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  • Overall approach
    2/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      "With this policy, the Group always strives to obtain its Palm Oil from suppliers who can prove that its cultivation does not contribute to the destruction of forests and peatlands, and respects the rights of workers and local communities. Achieving this ambition known as NDPE (meaning No Deforestation, no Peat, no Exploitation) requires putting in place good practices within Avril's supply chains."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
       Groupe Avril signed the UN Global Compact in 2017.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "The Avril Group defines zero deforestation palm oil as coming from plantations which comply with the following criteria [...] They protect and manage High Conservation Value (HCV)3 forests".
    • 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
    27/88
    • Palm oil
      50/88
      • Commitment Strength
        18/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Avril Group defines zero deforestation Palm Oil as an oil that comes from plantation respecting the following criteria: [...] That protect and manage High Conservation Value (HCV) forests [...] That protect and manage High Value Carbon (HVC) forests [...]”. ; "Therefore, Avril equipped itself with an internal standard which includes the following requirement: 100% of supplies each year must be covered by sustainability schemes, by order of priority: ▪ RSPO Mass Balance (MB) or RSPO Segregated (SG) certificates that comply with requirements of customers concerned[...] "In addition, RSPO credits may be purchased (via the Book&Claim system on the PalmTrace platform) to enable the coverage of all supplies."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Avril Group defines zero deforestation Palm Oil as an oil that comes from plantation respecting the following criteria: [...] That protect and manage High Conservation Value (HCV) forests [...] That protect and manage High Value Carbon (HVC) forests [...]”. ; "Therefore, Avril equipped itself with an internal standard which includes the following requirement: 100% of supplies each year must be covered by sustainability schemes, by order of priority: ▪ RSPO Mass Balance (MB) or RSPO Segregated (SG) certificates that comply with requirements of customers concerned[...] "In addition, RSPO credits may be purchased (via the Book&Claim system on the PalmTrace platform) to enable the coverage of all supplies."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Avril Group defines zero deforestation Palm Oil as an oil that comes from plantation respecting the following criteria: [...] That protect and manage High Conservation Value (HCV) forests [...] That protect and manage High Value Carbon (HVC) forests [...]”. ; "Therefore, Avril equipped itself with an internal standard which includes the following requirement: 100% of supplies each year must be covered by sustainability schemes, by order of priority: ▪ RSPO Mass Balance (MB) or RSPO Segregated (SG) certificates that comply with requirements of customers concerned[...] "In addition, RSPO credits may be purchased (via the Book&Claim system on the PalmTrace platform) to enable the coverage of all 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
            "Avril Group defines zero deforestation Palm Oil as an oil that comes from plantation respecting the following criteria: [...] That protect and manage High Conservation Value (HCV) forests [...] That protect and manage High Value Carbon (HVC) forests [...]”. ; "Therefore, Avril equipped itself with an internal standard which includes the following requirement: 100% of supplies each year must be covered by sustainability schemes, by order of priority: ▪ RSPO Mass Balance (MB) or RSPO Segregated (SG) certificates that comply with requirements of customers concerned[...] "In addition, RSPO credits may be purchased (via the Book&Claim system on the PalmTrace platform) to enable the coverage of all supplies."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
             "the Group always strives to obtain its palm oil from suppliers who can prove that its cultivation does not contribute to the destruction of forests and peatlands, and respects the rights of workers and local communities. Achieving this ambition known as NDPE (meaning No Deforestation, no Peat, no Exploitation) requires putting in place good practices within Avril's supply chains." "The Avril Group defines zero deforestation palm oil as coming from plantations which comply with the following criteria:They operate in compliance with international, national and local regulations; They protect and manage High Conservation Value (HCV)3 forests; They protect and manage High Carbon Stock (HCS)4 forests; They protect all peatlands, whatever their depth". 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "the Group always strives to obtain its palm oil from suppliers who can prove that its cultivation does not contribute to the destruction of forests and peatlands, and respects the rights of workers and local communities. Achieving this ambition known as NDPE (meaning No Deforestation, no Peat, no Exploitation) requires putting in place good practices within Avril's supply chains." "The Avril Group defines zero deforestation palm oil as coming from plantations which comply with the following criteria:They operate in compliance with international, national and local regulations; They protect and manage High Conservation Value (HCV)3 forests; They protect and manage High Carbon Stock (HCS)4 forests; They protect all peatlands, whatever their depth". 
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "the Group always strives to obtain its palm oil from suppliers who can prove that its cultivation does not contribute to the destruction of forests and peatlands, and respects the rights of workers and local communities. Achieving this ambition known as NDPE (meaning No Deforestation, no Peat, no Exploitation) requires putting in place good practices within Avril's supply chains." "The Avril Group defines zero deforestation palm oil as coming from plantations which comply with the following criteria:They operate in compliance with international, national and local regulations; They protect and manage High Conservation Value (HCV)3 forests; They protect and manage High Carbon Stock (HCS)4 forests; They protect all peatlands, whatever their depth". 
          • 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
            "the Group always strives to obtain its palm oil from suppliers who can prove that its cultivation does not contribute to the destruction of forests and peatlands, and respects the rights of workers and local communities. Achieving this ambition known as NDPE (meaning No Deforestation, no Peat, no Exploitation) requires putting in place good practices within Avril's supply chains." "The Avril Group defines zero deforestation palm oil as coming from plantations which comply with the following criteria:They operate in compliance with international, national and local regulations; They protect and manage High Conservation Value (HCV)3 forests; They protect and manage High Carbon Stock (HCS)4 forests; They protect all peatlands, whatever their depth". 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/6
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            "Obtain, every semester, all necessary information from suppliers in order to map the supply chain back to the mills and maintain traceability to mills for 100% of purchased volumes. Knowledge of the origins of Palm Oil is a prerequisite for the implantation of our NDPE"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Obtain, every semester, all necessary information from suppliers in order to map the supply chain back to the mills and maintain traceability to mills for 100% of purchased volumes. Knowledge of the origins of Palm Oil is a prerequisite for the implantation of our NDPE"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Obtain, every semester, all necessary information from suppliers in order to map the supply chain back to the mills and maintain traceability to mills for 100% of purchased volumes. Knowledge of the origins of Palm Oil is a prerequisite for the implantation of our NDPE"
          • 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
            "Obtain, every semester, all necessary information from suppliers in order to map the supply chain back to the mills and maintain traceability to mills for 100% of purchased volumes. Knowledge of the origins of Palm Oil is a prerequisite for the implantation of our NDPE"
      • Social Considerations
        13/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "In particular, the AVRIL Group expects its Suppliers to comply with the international or national regulations relating to their activities and the principles stipulated in the International Standards, in particular: ▪ The Conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO); ▪ The Universal Declaration of Human Rights; ▪ The guiding principles of the Organization for Cooperation and Development Economic (OECD); and ▪ The principles of the United Nations Global Compact, of which AVRIL is a signatory... Suppliers undertake not to use forced or compulsory labor as defined in ILO conventions C29 and C105: No Forced or compulsory Labour... Non-use of child labor... Respect for the principle of non-discrimination... Respect for the right to organize and freedom of association..."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Education and training; Other
          [Translation] "Encourage their suppliers to include small holders in the supply chain.” A subsidiary of Groupe Avril states that “The goal everywhere is to train smallholder palm oil farmers in more sustainable practices, protect ecosystems and help local communities create alternative sources of income.”
        • 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
          "Respect for the principle of non-discrimination In accordance with ILO conventions C110 and C111, Suppliers undertake not to to exercise distinction, exclusion or preference based on ethnic origin, sex, religion, age, political opinion, social origin, etc., which would result in destroy or impair equality of opportunity or treatment in employment, and guarantee a equal pay for work of equal value."
        • 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
          [Translation] “Avril Group defines zero deforestation Palm Oil as an oil that comes from plantation respecting the following criteria:[...] That operates with respect to human rights, in good practise with indigenous communities and specifically observes the respect for Free Prior and Informed Consent of these communities during operations for plantations’ expansion.”
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        19/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • 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
            In their ACOP report they report- "The 100% coverage target was met in 2019 and in 2020."
          • 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
            company has a 2019 ACOP report providing reporting for peatland & HCV
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            In their ACOP report they report- "The 100% coverage target was met in 2019 and in 2020."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            company has a 2019 ACOP report providing verification for peatland & HCV
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          "Ensure alignment of suppliers’ own sustainability or zero deforestation initiatives with Avril’s policy"
        • 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
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "In this context, Suppliers must manage their professional activities in accordance with to the highest ethical standards and in compliance with laws and regulations applicable." "In order to assess the compliance of the activities of its Suppliers with this Code of Conduct, the purchasing entity of the AVRIL Group reserves the right to conduct audits of its Suppliers on their sites."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 117,501 tonnes
          Groupe Avril reported their total usage of palm oil as 117,501 tonnes of which 30,166 tonnes were RSPO certified- in the 2020 RSPO ACOP
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 26%

          What is the certified volume?: 30,166 tonnes

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 87,335 tonnes

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO Certification 
          Groupe Avril reported their total usage of palm oil as 117,501 tonnes of which 30,166 tonnes were RSPO certified- in the 2020 RSPO ACOP
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "In order to assess the compliance of the activities of its Suppliers with this Code of Conduct, the purchasing entity of the AVRIL Group reserves the right to conduct audits of its Suppliers on their sites."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not disclosed 

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "If needed be, suppliers whose practices would not be aligned with the Group's ambition will be encouraged to come into compliance. To date, the main suppliers of the group are informed and aligned with our policy. In addition, we monitor their CSR performance and actions so that we can, in the event of an alert, remind them our expectations. "
        • 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
          "If needed be, suppliers whose practices would not be aligned with the Group's ambition will be encouraged to come into compliance. To date, the main suppliers of the group are informed and aligned with our policy. In addition, we monitor their CSR performance and actions so that we can, in the event of an alert, remind them our expectations. "
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      12/88
      • Commitment Strength
        3/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          3/11
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1.3/8
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
            [Translation] "NATURAL RESOURCES AND BIODIVERSITY. Since we will continue to import agricultural raw materials that cannot be produced locally and which come from countries exposed to the risk of deforestation or conversion of threatened ecosystems, we commit that by 2030, 100% of our palm and soybean supplies come from sustainable crops."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            [Translation] "NATURAL RESOURCES AND BIODIVERSITY. Since we will continue to import agricultural raw materials that cannot be produced locally and which come from countries exposed to the risk of deforestation or conversion of threatened ecosystems, we commit that by 2030, 100% of our palm and soybean supplies come from sustainable crops."
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0/1
            [Translation] "NATURAL RESOURCES AND BIODIVERSITY. Since we will continue to import agricultural raw materials that cannot be produced locally and which come from countries exposed to the risk of deforestation or conversion of threatened ecosystems, we commit that by 2030, 100% of our palm and soybean supplies come from sustainable crops."
          • 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
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "In particular, the AVRIL Group expects its Suppliers to comply with the international or national regulations relating to their activities and the principles stipulated in the International Standards, in particular: ▪ The Conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO); ▪ The Universal Declaration of Human Rights; ▪ The guiding principles of the Organization for Cooperation and Development Economic (OECD); and ▪ The principles of the United Nations Global Compact, of which AVRIL is a signatory... Suppliers undertake not to use forced or compulsory labor as defined in ILO conventions C29 and C105: No Forced or compulsory Labour... Non-use of child labor... Respect for the principle of non-discrimination... Respect for the right to organize and freedom of association..."
        • 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
          "Respect for the principle of non-discrimination In accordance with ILO conventions C110 and C111, Suppliers undertake not to to exercise distinction, exclusion or preference based on ethnic origin, sex, religion, age, political opinion, social origin, etc., which would result in destroy or impair equality of opportunity or treatment in employment, and guarantee a equal pay for work of equal value."
        • 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
        4/50
        • 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
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "In this context, Suppliers must manage their professional activities in accordance with to the highest ethical standards and in compliance with laws and regulations applicable." "In order to assess the compliance of the activities of its Suppliers with this Code of Conduct, the purchasing entity of the AVRIL Group reserves the right to conduct audits of its Suppliers on their sites."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "In order to assess the compliance of the activities of its Suppliers with this Code of Conduct, the purchasing entity of the AVRIL Group reserves the right to conduct audits of its Suppliers on their sites."
        • 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 *
      9/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • 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
          0/5
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/3
          • 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 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
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "In particular, the AVRIL Group expects its Suppliers to comply with the international or national regulations relating to their activities and the principles stipulated in the International Standards, in particular: ▪ The Conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO); ▪ The Universal Declaration of Human Rights; ▪ The guiding principles of the Organization for Cooperation and Development Economic (OECD); and ▪ The principles of the United Nations Global Compact, of which AVRIL is a signatory... Suppliers undertake not to use forced or compulsory labor as defined in ILO conventions C29 and C105: No Forced or compulsory Labour... Non-use of child labor... Respect for the principle of non-discrimination... Respect for the right to organize and freedom of association..."
        • 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
          "Respect for the principle of non-discrimination In accordance with ILO conventions C110 and C111, Suppliers undertake not to to exercise distinction, exclusion or preference based on ethnic origin, sex, religion, age, political opinion, social origin, etc., which would result in destroy or impair equality of opportunity or treatment in employment, and guarantee a equal pay for work of equal value."
        • 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
        4/50
        • 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
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "In this context, Suppliers must manage their professional activities in accordance with to the highest ethical standards and in compliance with laws and regulations applicable." "In order to assess the compliance of the activities of its Suppliers with this Code of Conduct, the purchasing entity of the AVRIL Group reserves the right to conduct audits of its Suppliers on their sites."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "In order to assess the compliance of the activities of its Suppliers with this Code of Conduct, the purchasing entity of the AVRIL Group reserves the right to conduct audits of its Suppliers on their sites."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    8/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    10/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    8/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Groupe Avril is an agro-industrial and financial group operating its business within the animal nutrition, renewable energy, food and chemistry sectors. Groupe Avril is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Animal feed
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
France
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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.

All assessments use policies published on company websites, some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Disclaimer

This assessment has been carried out following the methodology developed for the Forest 500 project, available here. Please see our disclaimer applicable to all information contained within this site and our terms and conditions for use of data presented on this site.

All assessments use policies published on company and financial institution websites, and while we endeavor to keep them updated some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Please contact us with any concerns or feedback about this or other assessments included in the Forest 500.