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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      UN Global Compact; WWF Global Forest & Trade Network
      ICA Gruppen AB are signatories to the UN Global Compact, and the Swedish branch of the WWF Global Forest and Trade Network.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Forests are of great importance for plants, people and animals. They affect the climate, the air we breathe and the water cycle. They are also an important source of income in many countries."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    16/86
    • Beef
      4/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            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
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          ICA Gruppen AB commit their suppliers to ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Palm oil
      35/86
      • Commitment Strength
        23/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            "100% of palm oil in ICA's corporate brand products must be RSPO certified."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "100% of palm oil in ICA's corporate brand products must be RSPO certified."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "100% of palm oil in ICA's corporate brand products must be RSPO certified."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "100% of palm oil in ICA's corporate brand products must be RSPO certified."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "100% of palm oil in ICA's corporate brand products must be RSPO certified."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "100% of palm oil in ICA's corporate brand products must be RSPO certified."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "100% of palm oil in ICA's corporate brand products must be RSPO certified."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "100% of palm oil in ICA's corporate brand products must be RSPO certified." 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "100% of palm oil in ICA's corporate brand products must be RSPO certified." 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "100% of palm oil in ICA's corporate brand products must be RSPO certified." 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "100% of palm oil in ICA's corporate brand products must be RSPO certified." 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "100% of palm oil in ICA's corporate brand products must be RSPO certified." 
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "100% of palm oil in ICA's corporate brand products must be RSPO certified." 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "100% of palm oil in ICA's corporate brand products must be RSPO certified." 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            ICA Gruppen AB reported to the RSPO ACOP in 2017.
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            ICA Gruppen AB reported to the RSPO ACOP in 2017.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          ICA Gruppen AB reported their total usage of palm oil as 2000 tonnes in 2017, 100% of which was RSPO certified.
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          ICA Gruppen AB commit their suppliers to ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      16/86
      • Commitment Strength
        10/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/21
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Type of commitment: Certification; Sustainability commitment
            Certification schemes mentioned: Other (specify)
            If Other, specify here: -
            "100% of the soy used in ICA Sweden's private label products is certified or covered by certificates for the corresponding volume. ICA Gruppen is a member of RTRS (Round Table on Responsible Soy) and in the Swedish Soy dialogue."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "100% of the soy used in ICA Sweden's private label products is certified or covered by certificates for the corresponding volume. ICA Gruppen is a member of RTRS (Round Table on Responsible Soy) and in the Swedish Soy dialogue."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "100% of the soy used in ICA Sweden's private label products is certified or covered by certificates for the corresponding volume. ICA Gruppen is a member of RTRS (Round Table on Responsible Soy) and in the Swedish Soy dialogue."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            "100% of the soy used in ICA Sweden's private label products is certified or covered by certificates for the corresponding volume. ICA Gruppen is a member of RTRS (Round Table on Responsible Soy) and in the Swedish Soy dialogue."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            "100% of the soy used in ICA Sweden's private label products is certified or covered by certificates for the corresponding volume. ICA Gruppen is a member of RTRS (Round Table on Responsible Soy) and in the Swedish Soy dialogue."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "100% of the soy used in ICA Sweden's private label products is certified or covered by certificates for the corresponding volume. ICA Gruppen is a member of RTRS (Round Table on Responsible Soy) and in the Swedish Soy dialogue."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "100% of the soy used in ICA Sweden's private label products is certified or covered by certificates for the corresponding volume. ICA Gruppen is a member of RTRS (Round Table on Responsible Soy) and in the Swedish Soy dialogue."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
            certification
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          ICA Gruppen's commitment "is ensured by setting requirements for suppliers, including confirmation of compliance. Where the supplier cannot itself ensure that the soy is certified or covered by certificates, ICA Sweden buys RTRS certificates based on forecast annual sales of the respective products."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          ICA Gruppen AB commit their suppliers to ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      11/86
      • Commitment Strength
        7/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          7/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests; Certification
            "ICA is continually making efforts to introduce more FSC-labelled [...] packaging into its range, to help consumers make conscious choices."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "ICA is continually making efforts to introduce more FSC-labelled [...] packaging into its range, to help consumers make conscious choices."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            ICA Gruppen's commitment applies to "certain packaging for our private label products, such as ICA chopped tomatoes and ICA milk (the packaging is produced from sustainably grown wood raw material).""
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "ICA is continually making efforts to introduce more FSC-labelled [...] packaging into its range, to help consumers make conscious choices."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "ICA is continually making efforts to introduce more FSC-labelled [...] packaging into its range, to help consumers make conscious choices."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          ICA Gruppen AB commit their suppliers to ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    10/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    2/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    Avg. score

Profile

ICA Gruppen AB is a Swedish is a food retailer mainly operating in Sweden and the Baltic countries.

Sector
Industry sector 
Food retail
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
Sweden
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

ICA, Rimi, Apotek Hjartat

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