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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1.00/1
      UN Global Consumer Goods Forum
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      JM Smucker commit to "no development in high-carbon stock forest areas or high-conservation-value areas".
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    22/86
    • Palm oil
      64/86
      • Commitment Strength
        34/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Protects priority forests; Certification
            JM Smucker commit to "no development in high-carbon stock forest areas or high-conservation-value areas". They also state that "seven of our manufacturing facilities are now RSPO supply chain-certified", and that "100 percent of the palm oil we purchase is directly from responsible and certified sustainable sources".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            JM Smucker commit to "no development in high-carbon stock forest areas or high-conservation-value areas". They also state that "seven of our manufacturing facilities are now RSPO supply chain-certified", and that "100 percent of the palm oil we purchase is directly from responsible and certified sustainable sources".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            JM Smucker commit to "no development in high-carbon stock forest areas or high-conservation-value areas". They also state that "seven of our manufacturing facilities are now RSPO supply chain-certified", and that "100 percent of the palm oil we purchase is directly from responsible and certified sustainable sources".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            JM Smucker commit to "no development in high-carbon stock forest areas or high-conservation-value areas". They also state that "seven of our manufacturing facilities are now RSPO supply chain-certified", and that "100 percent of the palm oil we purchase is directly from responsible and certified sustainable sources".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            JM Smucker commit to "no development in high-carbon stock forest areas or high-conservation-value areas". They also state that "seven of our manufacturing facilities are now RSPO supply chain-certified", and that "100 percent of the palm oil we purchase is directly from responsible and certified sustainable sources".
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            JM Smucker commit to "no development in high-carbon stock forest areas or high-conservation-value areas". They also state that "seven of our manufacturing facilities are now RSPO supply chain-certified", and that "100 percent of the palm oil we purchase is directly from responsible and certified sustainable sources".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            JM Smucker commit to "no development in high-carbon stock forest areas or high-conservation-value areas". They also state that "seven of our manufacturing facilities are now RSPO supply chain-certified", and that "100 percent of the palm oil we purchase is directly from responsible and certified sustainable sources".
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            JM Smucker state that there will be "No development in high-carbon stock forest areas or high-conservation-value areas", and that there will be "no new development on peat lands, regardless of depth".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            JM Smucker state that there will be "No development in high-carbon stock forest areas or high-conservation-value areas", and that there will be "no new development on peat lands, regardless of depth".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            JM Smucker state that there will be "No development in high-carbon stock forest areas or high-conservation-value areas", and that there will be "no new development on peat lands, regardless of depth".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            JM Smucker state that there will be "No development in high-carbon stock forest areas or high-conservation-value areas", and that there will be "no new development on peat lands, regardless of depth".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            JM Smucker state that there will be "No development in high-carbon stock forest areas or high-conservation-value areas", and that there will be "no new development on peat lands, regardless of depth".
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            JM Smucker state that there will be "No development in high-carbon stock forest areas or high-conservation-value areas", and that there will be "no new development on peat lands, regardless of depth".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            JM Smucker state that there will be "No development in high-carbon stock forest areas or high-conservation-value areas", and that there will be "no new development on peat lands, regardless of depth".
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "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."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "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."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "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."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "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."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "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."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "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."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "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."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            100% of the palm oil used by JM Smucker was RSPO certified according to the 2018 ACOP.
          • 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
            100% of the palm oil used by JM Smucker was RSPO certified according to the 2018 ACOP.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            "100 percent is traceable to the mill [...]. 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
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            100% of the palm oil used by JM Smucker was RSPO certified according to the 2018 ACOP.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            100% of the palm oil used by JM Smucker was RSPO certified according to the 2018 ACOP.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Social
          JM Smucker state that they will "resolve all verifiable complaints and conflicts through an open, transparent, and consultative process."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          11232 tonnes
          In the 2018 RSPO ACOP JM Smucker reported their palm oil usage as 11232 tonnes, 100% of which was certified.
      • Social Considerations
        13/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          JM Smucker state that "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".
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          JM Smucker require their suppliers to ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Each employee has the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes equal opportunities and affirmative action, and prohibits discriminatory practices, including discrimination on the basis of 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."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          JM Smucker state that they will "Facilitate the inclusion of smallholders in the supply chain."
    • Soy
      5/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • 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
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          JM Smucker require their suppliers to ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Each employee has the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes equal opportunities and affirmative action, and prohibits discriminatory practices, including discrimination on the basis of 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."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Beef
      5/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No monitoring
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No monitoring
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • 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
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          JM Smucker require their suppliers to ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Each employee has the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes equal opportunities and affirmative action, and prohibits discriminatory practices, including discrimination on the basis of 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."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      13/86
      • Commitment Strength
        6/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          6/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Reduction of material inputs
            "We strive to increase our recyclable packaging content while reducing the package-to-product ratio."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We strive to increase our recyclable packaging content while reducing the package-to-product ratio."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We strive to increase our recyclable packaging content while reducing the package-to-product ratio."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "We strive to increase our recyclable packaging content while reducing the package-to-product ratio."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "We strive to increase our recyclable packaging content while reducing the package-to-product ratio."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/34
        • 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
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings
          JM Smucker "are partnering with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition with the mission to create packaging that is good for people and the environment".
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          JM Smucker require their suppliers to ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour, and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Each employee has the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes equal opportunities and affirmative action, and prohibits discriminatory practices, including discrimination on the basis of 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."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    10/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    5/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    7/16
    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.

Sector
Industry sector 
Packaged food
Segments
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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