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  • Overall approach
    4/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment
      0/6
      Commodities (if applicable): Palm oil
      "Grupo Bimbo will build a transparent global supply chain by mapping our palm oil supply chain back toplantations of origin and by requiring our suppliers to commit to producing and sourcing palm oil fromcompanies that comply with the following principles across their entire operations and landholdings: No deforestation"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Consumer Goods Forum; New York Declaration on Forests; Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support; UN Global Compact; Other intiative

      If Other Initiative, specify:: UN Forest Declaration
      "As part of its commitment to sustainability and the environment, Grupo Bimbo has signed a Declaration of Support for the objectives of the Cerrado Manifesto" "In 2014, Grupo Bimbo also signed the UN Forest Declaration, backing up a global timetable to reduce in 50% deforestation by 2020, and fight to eliminate it by 2030." "n 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
      Awareness
      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
      Business risk
      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
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Pulp & Paper

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Every six months
      "We incorporated in our businessstrategy various sustainable practices to ensure the development and care of our community andenvironment; therefore, it is Grupo Bimbo’s policy: [...] To incorporate continuous improvement and monitor the economic, social and environmental performance [...] 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."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • 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?: 42,912 hectares
      "42,912 hectares of forest were self-reported by these 11 Grupo Bimbo suppliers as beingincluded in their company’s or third party’s suppliers forest conservation activities."
    • 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?: 133.95 ha
      "Through their purchases, consumers shall be contributing for the benefit of the environment, because Bimbo, in turn, shall allocate resources to ‘Reforestamos México A.C.’ (Reforesting Mexico,-Civil Association), the efforts of which are focused on preserving and reforesting our country’s forests and jungles or rainforests. The goal is the reforesting of a total of 1,5 million trees that is equivalent to the surface of 1,500 football fields." Grupo Bimbo also reports on ecological restoration projects in Mexico, which equate to a total restoration area of 133.95 hectares.
  • Commodity score
    35/84
    • Palm oil
      55/84
      • Commitment Strength
        22/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Grupo Bimbo will build a transparent global supply chain by mapping our palm oil supply chain back toplantations of origin and by requiring our suppliers to commit to producing and sourcing palm oil fromcompanies that comply with the following principles across their entire operations and landholdings: No deforestation; No development on peatlands, regardless of depth." "This year [2019] Grupo Bimbo made a corporate level commitment to purchase 100% RSPO certified oil by 2023, which it sees as one important aspect of Global Palm Oil Policy implementation."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Grupo Bimbo will build a transparent global supply chain by mapping our palm oil supply chain back toplantations of origin and by requiring our suppliers to commit to producing and sourcing palm oil fromcompanies that comply with the following principles across their entire operations and landholdings: No deforestation; No development on peatlands, regardless of depth." "This year [2019] Grupo Bimbo made a corporate level commitment to purchase 100% RSPO certified oil by 2023, which it sees as one important aspect of Global Palm Oil Policy implementation."
          • Target date
            2023
            0.8/1.3
            Target date
            2023
            0.8/1.3
            "Grupo Bimbo will build a transparent global supply chain by mapping our palm oil supply chain back toplantations of origin and by requiring our suppliers to commit to producing and sourcing palm oil fromcompanies that comply with the following principles across their entire operations and landholdings: No deforestation; No development on peatlands, regardless of depth." "This year [2019] Grupo Bimbo made a corporate level commitment to purchase 100% RSPO certified oil by 2023, which it sees as one important aspect of Global Palm Oil Policy implementation."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          7/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Grupo Bimbo will build a transparent global supply chain by mapping our palm oil supply chain back toplantations of origin and by requiring our suppliers to commit to producing and sourcing palm oil fromcompanies that comply with the following principles across their entire operations and landholdings: [...] No development on peatlands, regardless of depth [...]No deforestation: This policy includes the prohibition of development on both High Conservation Value (HCV) areas andHigh Carbon Stock (HCS) forests"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Grupo Bimbo will build a transparent global supply chain by mapping our palm oil supply chain back toplantations of origin and by requiring our suppliers to commit to producing and sourcing palm oil fromcompanies that comply with the following principles across their entire operations and landholdings: [...] No development on peatlands, regardless of depth [...]No deforestation: This policy includes the prohibition of development on both High Conservation Value (HCV) areas andHigh Carbon Stock (HCS) forests"
          • Target date
            2023
            0.8/1.3
            Target date
            2023
            0.8/1.3
            "This year [2019] Grupo Bimbo made a corporate level commitment to purchase 100% RSPO certified oil by 2023, which it sees as one important aspect of Global Palm Oil Policy implementation."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "Grupo Bimbo will build a transparent global supply chain by mapping our palm oil supply chain back to plantations of origin"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Grupo Bimbo will build a transparent global supply chain by mapping our palm oil supply chain back to plantations of origin"
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        11/18
        • 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
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4


          What is the nature of that support?: Other

          If Other, specify here: Inclusion and support to achieve compliance
          "Grupo Bimbo will facilitate the inclusion of smallholders into our supply chain, and when possible support them through the process of achieving compliance with this policy."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "When hiring anyone, Suppliers must not discriminate against any person regardless of [...] gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
          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/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "Publish a Global Agriculture Toolkit for suppliers, which outlines 19 key aspects (see table below) of the Policy to clearly outline Grupo Bimbo's expectations for implementation and support and strengthen supplier practices [...] Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        22/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "In 2019, Grupo Bimbo has continued with direct supplier engagement to understand progress towards its Palm Oil Policy. This engagement process began in 2016 and this year Grupo Bimbo has increased the detail of the information request in order to increase visibility into supplier practices and address stakeholder priorities. Specifically, Grupo Bimbo is collecting data around: a) The presence and content of its suppliers’ own sourcing policies b) Traceability to mill and plantation level c) Group-level implementation plan and supplier engagement d) Transformation in action: I. Aggregator and landscape level II. Labor and social issues III. Land management and conservation e) Mechanisms/processes for managing grievances 2 f) Verification and monitoring [...] The first round of 2019 supplier questionnaires was launched in March with 11 suppliers representing 85% of Grupo Bimbo’s palm oil volume. The second round of supplier questionnaires will be sent out in September to an additional 6 suppliers representing 10% of Grupo Bimbo’s palm oil volume." The report then provides a summary of results from this survey.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "In 2019, Grupo Bimbo has continued with direct supplier engagement to understand progress towards its Palm Oil Policy. This engagement process began in 2016 and this year Grupo Bimbo has increased the detail of the information request in order to increase visibility into supplier practices and address stakeholder priorities. Specifically, Grupo Bimbo is collecting data around: a) The presence and content of its suppliers’ own sourcing policies b) Traceability to mill and plantation level c) Group-level implementation plan and supplier engagement d) Transformation in action: I. Aggregator and landscape level II. Labor and social issues III. Land management and conservation e) Mechanisms/processes for managing grievances 2 f) Verification and monitoring [...] The first round of 2019 supplier questionnaires was launched in March with 11 suppliers representing 85% of Grupo Bimbo’s palm oil volume. The second round of supplier questionnaires will be sent out in September to an additional 6 suppliers representing 10% of Grupo Bimbo’s palm oil volume." The report then provides a summary of results from this survey.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "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 its total palm oil volume, and has been able to trace more than 94% of this volume to palm oil mill. This means that Grupo Bimbo’s total mill traceability score is 90%. Also, Grupo Bimbo has achieved a 23% plantation traceability score. 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."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO Certification
            in their 2019 acop report the company reported a total of 128,500 tonnes with 13,226 tonnes certified
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Company has a 2019 ACOP report covering verification for peatland & HCV
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • 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?: Working directly with suppliers - participation
          "During 2019 we worked with 17 of our suppliers, representing 95% ofour expense in these supplies, inviting them to participate in the traceability exercise and to evaluate the level of compliance with our Global Palm Oil Policy (EPI).The EPI process was able to evolve in data gathering as of that year,thanks to the use of a platform that allows our suppliers and us toshare results in an easier and more structured manner, thus creatinganalytics and templates"
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 0 Not specified

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
          "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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social

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

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Integrity Line
          "Any transaction, which might result in an infringement of the policy and any other rule mentioned in the present document, must be immediately reported to the Compliance VP, the Ethics Committee or the Legal Department. Reports can be made via the Speak Up line of the corresponding location, which is an anonymous and confidential means of communication, or sent to comenta@grupobimbo.com. These reports will be shared exclusively with people authorized by the Company who inevitably need to know."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the certified volume?: 13,226 tonnes

          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 115,274 tonnes
          Company reported a total of 128,500 tonnes with 13,226 tonnes certified
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 0 Not specified

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

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

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Yes - coordinates

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: Not specified

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

          What is the volume of the forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or sub-national location?: 0 Not specified
          "This mill list was compiled in 2019 and represents 2018 traceability for Grupo Bimbo’s direct suppliers who supply 94% of our overall volume. Therefore, there may be mills in this list that are no longer in Grupo Bimbo’s supply chain. Grupo Bimbo will be publishing an updated list in Q4 2020."
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually

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

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

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 Not specified
          "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." "Grupo Bimbo is working with our top suppliers to assess their respective policies, plans and systems for responsible sourcing and production of palm oil. On an annual basis, we evaluate a range of elements including the presence/content of a public policy on palm oil, traceability efforts, the steps taken to implement responsible palm oil sourcing/production, and transparency around grievance management (Figure 1)."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Action Plan

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Not specified
          "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 publically available no later than four months after the release of this policy, and we commit to reporting on its implementation twice a year thereafter." "In 2019, Grupo Bimbo has continued with direct supplier engagement to understand progress towards its Palm Oil Policy. This engagement process began in 2016 and this year Grupo Bimbo has increased the detail of the information request in order to increase visibility into supplier practices and address stakeholder priorities."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (excluded)
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (excluded)
          1/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: Yes

          How many noncompliant producers or suppliers are engaged through improvement plans or other processes, and what percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 Not specified
          "As part of its commitment to a responsible palm oil supply, in March2018, Grupo Bimbo made the decision to suspend sourcing fromGuatemalan palm oil refinery Olmeca, sister company to Reforestadorade Palmas del Petén, S.A (REPSA). The suspension is a result of REPSA’sfailure to meet requirements associated with our Global Palm Oil Policy"
    • Pulp & Paper
      24/84
      • Commitment Strength
        9/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            "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 free 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."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "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 free 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."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            "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 free 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."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            "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 free 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."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • 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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "When hiring anyone, Suppliers must not discriminate against any person regardless of [...] gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
          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/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "Publish a Global Agriculture Toolkit for suppliers, which outlines 19 key aspects (see table below) of the Policy to clearly outline Grupo Bimbo's expectations for implementation and support and strengthen supplier practices [...] Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "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 free 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."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Integrity Line

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          "Any transaction, which might result in an infringement of the policy and any other rule mentioned in the present document, must be immediately reported to the Compliance VP, the Ethics Committee or the Legal Department. Reports can be made via the Speak Up line of the corresponding location, which is an anonymous and confidential means of communication, or sent to comenta@grupobimbo.com. These reports will be shared exclusively with people authorized by the Company who inevitably need to know."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
      26/84
      • Commitment Strength
        6/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/17
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
            "Engage top volume soy suppliers in South America to address social and environmental risks in high priority sourcing regions. In addition to its Global Agriculture Policy commitments, Grupo Bimbo is a signatory of the Cerrado Manifesto and is a member of the Cerrado Working Group. In 2020, Grupo Bimbo will continue to engage its top volume soy suppliers in Brazil, using the traceability and risk analysis conducted in 2019, to address social and environmental challenges in priority sourcing regions. Direct supplier engagement will be conducted in parallel to activities outlined by the Cerrado Working Group. Additionally, Grupo Bimbo will begin engaging top suppliers to collect traceability data for Argentina in order to map risks associated with soy expansion in the Chaco Forest."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            What is the rationale for any exclusion?: only addresses suppliers in Argentina and only "top suppliers"
            "Engage top volume soy suppliers in South America to address social and environmental risks in high priority sourcing regions. In addition to its Global Agriculture Policy commitments, Grupo Bimbo is a signatory of the Cerrado Manifesto and is a member of the Cerrado Working Group. In 2020, Grupo Bimbo will continue to engage its top volume soy suppliers in Brazil, using the traceability and risk analysis conducted in 2019, to address social and environmental challenges in priority sourcing regions. Direct supplier engagement will be conducted in parallel to activities outlined by the Cerrado Working Group. Additionally, Grupo Bimbo will begin engaging top suppliers to collect traceability data for Argentina in order to map risks associated with soy expansion in the Chaco Forest."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "Engage top volume soy suppliers in South America to address social and environmental risks in high priority sourcing regions. In addition to its Global Agriculture Policy commitments, Grupo Bimbo is a signatory of the Cerrado Manifesto and is a member of the Cerrado Working Group. In 2020, Grupo Bimbo will continue to engage its top volume soy suppliers in Brazil, using the traceability and risk analysis conducted in 2019, to address social and environmental challenges in priority sourcing regions. Direct supplier engagement will be conducted in parallel to activities outlined by the Cerrado Working Group. Additionally, Grupo Bimbo will begin engaging top suppliers to collect traceability data for Argentina in order to map risks associated with soy expansion in the Chaco Forest."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            "Engage top volume soy suppliers in South America to address social and environmental risks in high priority sourcing regions. In addition to its Global Agriculture Policy commitments, Grupo Bimbo is a signatory of the Cerrado Manifesto and is a member of the Cerrado Working Group. In 2020, Grupo Bimbo will continue to engage its top volume soy suppliers in Brazil, using the traceability and risk analysis conducted in 2019, to address social and environmental challenges in priority sourcing regions. Direct supplier engagement will be conducted in parallel to activities outlined by the Cerrado Working Group. Additionally, Grupo Bimbo will begin engaging top suppliers to collect traceability data for Argentina in order to map risks associated with soy expansion in the Chaco Forest."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • 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
            "During 2019, a traceability exercise was carried out that consisted of mapping the soy supply chain of one of our most important suppliers in Brazil, to identify the monitoring priorities related to the conversion of the critical habitat of the Cerrado. Likewise, between August and October 2019, we made a commitment to our main direct soybean supplier in that region and we are in the process of defining follow-up actions, which will be detailed in the Global Policy Implementation Action Plan of Agriculture 2020." [....] "The approach with direct suppliers will be carried out in parallel to the activities described by the Closed Working Group. Additionally, Grupo Bimbo will begin to involve its main suppliers to collect traceability data from Argentina in order to map the risks associated with the expansion of soy in the Chaco forest."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        11/18
        • 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
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Other
          " 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."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "When hiring anyone, Suppliers must not discriminate against any person regardless of [...] gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
          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/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "Publish a Global Agriculture Toolkit for suppliers, which outlines 19 key aspects (see table below) of the Policy to clearly outline Grupo Bimbo's expectations for implementation and support and strengthen supplier practices [...] Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Company updates progress within action plan updates - last one was December 2019 - "Grupo Bimbo is in the process of defining its follow-up actions based on this traceability exercise and will outline next step in its 2020 Global Agriculture Implementation Plan." [....] "Grupo Bimbo will report semi-annually on progress towards these objectives."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable 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
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 0 Not specified

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: In 2019
          "In 2020, Grupo Bimbo will continue to engage its top volume soy suppliers in Brazil, using the traceability and risk analysis conducted in 2019, to address social and environmental challenges in priority sourcing regions. Direct supplier engagement will be conducted in parallel to activities outlined by the Cerrado Working Group. Additionally, Grupo Bimbo will begin engaging top suppliers to collect traceability data for Argentina in order to map risks associated with soy expansion in the Chaco Forest."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social

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

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Integrity Line
          "Any transaction, which might result in an infringement of the policy and any other rule mentioned in the present document, must be immediately reported to the Compliance VP, the Ethics Committee or the Legal Department. Reports can be made via the Speak Up line of the corresponding location, which is an anonymous and confidential means of communication, or sent to comenta@grupobimbo.com. These reports will be shared exclusively with people authorized by the Company who inevitably need to know."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
    12/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    13/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    10/18
    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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