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  • Overall approach
    0/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    18/86
    • Palm oil
      23/86
      • Commitment Strength
        13/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            "ForFarmers has committed to source 100% sustainably produced palm oil by 2020." "ForFarmers is a member of the RSPO."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "ForFarmers has committed to source 100% sustainably produced palm oil by 2020." "ForFarmers is a member of the RSPO."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "ForFarmers has committed to source 100% sustainably produced palm oil by 2020." "ForFarmers is a member of the RSPO."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "ForFarmers has committed to source 100% sustainably produced palm oil by 2020." "ForFarmers is a member of the RSPO."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "ForFarmers has committed to source 100% sustainably produced palm oil by 2020." "ForFarmers is a member of the RSPO."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "ForFarmers has committed to source 100% sustainably produced palm oil by 2020." "ForFarmers is a member of the RSPO."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "ForFarmers has committed to source 100% sustainably produced palm oil by 2020." "ForFarmers is a member of the RSPO."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        5/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
             ForFarmers made progress on their commitment by sourcing 74.7% responsibly sourced palm oil in 2017.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
             ForFarmers made progress on their commitment by sourcing 74.7% responsibly sourced palm oil in 2017.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings
          ForFarmers are part of the steering group for Nevedi.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          ForFarmers require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          ForFarmers require their suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against based on gender. 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      27/86
      • Commitment Strength
        15/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          15/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            Certification schemes mentioned: RTRS
            "The Company is a member of the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) [...] ForFarmers Netherlands and Belgium already source 100% responsible soy."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "The Company is a member of the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) [...] ForFarmers Netherlands and Belgium already source 100% responsible soy."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            "The Company is a member of the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) [...] ForFarmers Netherlands and Belgium already source 100% responsible soy."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "The Company is a member of the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) [...] ForFarmers Netherlands and Belgium already source 100% responsible soy."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "The Company is a member of the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) [...] ForFarmers Netherlands and Belgium already source 100% responsible soy."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "The Company is a member of the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) [...] ForFarmers Netherlands and Belgium already source 100% responsible soy."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "The Company is a member of the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) [...] ForFarmers Netherlands and Belgium already source 100% responsible soy."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            certification
            "The Company is a member of the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) [...] ForFarmers Netherlands and Belgium already source 100% responsible soy."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
          Both
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings
          ForFarmers are part of the steering group for Nevedi.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          ForFarmers require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          ForFarmers require their suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against based on gender. 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      5/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          ForFarmers require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          ForFarmers require their suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against based on gender. 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    9/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    4/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/16
    Avg. score

Profile

ForFarmers is a Dutch animal feed manufacturer with operations in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, and Germany. It produces compound feed and integrated feed solutions for all kinds of livestock. In 2015, the company sold over 9 million metric tons of animal feed. The company is one of the largest producers of animal feed in the Netherlands and among the top fifteen in the world. ForFarmers also claims to be the market leader for animal feed in Europe.

Sector
Industry sector 
Animal feed
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Netherlands
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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