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  • Overall approach
    8/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero-deforestation
      4/6
      "We are committed to moving towards deforestation-free sourcing for all key commodities purchased directly by GSK or indirectly on our behalf by 2030"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      If Other Initiative, specify::

      Which initiatives?: Consumer Goods Forum; UN Global Compact
      "In 2018, we expanded our membership of the Consumer Goods Forum by joining its Social Sustainability Initiative." "GSK is a signatory to the UN Global Compact (UNGC)."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "The Consequences Of Deforestation: Deforestation is the conversion of primary or secondary natural forest into agricultural production areas, tree plantations, or other land uses. Deforestation comes in many forms, including fires, clear-cutting for agriculture, ranching and development, unsustainable logging for timber and degradation due to climate change. According to Global Forest Watch, annual tree cover loss globally amounts to approximately 290 thousand square kilometres, an area similar in size to Italy. This has dire consequences for biodiversity as well as significant implications for human health, property and livelihoods. Health risks include an increased spread of diseases such as malaria and aggravated respiratory problems caused by smoke from deforestation fires."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: All
      "Risk management In 2019, Environmental Sustainability, which includes climate change risks, became a standalone Principal Risk to the business for 2020 (previously managed as a sub-risk of Environment, Health & Safety and Sustainability" - Deforestation is included within these risks - "Our goal is to reduce our environmental impact by one quarter by 2030. We are also committed to moving towards deforestation-free sourcing for all key commodities and are working with partners such as the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil and the Rainforest Alliance."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Pulp & Paper

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Three times a year
      "The Corporate Responsibility Committee considers GSK’s Trust priority and oversight of progress against the associated Trust commitments which reflect the most important issues for responsible and sustainable business growth. It has oversight of the views and interests of our internal and external stakeholders and reviews issues that have the potential for serious impact upon GSK’s business and reputation" [...] "The Board has oversight and responsibility for the management of climate change risks with support from the CET. The Board’s Corporate Responsibility Committee (CRC) oversees GSK’s Environmental Sustainability enterprise risk and progress against our environmental targets"
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    27/84
    • Palm oil
      36/84
      • Commitment Strength
        14/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Our aim is to ensure that all palm oil and its derivatives used in our products are free from deforestation. This is an ongoing challenge due to the complex nature of supply chains; however, we are gradually moving towards its realisation." " We are working with the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil to purchase book & claim credits"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Our aim is to ensure that all palm oil and its derivatives used in our products are free from deforestation. This is an ongoing challenge due to the complex nature of supply chains; however, we are gradually moving towards its realisation."
          • Target date
            2027-2030
            0.2/1.3
            Target date
            2027-2030
            0.2/1.3
            "Our aim is to ensure that all palm oil and its derivatives used in our products are free from deforestation. This is an ongoing challenge due to the complex nature of supply chains; however, we are gradually moving towards its realisation." "We are committed to moving towards deforestation-freesourcing for all key commodities purchased directly by GSKor indirectly on our behalf by 2030 [...] To date, we have focused on paper packaging, palm oiland palm oil derivatives"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "In addition to respecting all local laws and regulations, we expect our suppliers to work with us towards deforestation-free sourcing, including no destruction of high conservation value areas2 , high carbon stock forests3 and peatlands".
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "In addition to respecting all local laws and regulations, we expect our suppliers to work with us towards deforestation-free sourcing, including no destruction of high conservation value areas2 , high carbon stock forests3 and peatlands".
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        6/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Third Parties shall be committed to uphold the human rights of workers and to treat them with dignity and respect. The Labour elements include: Freely Chosen Employment [...] Third Parties shall not use child labour [...] Non-Discrimination and Fair Treatment [...] Freedom of Association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Inclusion of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          GlaxoSmithKline require their suppliers to ensure their workers are free from discrimination based on gender and "As part of [GSK's] commitment to diversity and inclusion, we support suppliers run by groups that are underrepresented in the supply chain such as those owned by women, minorities and veterans."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        16/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            In their 2019 RSPO ACOP, GSK reported that 9859 tons of its palm oil and palm oil derivatives were RSPO-certified, out of a total volume of 25332.92 tons.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            In their 2019 RSPO ACOP, GSK reported that 9859 tons of its palm oil and palm oil derivatives were RSPO-certified, out of a total volume of 25332.92 tons.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            In their 2019 RSPO ACOP, GSK reported that 9859 tons of its palm oil and palm oil derivatives were RSPO-certified, out of a total volume of 25332.92 tons.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Certification Scheme - RSPO

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            In their 2019 RSPO ACOP, GSK reported that 9859 tons of its palm oil and palm oil derivatives were RSPO-certified, out of a total volume of 25332.92 tons.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: GSK Speak Up integrity line - address and weblink
          "Our GSK Speak up integrity lines are available to report alleged breaches of legal or regulatory obligations, financial fraud (including accounting internal controls and auditing), or any other alleged contravention of GSK's code of conduct and company policies.Issues and concerns can be reported using different communication channels and concerns may be reported anonymously if desired.A secure, offsite post office box may also be used:GSK, Inc.“Speak up,” Mailstop 5.5APO Box 13398RTPNC 27709USA"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 39%

          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

          What is the certified volume?: 9859 tons

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 15473.92 tons
          "GSK uses approximately 30,000 tonnes of materials made of palm oil in a variety of products, a very small amount of this comprises pure palm oil; the vast majority of our use is palm oil derivatives. Of this, 80% is glycerine, with the remainder being oleochemicals used in a variety of products." In their 2019 RSPO ACOP, GSK reported that 9859 tons of its palm oil and palm oil derivatives were RSPO-certified, out of a total volume of 25332.92 tons.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "We regularly assess our supply chain against our internal sourcing standard, developed in conjunction with the Rainforest Alliance. "
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes
          In relation to their Deforestation-Free Sourcing policy - "As a purchaser of certain key commodities, such as paper and pulp, palm oil and soy originated materials, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) acknowledges our business may contribute to deforestation. We are, however, committed to taking steps to ensure that we are sourcing these commodities in a responsible way, and this paper summarizes our approach and our progress towards that goal. [...] Where performance gaps are identified we will work, where feasible and appropriate, with suppliers and Contract Manufacturers to develop improvement plans. Where sufficient progress cannot be achieved, we will stop working with these suppliers and Contract Manufacturers. "
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      23/84
      • Commitment Strength
        8/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "We worked with the Rainforest Alliance to establish a sourcing standard for paper packaging, based onthe principles of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). We currently source 88% of our paper packagingfrom responsible sources and aim to get to 100% by 2030."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We worked with the Rainforest Alliance to establish a sourcing standard for paper packaging, based onthe principles of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). We currently source 88% of our paper packagingfrom responsible sources and aim to get to 100% by 2030."
          • Target date
            2027-2030
            0.2/1.3
            Target date
            2027-2030
            0.2/1.3
            "We worked with the Rainforest Alliance to establish a sourcing standard for paper packaging, based onthe principles of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). We currently source 88% of our paper packagingfrom responsible sources and aim to get to 100% by 2030."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Third Parties shall be committed to uphold the human rights of workers and to treat them with dignity and respect. The Labour elements include: Freely Chosen Employment [...] Third Parties shall not use child labour [...] Non-Discrimination and Fair Treatment [...] Freedom of Association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        10/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "We worked with the Rainforest Alliance to establish a sourcing standard for paper packaging, based onthe principles of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). We currently source 88% of our paper packagingfrom responsible sources and aim to get to 100% by 2030."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            "We worked with the Rainforest Alliance to establish a sourcing standard for paper packaging, based onthe principles of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). We currently source 88% of our paper packagingfrom responsible sources and aim to get to 100% by 2030."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • 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?: Not specified
          "We have been working with the Rainforest Alliance to map risk in our paper packaging supply chain. We used this analysis to support our sourcing standard for packaging, and we regularly assess suppliers to ensure they meet the standard"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: GSK Speak Up integrity line - address and weblink

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          "Our GSK Speak up integrity lines are available to report alleged breaches of legal or regulatory obligations, financial fraud (including accounting internal controls and auditing), or any other alleged contravention of GSK's code of conduct and company policies.Issues and concerns can be reported using different communication channels and concerns may be reported anonymously if desired.A secure, offsite post office box may also be used:GSK, Inc.“Speak up,” Mailstop 5.5APO Box 13398RTPNC 27709USA"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

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

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "GSK currently uses around 100,000 tonnes of paper packaging globally in our own operations; hence our decision to work with the Rainforest Alliance on establishing a sourcing standard for packaging based on the principles of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). We regularly assess our supply chain to ensure it meets the standard."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          In relation to their Deforestation-Free Sourcing policy - "As a purchaser of certain key commodities, such as paper and pulp, palm oil and soy originated materials, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) acknowledges our business may contribute to deforestation. We are, however, committed to taking steps to ensure that we are sourcing these commodities in a responsible way, and this paper summarizes our approach and our progress towards that goal. [...] Where performance gaps are identified we will work, where feasible and appropriate, with suppliers and Contract Manufacturers to develop improvement plans. Where sufficient progress cannot be achieved, we will stop working with these suppliers and Contract Manufacturers. "
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy *
      18/84
      • Commitment Strength
        9/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/17
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
            Soy is included as a "key commodity" for Glaxosmithkline - "As a purchaser of certain key commodities, such as paper and pulp, palm oil and soy originated materials, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) acknowledges our business may contribute to deforestation. We are, however, committed to taking steps to ensure that we are sourcing these commodities in a responsible way, and this paper summarizes our approach and our progress towards that goal. [...] We are committed to moving towards “deforestation-free sourcing” for all key commodities purchased directly by GSK or indirectly on our behalf by Contract Manufacturers. "
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Soy is included as a "key commodity" for Glaxosmithkline - "As a purchaser of certain key commodities, such as paper and pulp, palm oil and soy originated materials, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) acknowledges our business may contribute to deforestation. We are, however, committed to taking steps to ensure that we are sourcing these commodities in a responsible way, and this paper summarizes our approach and our progress towards that goal. [...] We are committed to moving towards “deforestation-free sourcing” for all key commodities purchased directly by GSK or indirectly on our behalf by Contract Manufacturers. "
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Soy is included as a "key commodity" for Glaxosmithkline - "As a purchaser of certain key commodities, such as paper and pulp, palm oil and soy originated materials, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) acknowledges our business may contribute to deforestation. We are, however, committed to taking steps to ensure that we are sourcing these commodities in a responsible way, and this paper summarizes our approach and our progress towards that goal. [...] We are committed to moving towards “deforestation-free sourcing” for all key commodities purchased directly by GSK or indirectly on our behalf by Contract Manufacturers. "
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Soy is included as a "key commodity" for Glaxosmithkline - "As a purchaser of certain key commodities, such as paper and pulp, palm oil and soy originated materials, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) acknowledges our business may contribute to deforestation. We are, however, committed to taking steps to ensure that we are sourcing these commodities in a responsible way, and this paper summarizes our approach and our progress towards that goal. [...] We are committed to moving towards “deforestation-free sourcing” for all key commodities purchased directly by GSK or indirectly on our behalf by Contract Manufacturers. "
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Third Parties shall be committed to uphold the human rights of workers and to treat them with dignity and respect. The Labour elements include: Freely Chosen Employment [...] Third Parties shall not use child labour [...] Non-Discrimination and Fair Treatment [...] Freedom of Association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Third Parties shall provide a workplace free of harassment and discrimination. Discrimination for reasons such as race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, religion, political affiliation, union membership or marital status is not allowed. Third Parties shall provide a workplace free of harsh and inhumane treatment, including any sexual harassment, sexual abuse, corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion or verbal abuses of workers and no threat of any such treatment."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: GSK Speak Up integrity line - address and weblink

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental
          "Our GSK Speak up integrity lines are available to report alleged breaches of legal or regulatory obligations, financial fraud (including accounting internal controls and auditing), or any other alleged contravention of GSK's code of conduct and company policies.Issues and concerns can be reported using different communication channels and concerns may be reported anonymously if desired.A secure, offsite post office box may also be used:GSK, Inc.“Speak up,” Mailstop 5.5APO Box 13398RTPNC 27709USA"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          In relation to their Deforestation-Free Sourcing policy - "As a purchaser of certain key commodities, such as paper and pulp, palm oil and soy originated materials, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) acknowledges our business may contribute to deforestation. We are, however, committed to taking steps to ensure that we are sourcing these commodities in a responsible way, and this paper summarizes our approach and our progress towards that goal. [...] Where performance gaps are identified we will work, where feasible and appropriate, with suppliers and Contract Manufacturers to develop improvement plans. Where sufficient progress cannot be achieved, we will stop working with these suppliers and Contract Manufacturers. "
        • 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
    11/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    11/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/18
    Avg. score

Profile

GlaxoSmithKline Plc is a United Kingdom-based healthcare company with business segments in pharmaceuticals, consumer healthcare and vaccines. GlaxoSmithKline Plc 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
HQ
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United Kingdom
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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