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  • Overall approach
    7/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/4
      Conversion-free/zero-gross conversion/zero-net conversion commitment or a zero deforestation/deforestation-free commitment that explicitly includes all other natural ecosystems
      4/4
      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?:

      Commodities (if applicable): 0
      "To further support our commitment to sustainable sourcing, ELC expects supplier sourcing of raw materials to meet the following criteria*: No Deforestation: No deforestation, which includes the conversion of natural forests and high conservation value forests to agriculture, tree plantations, or other land uses, or severe human-induced degradation Commitment to long-term protection of natural forests No Conversion: No conversion, which includes conversion of non-forested natural ecosystems or peatlands to agriculture, tree plantations or other land uses, or severe human-induced degradation Commitment to long-term protection and conservation of natural ecosystems"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "As a buyer of raw materials globally, we understand that agriculture production has inherent social and environmental risks and practices linked to human rights abuses as well as deforestation. With this understanding, we have a responsibility to ensure our sourcing strategy aligns with our company values."; "Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and its subsidiaries (ELC) show an awareness of the importance of protecting forests when they state "Increasing demand for palm oil has had measurable environmental and social impacts, including deforestation, habitat destruction and biodiversity loss".W
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Reputational
      "Brand reputation is important to our company and is always considered in our forests-related risk assessment. We evaluate the risk to brand reputation associated with forest risk commodities on an annual basis as part of our Enterprise Risk Management process, which assesses the potential impact and likelihood of the identified risk. Once the risks have been evaluated, we identify the relevant risk mitigation owner within the business, who can take action to mitigate or respond to the risk"
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Leather; Pulp & Paper

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Annually
      Our CEO directly oversees an internal Sustainability committee, which is a cross-functional senior-management-level team charged with integrating citizenship and sustainability considerations into business strategy and operations. This committee is chaired by the EVP of Supply Chain and the SVP of our Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability (GCCS). Guided by the CEO, the committee is responsible for setting the citizenship and sustainability policies of the Company, including those pertaining to forest-related issues. GCCS establishes corporate-wide goals and objectives for our company on an annual and long-term strategic basis, in partnership with key internal functions regarding Sustainability. The EVP of Supply Chain and the SVP of GCCS report directly to the CEO. 
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
      Yes, for at least one commodity
      0/0
      Which commodities does the committee focus on?: Palm oil; Pulp & Paper

      Does it disclose the percentage of pay at risk?: No
      "Our Chief Procurement Officer’s annual performance review and remuneration package includes the successful delivery of ELC’s Responsible Sourcing and Supplier Sustainable strategy. As part of our Responsible sourcing program we have commitments to NDPE Policy compliance. Key performance indicators to measure successful progress towards our no deforestation commitments include percentage of RSPO physically certified sustainable palm based ingredients and percentage of FSC certified forest-based fiber carton"
    • 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?: 2030

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear
      "The Estée Lauder Companies commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 50% by 2030 from a 2018 base year. This target is consistent with reductions required to keep warming to 1.5°C, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement.The Estée Lauder Companies also commits to reduce scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services, upstream transportation and distribution, and business travel 60% per unit revenue over the same timeframe. This target for the emissions from ELC’s value chain (Scope 3) meets the SBTi’s criteria for ambitious value chain goals, meaning they are in line with current best practice."
  • Commodity score
    34/88
    • Palm oil
      54/88
      • Commitment Strength
        15/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          7/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: HCS; Peat
            "To further support our commitment to sustainable sourcing, ELC expects supplier sourcing of raw materials to meet the following criteria*: No Deforestation: No deforestation, which includes the conversion of natural forests and high conservation value forests to agriculture, tree plantations, or other land uses, or severe human-induced degradation Commitment to long-term protection of natural forests No Conversion: No conversion, which includes conversion of non-forested natural ecosystems or peatlands to agriculture, tree plantations or other land uses, or severe human-induced degradation Commitment to long-term protection and conservation of natural ecosystems"; "By 2020, 50% of our palm-based ingredients (palm oil and its derivatives) will be certified sustainable from RSPO physical supply chains. By 2025, at least 90% of our palm-based ingredients 7 (palm oil and its derivatives) will be certified sustainable from RSPO physical supply chains."
          • 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?: Segment
            The have this disclaimer in their CDP report: "* Excludes products manufactured by Third-PartyManufacturers (TPMs) that contain palm-based ingredients not directly procured by The Estée Lauder Companies. This exclusion applies to all references to our 2025 goalto source 100% RSPO-certified palm-based derivatives."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "By 2025, at least 90% of our palm-based ingredients 7 (palm oil and its derivatives) will be certified sustainable from RSPO physical supply chains."
          • 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
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "By 2020, 50% of our palm-based ingredients 7 (palm oil and its derivatives) will be certified sustainable from RSPO physical supply chains. [...] We met our interim goal a year ahead of schedule, with 58% of our palm-based ingredients 7 certified sustainable from RSPO physical supply chains (Mass Balance and Identity Preserved) in calendar year 2019. In total, 100% of our palm-based ingredients 7 are certified under one of RSPO’s four certification types: Mass Balance, Identity Preserved, Segregated or Book & Claim."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "We assess compliance with these responsible sourcing policies through supplier performance, increased traceability and third-party certification to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) Principles and Criteria [...] including but not limited to, the following: No deforestation, No conversion; Land clearing does not cause deforestation or damage any area required to protect or enhance High Conservation Values (HCVs) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest. HCVs and HCS forests in the managed area are identified and protected or enhanced. No peatland development regardless of depth; No burning in preparation of new plantings or re-plantings [...] In 2019, ELC committed that at least 90% of its palm-based ingredients3 will be certified sustainable from RSPO physical4 supply chains by 2025."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 0% unclear

            If no, what is excluded?: Segment

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Third party products are not included in their commitments for palm oil
            Estee Lauder's deforestation policy "Excludes products manufactured by Third-Party Manufacturers (TPMs) that contain palm-based ingredients not directly procured by The Estée Lauder Companies. This exclusion applies to all references to our 2025 goal to source 100% RSPO-certified palm-based derivatives."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: unclear
            "We assess compliance with these responsible sourcing policies through supplier performance, increased traceability and third-party certification to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) Principles and Criteria [...] including but not limited to, the following: No deforestation, No conversion; Land clearing does not cause deforestation or damage any area required to protect or enhance High Conservation Values (HCVs) or High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest. HCVs and HCS forests in the managed area are identified and protected or enhanced. No peatland development regardless of depth; No burning in preparation of new plantings or re-plantings" [...] "In 2019, ELC committed that at least 90% of its palm-based ingredients3 will be certified sustainable from RSPO physical4 supply chains by 2025."
          • 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
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "By 2020, 50% of our palm-based ingredients 7 (palm oil and its derivatives) will be certified sustainable from RSPO physical supply chains. [...] We met our interim goal a year ahead of schedule, with 58% of our palm-based ingredients 7 certified sustainable from RSPO physical supply chains (Mass Balance and Identity Preserved) in calendar year 2019. In total, 100% of our palm-based ingredients 7 are certified under one of RSPO’s four certification types: Mass Balance, Identity Preserved, Segregated or Book & Claim."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/6
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "Through our membership in ASD, ELC is committed to establishing traceability to the point in the supply chain where suppliers can demonstrate that the palm ingredients meet our sourcing principles, and collectively monitor and address grievances. Progress on ELC’s palm traceability to mill can be found in our annual Citizenship & Sustainability Report. [...] We will continue our Monitoring and Transparency efforts by: Tracing our palm supply chain to achieve increased traceability to the mill and beyond" [...] "Through our partnership with ASD, we participate in an annual traceability exercise to identify supply chain actors to the plantation and map risks at a province and mill level for NDPE compliance. For CY19 we included 92% of volumes in this traceability exercise."
          • 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?: Segment

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Third party products are not included in their commitments for palm oil, they also cannot trace PKO volumes in their supply chains and purchase credits to mitigate risks
            Estee Lauder's deforestation policy "Excludes products manufactured by Third-Party Manufacturers (TPMs) that contain palm-based ingredients not directly procured by The Estée Lauder Companies. This exclusion applies to all references to our 2025 goal to source 100% RSPO-certified palm-based derivatives. [...] The complexity of the PKO derivative ingredient supply chain continues to pose challenges to establishing source traceability for the Company, as well as to our tier 1 direct suppliers"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Through our membership in ASD, ELC is committed to establishing traceability to the point in the supply chain where suppliers can demonstrate that the palm ingredients meet our sourcing principles, and collectively monitor and address grievances. Progress on ELC’s palm traceability to mill can be found in our annual Citizenship & Sustainability Report. [...] We will continue our Monitoring and Transparency efforts by: Tracing our palm supply chain to achieve increased traceability to the mill and beyond" [...] "Through our partnership with ASD, we participate in an annual traceability exercise to identify supply chain actors to the plantation and map risks at a province and mill level for NDPE compliance. For CY19 we included 92% of volumes in this traceability exercise."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        16/18
        • 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

          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
          NDPE Policy states that "We require the suppliers we engage to commit to our Supplier Code of Conduct principles as a basic requirement of doing business together. This requirement ensures that all suppliers respect human rights, the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities, as well as workers’ rights in all operations." Supplier Code of Conduct states that "The Supplier Code is based on internationally recognized standards, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Labor Organization’s Conventions.  [...] ELC Suppliers must not employ child labor [...] must not use or benefit from any form of human trafficking, or forced or compulsory labor of any kind [...] must strive to promote an environment that is free from discrimination [...] must recognize the right of employees to freely associate"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Certification; Technical assistance/support
          "We remain committed to acting responsibly and will continue to work with our suppliers, industry partners and other like-minded organisations to find the best ways to encourage and support the development of sustainable palm oil production, as well as support palm oil smallholder farmers through initiatives such as Project Lampung and by purchasing Independent Smallholder Credits from RSPO."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          4/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          4/4
          "ELC Suppliers must strive to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and inclusive of all people and their unique abilities, strengths and differences. ELC Suppliers must provide equal opportunities, in all aspects of employment and must not subject their workers to any illegal discrimination with regard to recruitment, hiring, remuneration, promotion, access to training, professional development, retirement or termination. Any employment decisions must be based on worker’s ability and not on personal characteristics such as race, creed, color, religion, gender, sex, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression"
        • 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
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply? E.g. tier 1, tier 2, tier 3: Tier 1
          "ELC Suppliers must meet all requirements of applicable environmental laws and regulations related to their products’ development, manufacturing, and distribution [...] Comply with local laws regarding land rights, the use of natural resources and the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities. Any use or transfer of land should be subject to the application of the principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        23/50
        • 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
            Their FY20 progress report states: "We met our interim goal a year ahead of schedule, with 58% of our palm-based ingredients 7 certified sustainable from RSPO physical supply chains (Mass Balance and Identity Preserved) in calendar year 2019. In total, 100% of our palm-based ingredients 7 are certified under one of RSPO’s four certification types: Mass Balance, Identity Preserved, Segregated or Book & Claim. We are on track to meet our goal of 90% RSPO certification from physical supply chains by 2025."
          • 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
            Their FY20 progress report states: "We met our interim goal a year ahead of schedule, with 58% of our palm-based ingredients 7 certified sustainable from RSPO physical supply chains (Mass Balance and Identity Preserved) in calendar year 2019. In total, 100% of our palm-based ingredients 7 are certified under one of RSPO’s four certification types: Mass Balance, Identity Preserved, Segregated or Book & Claim. We are on track to meet our goal of 90% RSPO certification from physical supply chains by 2025."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            (for 2.3 only) What percentage of the commodity volume in the company's supply chain is traceable to applicable supply chain levels (e.g. direct suppliers/processing facility/production unit)?: 92%

            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes, they report levels of traceability at country level in their CDP report
            "Through our membership in ASD, ELC is committed to establishing traceability to the point in the supply chain where suppliers can demonstrate that the palm ingredients meet our sourcing principles, and collectively monitor and address grievances. Progress on ELC’s palm traceability to mill can be found in our annual Citizenship & Sustainability Report. [...] We will continue our Monitoring and Transparency efforts by: Tracing our palm supply chain to achieve increased traceability to the mill and beyond" [...] "Through our partnership with ASD, we participate in an annual traceability exercise to identify supply chain actors to the plantation and map risks at a province and mill level for NDPE compliance. For CY19 we included 92% of volumes in this traceability exercise."
        • 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
            What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 58%

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

            Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: The have this disclaimer in their CDP report: "* Excludes products manufactured by Third-Party Manufacturers (TPMs) that contain palm-based ingredients not directly procured by The Estée Lauder Companies. This exclusion applies to all references to our 2025 goal to source 100% RSPO-certified palm-based derivatives."

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            "We met our interim goal a year ahead of schedule, with 58% of our palm-based ingredients certified sustainable from RSPO physical supply chains (Mass Balance and Identity Preserved) in calendar year 2019. In total, 100% of our palm-based ingredients are certified under one of RSPO’s four certification types: Mass Balance, Identity Preserved, Segregated or Book & Claim. We are on track to meet our goal of 90% RSPO certification from physical supply chains by 2025."
          • 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
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO Certification

            Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: Estee Lauder's deforestation policy "Excludes products manufactured by Third-Party Manufacturers (TPMs) that contain palm-based ingredients not directly procured by The Estée Lauder Companies. This exclusion applies to all references to our 2025 goal to source 100% RSPO-certified palm-based derivatives."

            What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 58%

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

            For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 58%
            Their FY20 progress report states: "We met our interim goal a year ahead of schedule, with 58% of our palm-based ingredients 7 certified sustainable from RSPO physical supply chains (Mass Balance and Identity Preserved) in calendar year 2019. In total, 100% of our palm-based ingredients 7 are certified under one of RSPO’s four certification types: Mass Balance, Identity Preserved, Segregated or Book & Claim. We are on track to meet our goal of 90% RSPO certification from physical supply chains by 2025."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: ASD Partnership, verification tools 

            Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: Estee Lauder's deforestation policy "Excludes products manufactured by Third-Party Manufacturers (TPMs) that contain palm-based ingredients not directly procured by The Estée Lauder Companies. This exclusion applies to all references to our 2025 goal to source 100% RSPO-certified palm-based derivatives. [...] The complexity of the PKO derivative ingredient supply chain continues to pose challenges to establishing source traceability for the Company, as well as to our tier 1 direct suppliers"

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: ASD Partnership
            "Through our membership in ASD, ELC is committed to establishing traceability to the point in the supply chain where suppliers can demonstrate that the palm ingredients meet our sourcing principles, and collectively monitor and address grievances. Progress on ELC’s palm traceability to mill can be found in our annual Citizenship & Sustainability Report. [...] We will continue our Monitoring and Transparency efforts by: Tracing our palm supply chain to achieve increased traceability to the mill and beyond" [...] "Through our partnership with ASD, we participate in an annual traceability exercise to identify supply chain actors to the plantation and map risks at a province and mill level for NDPE compliance. For CY19 we included 92% of volumes in this traceability exercise. [...] The assessment covered key aspects of the palm oil value chain including risks to plantations and smallholders, mills, transportation, and refineries and used national tools and databases such as FAOSTAT database and data from Global Forest Watch and Indonesia Ministry of Forestry to assess palm oil locations and their associated risks in Indonesia"
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Relating to their Deforestation commitments - "We aim to develop long-lasting, trusting and mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers who share our strong values and who demonstrate the same commitment to operating responsibly and ethically across all facets of business [...] At ELC, we cover and assess forest risks at the supplier and ingredient levels. At the supplier level, we investigate sustainability risks through EcoVadis. Each supplier that participates answers a questionnaire and provides supporting documentation on the EcoVadis platform"
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Lampung Project, BASF, BWI, Indonesian Government. 

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing technical capacity
          They participate in several different actions and initiatives with multiple stakeholders:  "The Lampung Project, a smallholder farmer initiative focused on more sustainable palm oil production to help drive responsible procurement best practice, which we initiated in November 2018. Led by global NGO Solidaridad, this collaboration also includes BASF, one of our long-term ingredient suppliers, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Business Watch Indonesia (BWI), and the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Extension (KTNA), a local farmers association. The Lampung Project’s goal is to strengthen the ability of 1,000 smallholder farmers (i.e. farmers who own or cultivate farms that are less than 2.0 hectares of land) in the Lampung Province of Indonesia to produce sustainable palm oil that minimizes environmental impacts and contributes to improved incomes and livelihoods."; "We are proud to be collaborating with our partners and the Indonesian government to foster this sustainable palm oil production supply chain in Lampung, one that is free from deforestation and still competitive in the global market, while at the same time increasing the social and economic benefits for farmers."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Annually
          "At ELC, we cover and assess forests-related risks at the supplier and ingredient levels. At the supplier level, we look into Sustainability risks through EcoVadis assessments. EcoVadis ratings assess environmental impacts among others. [...] control of risks associated with the procurement of forest-related commodities is recognized as a key sustainability challenge for ELC and is factored into our forests related risk assessments. We consider the risk of loss of markets associated with ingredient commodities linked to deforestation by integrating the risk into our Enterprise Risk Management Process"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 4026.05 Tonnes
          In their 2019 ACOP report, Estee Lauder disclose "Total volume of palm oil/palm kernel oil derivatives and fractions - 4026.05 Tonnes" [...] Estee Lauder's palm oil volume "Excludes products manufactured by Third-Party Manufacturers (TPMs) that contain palm-based ingredients not directly procured by The Estée Lauder Companies. This exclusion applies to all references to our 2025 goal to source 100% RSPO-certified palm-based derivatives. [...] The complexity of the PKO derivative ingredient supply chain continues to pose challenges to establishing source traceability for the Company, as well as to our tier 1 direct suppliers"
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          50-79%
          3/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          50-79%
          3/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 58%

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 42% Unknown tonnes

          What is the certified volume?: 4026.05 tonnes

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO Certification
          Certified palm oil is reported within their ACOP report "We met our interim goal a year ahead of schedule, with 58% of our palm-based ingredients certified sustainable from RSPO physical supply chains (Mass Balance and Identity Preserved) in calendar year 2019. In total, 100% of our palm-based ingredients are certified under one of RSPO’s four certification types: Mass Balance, Identity Preserved, Segregated or Book & Claim. We are on track to meet our goal of 90% RSPO certification from physical supply chains by 2025."
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • 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?: At least every 2 years 

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%

          Details of monitoring: Using certification; Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "In 2019, the Estee Lauder Companies became a founding member of the Action for Sustainable Derivatives (ASD) [...] Through our membership in ASD, ELC is committed to establishing traceability to the point in the supply chain where suppliers can demonstrate that the palm ingredients meet our sourcing principles, and collectively monitor and address grievances. [...] RSPO/ACOP tracking - We monitor and track RSPO physically certified ingredient sourcing of physically certified palm volumes through our internal RDS system. We calculate certified volumes periodically through a standardized operational procedure (SOP) and publish progress annually through the RSPO ACOP (Annual Communication on Palm)" [...] We engage and monitor existing supplier and 2nd tier suppliers (manufacturers) environmental, social and governance performance via the EcoVadis tool [...] We assess suppliers’ CSR performance through Code of Conduct-aligned audits conducted by a leading third-party monitoring organization or through EcoVadis assessments. EcoVadis is an internationally recognized, collaborative CSR platform that helps us measure and drive suppliers' CSR improvements in the areas of labor & human rights, environmental management and ethical business practices"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: development of an corrective action plan

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non compliance or uncertified 
          "We contract with third parties to conduct on-site audits for suppliers that we select based on criteria such as the location of the operations, type of material being sourced and the impact to our business. The auditors utilise our Supplier Code of Conduct Audit Standard and report format. If non-compliance is discovered, then the remedies may include, among other things, termination of business with The Estée Lauder Companies or the development and implementation of a corrective action plan that would need to be implemented within a certain fixed time period. The Estée Lauder Companies may follow such implementation by an audit, as it deems appropriate [...] In addition to requiring our suppliers to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct, the Company has used certification programmes, providing third-party verification that certain raw materials we purchase are produced without the use of forced labour, including the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      36/88
      • Commitment Strength
        10/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: HCS; Peat

            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "To further support our commitment to sustainable sourcing, ELC expects supplier sourcing of raw materials to meet the following criteria*: No Deforestation: No deforestation, which includes the conversion of natural forests and high conservation value forests to agriculture, tree plantations, or other land uses, or severe human-induced degradation Commitment to long-term protection of natural forests No Conversion: No conversion, which includes conversion of non-forested natural ecosystems or peatlands to agriculture, tree plantations or other land uses, or severe human-induced degradation Commitment to long-term protection and conservation of natural ecosystems"; "We have set a goal to have 100% of our forest-based fiber cartons FSC certified by the end of 2025."
          • 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?: Segment; Indirect suppliers
            This goal only applies to the 'forest-based fiber cartons': "Our ambition is to use responsibly-sourced paper products whenever possible with a goal to have 100% of our forest-based fiber cartons FSC certified by 2025."; "We do not source timber products from high-risk countries. Even though ELC does not have direct influence over the production practices that timber smallholders implement, through our FSC certification commitments, we endorse the work of FSC who engage with smallholders to implement good agricultural practices."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "We have set a goal to have 100% of our forest-based fiber cartons FSC certified by the end of 2025."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          3/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "By 2025, 75-100% of our packaging will be recyclable, refillable, reusable, recycled or recoverable [...] We will increase the amount of post-consumer recycled (PCR) material in our packaging by up to 50% by 2025, from a fiscal 2019 baseline. [....] 2020 reporting - "55% of our packaging by weight is either recyclable, refillable, reusable, recycled or recoverable, increasing from 53% in fiscal 2019"
          • 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?: Segment; Indirect suppliers

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: only applies to cartons and excludes smallholders
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "By 2025, 75-100% of our packaging will be recyclable, refillable, reusable, recycled or recoverable [...] We will increase the amount of post-consumer recycled (PCR) material in our packaging by up to 50% by 2025, from a fiscal 2019 baseline. [....] 2020 reporting - "55% of our packaging by weight is either recyclable, refillable, reusable, recycled or recoverable, increasing from 53% in fiscal 2019"
          • 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
        12/18
        • 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

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces
          NDPE Policy states that "We require the suppliers we engage to commit to our Supplier Code of Conduct principles as a basic requirement of doing business together. This requirement ensures that all suppliers respect human rights, the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities, as well as workers’ rights in all operations." Supplier Code of Conduct states that "The Supplier Code is based on internationally recognized standards, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Labor Organization’s Conventions.  [...] ELC Suppliers must not employ child labor [...] must not use or benefit from any form of human trafficking, or forced or compulsory labor of any kind [...] must strive to promote an environment that is free from discrimination [...] must recognize the right of employees to freely associate"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          4/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          4/4
          "ELC Suppliers must strive to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and inclusive of all people and their unique abilities, strengths and differences. ELC Suppliers must provide equal opportunities, in all aspects of employment and must not subject their workers to any illegal discrimination with regard to recruitment, hiring, remuneration, promotion, access to training, professional development, retirement or termination. Any employment decisions must be based on worker’s ability and not on personal characteristics such as race, creed, color, religion, gender, sex, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression"
        • 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
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply? E.g. tier 1, tier 2, tier 3: Tier 1
          "ELC Suppliers must meet all requirements of applicable environmental laws and regulations related to their products’ development, manufacturing, and distribution [...] Comply with local laws regarding land rights, the use of natural resources and the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities. Any use or transfer of land should be subject to the application of the principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/2
          • 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
            "In FY19, 18% of folding cartons category are FSC certified in support of our goal to have 100% our forest-based fiber cartons source FSC-certified by the end of 2025. More commercial agreements are under discussion on this topic."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No 
            "By 2025, 75-100% of our packaging will be recyclable, refillable, reusable, recycled or recoverable [...] We will increase the amount of post-consumer recycled (PCR) material in our packaging by up to 50% by 2025, from a fiscal 2019 baseline. [....] 2020 reporting - "55% of our packaging by weight is either recyclable, refillable, reusable, recycled or recoverable, increasing from 53% in fiscal 2019"
          • 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?: FSC

            For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 18%

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC
            "In FY19, 18% of folding cartons category are FSC certified in support of our goal to have 100% our forest-based fiber cartons source FSC-certified by the end of 2025. More commercial agreements are under discussion on this topic."
          • 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
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Relating to their Deforestation commitments - "We aim to develop long-lasting, trusting and mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers who share our strong values and who demonstrate the same commitment to operating responsibly and ethically across all facets of business [...] At ELC, we cover and assess forest risks at the supplier and ingredient levels. At the supplier level, we investigate sustainability risks through EcoVadis. Each supplier that participates answers a questionnaire and provides supporting documentation on the EcoVadis platform"
        • 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
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Annually
          "At ELC, we cover and assess forests-related risks at the supplier and ingredient levels. At the supplier level, we look into Sustainability risks through EcoVadis assessments. EcoVadis ratings assess environmental impacts among others. [...] control of risks associated with the procurement of forest-related commodities is recognized as a key sustainability challenge for ELC and is factored into our forests related risk assessments. We consider the risk of loss of markets associated with ingredient commodities linked to deforestation by integrating the risk into our Enterprise Risk Management Process"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 1948 tonnes
          In their 2020 CDP report, Estee Lauder discloses total production/consumption volume certified as 18% which equates to 1948 tonnes
        • 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?: 18%

          What is the certified volume?: 1948 tonnes

          What third-party verification is used?: FSC Certification
          In their 2020 CDP report, Estee Lauder discloses total production/consumption volume certified as 18% which equates to 1948 tonnes
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • 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?: At least every 2 years 

          Details of monitoring: Using certification; Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%
          "EL uses a combination of internal compliance monitoring and third party for it's supply chain. "All new suppliers must agree to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct before they are awarded our business. The Company requires its high-risk suppliers to undergo an audit conducted by an independent, third-party auditor at least every two years. [...] In addition to requiring our suppliers to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct, the Company has used certification programmes, providing third-party verification that certain raw materials we purchase are produced without the use of forced labour, including the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)".
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: development of an corrective action plan
          Estee Lauder suspends & engages their suppliers by re-integrating suppliers back into supply chain based on the successful and verifiable completion of activities "Non-certified suppliers do not get new business until certification is complete. Although 91-99% of our suppliers are able to provide FSC certified materials, currently 10-20 % of our forest-based fiber cartons volume is being counted towards our FSC certified FY19 volumes. We anticipate that this percentage will increase as we continue to implement internal controls to ensure compliance with FSC requirements and strive to reach our goal to have 100% of our forest-based fiber cartons FSC certified by the end of 2025." [...] ""We contract with third parties to conduct on-site audits for suppliers that we select based on criteria such as the location of the operations, type of material being sourced and the impact to our business. The auditors utilise our Supplier Code of Conduct Audit Standard and report format. If non-compliance is discovered, then the remedies may include, among other things, termination of business with The Estée Lauder Companies or the development and implementation of a corrective action plan that would need to be implemented within a certain fixed time period. The Estée Lauder Companies may follow such implementation by an audit, as it deems appropriate"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Leather *
      12/88
      • 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
        12/18
        • 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

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Supplier Code of Conduct states that "The Supplier Code is based on internationally recognized standards, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Labor Organization’s Conventions.  [...] ELC Suppliers must not employ child labor [...] must not use or benefit from any form of human trafficking, or forced or compulsory labor of any kind [...] must strive to promote an environment that is free from discrimination [...] must recognize the right of employees to freely associate"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          4/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          4/4
          "ELC Suppliers must strive to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and inclusive of all people and their unique abilities, strengths and differences. ELC Suppliers must provide equal opportunities, in all aspects of employment and must not subject their workers to any illegal discrimination with regard to recruitment, hiring, remuneration, promotion, access to training, professional development, retirement or termination. Any employment decisions must be based on worker’s ability and not on personal characteristics such as race, creed, color, religion, gender, sex, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression"
        • 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
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply? E.g. tier 1, tier 2, tier 3: Tier 1
          "ELC Suppliers must meet all requirements of applicable environmental laws and regulations related to their products’ development, manufacturing, and distribution [...] Comply with local laws regarding land rights, the use of natural resources and the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities. Any use or transfer of land should be subject to the application of the principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/50
        • 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
          No
          0/4
        • 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
    • Soy *
      12/88
      • 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
        12/18
        • 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

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Supplier Code of Conduct states that "The Supplier Code is based on internationally recognized standards, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Labor Organization’s Conventions.  [...] ELC Suppliers must not employ child labor [...] must not use or benefit from any form of human trafficking, or forced or compulsory labor of any kind [...] must strive to promote an environment that is free from discrimination [...] must recognize the right of employees to freely associate"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          4/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          4/4
          "ELC Suppliers must strive to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and inclusive of all people and their unique abilities, strengths and differences. ELC Suppliers must provide equal opportunities, in all aspects of employment and must not subject their workers to any illegal discrimination with regard to recruitment, hiring, remuneration, promotion, access to training, professional development, retirement or termination. Any employment decisions must be based on worker’s ability and not on personal characteristics such as race, creed, color, religion, gender, sex, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression"
        • 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
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply? E.g. tier 1, tier 2, tier 3: Tier
          "Any use or transfer of land should be subject to the application of the principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent." This statement is listed under 'Basic Practices' in the Supplier Code of Conduct Guidelines.
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/50
        • 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
          No
          0/4
        • 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
  • * 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
    13/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    13/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Estée Lauder is an American cosmetics company with products sold in 50 countries around the world. Products include skin care, hair care, makeup, and fragrances with well-known brands including Aveda, Jo Malone, and Estée Lauder itself. Esteé Lauder Companies Inc. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil and paper packaging and is also assessed for its exposure to soy.

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

Top Brands

Aerin, Aramis, Aveda, Becca, Bobbi Brown, Bumble and bumble, Clinique, Darphin, DKNY, Donna Karan, Frederic Malle, Ermenegildo Zegna, Estee Lauder, Glamglow, Jo Malone, Kilian Paris, Kiton, Lamer, Lab Series, Le labo, Mac, Michael Kors, Origins, Rodin, Smashbox, Tom Ford beauty, Tommy Hilfiger, Too Faced, Tory Burch

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