure legal compliance through training, awareness, operational control and monitoring. "
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          In relation to the supplier code of conduct which contains the human rights requirements - "In case of non-compliance with requirements in our code of conduct, we will focus on suppliers’ ability and willingness to demonstrate continuous improvements. We feel confident that cooperation and dialogue will result in a more efficient partnership, which both parties will benefit from. DLG Group reserves the right to make inspections to ensure that the supplier code of conduct is being enforced. These inspections may be performed by an independent third party and may be unannounced "
        • 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
    • Soy
      25/88
      • Commitment Strength
        9/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            8/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            8/8
            Other certification scheme: Certification not specified

            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: Savannah; Other ecosystem

            Which certification schemes are used?: Other certification

            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Yes
            "We undertake that, by 2025 at the latest, DLG’s soy imports must be verified as being responsibly produced and produced without causing deforestation and without the conversion of other natural ecosystems after January 2008 in compliance with the European Compound Feed Manufacturers’ Federation’s (FEFAC) Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021, including criterion 34 (conversion-free soy module) [...] Between now and 2025, DLG will continuously step up the proportion of soy produced in accordance with FEFAC’s Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021 [...] Protection of forests and other ecosystems (no deforestation and no conversion) 2.1 Production does not cause or contribute to deforestation** 2.2 Production does not cause or contribute to the conversion of other natural ecosystems such as natural savannahs, grasslands, peatlands, and wetlands [...] Third party-verified or third party-certified to a standard that meets the above criteria"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We undertake that, by 2025 at the latest, DLG’s soy imports must be verified as being responsibly produced and produced without causing deforestation and without the conversion of other natural ecosystems after January 2008 in compliance with the European Compound Feed Manufacturers’ Federation’s (FEFAC) Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021, including criterion 34 (conversion-free soy module) [...] Between now and 2025, DLG will continuously step up the proportion of soy produced in accordance with FEFAC’s Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021 [...] Protection of forests and other ecosystems (no deforestation and no conversion) 2.1 Production does not cause or contribute to deforestation** 2.2 Production does not cause or contribute to the conversion of other natural ecosystems such as natural savannahs, grasslands, peatlands, and wetlands"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            "We undertake that, by 2025 at the latest, DLG’s soy imports must be verified as being responsibly produced and produced without causing deforestation and without the conversion of other natural ecosystems after January 2008 in compliance with the European Compound Feed Manufacturers’ Federation’s (FEFAC) Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021, including criterion 34 (conversion-free soy module) [...] Between now and 2025, DLG will continuously step up the proportion of soy produced in accordance with FEFAC’s Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021 [...] Protection of forests and other ecosystems (no deforestation and no conversion) 2.1 Production does not cause or contribute to deforestation** 2.2 Production does not cause or contribute to the conversion of other natural ecosystems such as natural savannahs, grasslands, peatlands, and wetlands"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            "DLG is committed to continually increasing the proportion of sustainable soya by 20% a year until 2025: 2021: 20%, 2022: 40%, 2023: 60%, 2024: 80%, 2025: 100%"
        • 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
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "The Supplier Code of Conduct has been drawn up in accordance with the UN Global Compact principles and other international conventions and guidelines. [...] ILO [...] “the supplier code of conduct applies to all suppliers of the DLG group. The supplier is aware of the applicable laws and that applicable and that applicable laws are being complied within the responsibilities of the business activities [...] DLG Group encourages its suppliers to comply with ILO and UN Conventions [...] The supplier/s is/are not engaged in or supporting child labour, forced labour, forced labour or discrimination and harrassment. No Forced, compulsory, bonded, trafficked or otherwise involuntary labour is used in any stage of production. [...] There is no engagement in, support for, or tolerance of any form of discrimination [...] The supplier shall ensure freedom of association and the right of collective bargaining for all workers [...] Workers are not subject to corporal punishment, mental or physical oppression or coercion, verbal or physical abuse, sexual harassment or any kind of intimidation [...] Overtime is always voluntary and should be paid in accordance to local and national laws or sector agreements"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Respect for human rights 3.1 Our suppliers and subcontractors are committed to respecting and protecting the human rights of all individuals – regardless of gender and ethnicity and without discrimination"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "Respect for the rights of indigenous peoples and communities in all production and procurement. This includes, among other things, property rights, culture, selfdetermination, self-government, a healthy environment, non-discrimination, and full and effective participation in the decisions that affect them. This is ensured through the right to free, prior, and informed consents (FPIC) before any activity that may affect the rights, land, resources, territories, livelihoods and food security of indigenous peoples and local communities."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          0/0
          "RESPECT FOR LEGAL USE OF LAND / LAND RIGHTS • Legal use rights to the land are clearly defined and demonstrable • There is documented evidence of rights to use the land (e.g. ownership document, rental agreement, court order etc.) • In areas with traditional land users, conflicting land uses are avoided or resolved Where rights have been relinquished by traditional land users there is documented evidence that the affected communities are compensated subject to their free, prior, informed and documented consent: • There is no conversion of land where there is an unresolved land use claim by traditional land users under litigation, without the agreement of both parties • In the case of disputed use rights, a comprehensive, participatory and documented com-munity rights assessment is carried out"  
      • Reporting and Implementation
        5/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          "Every year, DLG imports about half of the soy used in feed solutions I Denmark and we are aware of the responsibility that comes with doing so. Consequently, we want to do our bit to bring about real and lasting positive changes in the countries where soy is produced. The aim is to ensure that the soy imported is produced responsibly and without exacerbating deforestation or the conversion of other natural ecosystems. [...] . DLG will work closely with South American soy suppliers to support the overall market transformation, and thereby ensure a greater supply of responsibly produced and deforestation-free soy, as well as creating increased transparency in the value chain through, for example, documentation. DLG will also launch experiments with producers in South America aimed at creating a competitive supply of segregated soy which is responsibly produced and deforestation-free."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2008
          "We undertake that, by 2025 at the latest, DLG’s soy imports must be verified as being responsibly produced and produced without causing deforestation and without the conversion of other natural ecosystems after January 2008 in compliance with the European Compound Feed Manufacturers’ Federation’s (FEFAC) Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021, including criterion 34 (conversion-free soy module)"
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 900,000 tonnes
          "At DLG, we import 900,000 tonnes of soybean meal a year, which is primarily unloaded at the Port of Aarhus"
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          In relation to the supplier code of conduct which contains the human rights requirements - "In case of non-compliance with requirements in our code of conduct, we will focus on suppliers’ ability and willingness to demonstrate continuous improvements. We feel confident that cooperation and dialogue will result in a more efficient partnership, which both parties will benefit from. DLG Group reserves the right to make inspections to ensure that the supplier code of conduct is being enforced. These inspections may be performed by an independent third party and may be unannounced "
        • 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
    • Pulp & Paper *
      12/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No commitment
            0/6
            "Raw material or marketing material such as labels and packaging material, must be ordered from nominated suppliers, if informed by the DLG Group"
          • 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
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "The Supplier Code of Conduct has been drawn up in accordance with the UN Global Compact principles and other international conventions and guidelines. [...] ILO [...] “the supplier code of conduct applies to all suppliers of the DLG group. The supplier is aware of the applicable laws and that applicable and that applicable laws are being complied within the responsibilities of the business activities [...] DLG Group encourages its suppliers to comply with ILO and UN Conventions [...] The supplier/s is/are not engaged in or supporting child labour, forced labour, forced labour or discrimination and harrassment. No Forced, compulsory, bonded, trafficked or otherwise involuntary labour is used in any stage of production. [...] There is no engagement in, support for, or tolerance of any form of discrimination [...] The supplier shall ensure freedom of association and the right of collective bargaining for all workers [...] Workers are not subject to corporal punishment, mental or physical oppression or coercion, verbal or physical abuse, sexual harassment or any kind of intimidation [...] Overtime is always voluntary and should be paid in accordance to local and national laws or sector agreements"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "RESPECT FOR LEGAL USE OF LAND / LAND RIGHTS • Legal use rights to the land are clearly defined and demonstrable • There is documented evidence of rights to use the land (e.g. ownership document, rental agreement, court order etc.) • In areas with traditional land users, conflicting land uses are avoided or resolved Where rights have been relinquished by traditional land users there is documented evidence that the affected communities are compensated subject to their free, prior, informed and documented consent:"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          0/0
          "RESPECT FOR LEGAL USE OF LAND / LAND RIGHTS • Legal use rights to the land are clearly defined and demonstrable • There is documented evidence of rights to use the land (e.g. ownership document, rental agreement, court order etc.) • In areas with traditional land users, conflicting land uses are avoided or resolved Where rights have been relinquished by traditional land users there is documented evidence that the affected communities are compensated subject to their free, prior, informed and documented consent: • There is no conversion of land where there is an unresolved land use claim by traditional land users under litigation, without the agreement of both parties • In the case of disputed use rights, a comprehensive, participatory and documented com-munity rights assessment is carried out"  
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/50
        • 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
          "In case of non-compliance with requirements in our code of conduct, we will focus on suppliers’ ability and willingness to demonstrate continuous improvements. We feel confident that cooperation and dialogue will result in a more efficient partnership, which both parties will benefit from. DLG Group reserves the right to make inspections to ensure that the supplier code of conduct is being enforced. These inspections may be performed by an independent third party and may be unannounced. [....] The supplier shall maintain awareness of current national and international environmental legislative requirements, relevant to the environmental impacts of its activities, products and services and ensure legal compliance through training, awareness, operational control and monitoring. "
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          In relation to the supplier code of conduct which contains the human rights requirements - "In case of non-compliance with requirements in our code of conduct, we will focus on suppliers’ ability and willingness to demonstrate continuous improvements. We feel confident that cooperation and dialogue will result in a more efficient partnership, which both parties will benefit from. DLG Group reserves the right to make inspections to ensure that the supplier code of conduct is being enforced. These inspections may be performed by an independent third party and may be unannounced "
        • 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
    4/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    8/18
    Avg. score

Profile

DLG Denmark (DLG) is a Danish agricultural company producing agricultural products such as animal feed and fertilizer but also active in other areas such as telecommunications, home and garden, and energy. It operates in 11 countries, including the US, China, and other countries in Europe. DLG is among the largest producers of animal feed in the world. The group claims to account for about half of Denmark’s annual purchasing of soybean meal. DLG Denmark is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Animal feed
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Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Denmark
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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