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  • Overall approach
    6/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero-deforestation
      4/6
      "BIODIVERSITY AND DEFORESTATION Where appropriate, Suppliers should promote ecological diversity by protecting and enhancing on-farm and/or neighboring habitats and ecosystems. Suppliers must commit to no deforestation or degradation of primary forest and in addition, zero net deforestation in agroforestry supply chains"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      If Other Initiative, specify::

      Which initiatives?: Consumer Goods Forum
      "In addition to our regular internal processes, we are also active participants in leading organizations that promote responsible sourcing across categories, including The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Smucker considers environmental sustainability to be one of our many responsibilities as a good corporate citizen, and it is a strategic focus of our Company. We strive to develop relationships with Suppliers who share our concerns and commitment to improving the environment."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
      High-level management
      No
      0/1
      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?: not specified - "a regular basis"
      "Our Vice President, Government Relations and Corporate Sustainability, is the executive sponsor of the Company’s cross-functional Sustainability Steering Committee and has the highest level of direct responsibility for climate change initiatives within the Company. This Committee, which is chaired by our Director of Sustainability, leads our sustainability goal-setting and related efforts, including actions to mitigate climate change risks and pursue opportunities to reduce emissions. The Committee meets on a regular basis to prioritize and report on the progress of the various sustainability efforts throughout the Company. Our Vice President, Government Relations and Corporate Sustainability reports on these activities to our executive leadership team, including the Chief Executive Officer, and Board of Directors through its Nominating, Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee."
    • 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
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    29/84
    • Palm oil
      57/84
      • Commitment Strength
        26/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Today, 100 percent of the palm oil we purchasedirectly is from responsible certified sustainablesources [...] We work with our suppliers to ensure the palm oil we source is harvested based on the following practices:Protecting forests: No development in high-carbon stock forest areas or high-conservation-value areas; No burning to clear land for new planting or replanting. Protecting peat lands; No new development on peat lands,regardless of depth; Apply Best Management Practices for existing plantations on peat lands, and explore options for restoration when feasible"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Today, 100 percent of the palm oil we purchasedirectly is from responsible certified sustainablesources [...] We work with our suppliers to ensure the palm oil we source is harvested based on the following practices:Protecting forests: No development in high-carbon stock forest areas or high-conservation-value areas; No burning to clear land for new planting or replanting. Protecting peat lands; No new development on peat lands,regardless of depth; Apply Best Management Practices for existing plantations on peat lands, and explore options for restoration when feasible"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Today, 100 percent of the palm oil we purchasedirectly is from responsible certified sustainablesources — 87 percent of which comes fromIndonesia and 10 percent from Malaysia. Since2012, we have made Roundtable on SustainablePalm Oil (RSPO)-certified palm oil purchases.Additionally, seven of our manufacturing facilitiesare RSPO supply chain-certified."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Today, 100 percent of the palm oil we purchasedirectly is from responsible certified sustainablesources [...] We work with our suppliers to ensure the palm oil we source is harvested based on the following practices:Protecting forests: No development in high-carbon stock forest areas or high-conservation-value areas; No burning to clear land for new planting or replanting. Protecting peat lands; No new development on peat lands,regardless of depth; Apply Best Management Practices for existing plantations on peat lands, and explore options for restoration when feasible"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Today, 100 percent of the palm oil we purchasedirectly is from responsible certified sustainablesources [...] We work with our suppliers to ensure the palm oil we source is harvested based on the following practices:Protecting forests: No development in high-carbon stock forest areas or high-conservation-value areas; No burning to clear land for new planting or replanting. Protecting peat lands; No new development on peat lands,regardless of depth; Apply Best Management Practices for existing plantations on peat lands, and explore options for restoration when feasible"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Today, 100 percent of the palm oil we purchasedirectly is from responsible certified sustainablesources [...] We work with our suppliers to ensure the palm oil we source is harvested based on the following practices:Protecting forests: No development in high-carbon stock forest areas or high-conservation-value areas; No burning to clear land for new planting or replanting. Protecting peat lands; No new development on peat lands,regardless of depth; Apply Best Management Practices for existing plantations on peat lands, and explore options for restoration when feasible"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "Today, 100 percent of the palm oil we purchase is directly from responsible and certified sustainable sources — 82 percent of which comes from Indonesia and 17 percent from Malaysia. While 100 percent is traceable to the mill, we continue to work toward tracing 100 percent of our palm oil purchases to the plantation on which they were grown, a commitment that we hope to achieve by 2020. At the start of calendar year 2018, our purchases are roughly 30 percent traceable to the plantation."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Today, 100 percent of the palm oil we purchase is directly from responsible and certified sustainable sources — 82 percent of which comes from Indonesia and 17 percent from Malaysia. While 100 percent is traceable to the mill, we continue to work toward tracing 100 percent of our palm oil purchases to the plantation on which they were grown, a commitment that we hope to achieve by 2020. At the start of calendar year 2018, our purchases are roughly 30 percent traceable to the plantation."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Today, 100 percent of the palm oil we purchase is directly from responsible and certified sustainable sources — 82 percent of which comes from Indonesia and 17 percent from Malaysia. While 100 percent is traceable to the mill, we continue to work toward tracing 100 percent of our palm oil purchases to the plantation on which they were grown, a commitment that we hope to achieve by 2020. At the start of calendar year 2018, our purchases are roughly 30 percent traceable to the plantation."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "Today, 100 percent of the palm oil we purchase is directly from responsible and certified sustainable sources — 82 percent of which comes from Indonesia and 17 percent from Malaysia. While 100 percent is traceable to the mill, we continue to work toward tracing 100 percent of our palm oil purchases to the plantation on which they were grown, a commitment that we hope to achieve by 2020. At the start of calendar year 2018, our purchases are roughly 30 percent traceable to the plantation."
      • 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: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Smucker supports international human rights principles,including the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, theInternational Labor Organization’s Declaration of FundamentalPrinciples and Rights to Work, the United Nations GuidingPrinciples on Business and Human Rights [...] We expect our Suppliers to value human rights and providea workplace in which all employees are treated with dignityand respect [...] Each employeehas the right to work in an atmosphere that promotesequal opportunities and affirmative action, and prohibitsdiscriminatory practices, including discrimination on the basisof race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,transgender status, veteran status, disability, political opinion,national extraction, social origin, age, family responsibilities,and trade union membership [...] Smucker does not condone or permit the use of child labor byour Suppliers [...] Smucker expects that all Suppliers fully respect the legal rightsof employees to associate, organize, and bargain collectively [...] All labor must be voluntary. Suppliers cannot use anyprison, indentured, involuntary, or forced labor of any kind."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: Not specified

          What is the nature of that support?: Other

          If Other, specify here: Inclusion
          "We work with our suppliers to ensure thepalm oil we source is harvested based onthe following practices: [...] Facilitate the inclusion of smallholders in thesupply chain"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Smucker supports international human rights principles,including the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, theInternational Labor Organization’s Declaration of FundamentalPrinciples and Rights to Work, the United Nations GuidingPrinciples on Business and Human Rights [...] Each employeehas the right to work in an atmosphere that promotesequal opportunities and affirmative action, and prohibitsdiscriminatory practices, including discrimination on the basisof race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,transgender status, veteran status, disability, political opinion,national extraction, social origin, age, family responsibilities,and trade union membership"
        • 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
          "We work with our suppliers to ensure thepalm oil we source is harvested based onthe following practices: [...] Respect land tenure rights, including the rights of indigenous and local communities to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent to all new development or operations on lands to which they hold legal, communal or customary rights"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        20/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            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
            According to the 2018 ACOP, JM Smucker used 11,232 tons of palm oil in 2018, of which 100% was RSPO certified (11,219 tons Mass Balance, 13 tons Identity Preserved).
          • 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
            "Today, 100 percent of the palm oil we purchasedirectly is from responsible certified sustainablesources [...] We work with our suppliers to ensure the palm oil we source is harvested based on the following practices:Protecting forests: No development in high-carbon stock forest areas or high-conservation-value areas; No burning to clear land for new planting or replanting. Protecting peat lands; No new development on peat lands,regardless of depth; Apply Best Management Practices for existing plantations on peat lands, and explore options for restoration when feasible"
          • 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
            "Today, 100 percent of the palm oil we purchase is directly from responsible and certified sustainable sources — 82 percent of which comes from Indonesia and 17 percent from Malaysia. While 100 percent is traceable to the mill, we continue to work toward tracing 100 percent of our palm oil purchases to the plantation on which they were grown, a commitment that we hope to achieve by 2020. At the start of calendar year 2018, our purchases are roughly 30 percent traceable to the plantation."
        • 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
            According to the 2018 ACOP, JM Smucker used 11,232 tons of palm oil in 2018, of which 100% was RSPO certified (11,219 tons Mass Balance, 13 tons Identity Preserved).
          • 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
            "Today, 100 percent of the palm oil we purchasedirectly is from responsible certified sustainablesources [...] We work with our suppliers to ensure the palm oil we source is harvested based on the following practices:Protecting forests: No development in high-carbon stock forest areas or high-conservation-value areas; No burning to clear land for new planting or replanting. Protecting peat lands; No new development on peat lands,regardless of depth; Apply Best Management Practices for existing plantations on peat lands, and explore options for restoration when feasible"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          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
          Within the code of conduct which mentioned deforestation - "ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITS AND REPORTING Suppliers doing business with the Company must act in an environmentally responsible manner and comply with all applicable environmental laws, rules, codes, and regulations for the regions of the country, and the world, in which they conduct business. This includes compliance with all reporting, permitting, and environmental licensing requirements. [...] e. Smucker will employ various mechanisms to assess compliance, such as certifications, review of records, and onsite audits."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          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.)?: Smucker Voice Line

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          "As part of our efforts to ensure transparency throughout the supply chain, we provide convenient access to report a potential issue anonymously and without fear of retaliation. Anyone may use our Smucker Voice Line (1-844-319-9352) or visit www.jmsmucker.ethicspoint.com to submit a report."
        • 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
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

          What is the certified volume?: 11,232 tons

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 0 tons

          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
          2018 ACOP states that JM Smucker used 11,232 tons of palm oil, of which 100% was RSPO certified.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • 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
          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%

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

          Details of monitoring: Using certification; Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not disclosed
          Within the code of conduct which mentioned deforestation - "Suppliers are required to comply with this Supplier Code as a condition of doing business with Smucker. Suppliers must also ensure their suppliers and subcontractors involved in the provision of goods or services for Smucker are also in compliance. Suppliers must appoint personnel responsible for communicating and implementing the standards set forth in this Supplier Code. Smucker will employ various mechanisms to assess compliance, such as certifications, review of records, and onsite audits."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non compliance with supplier code of conduct (which covers deforestation)

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: corrective action plan

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes
          Within the code of conduct which mentioned deforestation - "Suppliers are required to comply with this Supplier Code as a condition of doing business with Smucker. Suppliers must also ensure their suppliers and subcontractors involved in the provision of goods or services for Smucker are also in compliance [...] If the Company determines that any Supplier has violated this Supplier Code, the Company may, at its discretion, either terminate its business relationship or require the Supplier to implement a corrective action plan within a time frame agreed upon between the Supplier and the Company."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      26/84
      • Commitment Strength
        12/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          5/12
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: Other certification

            If Other, specify here: Certification is not specified
            "Fiber Based Packaging - Goal: Ensure 100% of fiber-based packaging is from recycled and/or certified sources by 2025 - Announced February 2020"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Fiber Based Packaging - Goal: Ensure 100% of fiber-based packaging is from recycled and/or certified sources by 2025 - Announced February 2020"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            "Fiber Based Packaging - Goal: Ensure 100% of fiber-based packaging is from recycled and/or certified sources by 2025 - Announced February 2020"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          7/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "Fiber Based Packaging - Goal: Ensure 100% of fiber-based packaging is from recycled and/or certified sources by 2025 - Announced February 2020"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Fiber Based Packaging - Goal: Ensure 100% of fiber-based packaging is from recycled and/or certified sources by 2025 - Announced February 2020"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            "Fiber Based Packaging - Goal: Ensure 100% of fiber-based packaging is from recycled and/or certified sources by 2025 - Announced February 2020"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "Fiber Based Packaging - Goal: Ensure 100% of fiber-based packaging is from recycled and/or certified sources by 2025 - Announced February 2020"
        • 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
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Smucker supports international human rights principles,including the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, theInternational Labor Organization’s Declaration of FundamentalPrinciples and Rights to Work, the United Nations GuidingPrinciples on Business and Human Rights [...] We expect our Suppliers to value human rights and providea workplace in which all employees are treated with dignityand respect [...] Each employeehas the right to work in an atmosphere that promotesequal opportunities and affirmative action, and prohibitsdiscriminatory practices, including discrimination on the basisof race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,transgender status, veteran status, disability, political opinion,national extraction, social origin, age, family responsibilities,and trade union membership [...] Smucker does not condone or permit the use of child labor byour Suppliers [...] Smucker expects that all Suppliers fully respect the legal rightsof employees to associate, organize, and bargain collectively [...] All labor must be voluntary. Suppliers cannot use anyprison, indentured, involuntary, or forced labor of any kind."
        • 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
          "Smucker supports international human rights principles,including the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, theInternational Labor Organization’s Declaration of FundamentalPrinciples and Rights to Work, the United Nations GuidingPrinciples on Business and Human Rights [...] Each employeehas the right to work in an atmosphere that promotesequal opportunities and affirmative action, and prohibitsdiscriminatory practices, including discrimination on the basisof race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,transgender status, veteran status, disability, political opinion,national extraction, social origin, age, family responsibilities,and trade union membership"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • 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?: Sustainable Packaging Coalition
          "We are partnering with theSustainable Packaging Coalitionwith the mission to createpackaging that is good forpeople and the environment"
        • 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
          Within the code of conduct which mentioned deforestation - "ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITS AND REPORTING Suppliers doing business with the Company must act in an environmentally responsible manner and comply with all applicable environmental laws, rules, codes, and regulations for the regions of the country, and the world, in which they conduct business. This includes compliance with all reporting, permitting, and environmental licensing requirements. [...] e. Smucker will employ various mechanisms to assess compliance, such as certifications, review of records, and onsite audits."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          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.)?: Smucker Voice Line

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental
          "As part of our efforts to ensure transparency throughout the supply chain, we provide convenient access to report a potential issue anonymously and without fear of retaliation. Anyone may use our Smucker Voice Line (1-844-319-9352) or visit www.jmsmucker.ethicspoint.com to submit a report."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • 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
          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 not specified

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not disclosed

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%

          Details of monitoring: Using certification; Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          Within the code of conduct which mentioned deforestation - "Suppliers are required to comply with this Supplier Code as a condition of doing business with Smucker. Suppliers must also ensure their suppliers and subcontractors involved in the provision of goods or services for Smucker are also in compliance. Suppliers must appoint personnel responsible for communicating and implementing the standards set forth in this Supplier Code. Smucker will employ various mechanisms to assess compliance, such as certifications, review of records, and onsite audits."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          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?: corrective action plan

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non compliance with supplier code of conduct (which covers deforestation)
          Within the code of conduct which mentioned deforestation - "Suppliers are required to comply with this Supplier Code as a condition of doing business with Smucker. Suppliers must also ensure their suppliers and subcontractors involved in the provision of goods or services for Smucker are also in compliance [...] If the Company determines that any Supplier has violated this Supplier Code, the Company may, at its discretion, either terminate its business relationship or require the Supplier to implement a corrective action plan within a time frame agreed upon between the Supplier and the Company."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      11/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • 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
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Smucker supports international human rights principles,including the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, theInternational Labor Organization’s Declaration of FundamentalPrinciples and Rights to Work, the United Nations GuidingPrinciples on Business and Human Rights [...] We expect our Suppliers to value human rights and providea workplace in which all employees are treated with dignityand respect [...] Each employeehas the right to work in an atmosphere that promotesequal opportunities and affirmative action, and prohibitsdiscriminatory practices, including discrimination on the basisof race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,transgender status, veteran status, disability, political opinion,national extraction, social origin, age, family responsibilities,and trade union membership [...] Smucker does not condone or permit the use of child labor byour Suppliers [...] Smucker expects that all Suppliers fully respect the legal rightsof employees to associate, organize, and bargain collectively [...] All labor must be voluntary. Suppliers cannot use anyprison, indentured, involuntary, or forced labor of any kind."
        • 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
          "Smucker supports international human rights principles,including the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, theInternational Labor Organization’s Declaration of FundamentalPrinciples and Rights to Work, the United Nations GuidingPrinciples on Business and Human Rights [...] Each employeehas the right to work in an atmosphere that promotesequal opportunities and affirmative action, and prohibitsdiscriminatory practices, including discrimination on the basisof race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,transgender status, veteran status, disability, political opinion,national extraction, social origin, age, family responsibilities,and trade union membership"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • 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 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
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Within the code of conduct which mentioned deforestation - "ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITS AND REPORTING Suppliers doing business with the Company must act in an environmentally responsible manner and comply with all applicable environmental laws, rules, codes, and regulations for the regions of the country, and the world, in which they conduct business. This includes compliance with all reporting, permitting, and environmental licensing requirements. [...] e. Smucker will employ various mechanisms to assess compliance, such as certifications, review of records, and onsite audits."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          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.)?: Smucker Voice Line

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental
          "As part of our efforts to ensure transparency throughout the supply chain, we provide convenient access to report a potential issue anonymously and without fear of retaliation. Anyone may use our Smucker Voice Line (1-844-319-9352) or visit www.jmsmucker.ethicspoint.com to submit a report."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          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
    • Beef *
      11/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • 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
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Smucker supports international human rights principles,including the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, theInternational Labor Organization’s Declaration of FundamentalPrinciples and Rights to Work, the United Nations GuidingPrinciples on Business and Human Rights [...] We expect our Suppliers to value human rights and providea workplace in which all employees are treated with dignityand respect [...] Each employeehas the right to work in an atmosphere that promotesequal opportunities and affirmative action, and prohibitsdiscriminatory practices, including discrimination on the basisof race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,transgender status, veteran status, disability, political opinion,national extraction, social origin, age, family responsibilities,and trade union membership [...] Smucker does not condone or permit the use of child labor byour Suppliers [...] Smucker expects that all Suppliers fully respect the legal rightsof employees to associate, organize, and bargain collectively [...] All labor must be voluntary. Suppliers cannot use anyprison, indentured, involuntary, or forced labor of any kind."
        • 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
          "Smucker supports international human rights principles,including the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, theInternational Labor Organization’s Declaration of FundamentalPrinciples and Rights to Work, the United Nations GuidingPrinciples on Business and Human Rights [...] Each employeehas the right to work in an atmosphere that promotesequal opportunities and affirmative action, and prohibitsdiscriminatory practices, including discrimination on the basisof race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,transgender status, veteran status, disability, political opinion,national extraction, social origin, age, family responsibilities,and trade union membership"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • 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 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
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Within the code of conduct which mentioned deforestation - "ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITS AND REPORTING Suppliers doing business with the Company must act in an environmentally responsible manner and comply with all applicable environmental laws, rules, codes, and regulations for the regions of the country, and the world, in which they conduct business. This includes compliance with all reporting, permitting, and environmental licensing requirements. [...] e. Smucker will employ various mechanisms to assess compliance, such as certifications, review of records, and onsite audits."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          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.)?: Smucker Voice Line

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          "As part of our efforts to ensure transparency throughout the supply chain, we provide convenient access to report a potential issue anonymously and without fear of retaliation. Anyone may use our Smucker Voice Line (1-844-319-9352) or visit www.jmsmucker.ethicspoint.com to submit a report."
        • 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
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    11/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    11/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    7/18
    Avg. score

Profile

JM Smucker is a Fortune 500 company who manufactures food and beverage products on a global scale. Famous brands include Crisco and Jif. JM Smucker is exposed to palm oil and soy as ingredients and to soy through animal feed for meat and dairy products. JM Smucker is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Packaged food
Segments
Producer, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Crisco, Knotts, Meow Mix, Sahale, Jif, Pupperoni, Santa Cruz, Café Bustelo, 1850, Dunkin Donuts, Nutrish, Crisco, Sahale Snacks

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