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  • Overall approach
    7/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/4
      Overall commitment
      Conversion-free/zero-gross conversion/zero-net conversion commitment or a zero deforestation/deforestation-free commitment that explicitly includes all other natural ecosystems
      4/4
      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?: NA
      "FrieslandCampina is committed to ensure its sourcing, production and financial investment does not cause or contribute towards gross conversion of natural ecosystems by 2030 the latest. The Accountability Framework is our guideline for our policy, commitment and approach. [...] This means: • that latest by 2030 no products sourced and produced by FrieslandCampina come from land that has been converted from a natural ecosystem into agricultural land as of specific cut-off dates specified per product ; • for soy, palm and paper based packaging the policy is more detailed as FrieslandCampina considers to have the largest risk for conversion of natural ecosystems for these commodities; • before end of 2023: - further identification of risk profiles of areas or conversion and high risk areas; - supplier confirmation of our policy; - commodity specific and timeline bound policy implementation;"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: World Business Council for Sustainable Development Forest Solutions Group
      "FrieslandCampina is a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Exposure to deforestation or conversion of natural ecosystems risk FrieslandCampina is owned by a cooperative of member dairy farmers. The member dairy farmers are the major dairy supplier for FrieslandCampina. This means that the majority of products FrieslandCampina sources, comes from its own value chain. Furthermore, the feed the member dairy farmers use for their livestock, comes on average of more than 90% from their own or nearby land. Still, on an annual basis, FrieslandCampina directly and indirectly sources about 1.3 mio tonnes of raw materials and commodities to produce its products. As FrieslandCampina wants to be completely certain that the sourced products are without risk of being linked to deforestation or conversion of ecosystems, it has laid down its commitment in the policy to be found later in this document."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Unspecified

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Pulp & paper
      "To ensure implementation of the Sustainability strategy, a governance structure is set in place. FrieslandCampina’s Executive Board has final responsibility for the Sustainability policy and the development and coordination of this policy are the responsibility of the Corporate Sustainability department. The Sustainability Council is responsible for assessment and consultation."[...]"Sustainability KPIs of FrieslandCampina are related to: Procurement of commodities from sustainable sources"
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: Yes

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2050

      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions
      "By 2050, we want to achieve net climate-neutrality in terms of our scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions. This means that we will be reducing emissions as much as possible and compensating for what we cannot reduce"
  • Commodity score
    40/90
    • Palm oil
      42/90
      • Commitment Strength
        14/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          8/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            When was this commitment set?: 2022

            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: HCS
            "This means: • that latest by 2030 no products1 sourced and produced by FrieslandCampina come from land that has been converted from a natural ecosystem into agricultural land as of specific cut-off dates specified per product; • for soy, palm and paper based packaging the policy is more detailed as FrieslandCampina considers to have the largest risk for conversion of natural ecosystems for these commodities; • before end of 2023 [...] Specifically concerning Palm products, FrieslandCampina expects direct suppliers to also: Ensure FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply does not originate from a converted natural ecosystem as protected by this policy, based on a cut-off date of 30 november 2009 [...] Gross is defined as total without deduction for reforestation or other offset 3. Natural ecosystems include high carbon stock forests as defined by the High Carbon Stock Approachii and areas of high conservation value as defined by the HCVRN"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "This means: • that latest by 2030 no products1 sourced and produced by FrieslandCampina come from land that has been converted from a natural ecosystem into agricultural land as of specific cut-off dates specified per product; • for soy, palm and paper based packaging the policy is more detailed as FrieslandCampina considers to have the largest risk for conversion of natural ecosystems for these commodities; • before end of 2023 [...] Specifically concerning Palm products, FrieslandCampina expects direct suppliers to also: Ensure FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply does not originate from a converted natural ecosystem as protected by this policy, based on a cut-off date of 30 november 2009 [...] Gross is defined as total without deduction for reforestation or other offset 3. Natural ecosystems include high carbon stock forests as defined by the High Carbon Stock Approachii and areas of high conservation value as defined by the HCVRN"
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Continue to source only RSPO certified palm oil
            "This means: • that latest by 2030 no products1 sourced and produced by FrieslandCampina come from land that has been converted from a natural ecosystem into agricultural land as of specific cut-off dates specified per product; • for soy, palm and paper based packaging the policy is more detailed as FrieslandCampina considers to have the largest risk for conversion of natural ecosystems for these commodities; • before end of 2023 [...] Specifically concerning Palm products, FrieslandCampina expects direct suppliers to also: Ensure FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply does not originate from a converted natural ecosystem as protected by this policy, based on a cut-off date of 30 november 2009 [...] Gross is defined as total without deduction for reforestation or other offset 3. Natural ecosystems include high carbon stock forests as defined by the High Carbon Stock Approachii and areas of high conservation value as defined by the HCVRN"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • 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?: 2022
            "Work towards 100% of FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply from high risk areas is traceable from the farm or plantation to FrieslandCampina’s processing plants, using a verifiable robust chain of custody system, to be achieved ultimately 31 December 2030 [...] Work towards 100% of FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply from low risk areas is traceable from the area to FrieslandCampina’s processing plants, using a verifiable robust chain of custody system, to be achieved ultimately 31 December 2030"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Work towards 100% of FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply from high risk areas is traceable from the farm or plantation to FrieslandCampina’s processing plants, using a verifiable robust chain of custody system, to be achieved ultimately 31 December 2030 [...] Work towards 100% of FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply from low risk areas is traceable from the area to FrieslandCampina’s processing plants, using a verifiable robust chain of custody system, to be achieved ultimately 31 December 2030"
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: chain of custody system
            "Work towards 100% of FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply from high risk areas is traceable from the farm or plantation to FrieslandCampina’s processing plants, using a verifiable robust chain of custody system, to be achieved ultimately 31 December 2030 [...] Work towards 100% of FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply from low risk areas is traceable from the area to FrieslandCampina’s processing plants, using a verifiable robust chain of custody system, to be achieved ultimately 31 December 2030"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        8/17
        • 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

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "FrieslandCampina supports and respects internationally recognised human rights and believes in respectful and honest business relations. Our responsible entrepreneurship model is based on the OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights."[...]"The Human Rights Policy sets out FrieslandCampina’s policy in the area of, for example, preventing child labour and forced labour, promoting freedom of association, and access to water and sanitary facilities"[...]"We do not tolerate any form of discrimination"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that support?: Certification; Education and training, Economic

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: NA
          "Together with Olenex and Wilmar, we have set up a two-year programme for small-scale palm oil farmers and growers in Colombia. This programme, WISSCo2, offers farmers guidance for sustainable production, based on the principles of “No deforestation and no exploitation”. Four hundred and thirty-seven farmers from the northern part of Colombia have so far participated in this programme."
        • 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
          "We require from our business partners to respect and support internationally recognised human rights of all stakeholders. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of for example race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, political opinion, national, ethnic or social origin."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "In case of violation of applicable standards, FrieslandCampina engages with the supplier to remediate the damage. As a last resort measure, FrieslandCampina will end the relationship with the supplier."
        • 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?: Palm supply chains
          "Additional to the Human Rights policy, FrieslandCampina expects direct suppliers to: 1. Respect the legal or customary land-tenure and use rights of indigenous and local communities, as well as their rights to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) for operations affecting their land or resources 2. Comply with and implement this addition to the Human Rights policy across both their entire corporate group operations and their own supply chains, or implement an equivalent or stronger policy [...] Free, prior and informed consent (FPIC): a specific right that pertains to indigenous peoples and is recognised in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). It allows them to give or withhold consent to a project that may affect them or their territories"
        • 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
        20/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          0/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          0/2
          "We only purchase RSPO-certified palm oil. "
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          "FrieslandCampina expects its direct suppliers to [...] Comply with and implement this policy across both their entire corporate group operations and their own supply chains, or implement an equivalent or stronger policy, except for member farmers. For member farmers, FrieslandCampina expects sector organisations to implement an equivalent or stronger policy in the supply chain of the sector"
        • 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?: 2009
          "Ensure FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply does not originate from a converted natural ecosystem as protected by this policy, based on a cut-off date of 1/1/2020 unless legislation requires an earlier cut-off date [...] Ensure FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply does not originate from a converted natural ecosystem as protected by this policy, based on a cut-off date of 30 november 2009"
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing technical capacity

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: WISSCo2
          "Together with Olenex and Wilmar, we have set up a two-year programme for small-scale palm oil farmers and growers in Colombia. This programme, WISSCo2, offers farmers guidance for sustainable production, based on the principles of “No deforestation and no exploitation”. Four hundred and thirty-seven farmers from the northern part of Colombia have so far participated in this programme."
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "If you suspect that FrieslandCampina, any of its employees or any third party that FrieslandCampina is doing business with, does not act in line with FrieslandCampina’s Compass for Good Business Conduct, with these Business Practices or with applicable laws or regulations, we encourage you to speak up. You may do this by contacting our Speak Up webservice, available through our Corporate Website: https://frieslandcampina.com/contact/ speak-up/"
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Food Processing

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 131747.0 Metric Tonnes

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

          Total volume: 131747.0 Metric Tonnes
          In their 2020 RSPO ACOP report they report they consumed a total volume of 131747.0 Metric Tonnes of palm oil
        • 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
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: NA

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 100%

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Indonesia ; Malaysia ; Papua New Guinea ; Colombia ; Solomon Islands ; Cote D'Ivoire; Brazil

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: NA

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 0%

          What is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: NA

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: NA

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: No

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: NA
          FrieslandCampina provide a list of their RSPO-Certified palm oil Suppliers from 2022. They provide a list of their mills/indirect suppliers from 2020.
        • 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 frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually

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

          How is compliance monitored?: Certification; Internal monitoring and verification systems

          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 what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 100%
          "What one can expect from FrieslandCampina: 1. FrieslandCampina will create transparency of its supply chain and traceability of the products sourced directly and indirectly to facilitate risk management concerning the compliance to this policy: 1. FrieslandCampina will identify supply chain actors in its supply chain to the level that enables identification of sourcing areas of high risk of conversion 2. For sourcing areas that FrieslandCampina considers of high risk, FrieslandCampina will identify supply chain actors in its supply chain to the level of the farm, plantation or forest management unit and create traceability of the products sourced, except for supply from smallholders. For supply from smallholders the supply chain actors to the level of the local jurisdictional level are identified 2. FrieslandCampina will work with direct suppliers and other relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance with this policy and mitigate high risk of incompliance 3. FrieslandCampina will disclose its process to create transparency, traceability, identify high risk areas and assess (high risk of) incompliance as the outcome of the process 4. FrieslandCampina will evaluate and update the process to create transparency, traceability, assess incompliance and assess risk every year"
        • 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
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Unclear

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

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

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

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No
          "What one can expect from FrieslandCampina: 1. FrieslandCampina will create transparency of its supply chain and traceability of the products sourced directly and indirectly to facilitate risk management concerning the compliance to this policy: 1. FrieslandCampina will identify supply chain actors in its supply chain to the level that enables identification of sourcing areas of high risk of conversion 2. For sourcing areas that FrieslandCampina considers of high risk, FrieslandCampina will identify supply chain actors in its supply chain to the level of the farm, plantation or forest management unit and create traceability of the products sourced, except for supply from smallholders. For supply from smallholders the supply chain actors to the level of the local jurisdictional level are identified 2. FrieslandCampina will work with direct suppliers and other relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance with this policy and mitigate high risk of incompliance 3. FrieslandCampina will disclose its process to create transparency, traceability, identify high risk areas and assess (high risk of) incompliance as the outcome of the process 4. FrieslandCampina will evaluate and update the process to create transparency, traceability, assess incompliance and assess risk every year"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      40/90
      • Commitment Strength
        15/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          8/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            What paper/pulp product does their commitment apply to?: Paper products; Pulp; Packaging

            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "FrieslandCampina is committed to ensure its sourcing, production and financial investment does not cause or contribute towards gross conversion of natural ecosystems in 2030 [...] . Ensure FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply do not originate from a converted natural ecosystem as protected by this policy, based on a cut-off date of 31 December 1994"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "FrieslandCampina is committed to ensure its sourcing, production and financial investment does not cause or contribute towards gross conversion of natural ecosystems in 2030 [...] . Ensure FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply do not originate from a converted natural ecosystem as protected by this policy, based on a cut-off date of 31 December 1994"
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: not specified
            "FrieslandCampina is committed to ensure its sourcing, production and financial investment does not cause or contribute towards gross conversion of natural ecosystems in 2030 [...] . Ensure FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply do not originate from a converted natural ecosystem as protected by this policy, based on a cut-off date of 31 December 1994"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/7.5
          • 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?: 2022
            "Work towards 100% of FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply from high risk areas is traceable from the forest management unit to FrieslandCampina’s processing plants, using a verifiable robust chain of custody system, to be achieved ultimately 31 December 2030 [...] Work towards 100% of FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply from low risk areas is traceable from the area to FrieslandCampina’s processing plants, using a verifiable robust chain of custody system, to be achieved ultimately 31 December 2030"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Work towards 100% of FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply from high risk areas is traceable from the forest management unit to FrieslandCampina’s processing plants, using a verifiable robust chain of custody system, to be achieved ultimately 31 December 2030 [...] Work towards 100% of FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply from low risk areas is traceable from the area to FrieslandCampina’s processing plants, using a verifiable robust chain of custody system, to be achieved ultimately 31 December 2030"
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "Work towards 100% of FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply from high risk areas is traceable from the forest management unit to FrieslandCampina’s processing plants, using a verifiable robust chain of custody system, to be achieved ultimately 31 December 2030 [...] Work towards 100% of FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply from low risk areas is traceable from the area to FrieslandCampina’s processing plants, using a verifiable robust chain of custody system, to be achieved ultimately 31 December 2030"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: 2021
            "94%Key raw materials traceable to source in 2021traceability of palm oil, soy, pulp & paper"
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        6/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "FrieslandCampina supports and respects internationally recognised human rights and believes in respectful and honest business relations. Our responsible entrepreneurship model is based on the OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights."[...]"The Human Rights Policy sets out FrieslandCampina’s policy in the area of, for example, preventing child labour and forced labour, promoting freedom of association, and access to water and sanitary facilities"[...]"We do not tolerate any form of discrimination"
        • 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
          "We require from our business partners to respect and support internationally recognised human rights of all stakeholders. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of for example race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, political opinion, national, ethnic or social origin."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "In case of violation of applicable standards, FrieslandCampina engages with the supplier to remediate the damage. As a last resort measure, FrieslandCampina will end the relationship with the supplier."
        • 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?: paper supply chains
          "Additional to the Human Rights policy, FrieslandCampina expects direct suppliers to: 1. Respect the legal or customary land-tenure and use rights of indigenous and local communities, as well as their rights to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) for operations affecting their land or resources 2. Comply with and implement this addition to the Human Rights policy across both their entire corporate group operations and their own supply chains, or implement an equivalent or stronger policy [...] Free, prior and informed consent (FPIC): a specific right that pertains to indigenous peoples and is recognised in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). It allows them to give or withhold consent to a project that may affect them or their territories"
        • 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
        19/56
        • 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
          Yes, required
          3/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          "FrieslandCampina expects its direct suppliers to: 1. Ensure FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply does not originate from a converted natural ecosystem as protected by this policy, based on a cut-off date of 1/1/2020 unless legislation requires an earlier cut-off date 2. Comply with and implement this policy across both their entire corporate group operations and their own supply chains, or implement an equivalent or stronger policy, except for member farmers. For member farmers, FrieslandCampina expects sector organisations to implement an equivalent or stronger policy in the supply chain of the sector"
        • 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?: 1994
          "Ensure FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply do not originate from a converted natural ecosystem as protected by this policy, based on a cut-off date of 31 December 1994"
        • 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
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "If you suspect that FrieslandCampina, any of its employees or any third party that FrieslandCampina is doing business with, does not act in line with FrieslandCampina’s Compass for Good Business Conduct, with these Business Practices or with applicable laws or regulations, we encourage you to speak up. You may do this by contacting our Speak Up webservice, available through our Corporate Website: https://frieslandcampina.com/contact/ speak-up/"
        • 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
          Yes, report direct suppliers; Yes, report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          Yes, report direct suppliers; Yes, report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 0%

          What is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: NA

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0%

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: NA

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: NA

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: No

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 0%

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Countries of paper production - Austria, France, Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, USA Countries of origin of forest / pulp - Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Croatia, Hungary, Belarus, France, Brazil, Spain, Chile, Belgium, Norway, Russia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Sweden, Lithuania, South Africa, USA

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: NA
          FrieslandCampina report a list of paper mill suppliers and the countries of origin of the forests that supplied that paper
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

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

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

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          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
          "What one can expect from FrieslandCampina: 1. FrieslandCampina will create transparency of its supply chain and traceability of the products sourced directly and indirectly to facilitate risk management concerning the compliance to this policy: 1. FrieslandCampina will identify supply chain actors in its supply chain to the level that enables identification of sourcing areas of high risk of conversion 2. For sourcing areas that FrieslandCampina considers of high risk, FrieslandCampina will identify supply chain actors in its supply chain to the level of the farm, plantation or forest management unit and create traceability of the products sourced, except for supply from smallholders. For supply from smallholders the supply chain actors to the level of the local jurisdictional level are identified 2. FrieslandCampina will work with direct suppliers and other relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance with this policy and mitigate high risk of incompliance 3. FrieslandCampina will disclose its process to create transparency, traceability, identify high risk areas and assess (high risk of) incompliance as the outcome of the process 4. FrieslandCampina will evaluate and update the process to create transparency, traceability, assess incompliance and assess risk every year"
        • 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
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: deforesting

          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: Yes

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

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

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No
          "What one can expect from FrieslandCampina: 1. FrieslandCampina will create transparency of its supply chain and traceability of the products sourced directly and indirectly to facilitate risk management concerning the compliance to this policy: 1. FrieslandCampina will identify supply chain actors in its supply chain to the level that enables identification of sourcing areas of high risk of conversion 2. For sourcing areas that FrieslandCampina considers of high risk, FrieslandCampina will identify supply chain actors in its supply chain to the level of the farm, plantation or forest management unit and create traceability of the products sourced, except for supply from smallholders. For supply from smallholders the supply chain actors to the level of the local jurisdictional level are identified 2. FrieslandCampina will work with direct suppliers and other relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance with this policy and mitigate high risk of incompliance 3. FrieslandCampina will disclose its process to create transparency, traceability, identify high risk areas and assess (high risk of) incompliance as the outcome of the process 4. FrieslandCampina will evaluate and update the process to create transparency, traceability, assess incompliance and assess risk every year"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      38/90
      • Commitment Strength
        15/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          8/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS

            When was this commitment set?: 2022

            Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Yes
            "FrieslandCampina is committed to ensure its sourcing, production and financial investment does not cause or contribute towards gross conversion of natural ecosystems in 2030 [...] Ensure FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply does not originate from a converted natural ecosystem as protected by this policy, based on a cut-off date of 31 December 2016"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "FrieslandCampina is committed to ensure its sourcing, production and financial investment does not cause or contribute towards gross conversion of natural ecosystems in 2030 [...] Ensure FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply does not originate from a converted natural ecosystem as protected by this policy, based on a cut-off date of 31 December 2016"
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0.1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "FrieslandCampina is committed to ensure its sourcing, production and financial investment does not cause or contribute towards gross conversion of natural ecosystems in 2030 [...] Ensure FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply does not originate from a converted natural ecosystem as protected by this policy, based on a cut-off date of 31 December 2016"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/7.5
          • 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?: NA
            "2. Work towards 100% of FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply from high risk areas is traceable from the farm or plantation to FrieslandCampina’s processing plants, using a verifiable robust chain of custody system, to be achieved ultimately 31 December 2025"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "2. Work towards 100% of FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply from high risk areas is traceable from the farm or plantation to FrieslandCampina’s processing plants, using a verifiable robust chain of custody system, to be achieved ultimately 31 December 2025"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "2. Work towards 100% of FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply from high risk areas is traceable from the farm or plantation to FrieslandCampina’s processing plants, using a verifiable robust chain of custody system, to be achieved ultimately 31 December 2025"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        6/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "FrieslandCampina supports and respects internationally recognised human rights and believes in respectful and honest business relations. Our responsible entrepreneurship model is based on the OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights."[...]"The Human Rights Policy sets out FrieslandCampina’s policy in the area of, for example, preventing child labour and forced labour, promoting freedom of association, and access to water and sanitary facilities"[...]"We do not tolerate any form of discrimination"
        • 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
          "We require from our business partners to respect and support internationally recognised human rights of all stakeholders. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of for example race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, political opinion, national, ethnic or social origin."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "In case of violation of applicable standards, FrieslandCampina engages with the supplier to remediate the damage. As a last resort measure, FrieslandCampina will end the relationship with the supplier."
        • 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?: Soy supply chains
          "Additional to the Human Rights policy, FrieslandCampina expects direct suppliers to: 1. Respect the legal or customary land-tenure and use rights of indigenous and local communities, as well as their rights to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) for operations affecting their land or resources 2. Comply with and implement this addition to the Human Rights policy across both their entire corporate group operations and their own supply chains, or implement an equivalent or stronger policy [...] Free, prior and informed consent (FPIC): a specific right that pertains to indigenous peoples and is recognised in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). It allows them to give or withhold consent to a project that may affect them or their territories"
        • 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
        18/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          3/3
          "FrieslandCampina expects its direct suppliers to: 1. Ensure FrieslandCampina’s direct and indirect supply does not originate from a converted natural ecosystem as protected by this policy, based on a cut-off date of 1/1/2020 unless legislation requires an earlier cut-off date 2. Comply with and implement this policy across both their entire corporate group operations and their own supply chains, or implement an equivalent or stronger policy, except for member farmers. For member farmers, FrieslandCampina expects sector organisations to implement an equivalent or stronger policy in the supply chain of the sector"
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Collaboration with Agifirm to increase deforestation-free soy

          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/ advice/ experience/ expertise
          "At the end of 2021, FrieslandCampina and Agrifirm announced to take steps towards more guarantees that the soy for feed comes from deforestation-free areas. Both Dutch cooperatives are working together on this because they believe that this development towards an independently monitored and physically closed soy chain must and can be accelerated. The result: the first shipments have been delivered. But it was not easy."
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • 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

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism
          "If you suspect that FrieslandCampina, any of its employees or any third party that FrieslandCampina is doing business with, does not act in line with FrieslandCampina’s Compass for Good Business Conduct, with these Business Practices or with applicable laws or regulations, we encourage you to speak up. You may do this by contacting our Speak Up webservice, available through our Corporate Website: https://frieslandcampina.com/contact/ speak-up/"
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 8250MT

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Food Processing

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

          Total volume: 8250MT

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: 0MT
          FrieslandCampina report that they used 8250MT of Soy in 2020 100% of which was RTRS certified
        • 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
          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 what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

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

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Unspecified

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA
          "5. What one can expect from FrieslandCampina: 1. FrieslandCampina will create transparency of its supply chain and traceability of the products sourced directly and indirectly to facilitate risk management concerning the compliance to this policy: 1. FrieslandCampina will identify supply chain actors in its supply chain to the level that enables identification of sourcing areas of high risk of conversion 2. For sourcing areas that FrieslandCampina considers of high risk, FrieslandCampina will identify supply chain actors in its supply chain to the level of the farm, plantation or forest management unit and create traceability of the products sourced, except for supply from smallholders. For supply from smallholders the supply chain actors to the level of the local jurisdictional level are identified 2. FrieslandCampina will work with direct suppliers and other relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance with this policy and mitigate high risk of incompliance 3. FrieslandCampina will disclose its process to create transparency, traceability, identify high risk areas and assess (high risk of) incompliance as the outcome of the process 4. FrieslandCampina will evaluate and update the process to create transparency, traceability, assess incompliance and assess risk every year"
        • 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
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: NA

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: NA

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

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

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No
          "What one can expect from FrieslandCampina: 1. FrieslandCampina will create transparency of its supply chain and traceability of the products sourced directly and indirectly to facilitate risk management concerning the compliance to this policy: 1. FrieslandCampina will identify supply chain actors in its supply chain to the level that enables identification of sourcing areas of high risk of conversion 2. For sourcing areas that FrieslandCampina considers of high risk, FrieslandCampina will identify supply chain actors in its supply chain to the level of the farm, plantation or forest management unit and create traceability of the products sourced, except for supply from smallholders. For supply from smallholders the supply chain actors to the level of the local jurisdictional level are identified 2. FrieslandCampina will work with direct suppliers and other relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance with this policy and mitigate high risk of incompliance 3. FrieslandCampina will disclose its process to create transparency, traceability, identify high risk areas and assess (high risk of) incompliance as the outcome of the process 4. FrieslandCampina will evaluate and update the process to create transparency, traceability, assess incompliance and assess risk every year"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    15/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    19/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    7/17
    Avg. score

Profile

FrieslandCampina is a Dutch international dairy company that manufactures both consumer products and ingredients for industry. Its consumer brands include well-known names such as Campina, Chocomel and Yazoo. Palm oil is an important ingredient in FrieslandCampina’s products and soy is a key component of animal feed. Koninklijke FrieslandCampina N.V. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Packaged Foods & Meats, Paper Packaging
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Netherlands
Company Type
Company type 
CO
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Campina, Dutch Lady, Friso Gold, Peak, Frisian Flag, Frico, Chocomel, Rainbow, Alaska, Napolact, Milner, Landliebe, Optimel, Foremost, Friesche Vlag, NoyNoy, Mona, Completa, Fruttis, Campina, Vifit, Black & White, Yazoo, Valess, Milli, Fristi, Puddis, Pottyos, Domo, DMV, Kievet, Nutrifeed, Creamy Creation, DFE pharma

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