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  • Overall approach
    1/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      No
      0.00/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      Dunkin Brands require their palm oil suppliers to comply with the "Protection of High Conservation Value areas (HCV)".
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    29/86
    • Palm oil
      49/86
      • Commitment Strength
        33/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            "We require that all suppliers source palm oil from operations that comply with thefollowing principles [...] No Deforestation: No development of palm oil in High Carbon Stock forests (HCS); Protection of High Conservation Value areas (HCV); No burning in preparation of land or in development; No development on peat areas regardless of depth."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We require that all suppliers source palm oil from operations that comply with thefollowing principles [...] No Deforestation: No development of palm oil in High Carbon Stock forests (HCS); Protection of High Conservation Value areas (HCV); No burning in preparation of land or in development; No development on peat areas regardless of depth."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We require that all suppliers source palm oil from operations that comply with thefollowing principles [...] No Deforestation: No development of palm oil in High Carbon Stock forests (HCS); Protection of High Conservation Value areas (HCV); No burning in preparation of land or in development; No development on peat areas regardless of depth."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We require that all suppliers source palm oil from operations that comply with thefollowing principles [...] No Deforestation: No development of palm oil in High Carbon Stock forests (HCS); Protection of High Conservation Value areas (HCV); No burning in preparation of land or in development; No development on peat areas regardless of depth."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We require that all suppliers source palm oil from operations that comply with thefollowing principles [...] No Deforestation: No development of palm oil in High Carbon Stock forests (HCS); Protection of High Conservation Value areas (HCV); No burning in preparation of land or in development; No development on peat areas regardless of depth."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "We require that all suppliers source palm oil from operations that comply with thefollowing principles [...] No Deforestation: No development of palm oil in High Carbon Stock forests (HCS); Protection of High Conservation Value areas (HCV); No burning in preparation of land or in development; No development on peat areas regardless of depth."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We require that all suppliers source palm oil from operations that comply with thefollowing principles [...] No Deforestation: No development of palm oil in High Carbon Stock forests (HCS); Protection of High Conservation Value areas (HCV); No burning in preparation of land or in development; No development on peat areas regardless of depth."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "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".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "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".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "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".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "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".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "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".
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            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".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            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".
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          10/11
          • 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 the following principles [...] Ensure traceability of the material to the primary processing stage of the supply chain (origin mill)".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We require that all suppliers source palm oil from operations that comply with the following principles [...] Ensure traceability of the material to the primary processing stage of the supply chain (origin mill)".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We require that all suppliers source palm oil from operations that comply with the following principles [...] Ensure traceability of the material to the primary processing stage of the supply chain (origin mill)".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We require that all suppliers source palm oil from operations that comply with the following principles [...] Ensure traceability of the material to the primary processing stage of the supply chain (origin mill)".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "We require that all suppliers source palm oil from operations that comply with the following principles [...] Ensure traceability of the material to the primary processing stage of the supply chain (origin mill)".
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "We require that all suppliers source palm oil from operations that comply with the following principles [...] Ensure traceability of the material to the primary processing stage of the supply chain (origin mill)".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We require that all suppliers source palm oil from operations that comply with the following principles [...] Ensure traceability of the material to the primary processing stage of the supply chain (origin mill)".
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/34
        • 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" for palm oil purchases in the U.S.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            In their 2017 update on their Palm Oil policy, Dunkin Brands Group Inc. stated that "over 90% of our North American palm oil supply chain is traceable to the mill, per suppliers’ public reporting. Currently only 17% of the international palm oil supply chain is traceable to the mill."
          • 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
            "100% of the inputs for direct palm oil purchased through NDCP were claimed as RSPO certified, but only 82% were validated as certified" for palm oil purchases in the U.S.
          • 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
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "Dunkin' Brands will disqualify any suppliers in serious violation of our policy, and which do not take immediate remedial action to correct those violations."
        • 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
        9/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "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".
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Dunkin' Brands state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights. They require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Dunkin' Brands require their suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      5/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • 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
        • 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
        0/34
        • 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
        • 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
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Dunkin' Brands state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights. They require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Dunkin' Brands require their suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      34/86
      • Commitment Strength
        19/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            "We require all suppliers to eliminate the use of wood fiber from any unwanted sources, from High Conservation Value Forests (HCVFs) and from endangered forests."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We require all suppliers to eliminate the use of wood fiber from any unwanted sources, from High Conservation Value Forests (HCVFs) and from endangered forests."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            " 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."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We require all suppliers to eliminate the use of wood fiber from any unwanted sources, from High Conservation Value Forests (HCVFs) and from endangered forests."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We require all suppliers to eliminate the use of wood fiber from any unwanted sources, from High Conservation Value Forests (HCVFs) and from endangered forests."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "We require all suppliers to eliminate the use of wood fiber from any unwanted sources, from High Conservation Value Forests (HCVFs) and from endangered forests."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We require all suppliers to eliminate the use of wood fiber from any unwanted sources, from High Conservation Value Forests (HCVFs) and from endangered forests."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          7/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: 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."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "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."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            "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."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "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."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "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."
          • 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
        6/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Dunkin' Brands Group reported that "30% of our packaging is made with recycled content; 35% is compostable; and 30% is biodegradable."
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            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
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          4/4
          "We will communicate this policy to all NDCP packaging suppliers and approved distributors by the end of 2017. For all suppliers not in compliance, we will request plans and timelines to meet the requirements outlined in the policy by 2020."
        • 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
        9/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "We also require suppliers to ensure indigenous and forest peoples have provided their Free and Prior Informed Consent for activities on their ancestral lands or lands affecting their livelihoods."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Dunkin' Brands state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights. They require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Dunkin' Brands require their suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    17/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    4/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    8/16
    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 is one of the ten largest food providers globally by market share.

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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