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  • Overall approach
    1/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
      "We participate both directly from the Ebro Group and through the Ebro Foundation in different multi-stakeholder platforms and organisations that foster and channel companies’ commitments to society and the environment. These alliances enable us to extend the reach of the actions developed within our CSR and social action strategy. [...] 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
      0/2
    • 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
  • Commodity score
    12/88
    • Palm oil
      11/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • 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 protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          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
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply? E.g. tier 1, tier 2, tier 3: Tier 1

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          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. [...] 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 organizations, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. [...]  Child labour [...] Forced Labour [...] Freedom of association and collective bargaining [...] Suppliers shall offer their employees reasonable working hours confirming to local laws. Working times shall be supervised. [...] Suppliers shall comply with local laws on health and safety and the relevant requirements established by the International Labour Organisation"
        • 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
          "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. [...] Suppliers shall respect the Fundamental Rights contemplated in the ILO Conventions and Recommendations at their workplaces. [...] 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
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            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
          "Environment - Suppliers shall comply with the applicable environmental laws and regulations. [...] The Group and its professionals shall ensure that Suppliers accept and comply with this Code, informing all Suppliers with which it contracts of the existence of the Code. - The Group reserves the right to demand acceptance and compliance with the Code by its Suppliers, as a prerequisite for entering into a commercial relationship or at any time within that relationship, in such manner as it may deem fit, including a formal, written declaration. - The Group reserves the right to supervise and check compliance by its Suppliers of the rules and principles laid down in this Code."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No 

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: email address

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: 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
          0/2
        • 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
          Within their supplier code of conduct where they set out labor rights they state: "Compliance with the Code - The Group and its professionals shall ensure that Suppliers accept and comply with this Code, informing all Suppliers with which it contracts of the existence of the Code. - The Group reserves the right to demand acceptance and compliance with the Code by its Suppliers, as a prerequisite for entering into a commercial relationship or at any time within that relationship, in such manner as it may deem fit, including a formal, written declaration. - The Group reserves the right to supervise and check compliance by its Suppliers of the rules and principles laid down in this Code. - Suppliers undertake to allow such checks and verifications as the Group may deem fit to confirm full compliance with the Code."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • 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
      18/88
      • Commitment Strength
        7/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          2/8
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            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
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "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"
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            "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"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            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
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "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"
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            "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"
          • 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; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "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. [...] 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 organizations, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. [...]  Child labour [...] Forced Labour [...] Freedom of association and collective bargaining [...] Suppliers shall offer their employees reasonable working hours confirming to local laws. Working times shall be supervised. [...] Suppliers shall comply with local laws on health and safety and the relevant requirements established by the International Labour Organisation"
        • 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
          "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. [...] Suppliers shall respect the Fundamental Rights contemplated in the ILO Conventions and Recommendations at their workplaces. [...] 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
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • 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
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • 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
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Email address
          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 total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 71671 (MT)
          [translation] in their 2020 report they state the volume as the following  "Table displays: Consumption of Packaging Materials 2020 - RAW PACKAGING MATERIALS (TM) - Paper 23,349 - Cardboard 48,322 RECYCLED FIBER CONTENT IN PACKAGING MATERIALS (TM) Recycled Paper 2131 - Recycled Cardboard - 31890"
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 47%

          What is the compliant volume?: 34,021 MT
          The total recycled material content of their volumes works out as 47% [translation] in their 2020 report they state the volume as the following  "Table displays: Consumption of Packaging Materials 2020 - RAW PACKAGING MATERIALS (TM) - Paper 23,349 - Cardboard 48,322 RECYCLED FIBER CONTENT IN PACKAGING MATERIALS (TM) Recycled Paper 2131 - Recycled Cardboard - 31890"
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • 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
    • Soy
      7/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • 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
        • 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: 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
          "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. [...] 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 organizations, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. [...]  Child labour [...] Forced Labour [...] Freedom of association and collective bargaining [...] Suppliers shall offer their employees reasonable working hours confirming to local laws. Working times shall be supervised. [...] Suppliers shall comply with local laws on health and safety and the relevant requirements established by the International Labour Organisation"
        • 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
          "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. [...] Suppliers shall respect the Fundamental Rights contemplated in the ILO Conventions and Recommendations at their workplaces. [...] 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
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/50
        • 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
          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, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Email address

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: 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
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • 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
  • Commitment strength
    2/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    5/50
    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.

Sector
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Packaged food
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Spain
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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