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  • Overall approach
    1/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
      Ebro Foods is a Signatory of the United Nations Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • 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
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    15/84
    • Palm oil
      9/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/12
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            0/2
          • Target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            0/2
          • Target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            0/2
          • Target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            0/0.7
      • 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; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "This Code is applicable to all the Suppliers of companies in the Ebro Foods Group, without prejudice to any specific provisions that may be applicable in accordance with the local laws, customs and practice in different jurisdictions. This Code is also applicable to the Group companies and professionals (i.e. directors, executives and employees), who must foster compliance with the Code by the Suppliers they deal with.[...] Suppliers shall respect the Fundamental Rights contemplated in the ILO Conventions and Recommendations at their workplaces. [...] Suppliers shall take the necessary measures to guarantee total respect for human rights within their respective organisations, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. [...] Child labour [...] Forced Labour [...] Freedom of association and collective bargaining"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "This Code is applicable to all the Suppliers of companies in the Ebro Foods Group, without prejudice to any specific provisions that may be applicable in accordance with the local laws, customs and practice in different jurisdictions. This Code is also applicable to the Group companies and professionals (i.e. directors, executives and employees), who must foster compliance with the Code by the Suppliers they deal with.[...] Suppliers shall ensure the absence of labour discrimination on the basis of race, colour, sex, religion, ancestry, ethnic or social origin or status, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political opinion, affiliation or health. "
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: YES

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Email and webform

          Details of the mechanism: Social
          Translation - "The main complaint mechanism is the complaints channel regulated in the Code of Conduct (canaldedenuncias@ebrofoods.es), in which any of the subjects bound by the Code may communicate, under the guarantee of absolute confidentiality, any breach of the principles set out in the same. [...] In addition to the Confidential Complaints Channel, the Human Resources Departments of the different companies of the Group can also process, investigate and resolve incidents that occur within their respective companies."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      27/84
      • Commitment Strength
        16/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "The goal set in the Plan is for 100% of our raw materials to be environmentally, economically and socially sustainable by 2030 and 100% of our suppliers to have acceded to the Group's Supplier Code of Conduct or operate according to ESG policies. [...] Reduce the quantity of packaging materials and 100% paper and cardboard from forests managed in accordance with FSC/PFSC standards or recycled"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "The goal set in the Plan is for 100% of our raw materials to be environmentally, economically and socially sustainable by 2030 and 100% of our suppliers to have acceded to the Group’s Supplier Code of Conduct or operate according to ESG policies. [...] Reduce the quantity of packaging materials and 100% paper and cardboard from forests managed in accordance with FSC/PFSC standards or recycled"
          • Target date
            2027-2030
            0.2/1.3
            Target date
            2027-2030
            0.2/1.3
            "The goal set in the Plan is for 100% of our raw materials to be environmentally, economically and socially sustainable by 2030 and 100% of our suppliers to have acceded to the Group’s Supplier Code of Conduct or operate according to ESG policies. [...] Reduce the quantity of packaging materials and 100% paper and cardboard from forests managed in accordance with FSC/PFSC standards or recycled"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "The goal set in the Plan is for 100% of our raw materials to be environmentally, economically and socially sustainable by 2030 and 100% of our suppliers to have acceded to the Group’s Supplier Code of Conduct or operate according to ESG policies. [...] Reduce the quantity of packaging materials and 100% paper and cardboard from forests managed in accordance with FSC/PFSC standards or recycled"
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          7/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "The goal set in the Plan is for 100% of our raw materials to be environmentally, economically and socially sustainable by 2030 and 100% of our suppliers to have acceded to the Group’s Supplier Code of Conduct or operate according to ESG policies. [...] Reduce the quantity of packaging materials and 100% paper and cardboard from forests managed in accordance with FSC/PFSC standards or recycled"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "The goal set in the Plan is for 100% of our raw materials to be environmentally, economically and socially sustainable by 2030 and 100% of our suppliers to have acceded to the Group’s Supplier Code of Conduct or operate according to ESG policies. [...] Reduce the quantity of packaging materials and 100% paper and cardboard from forests managed in accordance with FSC/PFSC standards or recycled"
          • Target date
            2027-2030
            0.2/1.3
            Target date
            2027-2030
            0.2/1.3
            "The goal set in the Plan is for 100% of our raw materials to be environmentally, economically and socially sustainable by 2030 and 100% of our suppliers to have acceded to the Group’s Supplier Code of Conduct or operate according to ESG policies. [...] Reduce the quantity of packaging materials and 100% paper and cardboard from forests managed in accordance with FSC/PFSC standards or recycled"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "The goal set in the Plan is for 100% of our raw materials to be environmentally, economically and socially sustainable by 2030 and 100% of our suppliers to have acceded to the Group’s Supplier Code of Conduct or operate according to ESG policies. [...] Reduce the quantity of packaging materials and 100% paper and cardboard from forests managed in accordance with FSC/PFSC standards or recycled"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            0/2
          • Target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            0/0.7
      • 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; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "This Code is applicable to all the Suppliers of companies in the Ebro Foods Group, without prejudice to any specific provisions that may be applicable in accordance with the local laws, customs and practice in different jurisdictions. This Code is also applicable to the Group companies and professionals (i.e. directors, executives and employees), who must foster compliance with the Code by the Suppliers they deal with.[...] Suppliers shall respect the Fundamental Rights contemplated in the ILO Conventions and Recommendations at their workplaces. [...] Suppliers shall take the necessary measures to guarantee total respect for human rights within their respective organisations, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. [...] Child labour [...] Forced Labour [...] Freedom of association and collective bargaining"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "This Code is applicable to all the Suppliers of companies in the Ebro Foods Group, without prejudice to any specific provisions that may be applicable in accordance with the local laws, customs and practice in different jurisdictions. This Code is also applicable to the Group companies and professionals (i.e. directors, executives and employees), who must foster compliance with the Code by the Suppliers they deal with.[...] Suppliers shall ensure the absence of labour discrimination on the basis of race, colour, sex, religion, ancestry, ethnic or social origin or status, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political opinion, affiliation or health. "
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Email and webform

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: yes
          Translation - "The main complaint mechanism is the complaints channel regulated in the Code of Conduct (canaldedenuncias@ebrofoods.es), in which any of the subjects bound by the Code may communicate, under the guarantee of absolute confidentiality, any breach of the principles set out in the same. [...] In addition to the Confidential Complaints Channel, the Human Resources Departments of the different companies of the Group can also process, investigate and resolve incidents that occur within their respective companies."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 27,065 tonnes
          Volumes are reported via multiple reports as total and then recycled content - Translation - "Paper consumption (tn) 27,065Percentage of recycled paper 38.12%"
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      9/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            0/3
          • Target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            0/3
          • Target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            0/1
      • 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; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "This Code is applicable to all the Suppliers of companies in the Ebro Foods Group, without prejudice to any specific provisions that may be applicable in accordance with the local laws, customs and practice in different jurisdictions. This Code is also applicable to the Group companies and professionals (i.e. directors, executives and employees), who must foster compliance with the Code by the Suppliers they deal with.[...] Suppliers shall respect the Fundamental Rights contemplated in the ILO Conventions and Recommendations at their workplaces. [...] Suppliers shall take the necessary measures to guarantee total respect for human rights within their respective organisations, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. [...] Child labour [...] Forced Labour [...] Freedom of association and collective bargaining"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "This Code is applicable to all the Suppliers of companies in the Ebro Foods Group, without prejudice to any specific provisions that may be applicable in accordance with the local laws, customs and practice in different jurisdictions. This Code is also applicable to the Group companies and professionals (i.e. directors, executives and employees), who must foster compliance with the Code by the Suppliers they deal with.[...] Suppliers shall ensure the absence of labour discrimination on the basis of race, colour, sex, religion, ancestry, ethnic or social origin or status, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political opinion, affiliation or health. "
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            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
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: yes

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Email and webform

          Details of the mechanism: Social
          Translation - "The main complaint mechanism is the complaints channel regulated in the Code of Conduct (canaldedenuncias@ebrofoods.es), in which any of the subjects bound by the Code may communicate, under the guarantee of absolute confidentiality, any breach of the principles set out in the same. [...] In addition to the Confidential Complaints Channel, the Human Resources Departments of the different companies of the Group can also process, investigate and resolve incidents that occur within their respective companies."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    5/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    5/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Ebro Foods is a Spanish food manufacturer operating globally and producing rice, pasta, and healthy and organic foods. Ebro Foods is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

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Spain
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Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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