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  • Overall approach
    4/12
    • 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
      Commodities (if applicable): Palm oil
      "No deforestation This policy includes the prohibition of development on both High Conservation Value (HCV) areas1 and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests.2 Furthermore, suppliers will not use burning for land clearing, replanting, or other developments."  Grupo Bimbo also has policies for soy and paper, but these are sustainability commitments rather than deforestation 
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      If Other Initiative, specify::

      Which initiatives?: Consumer Goods Forum Deforestation resolution (being a member of the CGF is not sufficient); New York Declaration on Forests; Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support; UN Global Compact
      "In addition, Grupo Bimbo has now been able to socialize not only the commitments encompassed in its Global Policy on Agriculture, but also other ones taken on by being a member of the Consumer Goods Forum and a signee of the Cerrado Manifesto Statement." [...] "In 2009, Grupo Bimbo joined the Consumer Goods Forum, and within the next five years it became a signatory of New York Declaration on Forests as well as the UN Global Compact."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Mexico is considered one of the ten mega-diverse countries at the world level. Forests and woodlands cover the fourth part of our territory. Unfortunately however, each year 300 thousand hectares are deforested. The loss of these forests makes a negative impact on our life quality, which is the reason that reforestation as well as conservation are of such vital importance."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Operational
      "Carry out a materiality assessment for Grupo Bimbo's agricultural supply chains in order to identify regional problems, products and priorities related to economic, environmental and social impact. Between June and October 2019, Grupo Bimbo consulted NGOs, clients, business organizations, scientific institutions, suppliers and partiesinternal stakeholders to understand these priorities. The key findings of this study were:to. Grupo Bimbo's stakeholders see Latin America as the priority region for the company to address the impacts of the supply chain.b. The most relevant issues for the interest groups were:i. Labor Issues - specifically health and safety, child labor, forced labor, access to equality for women and minimum wage.ii. Environmental Issues - specifically deforestation, water management, air quality (including greenhouse gases), and destruction of native vegetation."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: 6 months

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Pulp & Paper
      Within the companies' sustainability policy they detail their - "Sustainability Central Committee: It is formed by the leaders and sponsors of each of the four pillars, the Steering Committee, Board Members and strategic guests, and meets every six months to report results and review sustainability-related actions." They oversee the policies 
    • 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
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of conservation area are being supported or facilitated by the company on land it does not own or manage?: 46,344 HECTARES
      "46,344 HECTARES OF FOREST ARE INCLUEDED IN THE FORESTRY CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES OF THEIR COMPANY OR OF THIRD PARTIES"   
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 148.95 hectares
      "Conservation and restoration: Within the central area of the Reserve, some 15 hectares have been replanted with native mangrove species, thus restoring wetland areas damaged by encroaching farmland. " [...] "We collaborated in the creation of the Mexican Alliance for Biodiversity and Business (AMEBIN). Its creation provides a space for dialog and action between the private sector and civil society organizations in order to contribute to the conservation, sustainable use and restoration of biodiversity in Mexico.In 2019 Reforestamos México, A.C., with support from Grupo Bimbo, worked with 17,680 volunteers and 90 companies that provided resources to reforest 133.95 hectares in 12 states throughout the country."
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    34/88
    • Palm oil
      56/88
      • Commitment Strength
        16/20
        • 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
            "Grupo Bimbo will build a transparent global supply chain by mapping our palm oil supply chain back to plantations of origin and by requiring our suppliers to commit to producing and sourcing palm oil from companies that comply with the following principles across their entire operations and landholdings:  No deforestation;  No development on peatlands, regardless of depth [...]  This policy includes the prohibition of development on both High Conservation Value (HCV) areas1 and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests.2 Furthermore, suppliers will not use burning for land clearing, replanting, or other developments." [...] "Additionally, in 2019 Grupo Bimbo made a corporate-level commitment to purchase 100% RSPO certified oil by 2023, to date, Grupo Bimbo has achieved a 20% global increment with a goal of reaching 40% by the end of 2021" 
          • 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
            "Grupo Bimbo will build a transparent global supply chain by mapping our palm oil supply chain back to plantations of origin and by requiring our suppliers to commit to producing and sourcing palm oil from companies that comply with the following principles across their entire operations and landholdings:  No deforestation;  No development on peatlands, regardless of depth [...]  This policy includes the prohibition of development on both High Conservation Value (HCV) areas1 and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests.2 Furthermore, suppliers will not use burning for land clearing, replanting, or other developments." [...] "Additionally, in 2019 Grupo Bimbo made a corporate-level commitment to purchase 100% RSPO certified oil by 2023, to date, Grupo Bimbo has achieved a 20% global increment with a goal of reaching 40% by the end of 2021" 
          • Target date
            2023
            0.5/0.7
            Target date
            2023
            0.5/0.7
            "Grupo Bimbo will build a transparent global supply chain by mapping our palm oil supply chain back to plantations of origin and by requiring our suppliers to commit to producing and sourcing palm oil from companies that comply with the following principles across their entire operations and landholdings:  No deforestation;  No development on peatlands, regardless of depth [...]  This policy includes the prohibition of development on both High Conservation Value (HCV) areas1 and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests.2 Furthermore, suppliers will not use burning for land clearing, replanting, or other developments." [...] "Additionally, in 2019 Grupo Bimbo made a corporate-level commitment to purchase 100% RSPO certified oil by 2023, to date, Grupo Bimbo has achieved a 20% global increment with a goal of reaching 40% by the end of 2021" 
          • 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)?: 2021
            "Grupo Bimbo will build a transparent global supply chain by mapping our palm oil supply chain back to plantations of origin and by requiring our suppliers to commit to producing and sourcing palm oil from companies that comply with the following principles across their entire operations and landholdings:  No deforestation;  No development on peatlands, regardless of depth [...]  This policy includes the prohibition of development on both High Conservation Value (HCV) areas1 and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests.2 Furthermore, suppliers will not use burning for land clearing, replanting, or other developments." [...] "Additionally, in 2019 Grupo Bimbo made a corporate-level commitment to purchase 100% RSPO certified oil by 2023, to date, Grupo Bimbo has achieved a 20% global increment with a goal of reaching 40% by the end of 2021" 
        • 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
            "Grupo Bimbo will build a transparent global supply chain by mapping our palm oil supply chain back to plantations of origin and by requiring our suppliers to commit to producing and sourcing palm oil from companies that comply with the following principles across their entire operations and landholdings:  No deforestation;  No development on peatlands, regardless of depth [...]  This policy includes the prohibition of development on both High Conservation Value (HCV) areas1 and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests.2 Furthermore, suppliers will not use burning for land clearing, replanting, or other developments." [...] "Additionally, in 2019 Grupo Bimbo made a corporate-level commitment to purchase 100% RSPO certified oil by 2023, to date, Grupo Bimbo has achieved a 20% global increment with a goal of reaching 40% by the end of 2021" 
          • 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
            "Grupo Bimbo will build a transparent global supply chain by mapping our palm oil supply chain back to plantations of origin and by requiring our suppliers to commit to producing and sourcing palm oil from companies that comply with the following principles across their entire operations and landholdings:  No deforestation;  No development on peatlands, regardless of depth [...]  This policy includes the prohibition of development on both High Conservation Value (HCV) areas1 and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests.2 Furthermore, suppliers will not use burning for land clearing, replanting, or other developments." [...] "Additionally, in 2019 Grupo Bimbo made a corporate-level commitment to purchase 100% RSPO certified oil by 2023, to date, Grupo Bimbo has achieved a 20% global increment with a goal of reaching 40% by the end of 2021" 
          • Target date
            2023
            0.5/0.7
            Target date
            2023
            0.5/0.7
            "Grupo Bimbo will build a transparent global supply chain by mapping our palm oil supply chain back to plantations of origin and by requiring our suppliers to commit to producing and sourcing palm oil from companies that comply with the following principles across their entire operations and landholdings:  No deforestation;  No development on peatlands, regardless of depth [...]  This policy includes the prohibition of development on both High Conservation Value (HCV) areas1 and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests.2 Furthermore, suppliers will not use burning for land clearing, replanting, or other developments." [...] "Additionally, in 2019 Grupo Bimbo made a corporate-level commitment to purchase 100% RSPO certified oil by 2023, to date, Grupo Bimbo has achieved a 20% global increment with a goal of reaching 40% by the end of 2021" 
          • 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)?: 2021
            "Grupo Bimbo will build a transparent global supply chain by mapping our palm oil supply chain back to plantations of origin and by requiring our suppliers to commit to producing and sourcing palm oil from companies that comply with the following principles across their entire operations and landholdings:  No deforestation;  No development on peatlands, regardless of depth [...]  This policy includes the prohibition of development on both High Conservation Value (HCV) areas1 and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests.2 Furthermore, suppliers will not use burning for land clearing, replanting, or other developments." [...] "Additionally, in 2019 Grupo Bimbo made a corporate-level commitment to purchase 100% RSPO certified oil by 2023, to date, Grupo Bimbo has achieved a 20% global increment with a goal of reaching 40% by the end of 2021" 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/6
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "Map the supply chains of Grupo Bimbo’s top suppliers of CPO and PKO to the palm oil mill level, and to plantation level with suppliers who have well-defined supply bases for their Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB). In accordance with its policy, Grupo Bimbo has continued updating traceability data for its supply chain. This year it has focused on 17 suppliers representing 95% of the volume.This data provides information on refineries, traders and mills and helps Grupo Bimbo to make decisions about priority challenges and areas for improvement in the performance of their suppliers." In the June 2021 progress report, the table displays the following levels of traceability -"palm oil - 99.5% - (total traced) 94% - to mill - 65% - to plantation / Palm kernel oil - 0.5% (total traced) - 100% to mill - 16% to plantation"
          • 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?: Segment

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Only focusing on top suppliers
            "Map the supply chains of Grupo Bimbo’s top suppliers of CPO and PKO to the palm oil mill level, and to plantation level with suppliers who have well-defined supply bases for their Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB). In accordance with its policy, Grupo Bimbo has continued updating traceability data for its supply chain. This year it has focused on 17 suppliers representing 95% of the volume. This data provides information on refineries, traders and mills and helps Grupo Bimbo to make decisions about priority challenges and areas for improvement in the performance of their suppliers." In the June 2021 progress report, the table displays the following levels of traceability -"palm oil - 99.5% - (total traced) 94% - to mill - 65% - to plantation / Palm kernel oil - 0.5% (total traced) - 100% to mill - 16% to plantation"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Map the supply chains of Grupo Bimbo’s top suppliers of CPO and PKO to the palm oil mill level, and to plantation level with suppliers who have well-defined supply bases for their Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB). In accordance with its policy, Grupo Bimbo has continued updating traceability data for its supply chain. This year it has focused on 17 suppliers representing 95% of the volume.This data provides information on refineries, traders and mills and helps Grupo Bimbo to make decisions about priority challenges and areas for improvement in the performance of their suppliers." In the June 2021 progress report, the table displays the following levels of traceability -"palm oil - 99.5% - (total traced) 94% - to mill - 65% - to plantation / Palm kernel oil - 0.5% (total traced) - 100% to mill - 16% to plantation"
          • 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
            "Map the supply chains of Grupo Bimbo’s top suppliers of CPO and PKO to the palm oil mill level, and to plantation level with suppliers who have well-defined supply bases for their Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB). In accordance with its policy, Grupo Bimbo has continued updating traceability data for its supply chain. This year it has focused on 17 suppliers representing 95% of the volume. This data provides information on refineries, traders and mills and helps Grupo Bimbo to make decisions about priority challenges and areas for improvement in the performance of their suppliers." In the June 2021 progress report, the table displays the following levels of traceability -"palm oil - 99.5% - (total traced) 94% - to mill - 65% - to plantation / Palm kernel oil - 0.5% (total traced) - 100% to mill - 16% to plantation"
      • Social Considerations
        13/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply? E.g. tier 1, tier 2, tier 3: not specified

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours

          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "In accordance with the ILO’s Fundamental Conventions (1) and Grupo Bimbo’s Supplier Code of Conduct (2), suppliers at all tiers within our agricultural supply chain are expected to commit to no exploitation of people and communities, including the following criteria: Compensate workers in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations—including those pertaining to minimum wage, overtime, maximum hours, and benefits  Prohibit child labor, forced labor, and bonded labor. Prohibit discrimination or harassment Respect workers’ rights to freedom of association and to 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?: Certification; Technical assistance/support

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: not specified
          "Grupo Bimbo recognizes the importance of economic viability of agricultural production to farmers and communities worldwide, and in particular acknowledges the significance of smallholders in global agricultural supply chains. It is our intent that smallholders in our supply chain are not negatively impacted through the implementation of production criteria. Grupo Bimbo will make a concerted effort to facilitate the inclusion of smallholders into our supply base and, support smallholders to achieve compliance with our policy. Specific information related to smallholder support will be included in our annual Implementation Plans" [....] "Grupo Bimbo will take an appropriate approach to monitoring and verifying that our policies are being properly implemented on an ongoing basis. Recognizing the challenges faced by smallholders to achieve certification, Grupo Bimbo will seek innovative ways to monitor compliance, including independent multistakeholder verification processes, RSPO certification or other credible processes available."
        • 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
          "No Discrimination and Anti-Harassment. When hiring anyone, Suppliers must not discriminate against any person regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, political affiliation, union membership or any other personal characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff and termination, compensation, education, training and other working conditions."
        • 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
          "when producers in Grupo Bimbo’s agriculture supply chain are involved in land acquisition, lease, or utilization, they must respect land tenure rights and obtain and demonstrate the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of indigenous and local communities on lands to which they hold legal, communal, or customary rights. (3) New or existing conflicts, including ones resulting from a lack of FPIC, should be managed and resolved through a transparent, balanced, and accessible dispute resolution process. This may require redress for Indigenous Peoples or local communities."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          0/0
          "In addition, when producers in Grupo Bimbo’s agriculture supply chain are involved in land acquisition, lease, or utilization, they must respect land tenure rights and obtain and demonstrate the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of indigenous and local communities on lands to which they hold legal, communal, or customary rights. (3) New or existing conflicts, including ones resulting from a lack of FPIC, should be managed and resolved through a transparent, balanced, and accessible dispute resolution process. This may require redress for Indigenous Peoples or local communities."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        26/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/2
          • 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?: 75%
            "Deforestation monitoring Grupo Bimbo has taken a step forward on responsible sourcing of its palm oil chain and begins this year -2021- to monitor deforestation of its chain through Starling, satellite technology developed by Airbus and Earthworm Foundation. [...]  During this first year, it is covering 51% of its volume and in this first semester it can confirm that 25% of its total volume is deforestation-free. In addition, Grupo Bimbo has begun engaging with suppliers that are under monitoring to evaluate, investigate and take action in the event of deforestation associated with the chain." [...] "Additionally, in 2019 Grupo Bimbo made a corporate-level commitment to purchase 100% RSPO certified oil by 2023, to date, Grupo Bimbo has achieved a 20% global increment with a goal of reaching 40% by the end of 2021"  
          • 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
            "Deforestation monitoring Grupo Bimbo has taken a step forward on responsible sourcing of its palm oil chain and begins this year -2021- to monitor deforestation of its chain through Starling, satellite technology developed by Airbus and Earthworm Foundation. [...]  During this first year, it is covering 51% of its volume and in this first semester it can confirm that 25% of its total volume is deforestation-free. In addition, Grupo Bimbo has begun engaging with suppliers that are under monitoring to evaluate, investigate and take action in the event of deforestation associated with the chain." [...] "Additionally, in 2019 Grupo Bimbo made a corporate-level commitment to purchase 100% RSPO certified oil by 2023, to date, Grupo Bimbo has achieved a 20% global increment with a goal of reaching 40% by the end of 2021"  
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "Grupo Bimbo, in partnership with Earthworm Foundation, has been actively engaging with its suppliers and stakeholders to execute the Action Plan and fulfill its policy commitments. During the first half of the year progress was made in the following 5 strategic areas.  [...] Map the supply chains of Grupo Bimbo’s top suppliers of CPO and PKO to the palm oil mill level, and to plantation level with suppliers who have well-defined supply bases for their Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB). In accordance with its policy, Grupo Bimbo has continued updating traceability data for its supply chain. This year it has focused on 17 suppliers representing 95% of the volume. This data provides information on refineries, traders and mills and helps Grupo Bimbo to make decisions about priority challenges and areas for improvement in the performance of their suppliers." In the June 2021 progress report, the table displays the following levels of traceability -"palm oil - 99.5% - (total traced) 94% - to mill - 65% - to plantation / Palm kernel oil - 0.5% (total traced) - 100% to mill - 16% to plantation"
        • 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
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?:  Starling, satellite technology developed by Airbus and Earthworm Foundation, RSPO Certification

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?:  Starling, satellite technology developed by Airbus and Earthworm Foundation, RSPO Certification
            "Deforestation monitoring Grupo Bimbo has taken a step forward on responsible sourcing of its palm oil chain and begins this year -2021- to monitor deforestation of its chain through Starling, satellite technology developed by Airbus and Earthworm Foundation. [...]  During this first year, it is covering 51% of its volume and in this first semester it can confirm that 25% of its total volume is deforestation-free. In addition, Grupo Bimbo has begun engaging with suppliers that are under monitoring to evaluate, investigate and take action in the event of deforestation associated with the chain." [...] "Additionally, in 2019 Grupo Bimbo made a corporate-level commitment to purchase 100% RSPO certified oil by 2023, to date, Grupo Bimbo has achieved a 20% global increment with a goal of reaching 40% by the end of 2021"  
          • 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 tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?:  Starling, satellite technology developed by Airbus and Earthworm Foundation, RSPO Certification

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?:  Starling, satellite technology developed by Airbus and Earthworm Foundation, RSPO Certification
            "Deforestation monitoring Grupo Bimbo has taken a step forward on responsible sourcing of its palm oil chain and begins this year -2021- to monitor deforestation of its chain through Starling, satellite technology developed by Airbus and Earthworm Foundation. [...]  During this first year, it is covering 51% of its volume and in this first semester it can confirm that 25% of its total volume is deforestation-free. In addition, Grupo Bimbo has begun engaging with suppliers that are under monitoring to evaluate, investigate and take action in the event of deforestation associated with the chain." [...] "Additionally, in 2019 Grupo Bimbo made a corporate-level commitment to purchase 100% RSPO certified oil by 2023, to date, Grupo Bimbo has achieved a 20% global increment with a goal of reaching 40% by the end of 2021"  
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Earthworm fo
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          "Agricultural production should not come at the expense of natural habitats and ecosystem services. At Grupo Bimbo, we believe that agriculture and nature can and should co-exist. As such, suppliers at all tiers of our supply chain are expected to commit to the following criteria: [...] No deforestation: Protect forests and natural habitats by preventing conversion of High Conservation Value (HCV) (5) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests (6).  No peatland destruction: Conversion of peatlands (regardless of their depth) is prohibited, including development of farms or grazing land.  No illegal or destructive burning: Suppliers will not use burning for land clearing or other developments unless there is evidence that burning is legal and controlled, and does not result in additional land use change."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: GREPALMA, High Carbon Stock (HCS) methodology in the context of smallholders
          "A materiality study was carried out in 2019 in the agricultural products supply chains, including palm oil. Labor issues on palm oil specifically in Latin America was one of the most material issues, along with deforestation. From results obtained from the Labor Risk Analysis in Latin America made in 2020 in the palm oil industry, Grupo Bimbo decided in 2021 to participate in a project to support GREPALMA (Gremial de Agricultores de Guatemala) for capacity building and monitoring labor and human rights issues. Through a participatory process, the following issues were prioritized to be addressed: • Free and Informed Prior Consent and consultation processes • Freedom of association and collective bargaining • Health and Safety in the communities (related to the impact of the companies) • Human Rights Defenders [....] Like previous years, it has continued investing in two landscape-level projects in southern Mexico, in the state of Chiapas. This region has been prioritized since more than 60% of Grupo Bimbo's palm oil volume comes from Latin America, and it is considered necessary to generate solutions to prevent deforestation in the context of smallholders and improve farmers' livelihoods. The project located in the municipalities of Marqués de Comillas and Benemérito de las Américas is a pilot of the High Carbon Stock (HCS) methodology in the context of smallholders. The area is one with the highest risk of deforestation in Mesoamerica. Despite the emergency situation derived from COVID-19, the project has continued to reach out to mills in the region and other relevant stakeholders. The project in La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve focuses on protecting native ecosystems and improving farmers' livelihoods through compliance with the Management Program of the Protected Natural Area since agricultural expansion has an impact on critical mangrove and wetland habitats. During the first semester of the year, the Multi-stakeholder Plan has been monitored in its three lines of action: • Resilience of smallholders: During the first semester, a socioeconomic and environmental study was completed with the pilot groups. Based on the results an Action Plan for 2025 has been prepared and validated by the mills in the region. In addition, 42 Farmers Plans were completed with smallholders that began last year"
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: unspecified
          "Grupo Bimbo recognizes that the context of agricultural production within our supply chain will vary significantly depending on geography, size of a supplier’s operations, and existing environmental conditions. As such, we will release commodity and/or geography-specific criteria and indicators as we learn more about the particular contexts within our supply chains. Grupo Bimbo will seek innovative strategies to ensure that positive change is occurring on the ground and will identify appropriate third parties to measure and verify our progress" [....] "Grupo Bimbo will work with TFT to analyze social and environmental risks in our supply chain and proactively identify suppliers for which policy compliance is a significant challenge and where market leverage can be used to facilitate transformative change at the ground level."
        • 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
          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.)?: hotline, number, email 
          "Suppliers and producers in Grupo Bimbo’s supply chain should have a credible and accessible grievance mechanism that allows for stakeholders to report concerns without fear of recrimination or dismissal." [...] "Formal complaint and/or claim processes in local communities Grupo Bimbo’s Speak Up line is the communication channel for associates, suppliers, and third parties to share reports with the Grupo Bimbo Steering Committee. The purpose of this channel is to address comments, suggestions, and complaints about violations of the Code of Ethics of Grupo Bimbo. Therefore, the activities covered by this mechanism are aimed at our consumers and customers, shareholders and partners, associates, suppliers, the competition, society, and government. [...] Grupo Bimbo also has a toll-free Customer and Consumer Service System where it addresses complaints and/or claims made when people call 01 800 910 2030 in Mexico, as well as those sent via email to atencionenlinea@grupobimbo.com."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 128500 tonnes
          Grupo Bimbo report the following volumes of palm oil within their 2019 ACOP report: "Table displays - Total volume of of crude/refined palm oil (tonnes) - 117000.0/ Total volume of crude/refined palm kernel oil (tonnes) - 11500.0 / Total volume of crude/refined palm kernel oil (tonnes) - 0.0 / Total volume of palm oil/palm kernel oil derivatives and fractions (tonnes) - 0.0 / Overall total - 128500.0"
        • 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?: 20%

          What is the certified volume?: 128500 tonnes

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 642,500 tonnes

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO Certification
          Grupo Bimbo report the following volumes of palm oil within their 2019 ACOP report: "Table displays - Total volume of of crude/refined palm oil (tonnes) - 117000.0/ Total volume of crude/refined palm kernel oil (tonnes) - 11500.0 / Total volume of crude/refined palm kernel oil (tonnes) - 0.0 / Total volume of palm oil/palm kernel oil derivatives and fractions (tonnes) - 0.0 / Overall total - 128500.0" [...] "Additionally, in 2019 Grupo Bimbo made a corporate-level commitment to purchase 100% RSPO certified oil by 2023, to date, Grupo Bimbo has achieved a 20% global increment with a goal of reaching 40% by the end of 2021"
        • 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 relation to the labor laws set in their code of conduct - "We encourage Suppliers to acknowledge, respect and adopt the Grupo Bimbo Supplier Code of Conduct or similar and equal standards as follows: • Communication. All Suppliers will be requested to review the Grupo Bimbo Supplier Code of Conduct and to return a written acknowledgement. The requirements of the Code must be communicated to all Suppliers’ employees. • Self-assessment Questionnaire as it is requested. Grupo Bimbo reserves the right to request a risk assessment or a self-assessment. Grupo Bimbo shall prioritize the implementation of the Grupo Bimbo Supplier Code of Conduct to critical Suppliers, with corresponding actions and resources.  Audit Requirements. Grupo Bimbo may conduct audits at the offices or sites of the supplier or request it from a third party, to verify compliance to this Code of Conduct and any other applicable laws. These audits may be conducted without prior notice. Suppliers shall make the best efforts to fulfill all audit requests."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 96%

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 4%

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Indonesia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Malaysia, Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Ecuador

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: No

          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 disclosed
          "Note: This mill list was compiled in 2021 and represents 2020 traceability for Grupo Bimbo’s direct suppliers who supplied 96% of our overall palm and palm kernel volume. Therefore, there may be mills in this list that are no longer in Grupo Bimbo’s supply chain."   
        • 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; Using third party verification

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 51%

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 51%

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: In it's first year, unspecified on frequency 
          "Deforestation monitoring Grupo Bimbo has taken a step forward on responsible sourcing of its palm oil chain and begins this year -2021- to monitor deforestation of its chain through Starling, satellite technology developed by Airbus and Earthworm Foundation. In the last six years, Grupo Bimbo has worked to increase transparency in the palm oil industry through traceability exercises and supplier engagement, promoting the publication of lists of mills and concession boundaries, when applied. Thanks to the efforts of the industry, the monitoring of deforestation is possible, which has generated enough information to be able to detect and act against deforestation linked to the palm oil supply chain. During this first year, it is covering 51% of its volume and in this first semester it can confirm that 25% of its total volume is deforestation-free. In addition, Grupo Bimbo has begun engaging with suppliers that are under monitoring to evaluate, investigate and take action in the event of deforestation associated with the chain."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
          Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
          How much of this is in protected areas, primary forests, intact forest landscapes, and/or peatlands?: Reports on % but not hectares - "Deforestation monitoring Grupo Bimbo has taken a step forward on responsible sourcing of its palm oil chain and begins this year -2021- to monitor deforestation of its chain through Starling, satellite technology developed by Airbus and Earthworm Foundation. [...]  During this first year, it is covering 51% of its volume and in this first semester it can confirm that 25% of its total volume is deforestation-free. In addition, Grupo Bimbo has begun engaging with suppliers that are under monitoring to evaluate, investigate and take action in the event of deforestation associated with the chain." https://grupobimbo-com-custom01-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/Grupo-Bimbo-Palm-Oil-Policy-Action-Plan-June-Year-6.pdf
        • 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
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: action plans

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non compliance with their palm oil policy and requirements
          "The policy is effective immediately, and Grupo Bimbo will engage with credible partners in order to map and assess our supply chain. Grupo Bimbo will then develop an Action Plan to work with our suppliers and other third parties to achieve and verify full company-wide compliance with the policy. The Action Plan will be publicly available no later than four months after the release of this policy, and we commit to reporting on its implementation twice a year thereafter [...] We expect our suppliers to adopt their own time-bound responsible palm oil policies and action plans in line with Grupo Bimbo’s, and we encourage suppliers to publicly report on the progress towards company-wide compliance with this policy. The policy criteria will be included in the Grupo Bimbo supplier selection process. In the event of non-compliance, we will work with suppliers to create a corrective action plan with reasonable time commitments to meet our requirements. Suppliers failing to meet our time-bound requirements will be subject to non-renewal or termination of contracts."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      19/88
      • Commitment Strength
        3/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          3/8
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            Other certification scheme: Certification not specified

            Which certification schemes are used?: Other certification
             "100% PAPER AND CARDBOARD FROM CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE SOURCES BY 2025 During 2020, Grupo Bimbo worked closely and proactively with its global supply chain to speed up the transition of both packaging material as well as indirect paper and cardboard from being conventional material to becoming sustainable certified or recycled material.  [...] over 60% or our paper and board packaging currently has a forestry certification system recognized for the raw materials that supply Grupo Bimbo globally."
          • 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
            "100% PAPER AND CARDBOARD FROM CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE SOURCES BY 2025 During 2020, Grupo Bimbo worked closely and proactively with its global supply chain to speed up the transition of both packaging material as well as indirect paper and cardboard from being conventional material to becoming sustainable certified or recycled material. [...] over 60% or our paper and board packaging currently has a forestry certification system recognized for the raw materials that supply Grupo Bimbo globally."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "100% PAPER AND CARDBOARD FROM CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE SOURCES BY 2025 During 2020, Grupo Bimbo worked closely and proactively with its global supply chain to speed up the transition of both packaging material as well as indirect paper and cardboard from being conventional material to becoming sustainable certified or recycled material. [...] over 60% or our paper and board packaging currently has a forestry certification system recognized for the raw materials that supply Grupo Bimbo globally."
          • 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
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          " Supplier Code of Conduct includes the following requirements: "No Discrimination and Anti-Harassment [...] Freely Chosen Employment [...] No Child Labor [...] 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
          "When hiring anyone, Suppliers must not discriminate against any person regardless of [...] gender"
        • 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
          "when producers in Grupo Bimbo’s agriculture supply chain are involved in land acquisition, lease, or utilization, they must respect land tenure rights and obtain and demonstrate the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of indigenous and local communities on lands to which they hold legal, communal, or customary rights. (3) New or existing conflicts, including ones resulting from a lack of FPIC, should be managed and resolved through a transparent, balanced, and accessible dispute resolution process. This may require redress for Indigenous Peoples or local communities."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          0/0
          "In addition, when producers in Grupo Bimbo’s agriculture supply chain are involved in land acquisition, lease, or utilization, they must respect land tenure rights and obtain and demonstrate the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of indigenous and local communities on lands to which they hold legal, communal, or customary rights. (3) New or existing conflicts, including ones resulting from a lack of FPIC, should be managed and resolved through a transparent, balanced, and accessible dispute resolution process. This may require redress for Indigenous Peoples or local communities."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/50
        • 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
            "100% PAPER AND CARDBOARD FROM CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE SOURCES BY 2025 During 2020, Grupo Bimbo worked closely and proactively with its global supply chain to speed up the transition of both packaging material as well as indirect paper and cardboard from being conventional material to becoming sustainable certified or recycled material. [...] over 60% or our paper and board packaging currently has a forestry certification system recognized for the raw materials that supply Grupo Bimbo globally."
          • 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
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: CDP Forest Supply Chain program
          "PAPER AND PAPERBOARD(COMMITMENT 100% CERTIFIED SOURCES)As part of our commitment to ensure that all purchases of paper and cardboard packaging are certified as deforestation by 2025, we made our suppliers of said materials participate through the CDP Forest Supply Chain program. In 2019, the responses of our main paper and cardboard suppliers were compiled and evaluated in terms of certification systems, therefore, based on this data, gaps and opportunities for collaboration between our suppliers and us were identified to continue advancing in the fulfillment of our commitment. For the following years, the focus of the initiative with the supply chain will be to communicate the best market practices on this and other issues, as well as the risks and opportunities related to combating deforestation."
        • 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.)?: hotline, number, email 

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "Suppliers and producers in Grupo Bimbo’s supply chain should have a credible and accessible grievance mechanism that allows for stakeholders to report concerns without fear of recrimination or dismissal." [...] "Formal complaint and/or claim processes in local communities Grupo Bimbo’s Speak Up line is the communication channel for associates, suppliers, and third parties to share reports with the Grupo Bimbo Steering Committee. The purpose of this channel is to address comments, suggestions, and complaints about violations of the Code of Ethics of Grupo Bimbo. Therefore, the activities covered by this mechanism are aimed at our consumers and customers, shareholders and partners, associates, suppliers, the competition, society, and government. [...] Grupo Bimbo also has a toll-free Customer and Consumer Service System where it addresses complaints and/or claims made when people call 01 800 910 2030 in Mexico, as well as those sent via email to atencionenlinea@grupobimbo.com."
        • 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 relation to the labor laws set in their code of conduct - "We encourage Suppliers to acknowledge, respect and adopt the Grupo Bimbo Supplier Code of Conduct or similar and equal standards as follows: • Communication. All Suppliers will be requested to review the Grupo Bimbo Supplier Code of Conduct and to return a written acknowledgement. The requirements of the Code must be communicated to all Suppliers’ employees. • Self-assessment Questionnaire as it is requested. Grupo Bimbo reserves the right to request a risk assessment or a self-assessment. Grupo Bimbo shall prioritize the implementation of the Grupo Bimbo Supplier Code of Conduct to critical Suppliers, with corresponding actions and resources.  Audit Requirements. Grupo Bimbo may conduct audits at the offices or sites of the supplier or request it from a third party, to verify compliance to this Code of Conduct and any other applicable laws. These audits may be conducted without prior notice. Suppliers shall make the best efforts to fulfill all audit requests."
        • 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
      26/88
      • 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
            "Soy: Grupo Bimbo will continue to work with its strategic soybean suppliers through the mapping of its supply chain in South America. Grupo Bimbo thus responds to its commitment to the Cerrado Manifesto of which it is a signatory. Additionally, Grupo Bimbo will continue to engage with key suppliers identified during 2019 in the mapping. Through this, Grupo Bimbo will assess suppliers’ progress towards meeting Grupo Bimbo's commitments in responsible soy sourcing and will discuss the identified challenges and opportunities. When engaging with key suppliers the following aspects are evaluated: - Policy commitment - Traceability - Approach to change - Grievance mechanism - Transparency - Monitoring and verification - Certification processes" [...] [translation] "In 2020, Grupo Bimbo will evaluate additional products based on materiality results and factors such as deforestation / occupational hazards, leverage, and region of origin. This will allow Grupo Bimbo to make an informed decision about future investments in responsible sourcing."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: more stringent evaluations are focused on Brazil 

            If no, what is excluded?: Location
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "Soy: Grupo Bimbo will continue to work with its strategic soybean suppliers through the mapping of its supply chain in South America. Grupo Bimbo thus responds to its commitment to the Cerrado Manifesto of which it is a signatory. Additionally, Grupo Bimbo will continue to engage with key suppliers identified during 2019 in the mapping. Through this, Grupo Bimbo will assess suppliers’ progress towards meeting Grupo Bimbo's commitments in responsible soy sourcing and will discuss the identified challenges and opportunities. When engaging with key suppliers the following aspects are evaluated: - Policy commitment - Traceability - Approach to change - Grievance mechanism - Transparency - Monitoring and verification - Certification processes" [...] [translation] "In 2020, Grupo Bimbo will evaluate additional products based on materiality results and factors such as deforestation / occupational hazards, leverage, and region of origin. This will allow Grupo Bimbo to make an informed decision about future investments in responsible sourcing."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "Soy: Grupo Bimbo will continue to work with its strategic soybean suppliers through the mapping of its supply chain in South America. Grupo Bimbo thus responds to its commitment to the Cerrado Manifesto of which it is a signatory. Additionally, Grupo Bimbo will continue to engage with key suppliers identified during 2019 in the mapping. Through this, Grupo Bimbo will assess suppliers’ progress towards meeting Grupo Bimbo's commitments in responsible soy sourcing and will discuss the identified challenges and opportunities. When engaging with key suppliers the following aspects are evaluated: - Policy commitment - Traceability - Approach to change - Grievance mechanism - Transparency - Monitoring and verification - Certification processes" [...] [translation] "In 2020, Grupo Bimbo will evaluate additional products based on materiality results and factors such as deforestation / occupational hazards, leverage, and region of origin. This will allow Grupo Bimbo to make an informed decision about future investments in responsible sourcing."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Tier 1 supplier, checks compliance
            0/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Tier 1 supplier, checks compliance
            0/5.3
            "SOYABEAN During 2020, Grupo Bimbo continued with the traceability process regarding its soybean supply chain, to identify those suppliers who may be sourcing from risk areas. It was finally determined that 11% of soybean oil potentially comes from a risk area -South America. For that volume, traceability at the crusher level is 88%. Progress in traceability is one of the challenges for the next few years, together with our suppliers and the progress achieved in maturity. Traceability conclusions of 11% of aforementioned volume are as follows: • 69% comes from Brazil, 31% from Argentina, and a minimum amount from other countries such as Bolivia. • 89% of the volume sourced comes from two major traders in the region, both directly and indirectly. During the second semester of 2020, Grupo Bimbo began evaluating suppli- ers who source from risk regions such as South America. Two traders have been approached, as well as other local ones"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Only applies to certain regions where they source soy - 11%

            If no, what is excluded?: Location
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • 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: Only work legal working hours

          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "In accordance with the ILO’s Fundamental Conventions (1) and Grupo Bimbo’s Supplier Code of Conduct (2), suppliers at all tiers within our agricultural supply chain are expected to commit to no exploitation of people and communities, including the following criteria: Compensate workers in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations—including those pertaining to minimum wage, overtime, maximum hours, and benefits  Prohibit child labor, forced labor, and bonded labor. Prohibit discrimination or harassment Respect workers’ rights to freedom of association and to 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?: Other
          "Grupo Bimbo recognizes the importance of economic viability of agricultural production to farmers and communities worldwide, and in particular acknowledges the significance of smallholders in global agricultural supply chains. It is our intent that smallholders in our supply chain are not negatively impacted through the implementation of production criteria. Grupo Bimbo will make a concerted effort to facilitate the inclusion of smallholders into our supply base and, support smallholders to achieve compliance with our policy. Specific information related to smallholder support will be included in our annual Implementation Plans"
        • 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
          "No Discrimination and Anti-Harassment. When hiring anyone, Suppliers must not discriminate against any person regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, political affiliation, union membership or any other personal characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff and termination, compensation, education, training and other working conditions."
        • 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
          "when producers in Grupo Bimbo’s agriculture supply chain are involved in land acquisition, lease, or utilization, they must respect land tenure rights and obtain and demonstrate the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of indigenous and local communities on lands to which they hold legal, communal, or customary rights. (3) New or existing conflicts, including ones resulting from a lack of FPIC, should be managed and resolved through a transparent, balanced, and accessible dispute resolution process. This may require redress for Indigenous Peoples or local communities."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          0/0
          "In addition, when producers in Grupo Bimbo’s agriculture supply chain are involved in land acquisition, lease, or utilization, they must respect land tenure rights and obtain and demonstrate the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of indigenous and local communities on lands to which they hold legal, communal, or customary rights. (3) New or existing conflicts, including ones resulting from a lack of FPIC, should be managed and resolved through a transparent, balanced, and accessible dispute resolution process. This may require redress for Indigenous Peoples or local communities."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        10/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            "Based on the analysis from Grupo Bimbo's purchaising data in 2020, it has been estimated that:  86% of the soy supplied to Grupo Bimbo is estimated to come from low-risk origins such as the United States and Canada.  14% of the soy supplied is estimated to come from high-risk sources such as Brazil and Argentina. Grupo Bimbo has also carried out a traceability exercise at Crusher level evaluating 91% of the volume of high-risk origin identified in the supply chain. The result is that 72% of this volume comes from Brazil and 8% from Argentina"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            "It was finally determined that 11% of soybean oil potentially comes from a risk area -South America. For that volume, traceability at the crusher level is 88%. Progress in traceability is one of the challenges for the next few years, together with our suppliers and the progress achieved in maturity. Traceability conclusions of 11% of aforementioned volume are as follows: • 69% comes from Brazil, 31% from Argentina, and a minimum amount from other countries such as Bolivia. • 89% of the volume sourced comes from two major traders in the region, both directly and indirectly. During the second semester of 2020, Grupo Bimbo began evaluating suppliers who source from risk regions such as South America. Two traders have been approached, as well as other local ones"
        • 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
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: not specified but do release quarterly action plan updates
          "Grupo Bimbo is also evaluating transformation projects in Brazil to contribute, by using a landscape approach, in solving the social and environmental challenges associated with the soy industry identified in the region. 2 Grupo Bimbo continues to work on its Roadmap based on the analysis of its chain and the risk analysis carried out last year with key suppliers in South America."
        • 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.)?: hotline, number, email 

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "Suppliers and producers in Grupo Bimbo’s supply chain should have a credible and accessible grievance mechanism that allows for stakeholders to report concerns without fear of recrimination or dismissal." [...] "Formal complaint and/or claim processes in local communities Grupo Bimbo’s Speak Up line is the communication channel for associates, suppliers, and third parties to share reports with the Grupo Bimbo Steering Committee. The purpose of this channel is to address comments, suggestions, and complaints about violations of the Code of Ethics of Grupo Bimbo. Therefore, the activities covered by this mechanism are aimed at our consumers and customers, shareholders and partners, associates, suppliers, the competition, society, and government. [...] Grupo Bimbo also has a toll-free Customer and Consumer Service System where it addresses complaints and/or claims made when people call 01 800 910 2030 in Mexico, as well as those sent via email to atencionenlinea@grupobimbo.com."
        • 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 relation to the labor laws set in their code of conduct - "We encourage Suppliers to acknowledge, respect and adopt the Grupo Bimbo Supplier Code of Conduct or similar and equal standards as follows: • Communication. All Suppliers will be requested to review the Grupo Bimbo Supplier Code of Conduct and to return a written acknowledgement. The requirements of the Code must be communicated to all Suppliers’ employees. • Self-assessment Questionnaire as it is requested. Grupo Bimbo reserves the right to request a risk assessment or a self-assessment. Grupo Bimbo shall prioritize the implementation of the Grupo Bimbo Supplier Code of Conduct to critical Suppliers, with corresponding actions and resources.  Audit Requirements. Grupo Bimbo may conduct audits at the offices or sites of the supplier or request it from a third party, to verify compliance to this Code of Conduct and any other applicable laws. These audits may be conducted without prior notice. Suppliers shall make the best efforts to fulfill all audit requests."
        • 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
    7/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    15/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    12/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Grupo Bimbo is a Mexican company that manufacture baked goods. The company sell products in most countries in America, and a few in Europe and Asia. Grupo Bimbo has more 100 brands in its portfolio, and produces over 10,000 different products. Through its products including bread, pastries and crisps Grupo Bimbo are exposed to palm oil and soy. Grupo Bimbo SAB de CV is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Packaged food
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Mexico
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

New York Bakey, Entenmann's, Takis, Artesano, Ball Park, East Balk Bakeries, Bays English Muffins, Bimbo, Little Bites, Marinela, Alfaro's, Anzio & Sons, Arnold, Barcel, Boboli, Brownberry, Colombo, Colonial, Eureka, Francisco, Freihofers, Goldminer, Grace Baking, Heiner's, J.J.Nissen, D'italiano, Ricolino, LumberJack, Maier's, Master, Mother's, Mrs Baird's, Nature's Harvest, Thomas, San Luis, Stroehmann, Tia Rosa, Wholesome Harvest, Sara Lee, Oroweat, Old Style, Sanissimo, Rainbo

How we assess the Forest 500

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