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  • Overall approach
    2/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Our roots include a founding membership in the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, early adoption of the UN Global Compact, and years of engaging industries, national governments, international bodies and others to advocate for action on climate change." 
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Agriculture, including through land use change and deforestation, contributesmore than 20 percent of global annual greenhouse gas emissions. Degradation of existing lands and soils, and water use and scarcity remain concerns."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2050

      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions
      "Reduce greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions 30% [by 2030] including sourcing 60% of electricity from renewable energy, and deliver carbon neutral operations by 2050 or sooner"
  • Commodity score
    37/88
    • Palm oil
      54/88
      • Commitment Strength
        14/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "At DuPont, we understand that palm oil may be sourced from biologically sensitive regions of the world and can contribute to deforestation. Consistent with our core values and our commitment to safety, health and the environment, our Nutrition & Biosciences business has taken steps to responsibly manage our palm oil sourcing, including: Supporting the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) since 2004. Becoming the first in the industry to offer RSPO-certified sustainable emulsifiers from a mass balance source in 2009" ... "Setting a goal to achieve 100% palm-based raw materials from certified sustainable palm oil (RSPO) sources by 2015. This goal has been achieved. As of January 2017, DuPont sources 100% of palm-based raw materials from RSPO certified sources"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            DuPont "have taken steps to responsibly manage such sourcing. These steps include: [...] Setting a goal to achieve 100% palm-based raw materials from certified sustainable palm oil (RSPO) sources by 2015.This goal has been achieved. As of January 2017, DuPont sources 100% of palm-based raw materials from RSPO certified sources."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            DuPont "have taken steps to responsibly manage such sourcing. These steps include: [...] Setting a goal to achieve 100% palm-based raw materials from certified sustainable palm oil (RSPO) sources by 2015.This goal has been achieved. As of January 2017, DuPont sources 100% of palm-based raw materials from RSPO certified sources."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Current
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "At DuPont, we understand that palm oil may be sourced from biologically sensitive regions of the world and can contribute to deforestation. Consistent with our core values and our commitment to safety, health and the environment, our Nutrition & Biosciences business has taken steps to responsibly manage our palm oil sourcing, including: Supporting the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) since 2004. Becoming the first in the industry to offer RSPO-certified sustainable emulsifiers from a mass balance source in 2009" ... "Setting a goal to achieve 100% palm-based raw materials from certified sustainable palm oil (RSPO) sources by 2015. This goal has been achieved. As of January 2017, DuPont sources 100% of palm-based raw materials from RSPO certified sources"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            DuPont "have taken steps to responsibly manage such sourcing. These steps include: [...] Setting a goal to achieve 100% palm-based raw materials from certified sustainable palm oil (RSPO) sources by 2015.This goal has been achieved. As of January 2017, DuPont sources 100% of palm-based raw materials from RSPO certified sources."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            DuPont "have taken steps to responsibly manage such sourcing. These steps include: [...] Setting a goal to achieve 100% palm-based raw materials from certified sustainable palm oil (RSPO) sources by 2015.This goal has been achieved. As of January 2017, DuPont sources 100% of palm-based raw materials from RSPO certified sources."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            DuPont "have taken steps to responsibly manage such sourcing. These steps include: [...] Setting a goal to achieve 100% palm-based raw materials from certified sustainable palm oil (RSPO) sources by 2015.This goal has been achieved. As of January 2017, DuPont sources 100% of palm-based raw materials from RSPO certified sources."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          4/6
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "Traceability is essential to deliver on our responsible sourcing commitments, that is why we are working with Proforest to track and assess traceability information from our suppliers, helping us achieve 100% traceability to mill by 2025 and progress towards traceability to plantation"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidary
            Only for DuPont Nutrition and Biosciences
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
            Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: 100% traceability to mill by 2025 and after that, progress towards traceability to plantation
            No target date for full traceability to plantation: "Traceability is essential to deliver on our responsible sourcing commitments, that is why we are working with Proforest to track and assess traceability information from our suppliers, helping us achieve 100% traceability to mill by 2025 and progress towards traceability to plantation"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2025
            "Traceability is essential to deliver on our responsible sourcing commitments, that is why we are working with Proforest to track and assess traceability information from our suppliers, helping us achieve 100% traceability to mill by 2025 and progress towards traceability to plantation"
      • Social Considerations
        13/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Forced labour; Child labour

          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "All DuPont suppliers are expected to uphold the DuPont Supplier Code of Conduct, which includes the principles of the UNGC and the International Labour Organization (ILO), and details supplier expectations on matters of the environment, labor, human rights, and impacts on society." The supplier code of conduct stipulates that "We will not tolerate the exploitation of children, their engagement in unacceptably hazardous work, or the trafficking, physical punishment, harassment, abuse, or involuntary servitude of any worker... We expect our Suppliers to reject any form of discrimination, such as those related to race, religious beliefs, gender identity, or sexual orientation, and to be equally committed to providing equal opportunities and treatment to all employees... : Suppliers are expected to allow freedom of association of their employees and recognize the right to collective bargaining as a means to resolve issues."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Education and training

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: 1,800 smallholder palm oil farmers 
          "Supporting the inclusion of smallholder palm oil farmers in sustainable supply chains. Smallholders account for 40% of global palm oil production, making them instrumental in the sustainable transformation of global palm oil production. Low yields affecting economic viability and inadequate access to information regarding best practices are some of the challenges they face. In 2019, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences joined the Mariposa program (WISSE), a crowdfunded effort that’s providing access to training on sustainable palm oil production to 1,800 smallholder palm oil farmers in Honduras. Nine hundred of them will work toward International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) and RSPO certification."
        • 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
          "We expect our Suppliers to reject any form of discrimination, such as those related to race, religious beliefs, gender identity, or sexual orientation, and to be equally committed to providing equal opportunities and treatment to all employees. We strongly encourage our Suppliers to expand their efforts in this area by engaging with small businesses, minority-owned and women owned businesses, and other diverse organizations." 
        • 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
          "Building upon the RSPO Principles and Criteria, we support the following principles and with the engagement of our suppliers involved in the production of palm oil we commit to: ... Rights of indigenous and local communities are respected, including their entitlement to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        27/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "Contributing to the WWF Palm Oil Scorecard. In 2019, we doubled our score, showing our continuous improvement in this space" DuPont also submitted their RSPO ACOP for 2020.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "Contributing to the WWF Palm Oil Scorecard. In 2019, we doubled our score, showing our continuous improvement in this space" DuPont also submitted their RSPO ACOP for 2020.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%
            RSPO ACOP reports 100% certified palm oil
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 100%

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Certification scheme

            For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%
            RSPO ACOP reports 100% certified palm oil
          • 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
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Part of their traceability commitment: "We will be using insights from traceability, supplier performance, and external data sets to assess risks of palm oil producers not meeting our responsible sourcing policy and prioritise impactful actions."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws, regulations, contractual agreements, and generally recognized standards related to supplier's operations, products, and services."; "Suppliers are expected to adopt or establish a management system covering these standards. Monitoring of performance and setting of goals or targets is required for any program to be effective. In the spirit of continuous improvement, we are committed to working with and supporting our suppliers to meet the requirements of this Code."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own mechanism, phone number.

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: Yes: "In 2019, DuPont received 180 ethics complaints, resulting in 21 disciplinary actions."

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "DuPont offers multiple channels to report suspected misconduct. Employees and the general public can report ethics concerns through management, HR, the DuPont Hotline, our online reporting portal or directly to a Compliance Officer or Champion." Encourage suppliers to also have grievance mechanisms: "We look for suppliers that have robust grievance mechanisms in place and address grievances accordingly." 
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 100743 tons
          In their 2020 RSPO report Dupont report a total of 100743 tons of palm oil of which 100% is RSPO certified. 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 0 tons

          What is the certified volume?: 100428.0 tons

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

          What is the compliant volume?: 100428.0 tons

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO
          In their 2020 RSPO report Dupont report a total of 100743 tons of palm oil of which 100% is RSPO certified. 
        • 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
          "We reserve the right to verify compliance with this Code (of Conduct) through internal and external assessment mechanisms. If non-compliance is discovered, the supplier must take corrective action. If the Supplier fails to remedy an act of non-compliance in a timely manner, we may suspend purchases, refuse delivery, and/or return any goods or services from the supplier, at our discretions, and without further obligation."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified
          "We conduct internal and second-party audits annually on many of DuPont’s key activities including safety, health, environmental performance and compliance with the DuPont Code of Conduct. Third-party audits are also conducted to review this data as part of our process to certify that our EHS management systems operate in conformance with ISO 14001 and Responsible Care©"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Assessing performance by scorecards
          "Our direct and indirect suppliers are essential partners on this journey ... Our action plan to achieve this includes sourcing exclusively from RSPO members and engaging with suppliers to understand and support their sustainability performance, which will be regularly assessed in a palm oil scorecard mechanism in collaboration with Proforest."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      24/88
      • Commitment Strength
        4/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/11
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests (including High Conservation Value)
            2.7/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Protects priority forests (including High Conservation Value)
            2.7/8
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
            "DuPont only purchases soy from suppliers situated in areas near the Amazon biome that have signed a contractual agreement prohibiting the vendors from providing DuPont with soy beans grown on lands deforested after July 2006 in the Amazon biome — in line with the Soy Moratorium."
          • 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
            "DuPont only purchases soy from suppliers situated in areas near the Amazon biome that have signed a contractual agreement prohibiting the vendors from providing DuPont with soy beans grown on lands deforested after July 2006 in the Amazon biome — in line with the Soy Moratorium."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "DuPont only purchases soy from suppliers situated in areas near the Amazon biome that have signed a contractual agreement prohibiting the vendors from providing DuPont with soy beans grown on lands deforested after July 2006 in the Amazon biome — in line with the Soy Moratorium."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "DuPont only purchases soy from suppliers situated in areas near the Amazon biome that have signed a contractual agreement prohibiting the vendors from providing DuPont with soy beans grown on lands deforested after July 2006 in the Amazon biome — in line with the Soy Moratorium."
        • 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
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "All DuPont suppliers are expected to uphold the DuPont Supplier Code of Conduct, which includes the principles of the UNGC and the International Labour Organization (ILO), and details supplier expectations on matters of the environment, labor, human rights, and impacts on society." The supplier code of conduct stipulates that "We will not tolerate the exploitation of children, their engagement in unacceptably hazardous work, or the trafficking, physical punishment, harassment, abuse, or involuntary servitude of any worker... We expect our Suppliers to reject any form of discrimination, such as those related to race, religious beliefs, gender identity, or sexual orientation, and to be equally committed to providing equal opportunities and treatment to all employees... : Suppliers are expected to allow freedom of association of their employees and recognize the right to collective bargaining as a means to resolve issues."
        • 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
          "We expect our Suppliers to reject any form of discrimination, such as those related to race, religious beliefs, gender identity, or sexual orientation, and to be equally committed to providing equal opportunities and treatment to all employees. We strongly encourage our Suppliers to expand their efforts in this area by engaging with small businesses, minority-owned and women owned businesses, and other diverse organizations." 
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/50
        • 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
          No
          0/2
        • 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?: July 2006
          "DuPont only purchases soy from suppliers situated in areas near the Amazon biome that have signed a contractual agreement prohibiting the vendors from providing DuPont with soy beans grown on lands deforested after July 2006 in the Amazon biome — in line with the Soy Moratorium."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Member of RTRS

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          Dupont's subsidiary: "DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences is also a member of the Roundtable for Responsible Soy."
        • 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 applicable laws, regulations, contractual agreements, and generally recognized standards related to supplier's operations, products, and services."; "Suppliers are expected to adopt or establish a management system covering these standards. Monitoring of performance and setting of goals or targets is required for any program to be effective. In the spirit of continuous improvement, we are committed to working with and supporting our suppliers to meet the requirements of this Code."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own mechanism, phone number.

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: Yes: "In 2019, DuPont received 180 ethics complaints, resulting in 21 disciplinary actions."
          "DuPont offers multiple channels to report suspected misconduct. Employees and the general public can report ethics concerns through management, HR, the DuPont Hotline, our online reporting portal or directly to a Compliance Officer or Champion." Encourage suppliers to also have grievance mechanisms: "We look for suppliers that have robust grievance mechanisms in place and address grievances accordingly." 
        • 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
          "We reserve the right to verify compliance with this Code (of Conduct) through internal and external assessment mechanisms. If non-compliance is discovered, the supplier must take corrective action. If the Supplier fails to remedy an act of non-compliance in a timely manner, we may suspend purchases, refuse delivery, and/or return any goods or services from the supplier, at our discretions, and without further obligation."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification
          "We conduct internal and second-party audits annually on many of DuPont’s key activities including safety, health, environmental performance and compliance with the DuPont Code of Conduct. Third-party audits are also conducted to review this data as part of our process to certify that our EHS management systems operate in conformance with ISO 14001 and Responsible Care©"
        • 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 *
      28/88
      • Commitment Strength
        4/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "while we do not consume a significant amount of wood pulp, the majority is sourced by DuPont Nutrition and Health in Europe and North America. 100% of this wood pulp is sustainably certified according to the Forest Stewardship Council or similar standards. As of mid-2017 one of our largest manufacturing sites in Grindsted, Denmark, replaced coal with sustainably sourced wood chips"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "while we do not consume a significant amount of wood pulp, the majority is sourced by DuPont Nutrition and Health in Europe and North America. 100% of this wood pulp is sustainably certified according to the Forest Stewardship Council or similar standards. As of mid-2017 one of our largest manufacturing sites in Grindsted, Denmark, replaced coal with sustainably sourced wood chips"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "while we do not consume a significant amount of wood pulp, the majority is sourced by DuPont Nutrition and Health in Europe and North America. 100% of this wood pulp is sustainably certified according to the Forest Stewardship Council or similar standards. As of mid-2017 one of our largest manufacturing sites in Grindsted, Denmark, replaced coal with sustainably sourced wood chips"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "while we do not consume a significant amount of wood pulp, the majority is sourced by DuPont Nutrition and Health in Europe and North America. 100% of this wood pulp is sustainably certified according to the Forest Stewardship Council or similar standards. As of mid-2017 one of our largest manufacturing sites in Grindsted, Denmark, replaced coal with sustainably sourced wood chips"
        • 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
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "All DuPont suppliers are expected to uphold the DuPont Supplier Code of Conduct, which includes the principles of the UNGC and the International Labour Organization (ILO), and details supplier expectations on matters of the environment, labor, human rights, and impacts on society." The supplier code of conduct stipulates that "We will not tolerate the exploitation of children, their engagement in unacceptably hazardous work, or the trafficking, physical punishment, harassment, abuse, or involuntary servitude of any worker... We expect our Suppliers to reject any form of discrimination, such as those related to race, religious beliefs, gender identity, or sexual orientation, and to be equally committed to providing equal opportunities and treatment to all employees... : Suppliers are expected to allow freedom of association of their employees and recognize the right to collective bargaining as a means to resolve issues."
        • 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
          "We expect our Suppliers to reject any form of discrimination, such as those related to race, religious beliefs, gender identity, or sexual orientation, and to be equally committed to providing equal opportunities and treatment to all employees. We strongly encourage our Suppliers to expand their efforts in this area by engaging with small businesses, minority-owned and women owned businesses, and other diverse organizations." 
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        19/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "while we do not consume a significant amount of wood pulp, the majority is sourced by DuPont Nutrition and Health in Europe and North America. 100% of this wood pulp is sustainably certified according to the Forest Stewardship Council or similar standards. As of mid-2017 one of our largest manufacturing sites in Grindsted, Denmark, replaced coal with sustainably sourced wood chips"
          • 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
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC
            "while we do not consume a significant amount of wood pulp, the majority is sourced by DuPont Nutrition and Health in Europe and North America. 100% of this wood pulp is sustainably certified according to the Forest Stewardship Council or similar standards. As of mid-2017 one of our largest manufacturing sites in Grindsted, Denmark, replaced coal with sustainably sourced wood chips"
          • 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
          "Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws, regulations, contractual agreements, and generally recognized standards related to supplier's operations, products, and services."; "Suppliers are expected to adopt or establish a management system covering these standards. Monitoring of performance and setting of goals or targets is required for any program to be effective. In the spirit of continuous improvement, we are committed to working with and supporting our suppliers to meet the requirements of this Code."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: Yes: "In 2019, DuPont received 180 ethics complaints, resulting in 21 disciplinary actions."

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own mechanism, phone number.
          "DuPont offers multiple channels to report suspected misconduct. Employees and the general public can report ethics concerns through management, HR, the DuPont Hotline, our online reporting portal or directly to a Compliance Officer or Champion." Encourage suppliers to also have grievance mechanisms: "We look for suppliers that have robust grievance mechanisms in place and address grievances accordingly."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          What third-party verification is used?: FSC and "similar standards"

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%
          "while we do not consume a significant amount of wood pulp, the majority is sourced by DuPont Nutrition and Health in Europe and North America. 100% of this wood pulp is sustainably certified according to the Forest Stewardship Council or similar standards"
        • 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
          "We reserve the right to verify compliance with this Code (of Conduct) through internal and external assessment mechanisms. If non-compliance is discovered, the supplier must take corrective action. If the Supplier fails to remedy an act of non-compliance in a timely manner, we may suspend purchases, refuse delivery, and/or return any goods or services from the supplier, at our discretions, and without further obligation."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified
          "We conduct internal and second-party audits annually on many of DuPont’s key activities including safety, health, environmental performance and compliance with the DuPont Code of Conduct. Third-party audits are also conducted to review this data as part of our process to certify that our EHS management systems operate in conformance with ISO 14001 and Responsible Care©"
        • 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
    8/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    21/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    8/18
    Avg. score

Profile

DuPont is a US chemicals, materials and services company that provides scientific solutions to business challenges. It is active in agriculture, food and drinks, materials, electronics and other industries with operations in about 90 countries. The company’s nutrition business area is involved in the manufacturing of food ingredients which involves palm oil, and it also produces soy proteins and other soy based products. DuPont is a key vendor and manufacturer in the global food ingredient market. DuPont is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Ingredients, Chemicals
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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