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  • Overall approach
    1/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Its support for the UN’s Global Compact. Since 2004, each year the Group has renewed its commitment to support and implement, within its scope of influence, the Global Compact’s ten fundamental principles."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • 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
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2025

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear
      "Groupe SAVENCIA has undertaken to reduce the environmental impact of its operations by means of a 25% reduction per ton of production, by 2025 (compared to 2015), of: ● Energy consumption; ● Greenhouse gas emissions from production and transport; ● Fuel consumption for supply chain activities; ● Water sourced from the natural environment As well as by increasing its use of renewable energies. And achieving a reduction of 300,000 tons of CO2 equivalent of the carbon footprint of its volume of milk collected, by 2025 (compared to 2010)."
  • Commodity score
    7/88
    • Palm oil
      4/88
      • 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 protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          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
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "COMMITMENTS EXPECTED FROM OUR SUPPLIERS IN RELATION TO HUMAN RIGHTS :Establish and promote fundamental principles and rights at work such as described in the Declaration of the International Labor Organization, and comply with the laws in force in each country where they operate. But also, oversee the practices of their own suppliers.o Respect freedom of association and recognize the right to collective bargaining;o Eliminate all forms of forced or compulsory labor;o Eliminate all forms of hidden work;o Effectively abolish child labor;o Eliminate discrimination in employment and occupation."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            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 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
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          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
      11/88
      • Commitment Strength
        5/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          2/8
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            "In 2019 Savencia set out its ambition of approaching 100% of recyclable or biodegradable packaging for our branded products by 2025. With the actions engaged in recent years, we have already achieved 80% of recyclable or biodegradable packaging as of now. All our cardboard packaging is manufactured from recycled material or sourced from sustainably managed forests."
          • 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?: Product line
            Only applies to cardboard packaging - "In 2019 Savencia set out its ambition of approaching 100% of recyclable or biodegradable packaging for our branded products by 2025. With the actions engaged in recent years, we have already achieved 80% of recyclable or biodegradable packaging as of now. All our cardboard packaging is manufactured from recycled material or sourced from sustainably managed forests."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "In 2019 Savencia set out its ambition of approaching 100% of recyclable or biodegradable packaging for our branded products by 2025. With the actions engaged in recent years, we have already achieved 80% of recyclable or biodegradable packaging as of now. All our cardboard packaging is manufactured from recycled material or sourced from sustainably managed forests."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2019
            "In 2019 Savencia set out its ambition of approaching 100% of recyclable or biodegradable packaging for our branded products by 2025. With the actions engaged in recent years, we have already achieved 80% of recyclable or biodegradable packaging as of now. All our cardboard packaging is manufactured from recycled material or sourced from sustainably managed forests."
        • 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: Reduction of material inputs
            "Reducing packaging and paper consumption: Conscious of the environmental issues at stake, for several years SAVENCIA Fromage & Dairy has devoted effort to reducing the volume of its packaging. In 2016, several subsidiaries engaged in eco-design activities in order to minimize their environmental impact, mainly in the form of modification of packaging by reducing the thickness and quantities of thematerials used."
          • 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
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "COMMITMENTS EXPECTED FROM OUR SUPPLIERS IN RELATION TO HUMAN RIGHTS :Establish and promote fundamental principles and rights at work such as described in the Declaration of the International Labor Organization, and comply with the laws in force in each country where they operate. But also, oversee the practices of their own suppliers.o Respect freedom of association and recognize the right to collective bargaining;o Eliminate all forms of forced or compulsory labor;o Eliminate all forms of hidden work;o Effectively abolish child labor;o Eliminate discrimination in employment and occupation."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "Our progress: -28 tons of cardboard in 2016, thanks to the eco-redesign of the pack forthe Burgo de Arias minis production of our Spanish subsidiary Arias" "Our subsidiaries have made significant efforts in eco-design to reduce their volume of packaging andtherefore their impact on the environment [...] Corman [...] hasalso made progress with cardboard. Two sites havesaved 107 tons of cardboard by use of lighterpackaging."
          • 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
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 130,000 tons
          "... our total packaging volume amounts to more than 130,000 tons per annum."
        • 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
      5/88
      • Commitment Strength
        1/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          1/11
          • 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
            "In France, soya only represents a small part of the diet of cattle supplying milk to the Group (the rest mainly comprises products grown on the farm). The soya has been identified as mainly coming from South America, it generates deforestation and vehicles GMOs In 2019, the Group implemented a policy designed to increase the share of milk supply sourced from GMO-free herds, by supporting farmers in the replacement of GMO soya by: ● European soya, which does not generate deforestation and does not vehicle GMOs;" 
          • 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?: Product line
            Only applies to GMO soybean feed for dairy herds.
          • 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
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "COMMITMENTS EXPECTED FROM OUR SUPPLIERS IN RELATION TO HUMAN RIGHTS :Establish and promote fundamental principles and rights at work such as described in the Declaration of the International Labor Organization, and comply with the laws in force in each country where they operate. But also, oversee the practices of their own suppliers.o Respect freedom of association and recognize the right to collective bargaining;o Eliminate all forms of forced or compulsory labor;o Eliminate all forms of hidden work;o Effectively abolish child labor;o Eliminate discrimination in employment and occupation."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/50
        • 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
          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
          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
  • Commitment strength
    2/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    1/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Savencia SA is a French cheese and dairy company which sends products to market in 120 countries worldwide. According to the company’s website Savencia was among the top milk processors and cheese groups worldwide in 2016, and was a market leader in cheese specialities. The company has many well-known brands including Coeur de Lion, Saint Agur, Géramont and Lucina. Through its various cheese and dairy products Savencia is exposed to the forest risk commodity palm oil and soy which is used in animal feed. Groupe Savencia S.A. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Dairy, Ingredients
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
France
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Caprice des Dieux, Saint Albray, Le Rustique, Cœur de Lion, Saint Agur, Bresse Bleu, Roquefort Papillon, St-Morêt, Tartare, Carré Frais, Apérivrais, Chavroux, Saint-Loup, RichesMonts, Geramont, Saint Albray, Fol Epl, Bresso, Milkana, Brunch, Lucina, Krai Syru, Medve, Belebeevsky, Belfor, Belster, Alouette, Polenghi, Elle & Vire, Balade, Carlsbourg, Corman

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