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  • Overall approach
    6/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Overall commitment
      Zero deforestation/Deforestation-free commitment or, for timber, pulp & paper companies only, commitment to well implemented harvest and no deforestation of HCV & HCS areas
      3/4
      " By 2030, our target is to achieve zero deforestation for our strategic raw material supply chains, beginning with palm, soy and wood."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      "Since 2015, we have been a signatory of the UNGC"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "IFF is proud to be among a coalition of other companies, along with grant funding from the UK government, to support the SLP in developing community-based land use, strengthening village members’ livelihoods, protecting high conservation value and high carbon stock forest, and reducing GHG emissions through forest and peat protection."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      What type of risk is recognised?: Competition; Reputational

      What poportion of a company’s annual revenue depends on each forest risk commodity?: Palm Oil 1-5%
      "Public awareness of sustainable palm sourcing continues to grow, and we see an increase demand from customers of certified sustainable products. If we are not able to secure sustainable palm supply in our products, this will impact our production capacity and ability to meet customer needs, which we consider to be a strategic risk as it does not rise to the level of substantive risks."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
      High-level management
      No
      0/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Quarterly

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil
      "In 2020, Responsible Sourcing Committee meetings were held quarterly and covered a range of topics and decisions, including progress against targets and goals, worldwide community and biodiversity programs and strategic planning for 2021 and beyond"
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
      Executive compensation
      No
      0/0
      Does it disclose the percentage of pay at risk?: No
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
      Conservation disclosure
      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?: 14,000 hectares
      "IFF is proud to be among a coalition of other companies, along with grant funding from the UK government, to support the SLP...In Sungai Linau, Indonesia, a village of approximately 14,000 hectares"
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Reforestation disclosure
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 2,000 hectares
      "To support reforestation and protect biodiversity, we have planted more than 85,000 trees since 2019 – comprising 19 distinct species – restoring approximately 2,000 hectares."
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2050

      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: Yes

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear
      "50% reduction in absolute Scopes 1 and 2 GHG emissions below 2021 levels by 2030; Net Zero (Scopes 1 and 2) by 2040; Net Positive (Scopes 1, 2, and 3) by 2050"
  • Commodity score
    28/90
    • Palm oil
      48/90
      • Commitment Strength
        15/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          9/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            When was this commitment set?: 2021

            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: HCS; Peat
            "We aim to implement our above commitments through the following line of actions, including working in priority areas within and beyond our supply chains: 1. Source from deforestation and conversion free palm oil supply chains by 2025"[...]"We will source exclusively from RSPO members and source 100 percent physical1 certified RSPO palm oil, palm kernel oil and their derivatives by 2025 globally. We will also increase RSPO Supply Chain certification for our manufacturing facilities, enabling us to supply RSPO certified ingredients to our customers."[...]"Ensure that natural ecosystems are protected and there is no conversion of forests and other natural ecosystems. Furthermore, the following principles are critical: • Palm oil does not originate from land cleared of High Conservation Values areas (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) Forest areas...There are no new plantings on peat, as defined by RSPO"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: NA
            "We aim to implement our above commitments through the following line of actions, including working in priority areas within and beyond our supply chains: 1. Source from deforestation and conversion free palm oil supply chains by 2025"[...]"We will source exclusively from RSPO members and source 100 percent physical1 certified RSPO palm oil, palm kernel oil and their derivatives by 2025 globally. We will also increase RSPO Supply Chain certification for our manufacturing facilities, enabling us to supply RSPO certified ingredients to our customers."[...]"Ensure that natural ecosystems are protected and there is no conversion of forests and other natural ecosystems. Furthermore, the following principles are critical: • Palm oil does not originate from land cleared of High Conservation Values areas (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) Forest areas...There are no new plantings on peat, as defined by RSPO"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Offer RSPO-certified sustainable emulsifiers from Mass Balance source in 2009, and in 2011 bring the first products from a segregated palm oil supply chain to the market. Achieve 100% physical RSPO certification at their Grinsted site in Denmark - their largest consumer of palm oil.
            "We aim to implement our above commitments through the following line of actions, including working in priority areas within and beyond our supply chains: 1. Source from deforestation and conversion free palm oil supply chains by 2025"[...]"We will source exclusively from RSPO members and source 100 percent physical1 certified RSPO palm oil, palm kernel oil and their derivatives by 2025 globally. We will also increase RSPO Supply Chain certification for our manufacturing facilities, enabling us to supply RSPO certified ingredients to our customers."[...]"Ensure that natural ecosystems are protected and there is no conversion of forests and other natural ecosystems. Furthermore, the following principles are critical: • Palm oil does not originate from land cleared of High Conservation Values areas (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) Forest areas...There are no new plantings on peat, as defined by RSPO"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: 2020
            "Our goal is to source 100 percent RSPO certified palm oil, palm kernel oil and their derivatives through the Mass Balance supply chain model by 2020."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            When was this commitment set?: 2018
            In their 2021 Forests CDP, IFF state that their 2020 target is to achieve 90% traceability to mill. “in 2018, we defined a target to conduct a supply chain mapping study with the objective of tracing the top 90% palm volumes to mills level, where possible. We selected the top 90% volume threshold because it represents the majority of our strategic and key suppliers. In 2019, IFF conducted a palm oil supply chain mapping study with our partner Transitions. The study covered 93% (exceeding our target of 90%) of 2018 palm oil volumes sourced from 9 direct suppliers. […] The study also indicated that IFF has 100% transparency up to refineries and crushers, 86% up to mills, and 20% up to plantations.”
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 10%

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Target is to trace 90% of direct supply chain

            If no, what is excluded?: Indirect suppliers

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA
            In their 2021 Forests CDP, IFF state that their 2020 target is to achieve 90% traceability to mill. “in 2018, we defined a target to conduct a supply chain mapping study with the objective of tracing the top 90% palm volumes to mills level, where possible. We selected the top 90% volume threshold because it represents the majority of our strategic and key suppliers. In 2019, IFF conducted a palm oil supply chain mapping study with our partner Transitions. The study covered 93% (exceeding our target of 90%) of 2018 palm oil volumes sourced from 9 direct suppliers. […] The study also indicated that IFF has 100% transparency up to refineries and crushers, 86% up to mills, and 20% up to plantations.”
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: 90% traceability to mill
            In their 2021 Forests CDP, IFF state that their 2020 target is to achieve 90% traceability to mill. “in 2018, we defined a target to conduct a supply chain mapping study with the objective of tracing the top 90% palm volumes to mills level, where possible. We selected the top 90% volume threshold because it represents the majority of our strategic and key suppliers. In 2019, IFF conducted a palm oil supply chain mapping study with our partner Transitions. The study covered 93% (exceeding our target of 90%) of 2018 palm oil volumes sourced from 9 direct suppliers. […] The study also indicated that IFF has 100% transparency up to refineries and crushers, 86% up to mills, and 20% up to plantations.”
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            In their 2021 Forests CDP, IFF state that their 2020 target is to achieve 90% traceability to mill. “in 2018, we defined a target to conduct a supply chain mapping study with the objective of tracing the top 90% palm volumes to mills level, where possible. We selected the top 90% volume threshold because it represents the majority of our strategic and key suppliers. In 2019, IFF conducted a palm oil supply chain mapping study with our partner Transitions. The study covered 93% (exceeding our target of 90%) of 2018 palm oil volumes sourced from 9 direct suppliers. […] The study also indicated that IFF has 100% transparency up to refineries and crushers, 86% up to mills, and 20% up to plantations.”
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        8/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "All Vendors must comply with this Vendor Code. In addition, Vendors must ensure that their contractors, suppliers and farms, who provide goods and services to Vendors, also comply with the principles of this Vendor Code"[...]"IFF will not engage Vendors that unlawfully discriminate"[...]"Vendors must recognize and respect the right of their Employees to form and join trade unions and to bargain collectively"[...]"Vendors must not use involuntary labor of any kind, including prison labor, debt bondage, indentured servitude or forced labor"[...]"Child labor must not be used, and Vendors must comply with all applicable labor laws, regulations and guidelines related to hiring, wages, hours worked, overtime and working conditions."[...]"Vendors must treat all Employees with respect and dignity and provide them with a safe and healthy working environment"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: NA

          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          "In 2019, IFF conducted a palm oil supply chain mapping study with our partner Transitions. The findings of the analysis are shared with the Responsible Sourcing Committee (RSC) to assess future strategies to support smallholder communities. In February 2020 we held an internal one-day workshop with the primary objective of ensuring that we are on track to achieve our 2020 goal."[...]"We aim to implement our above commitments through the following line of actions, including working in priority areas within and beyond our supply chains: Support the livelihoods of smallholder growers and the local sustainable development of communities through collaboration with our direct suppliers; • Facilitate the inclusion of smallholders into palm oil supply chains."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "IFF will not engage Vendors that unlawfully discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity"[...]"All Vendors must comply with this Vendor Code. In addition, Vendors must ensure that their contractors, suppliers and farms, who provide goods and services to Vendors, also comply with the principles of this Vendor Code"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "IFF’s palm oil policy includes a commitment to the protection of human rights including the respect for the rights of indigenous and local communities to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent to operations on lands to which they hold legal, communal, or customary rights"
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        26/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2013
          "IFF published our position on palm oil sourcing in 2013 with commitments to no deforestation, no development on peat lands, and no development in high conservation value or carbon stock areas." IFF State in their CDP Forests 2021 report that their cutoff date for palm oil was 2013.
        • 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?: North American Sustainable Palm Network (NASPON)
          "IFF is also a founding member of the North American Sustainable Palm Network (NASPON), an independent group of “associations, civil society organizations, consumer goods manufacturers, food-service retailers, retailers, and palm oil traders and producers who are committed to increasing the use of certified sustainable palm oil and palm kernel oil in North America,” with the goal of reaching 100% CSPO in the market. IFF renewed our membership to the North American Sustainable Palm Oil Network (NASPON) in 2020 and participated in quarterly meetings and other events to build momentum toward our mutual sustainable palm oil sourcing ambitions. From a more general sustainability standpoint, we are active members of several sustainability-focused organizations"
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          Yes
          2/2
          Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          Yes
          2/2
          What percentage of the company's non-DCF supply chain are sourced from the landscape where the jurisdictional approach is adopted?: NA

          How many jurisdictional approaches focused on land use is the company currently involved in?: 1

          How is the company engaged within the jurisdictional approach?: Among coalition of companies sourcing and providing assistance with implementation

          Does the company report on the type of engagement they are conducting in the context of the jurisdictional approach (e.g. disbursed financial support, in-kind support, capacity, preferential sourcing)?: NA

          What methodology was used to identify the jurisdictions of focus?: NA

          What are the names, locations, timelines and other partners involved in the jurisdictional approaches?: Sungai Linau Landscape Conservation and Livelihoods Progamme
          "In Sungai Linau, Indonesia, a village of approximately 14,000 hectares, two thirds of the land is peat swamp forest, and the remaining third is agricultural land, mostly used for palm production. To help protect this community, the Sungai Linau Landscape Conservation and Livelihoods Programme (SLP) established a collaboration between the public and private sector to be coordinated by Proforest and Daemeter. IFF is proud to be among a coalition of other companies, along with grant funding from the UK government, to support the SLP in developing community-based land use, strengthening village members’ livelihoods, protecting high conservation value and high carbon stock forest, and reducing GHG emissions through forest and peat protection."
        • 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?: 100%

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: not specified
          "we commit to [...] Assessments and new planting developments assessments follow HCV Resource Network requirements and HCS Approach. Identified HCV and HCS are as are managed and monitored to maintain or enhance HCV and to protect HCS forests."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "As a condition to doing business with IFF, vendors, suppliers, contractors, consultants, agents and other providers of goods and services (“Vendors”) who conduct business with IFF must comply with all applicable laws and regulations and act in accordance with the same ethical principles under which IFF operates"[...]"In the event that the Vendor accesses, stores, hosts or processes IFF’s confidential information, the Vendor shall, at no cost to IFF, complete IFF’s standard risk assessment, furnish to IFF a copy of the Vendor’s current information security policies and procedures, and provide IFF the opportunity to audit the Vendor’s compliance with its responses to the risk assessment as well as with the provided policies and procedures."
        • 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
          "If you have questions about this Policy or believe that someone may have violated it, please contact IFF’s Global Ethics & Compliance team at [email protected]."
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          What product types/sectors is this in?: Pharmaceuticals

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: 0 Metric Tonnes

          Total volume: 6885 Metric Tonnes

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 6885 Metric Tonnes
          In their CDP Forests Report 2021 IFF declare that they consumed 6885 Metric Tonnes of palm oil that year.
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: NA

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

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

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA
          "For your disclosed commodity(ies), do you have a system to control, monitor, or verify compliance with no conversion and/or no deforestation commitments? [...] Yes, we have a system in place for our no conversion and/or deforestation commitments [...] traceability mapping with our partner Transitions in 2019. The traceability study identified over 1,400 mills primarily in Indonesia and Malaysia, and over 70 refineries and crushers, also primarily in Indonesia and Malaysia, down to the state-province level. The study found that all the volumes in scope (93%) sourced from IFF’s direct suppliers are in compliance with IFF’s palm oil policy [...] Third-party verification [...] % of total volume in compliance 91-99% % of total suppliers in compliance 91-99%"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • 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 commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No

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

          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non-compliance with palm policy

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: not specified
          "Response to supplier non-compliance Retain & engage Suspend & engage Exclude [...] “We proactively communicate our palm commitment (Palm Oil Policy) and RSPO membership to our suppliers to raise awareness and encourage RSPO membership. […]. Our response to non-compliance will vary on the severity and overall business relationship with the supplier. We strive to work with our suppliers towards continuous improvement. We assess this by looking at several factors such as maturity of supplier’s own sustainability or sourcing program, willingness to implement improvements and the persistence of the non-compliance etc. These factors will determine whether we retain or suspend the supplier.”
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      15/90
      • Commitment Strength
        9/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          7/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No

            When was this commitment set?: 2021
            "Source from deforestation and conversion free soybeans and soy white flakes by 2025 [...] including sourcing of sustainable certified soy from recognized sustainability standards. [...] This Policy applies to soybeans and soy white flakes sourced and processed globally by IFF [...] We expect all direct suppliers to adhere to the expectations in this Policy"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 0 unclear

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: commitment applies to North America and Brazil

            If no, what is excluded?: Indirect suppliers

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA
            "Source from deforestation and conversion free soybeans and soy white flakes by 2025 [...] including sourcing of sustainable certified soy from recognized sustainability standards. [...] This Policy applies to soybeans and soy white flakes sourced and processed globally by IFF [...] We expect all direct suppliers to adhere to the expectations in this Policy"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: conversion-free soy
            "Source from deforestation and conversion free soybeans and soy white flakes by 2025 [...] including sourcing of sustainable certified soy from recognized sustainability standards. [...] This Policy applies to soybeans and soy white flakes sourced and processed globally by IFF [...] We expect all direct suppliers to adhere to the expectations in this Policy"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "Source from deforestation and conversion free soybeans and soy white flakes by 2025 [...] including sourcing of sustainable certified soy from recognized sustainability standards. [...] This Policy applies to soybeans and soy white flakes sourced and processed globally by IFF [...] We expect all direct suppliers to adhere to the expectations in this Policy"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          2/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, no compliance check
            2/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, no compliance check
            2/4
            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "When procuring soybeans and soy white flakes, we expect our direct suppliers to meet these requirements: . Publicly report traceability to production areas and share with IFF traceability information specific to its supply chains, including processing facilities supplying directly and indirectly and the agricultural supply area."[...]"We aim to implement our above commitments through this line of action in North America and Brazil, including working in priority areas within and beyond our supply chains: Map our supply chains to production areas in high risk landscapes and provide supply chain transparency through traceability"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Indirect suppliers

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: Only requesting traceability for direct suppliers
            "When procuring soybeans and soy white flakes, we expect our direct suppliers to meet these requirements: . Publicly report traceability to production areas and share with IFF traceability information specific to its supply chains, including processing facilities supplying directly and indirectly and the agricultural supply area."[...]"We aim to implement our above commitments through this line of action in North America and Brazil, including working in priority areas within and beyond our supply chains: Map our supply chains to production areas in high risk landscapes and provide supply chain transparency through traceability"
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "All Vendors must comply with this Vendor Code. In addition, Vendors must ensure that their contractors, suppliers and farms, who provide goods and services to Vendors, also comply with the principles of this Vendor Code"[...]"IFF will not engage Vendors that unlawfully discriminate"[...]"Vendors must recognize and respect the right of their Employees to form and join trade unions and to bargain collectively"[...]"Vendors must not use involuntary labor of any kind, including prison labor, debt bondage, indentured servitude or forced labor"[...]"Child labor must not be used, and Vendors must comply with all applicable labor laws, regulations and guidelines related to hiring, wages, hours worked, overtime and working conditions."[...]"Vendors must treat all Employees with respect and dignity and provide them with a safe and healthy working environment"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "IFF will not engage Vendors that unlawfully discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity"[...]"All Vendors must comply with this Vendor Code. In addition, Vendors must ensure that their contractors, suppliers and farms, who provide goods and services to Vendors, also comply with the principles of this Vendor Code"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        3/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2008 . 2020
          "We also support the protection and conservation of the Cerrado and Amazon Biomes in Brazil. To achieve this goal: • Natural forest or natural ecosystems in soy farms must not have been deforested/converted to soy production. The following cut-off dates apply: a. After July 2008 in the Amazon Biome (in compliance with the Soy Moratorium.)4 b. After January 2020 in the Cerrado Biome."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "As a condition to doing business with IFF, vendors, suppliers, contractors, consultants, agents and other providers of goods and services (“Vendors”) who conduct business with IFF must comply with all applicable laws and regulations and act in accordance with the same ethical principles under which IFF operates"[...]"In the event that the Vendor accesses, stores, hosts or processes IFF’s confidential information, the Vendor shall, at no cost to IFF, complete IFF’s standard risk assessment, furnish to IFF a copy of the Vendor’s current information security policies and procedures, and provide IFF the opportunity to audit the Vendor’s compliance with its responses to the risk assessment as well as with the provided policies and procedures."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper *
      12/90
      • Commitment Strength
        6/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          6/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Type of sustainability commitment: Reduce the volume of virgin wood fibre used in paper and packaging products through usage of recycled content; Reduction of material inputs

            When was this commitment set?: 2021

            What paper/pulp product does their commitment apply to?: Paper products; Pulp; Packaging
            "Additionally, the Company commits to accelerating its responsible sourcing practices by promoting regenerative ecosystems and achieving zero deforestation for strategic raw material supply chains by 2030, beginning with palm, soy and wood."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Additionally, the Company commits to accelerating its responsible sourcing practices by promoting regenerative ecosystems and achieving zero deforestation for strategic raw material supply chains by 2030, beginning with palm, soy and wood."
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Actions yet to be specified
            "Additionally, the Company commits to accelerating its responsible sourcing practices by promoting regenerative ecosystems and achieving zero deforestation for strategic raw material supply chains by 2030, beginning with palm, soy and wood."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces
          "All Vendors must comply with this Vendor Code. In addition, Vendors must ensure that their contractors, suppliers and farms, who provide goods and services to Vendors, also comply with the principles of this Vendor Code"[...]"IFF will not engage Vendors that unlawfully discriminate"[...]"Vendors must recognize and respect the right of their Employees to form and join trade unions and to bargain collectively"[...]"Vendors must not use involuntary labor of any kind, including prison labor, debt bondage, indentured servitude or forced labor"[...]"Child labor must not be used, and Vendors must comply with all applicable labor laws, regulations and guidelines related to hiring, wages, hours worked, overtime and working conditions."[...]"Vendors must treat all Employees with respect and dignity and provide them with a safe and healthy working environment"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "IFF will not engage Vendors that unlawfully discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity"[...]"All Vendors must comply with this Vendor Code. In addition, Vendors must ensure that their contractors, suppliers and farms, who provide goods and services to Vendors, also comply with the principles of this Vendor Code"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        2/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "As a condition to doing business with IFF, vendors, suppliers, contractors, consultants, agents and other providers of goods and services (“Vendors”) who conduct business with IFF must comply with all applicable laws and regulations and act in accordance with the same ethical principles under which IFF operates"[...]"In the event that the Vendor accesses, stores, hosts or processes IFF’s confidential information, the Vendor shall, at no cost to IFF, complete IFF’s standard risk assessment, furnish to IFF a copy of the Vendor’s current information security policies and procedures, and provide IFF the opportunity to audit the Vendor’s compliance with its responses to the risk assessment as well as with the provided policies and procedures."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          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
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    11/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    12/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    5/17
    Avg. score

Profile

International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc (IFF) is an American corporation that manufactures products for the food and beverage, home and personal care, and health and wellness markets. They are headquartered in New York City, with manufacturing facilities in 44 different countries. They have been selected as a powerbroker for palm oil and soy. IFF and DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences Business completed their merger in 2021.

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