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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1.00/1
      Godrej are a part of the Global Agribusiness Alliance.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "The combination of degraded logged forests and deforestation by fire and drought will have measurable impacts on soil and water conservation."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    22/86
    • Palm oil
      47/86
      • Commitment Strength
        20/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            Type of commitment: Certification
            Godrej Industries, a subsidiary of Godrej Group, state: "We endeavour to use 100% sustainable palm oil by 2022, by means of sustainable palm oil certificates and mass balance approach. We are also committed to zero deforestation and no cultivation on peat land."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Godrej Industries, a subsidiary of Godrej Group, state: "We endeavour to use 100% sustainable palm oil by 2022, by means of sustainable palm oil certificates and mass balance approach. We are also committed to zero deforestation and no cultivation on peat land."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Godrej Industries, a subsidiary of Godrej Group, state: "We endeavour to use 100% sustainable palm oil by 2022, by means of sustainable palm oil certificates and mass balance approach. We are also committed to zero deforestation and no cultivation on peat land."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Godrej Industries, a subsidiary of Godrej Group, state: "We endeavour to use 100% sustainable palm oil by 2022, by means of sustainable palm oil certificates and mass balance approach. We are also committed to zero deforestation and no cultivation on peat land."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Godrej Industries, a subsidiary of Godrej Group, state: "We endeavour to use 100% sustainable palm oil by 2022, by means of sustainable palm oil certificates and mass balance approach. We are also committed to zero deforestation and no cultivation on peat land."
          • Target date
            2022
            0.8/1.3
            Target date
            2022
            0.8/1.3
            Godrej Industries, a subsidiary of Godrej Group, state: "We endeavour to use 100% sustainable palm oil by 2022, by means of sustainable palm oil certificates and mass balance approach. We are also committed to zero deforestation and no cultivation on peat land."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Godrej Industries, a subsidiary of Godrej Group, state: "We endeavour to use 100% sustainable palm oil by 2022, by means of sustainable palm oil certificates and mass balance approach. We are also committed to zero deforestation and no cultivation on peat land."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            Godrej Industries, a subsidiary of Godrej Group, state: "We endeavour to use 100% sustainable palm oil by 2022, by means of sustainable palm oil certificates and mass balance approach. We are also committed to zero deforestation and no cultivation on peat land." "Strict adherence to protection of High Value Carbon (HVC) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) is expected and cultivation on these areas is unacceptable."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Godrej Industries, a subsidiary of Godrej Group, state: "We endeavour to use 100% sustainable palm oil by 2022, by means of sustainable palm oil certificates and mass balance approach. We are also committed to zero deforestation and no cultivation on peat land." "Strict adherence to protection of High Value Carbon (HVC) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) is expected and cultivation on these areas is unacceptable."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Godrej Industries, a subsidiary of Godrej Group, state: "We endeavour to use 100% sustainable palm oil by 2022, by means of sustainable palm oil certificates and mass balance approach. We are also committed to zero deforestation and no cultivation on peat land." "Strict adherence to protection of High Value Carbon (HVC) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) is expected and cultivation on these areas is unacceptable."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Godrej Industries, a subsidiary of Godrej Group, state: "We endeavour to use 100% sustainable palm oil by 2022, by means of sustainable palm oil certificates and mass balance approach. We are also committed to zero deforestation and no cultivation on peat land." "Strict adherence to protection of High Value Carbon (HVC) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) is expected and cultivation on these areas is unacceptable."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Godrej Industries, a subsidiary of Godrej Group, state: "We endeavour to use 100% sustainable palm oil by 2022, by means of sustainable palm oil certificates and mass balance approach. We are also committed to zero deforestation and no cultivation on peat land." "Strict adherence to protection of High Value Carbon (HVC) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) is expected and cultivation on these areas is unacceptable."
          • Target date
            2022
            0.8/1.3
            Target date
            2022
            0.8/1.3
            Godrej Industries, a subsidiary of Godrej Group, state: "We endeavour to use 100% sustainable palm oil by 2022, by means of sustainable palm oil certificates and mass balance approach. We are also committed to zero deforestation and no cultivation on peat land." "Strict adherence to protection of High Value Carbon (HVC) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) is expected and cultivation on these areas is unacceptable."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Godrej Industries, a subsidiary of Godrej Group, state: "We endeavour to use 100% sustainable palm oil by 2022, by means of sustainable palm oil certificates and mass balance approach. We are also committed to zero deforestation and no cultivation on peat land." "Strict adherence to protection of High Value Carbon (HVC) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) is expected and cultivation on these areas is unacceptable."
        • 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
        13/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Reported 9,000 tonnes of RSPO certified palm oil derivatives in 2017.  
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            Reported 9,000 tonnes of RSPO certified palm oil derivatives in 2017.  
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "Adherence to Policy and Code of Conduct will be evaluated through periodic audits. Theresponsibility of the audits will lie with the Audit team and overseen by the ExecutiveCommittee."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          "Any failure to comply with [Godrej Industries (Chemical)'s] Policy (including any failure by a team member of, GIL or anyone acting on behalf of GIL to so comply), of which the supplier is aware, should be immediately reported through our anonymous whistle-blower process."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          9,000 tonnes
          In 2017, Godrej Industries reported to the RSPO their total volumes as 79,232 tonnes, with 9,000 tonnes of this being compliant.
      • Social Considerations
        13/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "We expect our suppliers to comply with all applicable local, national and international laws and regulations relevant to palm oil cultivation and supply. This is especially applicable to oil palm growers and millers who need to ensure that cultivation of oil palm happens with the free and informed consent of the land owners and does not affect their rights."
        • 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
          Godrej Industries require 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
          Godrej Industries require suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against on the basis of gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          "Steps are taken [by Godrej Industries] to include small holders into the supply chain and adequate support is provided to them to adopt the sustainable palm oil cultivation practices."
    • Soy
      9/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • 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
        • 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
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            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
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        9/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "[Godrej Industries (Chemical), subsidiary of Godrej Group,] recognise the importance of land rights and are committed to the principle of free, prior and informed consent, and support its implementation by relevant national authorities within their legal frameworks."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Godrej Industries require 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
          "We suggest that suppliers should take initiatives to have a diverse and inclusive workforce in terms of age, gender, experience, ethnicity etc.".
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      9/86
      • 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 reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            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
        • 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
        9/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "[Godrej Industries (Chemical), subsidiary of Godrej Group,] recognise the importance of land rights and are committed to the principle of free, prior and informed consent, and support its implementation by relevant national authorities within their legal frameworks."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Godrej Industries require 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
          "We suggest that suppliers should take initiatives to have a diverse and inclusive workforce in terms of age, gender, experience, ethnicity etc.".
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    7/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    4/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    10/16
    Avg. score

Profile

The Godrej Group is a conglomerate active in diverse industries, including agriculture, consumer and industrial goods, food, furniture, and construction. The breadth of its portfolio exposes the group to a number of forest risk commodities. Godrej’s subsidiary Godrej Industries produced 70,000 metric tons of crude palm oil in 2015 and used 150,000 metric tons of palm oil and derivatives in its oleo-chemical products. The group is also involved in the production of animal feed and is one of the largest producers of annual feed in India with annual sales of over 1 million metric tons. Moreover, the group’s home care consumer goods business, with brands such as Good Knight and Hit, is one of the top five largest in India and Indonesia. It is also a significant player in India for packaged food and personal care.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Animal feed, Cosmetics & personal care
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
India
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Nature's basket, real Good Chicken, Yummiez, Storwel, Script, U&US, Cinthol, Godrej No.1

How we assess the Forest 500

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

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