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  • Overall approach
    1/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      UN Global Compact
      DuPont has been signatory to the UN Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    24/86
    • Palm oil
      28/86
      • Commitment Strength
        21/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            DuPont have stated that they "have taken steps to responsibly manage[...]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, all DuPont palm oil and derivatives are purchased from certified, sustainable sources (CSPO) globally". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            DuPont have stated that they "have taken steps to responsibly manage[...]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, all DuPont palm oil and derivatives are purchased from certified, sustainable sources (CSPO) globally". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            DuPont have stated that they "have taken steps to responsibly manage[...]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, all DuPont palm oil and derivatives are purchased from certified, sustainable sources (CSPO) globally". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            DuPont have stated that they "have taken steps to responsibly manage[...]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, all DuPont palm oil and derivatives are purchased from certified, sustainable sources (CSPO) globally". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            DuPont have stated that they "have taken steps to responsibly manage[...]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, all DuPont palm oil and derivatives are purchased from certified, sustainable sources (CSPO) globally". 
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            DuPont have stated that they "have taken steps to responsibly manage[...]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, all DuPont palm oil and derivatives are purchased from certified, sustainable sources (CSPO) globally". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            DuPont have stated that they "have taken steps to responsibly manage[...]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, all DuPont palm oil and derivatives are purchased from certified, sustainable sources (CSPO) globally". 
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            DuPont have stated that they "have taken steps to responsibly manage[...]sourcing. These steps include[...] to (as of 2015) implement a program to trace our palm-oil based raw materials back to the farm level". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            DuPont have stated that they "have taken steps to responsibly manage[...]sourcing. These steps include[...] to (as of 2015) implement a program to trace our palm-oil based raw materials back to the farm level". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            DuPont have stated that they "have taken steps to responsibly manage[...]sourcing. These steps include[...] to (as of 2015) implement a program to trace our palm-oil based raw materials back to the farm level". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            DuPont have stated that they "have taken steps to responsibly manage[...]sourcing. These steps include[...] to (as of 2015) implement a program to trace our palm-oil based raw materials back to the farm level". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            DuPont have stated that they "have taken steps to responsibly manage[...]sourcing. These steps include[...] to (as of 2015) implement a program to trace our palm-oil based raw materials back to the farm level". 
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            DuPont have stated that they "have taken steps to responsibly manage[...]sourcing. These steps include[...] to (as of 2015) implement a program to trace our palm-oil based raw materials back to the farm level". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            DuPont have stated that they "have taken steps to responsibly manage[...]sourcing. These steps include[...] to (as of 2015) implement a program to trace our palm-oil based raw materials back to the farm level". 
      • Reporting and Implementation
        3/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            DuPont have stated that they "have taken steps to responsibly manage[...]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, all DuPont palm oil and derivatives are purchased from certified, sustainable sources (CSPO) globally". 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            DuPont have stated that they "have taken steps to responsibly manage[...]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, all DuPont palm oil and derivatives are purchased from certified, sustainable sources (CSPO) globally". 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
        • 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
        4/16
        • 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; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          DuPont abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Declaration 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
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      25/86
      • Commitment Strength
        17/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          16/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            "This policy states that DuPont only purchases soy from suppliers situated in areas near the Amazon biome that have signed a contractual agreement. This agreement prohibits these vendors from providing DuPont with soy beans grown on lands deforested after July 2006 in the Amazon Biome --- in line with the Soy Moratorium (SoyM)."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "This policy states that DuPont only purchases soy from suppliers situated in areas near the Amazon biome that have signed a contractual agreement. This agreement prohibits these vendors from providing DuPont with soy beans grown on lands deforested after July 2006 in the Amazon Biome --- in line with the Soy Moratorium (SoyM)."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "This policy states that DuPont only purchases soy from suppliers situated in areas near the Amazon biome that have signed a contractual agreement. This agreement prohibits these vendors from providing DuPont with soy beans grown on lands deforested after July 2006 in the Amazon Biome --- in line with the Soy Moratorium (SoyM)."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "This policy states that DuPont only purchases soy from suppliers situated in areas near the Amazon biome that have signed a contractual agreement. This agreement prohibits these vendors from providing DuPont with soy beans grown on lands deforested after July 2006 in the Amazon Biome --- in line with the Soy Moratorium (SoyM)."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "This policy states that DuPont only purchases soy from suppliers situated in areas near the Amazon biome that have signed a contractual agreement. This agreement prohibits these vendors from providing DuPont with soy beans grown on lands deforested after July 2006 in the Amazon Biome --- in line with the Soy Moratorium (SoyM)."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "This policy states that DuPont only purchases soy from suppliers situated in areas near the Amazon biome that have signed a contractual agreement. This agreement prohibits these vendors from providing DuPont with soy beans grown on lands deforested after July 2006 in the Amazon Biome --- in line with the Soy Moratorium (SoyM)."
        • 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
        4/34
        • 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
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          2006
          "This policy states that DuPont only purchases soy from suppliers situated in areas near the Amazon biome that have signed a contractual agreement. This agreement prohibits these vendors from providing DuPont with soy beans grown on lands deforested after July 2006 in the Amazon Biome --- in line with the Soy Moratorium (SoyM)."
        • 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
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings
          "In 2015, we also became among the first U.S.-based companies to join the Together for Sustainability (TfS), a consortium of chemical companies that seeks to develop and implement a global program to assess, audit and improve supplier sustainability practices within its member companies."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • 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; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          DuPont abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Declaration 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
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      19/86
      • Commitment Strength
        12/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests; Certification
            "Additionally, while [DuPont] 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." 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Additionally, while [DuPont] 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." 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            "Additionally, while [DuPont] 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." 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Additionally, while [DuPont] 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." 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Additionally, while [DuPont] 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." 
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "Additionally, while [DuPont] 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." 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Additionally, while [DuPont] 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." 
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            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
        3/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            DuPont's "Tetra Rex® Bio-Based Fully Renewable Chilled Carton[...]is produced entirely from renewable, recyclable and fully traceable resources, including 100% bio-plastics derived from sugarcane and FSC™-certified paperboard". 
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            DuPont's "Tetra Rex® Bio-Based Fully Renewable Chilled Carton[...]is produced entirely from renewable, recyclable and fully traceable resources, including 100% bio-plastics derived from sugarcane and FSC™-certified paperboard". 
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • 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; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          DuPont abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Declaration 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
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    16/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    4/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    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.

Sector
Industry sector 
Ingredients, Other
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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