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  • Overall approach
    2/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Godrej Group is a member of the Global Agribusiness Alliance.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "The bar of green compliance is raised further by designing and following manufacturing programs and processes which actually mitigate ill effects of planet threatening factors like deforestation and pollution…green performance is important for each and every function of the organisation and forms a critical part of our assessment tools"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    16/88
    • Palm oil
      39/88
      • Commitment Strength
        9/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          5/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: HCS; Peat

            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Our ‘Sustainable Palm Oil’ policy outlines the principles we stand by and following is our plan to action the same...Timeline: Immediate With our Sustainable Palm Oil policy, we are committed to the following in our supply chain: • zero deforestation • no cultivation on peat land • protection of High Value Carbon (HVC) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) and • Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of communities...We are now a member of Action of Sustainable Derivative and are trying to scale up efforts towards compliance with No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) principles and to positively transform the palm oil industry. We have also done risk assessment on province and mill level- Global Forest Watch Pro Time Period: 1st Jan 2020 to 31st Dec 2020 Current Status of MB: 21.29% of the total Crude Palm Oil and Crude Palm Oil Derivatives supplies."
          • 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?: Subsidary
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Our ‘Sustainable Palm Oil’ policy outlines the principles we stand by and following is our plan to action the same...Timeline: Immediate With our Sustainable Palm Oil policy, we are committed to the following in our supply chain: • zero deforestation • no cultivation on peat land • protection of High Value Carbon (HVC) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) and • Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of communities...We are now a member of Action of Sustainable Derivative and are trying to scale up efforts towards compliance with No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) principles and to positively transform the palm oil industry. We have also done risk assessment on province and mill level- Global Forest Watch Pro Time Period: 1st Jan 2020 to 31st Dec 2020 Current Status of MB: 21.29% of the total Crude Palm Oil and Crude Palm Oil Derivatives supplies."
          • 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
            "Our ‘Sustainable Palm Oil’ policy outlines the principles we stand by and following is our plan to action the same...Timeline: Immediate With our Sustainable Palm Oil policy, we are committed to the following in our supply chain: • zero deforestation • no cultivation on peat land • protection of High Value Carbon (HVC) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) and • Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of communities...We are now a member of Action of Sustainable Derivative and are trying to scale up efforts towards compliance with No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) principles and to positively transform the palm oil industry. We have also done risk assessment on province and mill level- Global Forest Watch Pro Time Period: 1st Jan 2020 to 31st Dec 2020 Current Status of MB: 21.29% of the total Crude Palm Oil and Crude Palm Oil Derivatives supplies."
        • 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
            "Our ‘Sustainable Palm Oil’ policy outlines the principles we stand by and following is our plan to action the same...Timeline: Immediate With our Sustainable Palm Oil policy, we are committed to the following in our supply chain: • zero deforestation • no cultivation on peat land • protection of High Value Carbon (HVC) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) and • Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of communities...We are now a member of Action of Sustainable Derivative and are trying to scale up efforts towards compliance with No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) principles and to positively transform the palm oil industry. We have also done risk assessment on province and mill level- Global Forest Watch Pro Time Period: 1st Jan 2020 to 31st Dec 2020 Current Status of MB: 21.29% of the total Crude Palm Oil and Crude Palm Oil Derivatives supplies."
          • 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?: Subsidary
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Our ‘Sustainable Palm Oil’ policy outlines the principles we stand by and following is our plan to action the same...Timeline: Immediate With our Sustainable Palm Oil policy, we are committed to the following in our supply chain: • zero deforestation • no cultivation on peat land • protection of High Value Carbon (HVC) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) and • Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of communities...We are now a member of Action of Sustainable Derivative and are trying to scale up efforts towards compliance with No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) principles and to positively transform the palm oil industry. We have also done risk assessment on province and mill level- Global Forest Watch Pro Time Period: 1st Jan 2020 to 31st Dec 2020 Current Status of MB: 21.29% of the total Crude Palm Oil and Crude Palm Oil Derivatives supplies."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            "Our ‘Sustainable Palm Oil’ policy outlines the principles we stand by and following is our plan to action the same...Timeline: Immediate With our Sustainable Palm Oil policy, we are committed to the following in our supply chain: • zero deforestation • no cultivation on peat land • protection of High Value Carbon (HVC) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) and • Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of communities...We are now a member of Action of Sustainable Derivative and are trying to scale up efforts towards compliance with No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) principles and to positively transform the palm oil industry. We have also done risk assessment on province and mill level- Global Forest Watch Pro Time Period: 1st Jan 2020 to 31st Dec 2020 Current Status of MB: 21.29% of the total Crude Palm Oil and Crude Palm Oil Derivatives supplies."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            Upstream company, traces to Processing Facility
            0/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Upstream company, traces to Processing Facility
            0/4
            "Timeline: Ongoing...Aim: To achieve 100% transparency up to mills and refineries by 2025...Recognizing that one of the biggest hurdles to ensuring the sustainability of palm oil is the lack of transparency in the supply chain, we are committing ourselves to sharing data about our sourcing mechanism and practices henceforth. Results: Transparency result for period of Jan 20 to Dec 20...to refineries...98.90%...to mills...89.10%...to plantation...32.40%"
          • 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?: Subsidary
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        13/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          In their Sustainable Sourcing Policy, Godrej state that "Suppliers shall prohibit use of child labour at any stage of their business process. We expect that our suppliers will not employ any person below the age of 15 (or as per local law, whichever is greater). The suppliers must not use forced labour including prison or debt bondage labour, human trafficking or modern day slavery... Suppliers must ensure there is no discrimination in their hiring and employment practices on the basis of race, colour, gender, age, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, medical condition etc."; while in its Sustainable Palm Oil policy, Godrej Industries state that "The employer does not restrict its employees’ right to freedom of association and collective bargaining
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: 0 not specified 
          "Steps are taken to include small holders into the supply chain and adequate support is provided to them to adopt the sustainable palm oil cultivation practices."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          In their Sustainable Procuring Policy, Godrej state that "Non-discrimination Suppliers must ensure there is no discrimination in their hiring and employment practices on the basis of race, colour, gender, age, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, medical condition etc." 
        • 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
          "Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of the indigenous and local communities over their right on land, according to United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Social Requirements for Conserving High Carbon Stock Forests, is respected and adhered to. In addition, all disputes and conflicts are resolved in a consultative and transparent manner in consultation with key stakeholders."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/50
        • 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
            (Downstream 2.1 only) How many hectares of deforestation and/or conversion have occurred since the commitment cut-off date in the operations of the company's direct or indirect suppliers?: 0 not specified

            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: 0 not specified

            How much of this is in protected areas, primary forests, intact forest landscapes, and/or peatlands?: 0 not specified

            (Upstream 2.1 only) How many hectares of land owned, controlled or managed is certified?: 0 not specified

            (Upstream 2.1 only) How many hectares of deforestation and/or conversion have occurred since the commitment cut-off date on land owned, controlled, or managed by the company?: 0 not specified
            In the 2020 RSPO ACOP report, Godrej Industries states that in 2019, they used 52564 tonnes of palm oil with 11192.7 tonnes being RSPO certified
          • 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
            "Our ‘Sustainable Palm Oil’ policy outlines the principles we stand by and following is our plan to action the same...Timeline: Immediate With our Sustainable Palm Oil policy, we are committed to the following in our supply chain: • zero deforestation • no cultivation on peat land • protection of High Value Carbon (HVC) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) and • Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of communities...We are now a member of Action of Sustainable Derivative and are trying to scale up efforts towards compliance with No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) principles and to positively transform the palm oil industry. We have also done risk assessment on province and mill level- Global Forest Watch Pro Time Period: 1st Jan 2020 to 31st Dec 2020 Current Status of MB: 21.29% of the total Crude Palm Oil and Crude Palm Oil Derivatives supplies."
          • 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
            For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 0 not specified

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 0 not specified

            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?: 0 not specified
            In the 2020 RSPO ACOP report, Godrej Industries states that in 2019, they used 52564 tonnes of palm oil with 11192.7 tonnes being RSPO certified
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
          "We have also done risk assessment on province and mill level- Global Forest Watch Pro". 
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No 

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: External 'Speak Up' online mechanism 

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "We support and encourage those who report actual or suspected breaches without any fear of retaliation. Any failure to comply with this 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. The failure to do so will be a breach of this" Godrej provide a mechanism to report grievances through Speak Up. 
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 52564 tonnes
          In the 2020 RSPO ACOP report, Godrej Industries states that in 2019, they used 52564 tonnes of palm oil with 11192.7 tonnes being RSPO certified
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          What is the certified volume?: 11192.7 tonnes

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 21.30%

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 41371.3 tonnes
          In the 2020 RSPO ACOP report, Godrej Industries states that in 2019, they used 52564 tonnes of palm oil with 11192.7 tonnes being RSPO certified
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Yes

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 0 not specified

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 0 not specified

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: 0 not specified

          What is the volume of the forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or sub-national location?: 0 not specified

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0 not specified

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Malaysia, Indonesia 

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: 0 not specified
          Godrej Industries (chemicals) publishes a mill list of derivative based raw material  including information on RSPO certified mills as well as a mill list of major palm based raw material suppliers
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes, using an internal verification system
          4/4
          Does the company use a certification system?: Yes

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 not specified

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          What tools, processes, bodies carry out monitoring of the company's production or processing operations?: Evaluation against code of conduct for suppliers

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No
          "A Code of Conduct (CoC) for working with suppliers for sustainable palm oil cultivators, milling and refining will be developed. Environmental and social compliance requirements and good practices will be assessed. Based on the evaluations, suppliers will be rated. Vendor rating will be used as qualification criteria for engaging suppliers across businesses. C. Adherence to Policy and Code of Conduct will be evaluated through periodic audits. The responsibility of the audits will lie with the Audit team and overseen by the Executive Committee. D. They key findings of these audits shall be shared with the Board Management Committee for review and monitoring."
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          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
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 not specified

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 not specified
          "A Code of Conduct (CoC) for working with suppliers for sustainable palm oil cultivators, milling and refining will be developed. Environmental and social compliance requirements and good practices will be assessed. Based on the evaluations, suppliers will be rated. Vendor rating will be used as qualification criteria for engaging suppliers across businesses. C. Adherence to Policy and Code of Conduct will be evaluated through periodic audits. The responsibility of the audits will lie with the Audit team and overseen by the Executive Committee. D. They key findings of these audits shall be shared with the Board Management Committee for review and monitoring. "
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • 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
          "To ensure compliance towards this commitment, we will continue to work with our immediate suppliers and shall obtain commitments detailing their assurances towards the same."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Beef *
      3/88
      • 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
        1/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          In their Sustainable Procuring Policy, Godrej state that "Non-discrimination Suppliers must ensure there is no discrimination in their hiring and employment practices on the basis of race, colour, gender, age, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, medical condition etc." 
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: External 'Speak Up' online mechanism 

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

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "We support and encourage those who report actual or suspected breaches without any fear of retaliation. Any failure to comply with this 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. The failure to do so will be a breach of this" Godrej provide a mechanism to report grievances through Speak Up. 
        • 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
    • Pulp & Paper *
      6/88
      • Commitment Strength
        3/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to 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
            "Materials with high recycled content are given preference to avoid stress on virgin materials"
          • 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?: Subsidary
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        1/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          In their Sustainable Procuring Policy, Godrej state that "Non-discrimination Suppliers must ensure there is no discrimination in their hiring and employment practices on the basis of race, colour, gender, age, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, medical condition etc." 
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: External 'Speak Up' online mechanism 

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "We support and encourage those who report actual or suspected breaches without any fear of retaliation. Any failure to comply with this 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. The failure to do so will be a breach of this" Godrej provide a mechanism to report grievances through Speak Up. 
        • 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 *
      3/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No commitment
            0/8
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Supply chain includes no indirect soy
          • 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
        1/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          In their Sustainable Procuring Policy, Godrej state that "Non-discrimination Suppliers must ensure there is no discrimination in their hiring and employment practices on the basis of race, colour, gender, age, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, medical condition etc." 
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: External 'Speak Up' online mechanism 
          "We support and encourage those who report actual or suspected breaches without any fear of retaliation. Any failure to comply with this 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. The failure to do so will be a breach of this" Godrej provide a mechanism to report grievances through Speak Up. 
        • 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
    • Timber *
      6/88
      • Commitment Strength
        2/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          3/11
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2.7/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2.7/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "The below mentioned strategies have been used across projects for ensuring sustainable sourcing:65-70% of the raw materials used are obtained locally, i.e. within a distance of 400-500 km, FSC certified wood is used for projects, making sure the wood is sourced responsibly, Materials with high recycled content are given preference to avoid stress on virgin materials". 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidary
          • 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
        1/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          In their Sustainable Procuring Policy, Godrej state that "Non-discrimination Suppliers must ensure there is no discrimination in their hiring and employment practices on the basis of race, colour, gender, age, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, medical condition etc." 
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: External 'Speak Up' online mechanism 

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

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "We support and encourage those who report actual or suspected breaches without any fear of retaliation. Any failure to comply with this 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. The failure to do so will be a breach of this" Godrej provide a mechanism to report grievances through Speak Up. 
        • 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
    4/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    7/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/18
    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 produces crude palm oil and 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. Moreover, the group’s home care consumer goods business, with brands such as Good Knight and Hit, is one of the largest in India and Indonesia. It is also a significant player in India for packaged food and personal care. Godrej Group is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil and paper packaging and is also assessed for its exposure to soy, beef, timber and pulp & paper.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Animal feed, Cosmetics, Personal care, Chemicals
Segments
Producer, Processor, 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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