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  • Overall approach
    2/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment
      0/6
      Commodities (if applicable): Palm oil; Soy; Pulp & Paper
      Friesland Campina has commodity-specific commitments for palm oil, soy and paper.
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Around 85 percent of the global palm oil production comes from Indonesia and Malaysia where precious forest is destroyed to make space for the plantations. This deforestation is at the cost of the vulnerable ecosystem and leads to less living space for species such as orang-utan and elephant. In Indonesia it is the major cause of greenhouse gas emissions."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
      Business risk
      No
      0/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.:
    • 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?: Not specified

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Pulp & Paper
      "To ensure implementation of the Sustainability strategy, a governance structure is set inplace. FrieslandCampina’s Executive Board has final responsibility for the Sustainabilitypolicy and the development and coordination of this policy are the responsibility of theCorporate Sustainability department. The Sustainability Council is responsible forassessment 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
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    40/84
    • Palm oil
      41/84
      • Commitment Strength
        18/28
        • 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
            "We only purchase RSPO-certified palm oil"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We only purchase RSPO-certified palm oil"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "We only purchase RSPO-certified palm oil"
          • 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
            "We only purchase RSPO-certified palm oil"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We only purchase RSPO-certified palm oil"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "We only purchase RSPO-certified palm oil"
          • 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
          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; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "We base this “responsible entrepreneurship” on the OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises, the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights." "We respect and support internationally recognised human rights for allstakeholders, such as the right of employees to join legal trade unions [...] We expect all ourbusiness partners to do the same." "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. Nor do we tolerate the use of child labour and forced labour."
        • 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
          In their Code of Business Practice for Business Partners, FrieslandCampina state that "We do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of [...] gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        18/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            In their 2018 ACOP, FrieslandCampina report that they used 137,691 tons of palm oil and palm oil products, of which 100% is RSPO-certified.
          • 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
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            FrieslandCampina reported 100% certified Palm oil to RSPO in 2019
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • 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
            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            In their 2018 ACOP, FrieslandCampina report that they used 137,691 tons of palm oil and palm oil products, of which 100% is RSPO-certified.
          • 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
            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

            What percent of the company’s supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 100%

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            FrieslandCampina reported 100% certified Palm oil to RSPO in 2019
          • 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 initiatives does the company participate in?: Smallholder support program

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise; Providing technical capacity
          "FrieslandCampina, Wilmar and Olenex have launched a two-year smallholder support program for small farmers and small growers of palm oil in Colombia. The objective of the program is to empower smallholders and small growers to conduct responsible palm oil production, in line with No Deforestationand No Exploitation commitment, in order to improve livelihoods, while taking care of nature."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social

          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.)?: Speak Up web service

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          "If you suspect that FrieslandCampina, any of its employees or any thirdparty that FrieslandCampina is doing business with, does not act in linewith FrieslandCampina’s Compass for Good Business Conduct, with theseBusiness Practices or with applicable laws or regulations, we encourageyou to speak up.You may do this by contacting our Speak Up webservice, availablethrough our Corporate Website: https://frieslandcampina.com/contact/speak-up/ "
        • 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%

          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

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

          What is the certified volume?: 137,691 tons
          In their 2018 ACOP, FrieslandCampina report that they used 137,691 tons of palm oil and palm oil products, of which 100% was RSPO-certified.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers; Yes report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers; Yes report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          What is the volume of the forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or sub-national location?: 0 Not specified

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: 0 Not specified

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Yes

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Malaysia, Indonesia, Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia
          FrieslandCampina reports a list of its tier 1 suppliers, as well as a list of its indirect suppliers through a mill list.
        • 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
    • Pulp & Paper
      42/84
      • Commitment Strength
        24/28
        • 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?: FSC; PEFC
            "For many of our products, we use packaging cardboard to provide consumers with optimal convenience. 91% of the paper we use for this is FSC or PEFC certified. These certificates serve to assure consumers that the cardboard has been produced responsibly and does not contribute to deforestation."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "For many of our products, we use packaging cardboard to provide consumers with optimal convenience. 91% of the paper we use for this is FSC or PEFC certified. These certificates serve to assure consumers that the cardboard has been produced responsibly and does not contribute to deforestation."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "For many of our products, we use packaging cardboard to provide consumers with optimal convenience. 91% of the paper we use for this is FSC or PEFC certified. These certificates serve to assure consumers that the cardboard has been produced responsibly and does not contribute to deforestation."
          • 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 reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            [Translation] "The import of paper packaging from sustainably managed sources has increased with 23% to 93%, mainly because of the increase in in imported sustainable corrugated cardboard; this includes the fact that from 2018 onwards the use of recycled paper as raw material for corrugated cardboard counts as sustainable import."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            [Translation] "The import of paper packaging from sustainably managed sources has increased with 23% to 93%, mainly because of the increase in in imported sustainable corrugated cardboard; this includes the fact that from 2018 onwards the use of recycled paper as raw material for corrugated cardboard counts as sustainable import."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            [Translation] "The import of paper packaging from sustainably managed sources has increased with 23% to 93%, mainly because of the increase in in imported sustainable corrugated cardboard; this includes the fact that from 2018 onwards the use of recycled paper as raw material for corrugated cardboard counts as sustainable import."
          • 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
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "Approximately one-third of our packaging cardboard can be traced to the factory or forest it came from."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            Packaging cardboard only - "Approximately one-third of our packaging cardboard can be traced to the factory or forest it came from."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Packaging cardboard only - "Approximately one-third of our packaging cardboard can be traced to the factory or forest it came from."
          • 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
      • 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; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "We base this “responsible entrepreneurship” on the OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises, the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights." "We respect and support internationally recognised human rights for allstakeholders, such as the right of employees to join legal trade unions [...] We expect all ourbusiness partners to do the same." "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. Nor do we tolerate the use of child labour and forced labour."
        • 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
          In their Code of Business Practice for Business Partners, FrieslandCampina state that "We do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of [...] gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "For many of our products, we use packaging cardboard to provide consumers with optimal convenience. 91% of the paper we use for this is FSC or PEFC certified. These certificates serve to assure consumers that the cardboard has been produced responsibly and does not contribute to deforestation."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            [Translation] "The import of paper packaging from sustainably managed sources has increased with 23% to 93%, mainly because of the increase in in imported sustainable corrugated cardboard; this includes the fact that from 2018 onwards the use of recycled paper as raw material for corrugated cardboard counts as sustainable import."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            "Approximately one-third of our packaging cardboard can be traced to the factory or forest it came from."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC, PEFC

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC, PEFC
            "For many of our products, we use packaging cardboard to provide consumers with optimal convenience. 91% of the paper we use for this is FSC or PEFC certified. These certificates serve to assure consumers that the cardboard has been produced responsibly and does not contribute to deforestation."
          • 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
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • 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.)?: Speak Up web service

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          Details of the mechanism: Social
          "If you suspect that FrieslandCampina, any of its employees or any thirdparty that FrieslandCampina is doing business with, does not act in linewith FrieslandCampina’s Compass for Good Business Conduct, with theseBusiness Practices or with applicable laws or regulations, we encourageyou to speak up.You may do this by contacting our Speak Up webservice, availablethrough our Corporate Website: https://frieslandcampina.com/contact/speak-up/ "
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers; Yes report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers; Yes report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          What is the volume of the forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or sub-national location?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: 0 Not specified

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

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: 0 Not specified

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Brazil, Russia, Latvia, Estonia, UK, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Pakistan, USA, Canada, Chile, Lithuania, Belarus, Russia, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, France, Spain, Chile, Belgium, Italy, Kotlas, Portugal, South Africa,

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: 0 Not specified
          FrieslandCampina reports a list of its suppliers for paper packaging and liquid packaging, including the paper mill supplier and paper mill country, and the country/forest of origin for the pulp.
        • 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?: 0 Not specified

          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?: 0 Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified
          "FrieslandCampina wants to establish and maintain fair and mutually challenging relationships with reliable business partners that comply with our standards and that contribute to our objectives and integrity commitments. FrieslandCampina monitors the quality performance of all suppliers of raw material and packaging materials and external manufacturers."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      36/84
      • Commitment Strength
        17/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          17/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            10.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            10.7/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No

            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS
            "All purchased soy must be certified in conformity with the RTRS (Round Table Responsible Soy) or similar criteria. "Our suppliers comply to the Round Table for Responsible Soy (RTRS) standards as well as the guarantee that the soy is from non Amazon biome as geographically defined by the Brazilian soya moratorium. They are also ProTerra certified which means they comply to source from non high value conservation areas and requires full segregation at all levels. Furthermore we purchase RTRS certificates as well to compensate the annual soy meal purchased. In our aim to be transparent, our purchased volumes are published in RTRS."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "All purchased soy must be certified in conformity with the RTRS (Round Table Responsible Soy) or similar criteria.’’ "Our suppliers comply to the Round Table for Responsible Soy (RTRS) standards as well as the guarantee that the soy is from non Amazon biome as geographically defined by the Brazilian soya moratorium. They are also ProTerra certified which means they comply to source from non high value conservation areas and requires full segregation at all levels. Furthermore we purchase RTRS certificates as well to compensate the annual soy meal purchased. In our aim to be transparent, our purchased volumes are published in RTRS."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "All purchased soy must be certified in conformity with the RTRS (Round Table Responsible Soy) or similar criteria.’’ "Our suppliers comply to the Round Table for Responsible Soy (RTRS) standards as well as the guarantee that the soy is from non Amazon biome as geographically defined by the Brazilian soya moratorium. They are also ProTerra certified which means they comply to source from non high value conservation areas and requires full segregation at all levels. Furthermore we purchase RTRS certificates as well to compensate the annual soy meal purchased. In our aim to be transparent, our purchased volumes are published in RTRS."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • 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; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "We base this “responsible entrepreneurship” on the OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises, the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights." "We respect and support internationally recognised human rights for allstakeholders, such as the right of employees to join legal trade unions [...] We expect all ourbusiness partners to do the same." "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. Nor do we tolerate the use of child labour and forced labour."
        • 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
          In their Code of Business Practice for Business Partners, FrieslandCampina state that "We do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of [...] gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "FrieslandCampinacontinues to work on maintaining 100 percent RTRS-certified soy."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RTRS

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RTRS
            "FrieslandCampinacontinues to work on maintaining 100 percent RTRS-certified soy."
          • 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
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          Details of the mechanism: Social

          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.)?: Speak Up web service
          "If you suspect that FrieslandCampina, any of its employees or any thirdparty that FrieslandCampina is doing business with, does not act in linewith FrieslandCampina’s Compass for Good Business Conduct, with theseBusiness Practices or with applicable laws or regulations, we encourageyou to speak up.You may do this by contacting our Speak Up webservice, availablethrough our Corporate Website: https://frieslandcampina.com/contact/speak-up/ "
        • 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
          What is the certified volume?: 11,000 Mt

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

          Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS
          FrieslandCampina reports that it used 11,000 Mt of soy in 2018, of which 100% was RTRS certified. This is all through purchasing RTRS credits.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          What is the volume of the forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or sub-national location?: 0 Not specified

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

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Brazil, USA

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: 0 Not specified
          FrieslandCampina reports its direct supplier list - which consists of Bunge, ADM and Cargill.
        • 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
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 Not specified

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

          Details of monitoring: Using certification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified
          "A requirement of this programme is for example the decrease in soy of suppliers that supply RTRS-certified soy or certified soy from comparable initiatives. Also, we are working to develop indicators and monitoring systems." "Foqus planet consists of a series of basic requirements, as well as a number of sustainability and outdoor grazing requirements. The basic requirements apply to all member dairy farmers [...] The basic requirements are divided into four themes. Feed:[...] The basic requirements also guarantee good care for nature and the environment, because we only work with feed suppliers that deliver responsibly sourced soy. [...] This is closely monitored through audits such as milk testing, administrative reviews and physical audits on the farm. Audits take place both announced and unannounced. These audits are done by an independent audit organisation. If a dairy farm fails to meet the basic requirements, one of two things can happen. Either a recovery term is set or the milk is rejected."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company 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?: Setting a recovery term

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-compliance with basic requirements for sourcing RTRS-certified feed
          "Foqus planet consists of a series of basic requirements, as well as a number of sustainability and outdoor grazing requirements. The basic requirements apply to all member dairy farmers [...] The basic requirements are divided into four themes. Feed:[...] The basic requirements also guarantee good care for nature and the environment, because we only work with feed suppliers that deliver responsibly sourced soy. [...] If a dairy farm fails to meet the basic requirements, one of two things can happen. Either a recovery term is set or the milk is rejected."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    20/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    15/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/18
    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 
Dairy, Packaged food
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Netherlands
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
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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