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  • Overall approach
    1/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      UN Global Compact
      "In 2017, Yili officially becomes one UN Global Compact member". 
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    7/86
    • Palm oil
      0/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • 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 protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          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 protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            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 protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            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
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      20/86
      • Commitment Strength
        15/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            "100 % Suppliers of packaging materials certified by FSC". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "100 % Suppliers of packaging materials certified by FSC". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            The commitment applies to Yilli Satine product lines. 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "100 % Suppliers of packaging materials certified by FSC". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "100 % Suppliers of packaging materials certified by FSC". 
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            " plans to apply it all of dairy product lines"
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            " plans to apply it all of dairy product lines"
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          6/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "Yili keeps pursuing the “4R+1D” in the development of dairy product packaging, namely “Reduce”, “Reuse”, “Recover”, “Recycle”, and “Degradable”, to ensure green packaging for dairy products. Yili is committed to achieving energy saving, material saving, efficiency and harmlessness in each link of the whole process from raw material processing to recycling". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Yili keeps pursuing the “4R+1D” in the development of dairy product packaging, namely “Reduce”, “Reuse”, “Recover”, “Recycle”, and “Degradable”, to ensure green packaging for dairy products. Yili is committed to achieving energy saving, material saving, efficiency and harmlessness in each link of the whole process from raw material processing to recycling". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Yili keeps pursuing the “4R+1D” in the development of dairy product packaging, namely “Reduce”, “Reuse”, “Recover”, “Recycle”, and “Degradable”, to ensure green packaging for dairy products. Yili is committed to achieving energy saving, material saving, efficiency and harmlessness in each link of the whole process from raw material processing to recycling". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "Yili keeps pursuing the “4R+1D” in the development of dairy product packaging, namely “Reduce”, “Reuse”, “Recover”, “Recycle”, and “Degradable”, to ensure green packaging for dairy products. Yili is committed to achieving energy saving, material saving, efficiency and harmlessness in each link of the whole process from raw material processing to recycling". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "Yili keeps pursuing the “4R+1D” in the development of dairy product packaging, namely “Reduce”, “Reuse”, “Recover”, “Recycle”, and “Degradable”, to ensure green packaging for dairy products. Yili is committed to achieving energy saving, material saving, efficiency and harmlessness in each link of the whole process from raw material processing to recycling". 
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            "Yili keeps pursuing the “4R+1D” in the development of dairy product packaging, namely “Reduce”, “Reuse”, “Recover”, “Recycle”, and “Degradable”, to ensure green packaging for dairy products. Yili is committed to achieving energy saving, material saving, efficiency and harmlessness in each link of the whole process from raw material processing to recycling". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            "Yili keeps pursuing the “4R+1D” in the development of dairy product packaging, namely “Reduce”, “Reuse”, “Recover”, “Recycle”, and “Degradable”, to ensure green packaging for dairy products. Yili is committed to achieving energy saving, material saving, efficiency and harmlessness in each link of the whole process from raw material processing to recycling". 
        • 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
        5/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            In 2017, Yili reported that they "reduced the usage of packing paper by 2,800 tonnes."
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "100 % Suppliers of packaging materials certified by FSC". 
        • 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
            "100 % Suppliers of packaging materials certified by FSC". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
            other third party verification
        • 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
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      0/86
      • 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 protect priority forests
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.7
        • 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
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    5/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    2/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. Ltd., also known as the Yili Group, is a Chinese manufacturer of dairy products. The company has a large number subsidiary companies operating mainly with Liquid milk, milk powder, yoghurt, and ice cream. The Yili Group is among the top ten dairy companies in the world with activities both in China and in the international market. Palm oil is commonly used as an ingredient in ice cream.

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

Top Brands

Ambrosial, Yili

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