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  • Overall approach
    1/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment
      0/6
      Commodities (if applicable): Palm oil; Pulp & Paper
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "We recognize, however, that sourcing even limited amounts of palm oil irresponsibly can contribute to climate change as a result of deforestation, loss of natural habitats for endangered species and other environmental and social concerns"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
      High-level management
      No
      0/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: as often as necessary

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Pulp & Paper
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    26/84
    • Palm oil
      44/84
      • Commitment Strength
        25/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8


            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "To strengthen our policy targets we will be committing to 100% compliance for sustainable, traceable, and no deforestation impact palm oil in donut fry oil across our global operations by 2025. As such, we will be engaging with RSPO on their new supply chain certification model for franchise business and establishing an action plan for next steps by the end of 2020 [...] 100% of the inputs for direct palm oil purchased through NDCP were claimed as RSPO certified, but only 82% were validated as certified. We continue to work with RSPO to meet our goal."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "To strengthen our policy targets we will be committing to 100% compliance for sustainable, traceable, and no deforestation impact palm oil in donut fry oil across our global operations by 2025. As such, we will be engaging with RSPO on their new supply chain certification model for franchise business and establishing an action plan for next steps by the end of 2020 [...] 100% of the inputs for direct palm oil purchased through NDCP were claimed as RSPO certified, but only 82% were validated as certified. We continue to work with RSPO to meet our goal."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            "To strengthen our policy targets we will be committing to 100% compliance for sustainable, traceable, and no deforestation impact palm oil in donut fry oil across our global operations by 2025. As such, we will be engaging with RSPO on their new supply chain certification model for franchise business and establishing an action plan for next steps by the end of 2020 [...] 100% of the inputs for direct palm oil purchased through NDCP were claimed as RSPO certified, but only 82% were validated as certified. We continue to work with RSPO to meet our goal."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "To strengthen our policy targets we will be committing to 100% compliance for sustainable, traceable, and no deforestation impact palm oil in donut fry oil across our global operations by 2025. As such, we will be engaging with RSPO on their new supply chain certification model for franchise business and establishing an action plan for next steps by the end of 2020 [...] 100% of the inputs for direct palm oil purchased through NDCP were claimed as RSPO certified, but only 82% were validated as certified. We continue to work with RSPO to meet our goal."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "We require that all suppliers source palm oil from operations that comply with thefollowing principles (see definitions at the end of this document): [...] No Deforestation - No development of palm oil in High Carbon Stock forests (HCS); Protection of High Conservation Value areas (HCV); and No burning in preparation of land or in development. No Development on Peat - No development on peat areas regardless of depth; Follow “Best Management Practices” for existing plantations on Peat, according to the RSPO BMP guidelines"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "This palm oil policy applies to 100% of the palm oil sourced by Dunkin' Brands, Inc., including both ‘direct’and ‘indirect’ purchases of palm oil, in our U.S. and international operations (see definitions section forfull details). We are currently focusing our compliance efforts on direct palm oil purchases, e.g. palm oilcontained in frying oils for donuts, which is the most material use of palm oil in our global supply chain.We will also investigate the materiality of indirect palm oil purchases, e.g. as a component of finishedgoods, in our business, in order to determine how Dunkin’ Brands can contribute to sustainable palm oilin these supply chains."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "We require that all suppliers source palm oil from operations that comply with the following principles [...] No development of palm oil in High Carbon Stock forests (HCS) [...and] No development on peat areas regardless of depth".
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2017
            "Source 100% sustainably certified materials for direct palm oil purchases in U.S. byDec. 31, 2017."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company - traces to Processing Facility - checks compliance
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company - traces to Processing Facility - checks compliance
            4/4
            "We require that all suppliers source palm oil from operations that comply with thefollowing principles (see definitions at the end of this document): [...] Ensure traceability of the material to the primary processing stage of the supply chain (originmill) [...] We are working closely with our suppliers and other stakeholders to implement our sustainable palm oil sourcing guidelines, and to ensure monitoring and verification of compliance with those guidelines [...] Dunkin’ Brands has already completed the mapping of the direct palm oil purchasing in the U.S. andinternationally, as well as a comprehensive baseline assessment of all direct suppliers which wascompleted in 2017."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "This palm oil policy applies to 100% of the palm oil sourced by Dunkin' Brands, Inc., including both ‘direct’and ‘indirect’ purchases of palm oil, in our U.S. and international operations (see definitions section forfull details). We are currently focusing our compliance efforts on direct palm oil purchases, e.g. palm oilcontained in frying oils for donuts, which is the most material use of palm oil in our global supply chain.We will also investigate the materiality of indirect palm oil purchases, e.g. as a component of finishedgoods, in our business, in order to determine how Dunkin’ Brands can contribute to sustainable palm oilin these supply chains."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "We require that all suppliers source palm oil from operations that comply with thefollowing principles (see definitions at the end of this document): [...] Ensure traceability of the material to the primary processing stage of the supply chain (originmill) [...] We are working closely with our suppliers and other stakeholders to implement our sustainable palm oil sourcing guidelines, and to ensure monitoring and verification of compliance with those guidelines [...] Dunkin’ Brands has already completed the mapping of the direct palm oil purchasing in the U.S. andinternationally, as well as a comprehensive baseline assessment of all direct suppliers which wascompleted in 2017."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
      • 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; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "This Code constitutes the minimum and not maximum standard required of our Suppliers and is based on core International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). [...] Child labor [...] Forced Labor [...] No discrimination [...] Freedom of Association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "No Discrimination [...] Accordingly, suppliers must not discriminate in hiring or terms of employment based upon race, color, caste, nationality, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          "Environment  We require our Suppliers to comply with all relevant local, national and international legal requirements regarding environmental stewardship and expect them to have a strong environmental commitment and strive to continuously improve upon environmental performance. Suppliers must be able to demonstrate that they have and will continue to conduct an environmental impact assessment and remediate any issues identified." [...] "Dunkin' Brands will disqualify any suppliers in serious violation of our policy, and which do not take immediate remedial action to correct those violations"
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: Current

          What percentage/number of new interests/developments/expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: 100%
          "Dunkin' Brands supports and holds our suppliers and business partners accountable to our palm oil sourcing guidelines. We require that all suppliers source palm oil from operations that comply with the following principles [...] Free, Prior and lnformed Consent (FPIC) to operations on lands to which they hold legal, communal or customary rights via their own freely chosen representatives"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        10/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "100% of the inputs for direct palm oil purchased through NDCP were claimed as RSPO certified, but only 82% were validated as certified. We continue to work with RSPO to meet our goal." [...] "In 2018, 98% of palm oil purchased through the NDCP was certified/sustainably sourced vs. 82% in 2017 and 41% in 2016. 100% of the inputs for direct palm oil purchased through NDCP were claimed as RSPO certified, but only 98% was validated as certified."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            Progress reported on within 2019 ACOP report
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO Certified
            "100% of the inputs for direct palm oil purchased through NDCP were claimed as RSPO certified, but only 82% were validated as certified. We continue to work with RSPO to meet our goal." [...] "In 2018, 98% of palm oil purchased through the NDCP was certified/sustainably sourced vs. 82% in 2017 and 41% in 2016. 100% of the inputs for direct palm oil purchased through NDCP were claimed as RSPO certified, but only 98% was validated as certified."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Progress reported on within 2019 ACOP report
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "We require that all suppliers source palm oil from operations that comply with thefollowing principles (see definitions at the end of this document): [...] Comply with all local, national and international lawsWe are working closely with our suppliers and other stakeholders to implement our sustainable palm oilsourcing guidelines, and to ensure monitoring and verification of compliance with those guidelines [...] Dunkin' Brands will disqualify any suppliers in serious violation of our policy, and which do nottake immediate remedial action to correct those violations."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Ethics Hotline - phone number and web link

          Details of the mechanism: Social
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 not specified
          "We are working closely with our suppliers and other stakeholders to implement our sustainable palm oil sourcing guidelines, and to ensure monitoring and verification of compliance with those guidelines. We will also work with our international business partners to implement our guidelines across our global business"
        • 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?: Yes

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non-compliance

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Require them to take action
          Referring to the Dunkin’ Brands Guidelines for Sourcing Palm Oil - "Dunkin' Brands will disqualify any suppliers in serious violation of our policy, and which do not take immediate remedial action to correct those violations."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      26/84
      • Commitment Strength
        13/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8


            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "Protecting High Conservation Value Forests: Dunkin' Brands will not knowingly permit thesourcing and procurement of paper-based packaging products made with fiber that comes fromwood harvested from forests that have been converted to plantations or non-forest use*; woodfrom high conservation value forests, unless those forests are credibly certified; or wood wherethe source forest and species are unknown. We require all suppliers to eliminate the use ofwood fiber from any unwanted sources, from High Conservation Value Forests (HCVFs) and fromendangered forests [...] : In cases where Dunkin' Brands is able to explore certified content for paper-based packaging - technical requirements, supply, cost, food safety and customer safety requirements allowing - we will seek to source paper-based packaging certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). If FSC certification is not available, we will explore certifications endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forestry Certification (PEFC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), provided the fiber is not from HCVFs. As of the publication of this policy, a minimum of 60% of our packaging sourced through the NDCP and approved distributors is SFI Certified."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            "This policy applies to packaging sourced for our U.S. Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbinsrestaurants, which represents approximately 90% of the total packaging sourced for our globalrestaurants. We may develop a policy for our international pulp and paper supply chain at a later date."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "We will communicate this policy to all NDCP packaging suppliers and approved distributors bythe end of 2017. For all suppliers not in compliance, we will request plans and timelines to meet therequirements outlined in the policy by 2020."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          5/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "Recycled Content: We will strive to increase the amount of recycled content in our packaging across our global system while taking into consideration the limited supply of these materials in some geographical areas and working within the constraints of our business model and food safety, quality assurance and customer safety requirements. We currently work with suppliers who maximize recycled content from their operations and will continue to do so."
          • 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?: Location
            "This policy applies to packaging sourced for our U.S. Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants, which represents approximately 90% of the total packaging sourced for our global restaurants. We may develop a policy for our international pulp and paper supply chain at a later date. This policy will be jointly implemented by our Corporate Social Responsibility and Supply Chain teams"
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "Recycled Content: We will strive to increase the amount of recycled content in our packaging across our global system while taking into consideration the limited supply of these materials in some geographical areas and working within the constraints of our business model and food safety, quality assurance and customer safety requirements. We currently work with suppliers who maximize recycled content from their operations and will continue to do so."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        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; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "This Code constitutes the minimum and not maximum standard required of our Suppliers and is based on core International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). [...] Child labor [...] Forced Labor [...] No discrimination [...] Freedom of Association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "No Discrimination [...] Accordingly, suppliers must not discriminate in hiring or terms of employment based upon race, color, caste, nationality, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          "We require our Suppliers to comply with all relevant local, national and internationallegal requirements regarding environmental stewardship and expect them to have a strongenvironmental commitment and strive to continuously improve upon environmentalperformance. Suppliers must be able to demonstrate that they have and will continue toconduct an environmental impact assessment and remediate any issues identified."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "Our commitments to sourcing sustainable pulp and paper include: Free, Prior and Informed Consent/Human Rights: Dunkin’ Brands will not knowingly permit thesourcing and procurement of paper-based packaging products made from fiber that comes fromillegal sources or wood harvested in a matter that violates human rights or international law asrecognized by international standards. We require all suppliers to adhere to our Supplier Codeof Conduct: no paper fiber is to be purchased from areas where paper fiber is harvested inviolation of internationally accepted instruments and treaties protecting the rights of indigenousor forest-dependent peoples. We also require suppliers to ensure indigenous and forest peopleshave provided their Free and Prior Informed Consent for activities on their ancestral lands orlands affecting their livelihoods."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        5/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "As of 2018 we use onlycertified paperboard. We are dedicated tolooking for areas to increase the amountof paper-based packaging certified by theForest Stewardship Council (FSC) acrossour system."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Suppliers must comply with all laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and orders of public authorities pertaining to the maintenance and operation of the business that supplies products or services to the Dunkin’ Brands system [...] Dunkin’ Brands reserves the right,as a condition of continuation of approval, access to conduct (itself or through a third party) periodicinspections and audits of suppliers, their facilities, documentation and business practices afterreasonable and, advance notice, and conduct private interviews of supplier’s employees to verifycompliance with these standards. Refusal to permit such inspections or audits will be sufficient causefor Dunkin’ Brands to revoke the supplier’s approval status. Suppliers must keep readily accessible allinformation necessary to document compliance with this Code of Conduct and Dunkin’ Brandsstandards."
        • 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, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Ethics Hotline - phone number and web link

          Details of the mechanism: Social

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: no
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non-compliance with policy

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Plans and timelines to remedy non-compliance

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes
          For all suppliers not in compliance, we will request plans and timelines to meet the requirements outlined in the policy by 2020.
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      9/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "This Code constitutes the minimum and not maximum standard required of our Suppliers and is based on core International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). [...] Child labor [...] Forced Labor [...] No discrimination [...] Freedom of Association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "No Discrimination [...] Accordingly, suppliers must not discriminate in hiring or terms of employment based upon race, color, caste, nationality, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          "We require our Suppliers to comply with all relevant local, national and internationallegal requirements regarding environmental stewardship and expect them to have a strongenvironmental commitment and strive to continuously improve upon environmentalperformance. Suppliers must be able to demonstrate that they have and will continue toconduct an environmental impact assessment and remediate any issues identified."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Suppliers must comply with all laws, ordinances, rules, regulations and orders of public authorities pertaining to the maintenance and operation of the business that supplies products or services to the Dunkin’ Brands system [...] Dunkin’ Brands reserves the right,as a condition of continuation of approval, access to conduct (itself or through a third party) periodicinspections and audits of suppliers, their facilities, documentation and business practices afterreasonable and, advance notice, and conduct private interviews of supplier’s employees to verifycompliance with these standards. Refusal to permit such inspections or audits will be sufficient causefor Dunkin’ Brands to revoke the supplier’s approval status. Suppliers must keep readily accessible allinformation necessary to document compliance with this Code of Conduct and Dunkin’ Brandsstandards."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Ethics Hotline - phone number and web link

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: no
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    13/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    5/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    8/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Dunkin’ Brands Group is a franchisor of quick service restaurants including the two major chains Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. Dunkin’ Donuts has more than 11,500 restaurants in 40 countries worldwide and offers coffee and baked goods including doughnuts and bagels. Baskin-Robbins has more than 7,000 shops in nearly 50 countries offering ice-cream and beverages. The diverse menus of both expose the group to several forest risk commodities. Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Fast food
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Dunkin' Donuts, Baskin-Robins

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