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  • Overall approach
    3/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      "To ensure our purchases do not contribute to deforestation, loss of biodiversity or social issues such as forced and child labor and human trafficking, Kraft Heinz seeks to procure palm oil products in an ethical, transparent, responsible and sustainable manner. Although we use only a small amount of palm oil globally, we are committed to ensuring that 100 percent of our palm oil is sourced according to responsible and sustainable practices."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Kraft Heinz is a member of the UN Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Each year millions of hectares of forest are being lost, advancing the loss of biodiversity, animal habitats and accelerating the effects of climate change. Kraft Heinz acknowledges that forests are vital for life and we are all responsible not to contribute to their further destruction. The sourcing of leading ingredients and raw materials, such as soy, sugar, cocoa, dairy, beef, and fibers, requires careful consideration in slowing global deforestation." 
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: "The Committee will meet as often as it deems appropriate to carry out its duties andresponsibilities, but no fewer than two times annually."

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil
      The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee is mandated to "Oversee and make recommendations to the Board regarding environmental, social andgovernance matters relevant to Kraft Heinz’s business, including company policies,activities and opportunities", including the company's palm oil policy
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    23/88
    • Beef
      15/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
           "Supplier Guiding Principles: [...] Minimum Age for Employment - Suppliers will not employ anyone under the legal working age as defined by local law.Forced Labor - Suppliers will not use forced or involuntary prison labor. [...] Discrimination - Suppliers will not discriminate on the basis of any condition or characteristic which is protected by applicable law or regulation.Freedom of Association - Suppliers will recognize and respect each employee’s right to associate with any legally sanctioned organization. The rights of labor unions must be respected."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "We seek to respect human rights across our global operations and supply chain [...] Discrimination – we prohibit discrimination on the basis of inequalities including race, ethnicity,sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property and birth orother legally-protected status (such as sexual orientation or health status)"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "We seek to respect human rights across our global operations and supply chain [...] Land Rights – we adhere to the principle of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). We follow all applicable laws relating to the rights of land and natural resources"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Legal Requirements: Suppliers will comply with all applicable laws and regulations in providing products and services to Kraft Heinz [...] Suppliers will be expected to certify their compliance with these Supplier Guiding Principles at Kraft Heinz’s request, and to authorize Kraft Heinz and its designated agents (including any third parties) to engage in monitoring activities, including on-site inspections based upon reasonable notice."
        • 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, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own

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

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "In addition, the Company provides a confidential E&C Hotline, which is publicly available to anyone, including our business partners, for reporting an ethics or compliance concern. The multi-lingual Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day by an independent third party. Reports can be made via country-specific ,toll-free phone numbers or online. Please go to www.KraftHeinzEthics.com for more information."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Kraft Heinz reserves the right to monitor a supplier’s compliance with this Policy using supplier self-declarations (i.e., SEDEX for direct suppliers and EcoVadis for indirect suppliers) and certifications, questionnaires, or online assessments, and/or verification through external audits as described in the Audits section below."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil
      49/88
      • Commitment Strength
        15/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            "To ensure our purchases do not contribute to deforestation, loss of biodiversity or social issues such as forced and child labor and human trafficking, Kraft Heinz seeks to procure palm oil products in an ethical, transparent, responsible and sustainable manner. Although we use only a small amount of palm oil globally, we are committed to ensuring that 100 percent of our palm oil is sourced according to responsible and sustainable practices.We are committed to achieving a traceable and transparent supply chain, and are actively working with our suppliers to achieve traceability on the palm oil we source while ensuring the palm oil used in our products is grown according to the following principles:No deforestationNo destruction of primary, high carbon stock or high conservation value forests" 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "To ensure our purchases do not contribute to deforestation, loss of biodiversity or social issues such as forced and child labor and human trafficking, Kraft Heinz seeks to procure palm oil products in an ethical, transparent, responsible and sustainable manner. Although we use only a small amount of palm oil globally, we are committed to ensuring that 100 percent of our palm oil is sourced according to responsible and sustainable practices.We are committed to achieving a traceable and transparent supply chain, and are actively working with our suppliers to achieve traceability on the palm oil we source while ensuring the palm oil used in our products is grown according to the following principles:No deforestationNo destruction of primary, high carbon stock or high conservation value forests" 
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "To ensure our purchases do not contribute to deforestation, loss of biodiversity or social issues such as forced and child labor and human trafficking, Kraft Heinz seeks to procure palm oil products in an ethical, transparent, responsible and sustainable manner. Although we use only a small amount of palm oil globally, we are committed to ensuring that 100 percent of our palm oil is sourced according to responsible and sustainable practices.We are committed to achieving a traceable and transparent supply chain, and are actively working with our suppliers to achieve traceability on the palm oil we source while ensuring the palm oil used in our products is grown according to the following principles:No deforestationNo destruction of primary, high carbon stock or high conservation value forests" 
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "To ensure our purchases do not contribute to deforestation, loss of biodiversity or social issues such as forced and child labor and human trafficking, Kraft Heinz seeks to procure palm oil products in an ethical, transparent, responsible and sustainable manner. Although we use only a small amount of palm oil globally, we are committed to ensuring that 100 percent of our palm oil is sourced according to responsible and sustainable practices.We are committed to achieving a traceable and transparent supply chain, and are actively working with our suppliers to achieve traceability on the palm oil we source while ensuring the palm oil used in our products is grown according to the following principles:No deforestationNo destruction of primary, high carbon stock or high conservation value forests" 
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Kraft Heinz will actively work with its suppliers and other stakeholders to ensure the palm oil used in its products adheres to the following requirements: [...] No deforestation, including no destruction of primary, high carbon stock or high conservation value forests; [...] No new development on peat lands regardless of the depth, and employ best management practices for existing operations on peat"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Kraft Heinz will actively work with its suppliers and other stakeholders to ensure the palm oil used in its products adheres to the following requirements: [...] No deforestation, including no destruction of primary, high carbon stock or high conservation value forests; [...] No new development on peat lands regardless of the depth, and employ best management practices for existing operations on peat"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Kraft Heinz will actively work with its suppliers and other stakeholders to ensure the palm oil used in its products adheres to the following requirements: [...] No deforestation, including no destruction of primary, high carbon stock or high conservation value forests; [...] No new development on peat lands regardless of the depth, and employ best management practices for existing operations on peat"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          4/6
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, no compliance check
            2/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, no compliance check
            2/4
            "Kraft Heinz will actively work with its suppliers and other stakeholders to ensure the palm oil used in its products adheres to [...] Traceable to crude palm oil mill level"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Kraft Heinz will source 100% certified sustainable palm oil and derivatives per our position below. Kraft Heinz will actively work with its suppliers and other stakeholders to ensure the palm oil used in its products adheres to the following requirements:  Traceable to crude palm oil mill level"
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "Kraft Heinz will source 100% certified sustainable palm oil and derivatives per our position below. Kraft Heinz will actively work with its suppliers and other stakeholders to ensure the palm oil used in its products adheres to the following requirements:  Traceable to crude palm oil mill level"
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces
          "Supplier Guiding Principles: [...] Minimum Age for Employment - Suppliers will not employ anyone under the legal working age as defined by local law.Forced Labor - Suppliers will not use forced or involuntary prison labor. [...] Discrimination - Suppliers will not discriminate on the basis of any condition or characteristic which is protected by applicable law or regulation.Freedom of Association - Suppliers will recognize and respect each employee’s right to associate with any legally sanctioned organization."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "We seek to respect human rights across our global operations and supply chain [...] Discrimination – we prohibit discrimination on the basis of inequalities including race, ethnicity,sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property and birth orother legally-protected status (such as sexual orientation or health status)"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "We seek to respect human rights across our global operations and supply chain [...] Land Rights – we adhere to the principle of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). We follow all applicable laws relating to the rights of land and natural resources"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        25/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Progress is reported through the RSPO ACOP report- updated in 2020. 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Progress reported on via 2020 ACOP report
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            "Kraft Heinz will source 100% certified sustainable palm oil and derivatives per our position below. Kraft Heinz will actively work with its suppliers and other stakeholders to ensure the palm oil used in its products adheres to the following requirements: Traceable to crude palm oil mill level  No deforestation, including no destruction of primary, high carbon stock or high conservation value forests" [...] "Kraft Heinz is an active member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and has recently partnered with the Rainforest Alliance"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Progress reported on via 2020 ACOP report
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Legal Requirements: Suppliers will comply with all applicable laws and regulations in providing products and services to Kraft Heinz [...] Suppliers will be expected to certify their compliance with these Supplier Guiding Principles at Kraft Heinz’s request, and to authorize Kraft Heinz and its designated agents (including any third parties) to engage in monitoring activities, including on-site inspections based upon reasonable notice."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "The Kraft Heinz Ethics & Compliance Hotline is hosted by an independent third party and is confidential, multi-lingual, and available 24 hours a day. Reports can be made via country-specific, toll-free phone numbers or online via www.KraftHeinzEthics.com"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 6354 tonnes 
          In their 2020 ACOP, they report a total usage of 6354 tonnes of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO certified. 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO

          What is the certified volume?: 6354 tonnes

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%
          In their 2020 ACOP, they report a total usage of 6354 tonnes of palm oil, of which 100% is RSPO certified. 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Kraft Heinz reserves the right to monitor a supplier’s compliance with this Policy using supplier self-declarations (i.e., SEDEX for direct suppliers and EcoVadis for indirect suppliers) and certifications, questionnaires, or online assessments, and/or verification through external audits as described in the Audits section below."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: No
           Kraft Heinz report a list of their 3 largest suppliers - "Following are our global direct palm oil suppliers and mills as of June 8, 2018. These suppliers cover the vast majority of the palm oil we purchase."
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified
          "Kraft Heinz reserves the right to monitor a supplier’s compliance with this Policy using supplier self-declarations (i.e., SEDEX for direct suppliers and EcoVadis for indirect suppliers) and certifications, questionnaires, or online assessments, and/or verification through external audits as described in the Audits section below. Supplier authorizes Kraft Heinz and its designated agents (including designated third parties) to engage in monitoring activities per supplier site on an annual basis, including on-site audits with reasonable notice. Kraft Heinz reserves the right to conduct additional audits in order to further investigate potential noncompliance with these Principles, review the implementation of corrective action, or to comply with regulator or other third party inquires"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          Supplier guiding principles include - "Environmental Practices: Kraft Heinz suppliers will be expected to meet applicable environmental laws and regulations in their operations and to develop and implement plans and programs to correct any non-compliant practices. [...] Suppliers will be expected to certify their compliance with these Supplier Guiding Principles at Kraft Heinz’s request, and to authorize Kraft Heinz and its designated agents (including any third parties) to engage in monitoring activities, including on-site inspections based upon reasonable notice. When Kraft Heinz becomes aware of any actions or conditions not in compliance with these Supplier Guiding Principles, such actions or conditions will be reviewed, and appropriate corrective measures will be implemented."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      13/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/5
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
           "Supplier Guiding Principles: [...] Minimum Age for Employment - Suppliers will not employ anyone under the legal working age as defined by local law.Forced Labor - Suppliers will not use forced or involuntary prison labor. [...] Discrimination - Suppliers will not discriminate on the basis of any condition or characteristic which is protected by applicable law or regulation.Freedom of Association - Suppliers will recognize and respect each employee’s right to associate with any legally sanctioned organization. The rights of labor unions must be respected."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
           "We seek to respect human rights across our global operations and supply chain [...] Discrimination – we prohibit discrimination on the basis of inequalities including race, ethnicity,sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property and birth orother legally-protected status (such as sexual orientation or health status)"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "We seek to respect human rights across our global operations and supply chain [...] Land Rights – we adhere to the principle of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). We follow allapplicable laws relating to the rights of land and natural resources"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Legal Requirements: Suppliers will comply with all applicable laws and regulations in providing products and services to Kraft Heinz [...] Suppliers will be expected to certify their compliance with these Supplier Guiding Principles at Kraft Heinz’s request, and to authorize Kraft Heinz and its designated agents (including any third parties) to engage in monitoring activities, including on-site inspections based upon reasonable notice."
        • 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, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          "In addition, the Company provides a confidential E&C Hotline, which is publicly available to anyone, including our business partners, for reporting an ethics or compliance concern. The multi-lingual Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day by an independent third party. Reports can be made via country-specific ,toll-free phone numbers or online. Please go to www.KraftHeinzEthics.com for more information."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      15/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Supplier Guiding Principles: [...] Minimum Age for Employment - Suppliers will not employ anyone under the legal working age as defined by local law.Forced Labor - Suppliers will not use forced or involuntary prison labor. [...] Discrimination - Suppliers will not discriminate on the basis of any condition or characteristic which is protected by applicable law or regulation.Freedom of Association - Suppliers will recognize and respect each employee’s right to associate with any legally sanctioned organization. The rights of labor unions must be respected."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "We seek to respect human rights across our global operations and supply chain [...] Discrimination – we prohibit discrimination on the basis of inequalities including race, ethnicity,sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property and birth orother legally-protected status (such as sexual orientation or health status)"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "We seek to respect human rights across our global operations and supply chain [...] Land Rights – we adhere to the principle of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). We follow all applicable laws relating to the rights of land and natural resources"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Legal Requirements: Suppliers will comply with all applicable laws and regulations in providing products and services to Kraft Heinz [...] Suppliers will be expected to certify their compliance with these Supplier Guiding Principles at Kraft Heinz’s request, and to authorize Kraft Heinz and its designated agents (including any third parties) to engage in monitoring activities, including on-site inspections based upon reasonable notice."
        • 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, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          "In addition, the Company provides a confidential E&C Hotline, which is publicly available to anyone, including our business partners, for reporting an ethics or compliance concern. The multi-lingual Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day by an independent third party. Reports can be made via country-specific ,toll-free phone numbers or online. Please go to www.KraftHeinzEthics.com for more information."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Kraft Heinz reserves the right to monitor a supplier’s compliance with this Policy using supplier self-declarations (i.e., SEDEX for direct suppliers and EcoVadis for indirect suppliers) and certifications, questionnaires, or online assessments, and/or verification through external audits as described in the Audits section below."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    4/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    10/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    9/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Kraft Heinz is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world. Its numerous iconic brands include Kraft, Heinz, Kool-Aid, Capri-Sun and Philadelphia. As one of the leading international food product manufacturers Kraft Heinz is exposed to a range of forest risk commodities. Notably, its product range involves the use of palm oil, soy, pulp and paper. Kraft Heinz Co. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy, beef and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Packaged food
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Kraft, Heinz, Oscay Meyer, Ore-Ida, Macaroni & Cheese, Velveeta, Capri Sun, KoolAid, Weight Watchers, Jell-O, Philadelphia, Golden Circle, Lunchables, Planters, Grey Poupon, Honig, Quero, HP Sauce, Lea & Perrins, TGI Fridays, Cool Whip, Heinz Ketchup, Heinz Baked Beans

How we assess the Forest 500

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