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  • Overall approach
    4/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Overall commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?: NA

      Which commodities does the commodity-specific commitment apply to?: Palm oil
      "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 deforestation"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
      Kraft Heinz Co "is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      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
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      What proportion of revenue that comes from relevant industries is exposed to each forest risk commodity?: NA

      Type of risk if Other. Also add any relevant details: NA

      What revenue comes from industries relevant to each forest risk commodity?: NA

      What type of risk is recognised?: Operational; Reputational

      What poportion of a company’s annual revenue depends on each forest risk commodity?: NA
      "Kraft Heinz may face reputational and operational risks by failing to adequately disclose its approach to managing deforestation and related risks"
    • 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?: Regularly

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil
      "The ESG Steering Committee is comprised of leaders in various functions around the globe. Team leaders are responsible for mobilizing the organization and collaborating across departments to lead the development, implementation, continuous improvement and measurement of relevant ESG policies, procedures and programs. The ESG Steering Committee has subcommittees that meet regularly in the following areas: Product Health; Sustainable Agriculture; Responsible Sourcing; Sustainable Manufacturing; Sustainable Packaging; Animal Welfare; Corporate & Government Affairs; and Communications. These practices are designed to ensure alignment with business strategies and operational objectives. The CEO and key leadership, along with various other team members, hold ESG key performance metrics linked to compensation associated with all ESG initiatives."
    • 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
      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions

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

      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: Yes
      "the Kraft Heinz Company (Nasdaq: KHC) (“Kraft Heinz” or the “Company”) announced today a pledge to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions across its operational footprint (Scope 1 and Scope 2) and entire global supply chain (Scope 3) by 2050, " [...] "We are aligning our targets with the SBTi and are working with partners to identify the best solutions to ensure we reduce our emissions accordingly throughout the value chain. In 2020, we underwent a robust assessment related to our total value chain emissions, including externally verifying our Scope 3 emissions. We have also renewed our commitment to set a Science Based Target with SBTi by 2023,"
  • Commodity score
    21/90
    • Beef
      13/90
      • Commitment Strength
        0/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          0/9.5
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        7/17
        • 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: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Suppliers will not directly, or indirectly through its contractors or subcontractors, use child labor, and must have policies in place that prohibit the use of child labor...Kraft Heinz prohibits the use of all forms of forced, bonded, indentured, or compulsory labor...Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding wages, overtime pay, benefits, leave, and maximum working hours...Suppliers shall not discriminate in hiring, contracting, or employment practices including, without limitation, compensation, promotion, discipline, termination, and retirement...Suppliers shall recognize and respect each worker’s freedom of association"
        • 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
          "Suppliers will not discriminate based on race, age, role, gender, gender identity, color, ethnicity, religion, country of origin, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, dependents, disability, social class, union membership, and/or political views"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "Kraft Heinz is against all forms of land acquisitions that are illegal. Suppliers must respect the land rights of women, indigenous people, and local communities impacted by their operations, and suppliers must adhere to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the Unite Nations’ principle of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in their sourcing practices"
        • 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
        7/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Compliance With Laws and Regulations Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries in which they operate, as well as all laws and regulations applicable to the provision of products and/or services to Kraft Heinz.[...]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"
        • 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
          "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. Kraft Heinz encourages suppliers to communicate the availability of the Ethics and Compliance hotline to their workers. Kraft Heinz will not tolerate retaliation against any person or supplier reporting potential misconduct in good faith."
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Training and Audits
          "The most recent version of the Kraft Heinz Employee Code of Conduct is accessible to all employees globally. Kraft Heinz utilizes a modular training program for the various components of the Employee Code of Conduct, meaning the focus of the trainings is established in accordance with the employee’s function within the company."[...]"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."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          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
      43/90
      • Commitment Strength
        15/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          8/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

            When was this commitment set?: 2018

            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: HCS; Peat
            "All suppliers must comply with the Kraft Heinz Palm Oil Policy...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  No fire use in plantation operations  No new development on peat lands regardless of the depth, and employ best management practices for existing operations on peat"[...]"In 2020, we continued to evaluate our supply chain to assess our direct suppliers and evaluate their sustainable palm oil policies, track their progress towards 100 percent traceability to the mill and make sure that they maintain RSPO certification for the products we purchase from them."[...]"Purchase 100% sustainable palm oil by 2022.COMPLETE: 100%"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "All suppliers must comply with the Kraft Heinz Palm Oil Policy...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  No fire use in plantation operations  No new development on peat lands regardless of the depth, and employ best management practices for existing operations on peat"[...]"In 2020, we continued to evaluate our supply chain to assess our direct suppliers and evaluate their sustainable palm oil policies, track their progress towards 100 percent traceability to the mill and make sure that they maintain RSPO certification for the products we purchase from them."[...]"Purchase 100% sustainable palm oil by 2022.COMPLETE: 100%"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "All suppliers must comply with the Kraft Heinz Palm Oil Policy...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  No fire use in plantation operations  No new development on peat lands regardless of the depth, and employ best management practices for existing operations on peat"[...]"In 2020, we continued to evaluate our supply chain to assess our direct suppliers and evaluate their sustainable palm oil policies, track their progress towards 100 percent traceability to the mill and make sure that they maintain RSPO certification for the products we purchase from them."[...]"Purchase 100% sustainable palm oil by 2022.COMPLETE: 100%"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "All suppliers must comply with the Kraft Heinz Palm Oil Policy...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  No fire use in plantation operations  No new development on peat lands regardless of the depth, and employ best management practices for existing operations on peat"[...]"In 2020, we continued to evaluate our supply chain to assess our direct suppliers and evaluate their sustainable palm oil policies, track their progress towards 100 percent traceability to the mill and make sure that they maintain RSPO certification for the products we purchase from them."[...]"Purchase 100% sustainable palm oil by 2022.COMPLETE: 100%"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            When was this commitment set?: na
            "Purchase 100% traceable palm oil to the mill by 2022. [...] Suppliers were also asked to provide traceability data for all palm oil mills in their supply chain. The mills’ geographical location in conjunction with a global satellite mapping tool incorporated potential deforestation and other environmentally related risks in the mill sourcing regions. [...] Moving forward, Kraft Heinz will continue to engage with direct suppliers, external manufacturers, and indirect suppliers to advance our sustainable and traceable palm oil supply. "
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Purchase 100% traceable palm oil to the mill by 2022. [...] Suppliers were also asked to provide traceability data for all palm oil mills in their supply chain. The mills’ geographical location in conjunction with a global satellite mapping tool incorporated potential deforestation and other environmentally related risks in the mill sourcing regions. [...] Moving forward, Kraft Heinz will continue to engage with direct suppliers, external manufacturers, and indirect suppliers to advance our sustainable and traceable palm oil supply. "
          • Target date
            2022
            1/1
            Target date
            2022
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: 100% traceable to mill by 2022
            "Purchase 100% traceable palm oil to the mill by 2022. [...] Suppliers were also asked to provide traceability data for all palm oil mills in their supply chain. The mills’ geographical location in conjunction with a global satellite mapping tool incorporated potential deforestation and other environmentally related risks in the mill sourcing regions. [...] Moving forward, Kraft Heinz will continue to engage with direct suppliers, external manufacturers, and indirect suppliers to advance our sustainable and traceable palm oil supply. "
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: 2022
            "Purchase 100% traceable palm oil to the mill by 2022. [...] Suppliers were also asked to provide traceability data for all palm oil mills in their supply chain. The mills’ geographical location in conjunction with a global satellite mapping tool incorporated potential deforestation and other environmentally related risks in the mill sourcing regions. [...] Moving forward, Kraft Heinz will continue to engage with direct suppliers, external manufacturers, and indirect suppliers to advance our sustainable and traceable palm oil supply. "
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        7/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Suppliers will not directly, or indirectly through its contractors or subcontractors, use child labor, and must have policies in place that prohibit the use of child labor...Kraft Heinz prohibits the use of all forms of forced, bonded, indentured, or compulsory labor...Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding wages, overtime pay, benefits, leave, and maximum working hours...Suppliers shall not discriminate in hiring, contracting, or employment practices including, without limitation, compensation, promotion, discipline, termination, and retirement...Suppliers shall recognize and respect each worker’s freedom of association"
        • 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
          "Suppliers will not discriminate based on race, age, role, gender, gender identity, color, ethnicity, religion, country of origin, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, dependents, disability, social class, union membership, and/or political views"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "Kraft Heinz is against all forms of land acquisitions that are illegal. Suppliers must respect the land rights of women, indigenous people, and local communities impacted by their operations, and suppliers must adhere to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the Unite Nations’ principle of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in their sourcing practices"
        • 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
        22/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          No
          2/2
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: NA

          What methods are used for verification?: RSPO

          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

          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: na

          Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: NA
          "Purchase 100% sustainable palm oil by 2022. COMPLETE: 100%"[...] In their 2020 RSPO ACOP report Kraft report that 100% of the 6354 tonnes of palm oil they consumed that year was RSPO certified"
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          "In 2020, we continued to evaluate our supply chain to assess our direct suppliers and evaluate their sustainable palm oil policies, track their progress towards 100 percent traceability to the mill and make sure that they maintain RSPO certification for the products we purchase from them. Moving forward, Kraft Heinz will continue to engage with direct suppliers, external manufacturers, and indirect suppliers to advance our sustainable and traceable palm oil supply. We look forward to educating all of our stakeholders on our policy and expectations, maintaining accountability, and increasing transparency."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/ advice/ experience/ expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: NASPON
          "In 2017, Kraft Heinz became a founding member of The North American Sustainable Palm Oil Network (NASPON). NASPON is an independent group of associations, civil society organizations, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, and palm oil traders and producers, who are committed to increasing the use of certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) in North America to 100 percent. NASPON works collaboratively to find industry-wide solutions to secure certified sustainable palm oil in our products while adhering to human rights and labor laws, and while respecting local communities and biodiversity throughout the palm oil supply chain."
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          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
          "Compliance With Laws and Regulations Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries in which they operate, as well as all laws and regulations applicable to the provision of products and/or services to Kraft Heinz.[...]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"
        • 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

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism
          "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. Kraft Heinz encourages suppliers to communicate the availability of the Ethics and Compliance hotline to their workers. Kraft Heinz will not tolerate retaliation against any person or supplier reporting potential misconduct in good faith."
        • 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

          Total volume: 6354.0 tonnes

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

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: 0 tonnes

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 6354.0 tonnes
          In their 2020 RSPO ACOP report Kraft report that they consume 6354 tonnes of palm oil in total in
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Training and Audits

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA
          "The most recent version of the Kraft Heinz Employee Code of Conduct is accessible to all employees globally. Kraft Heinz utilizes a modular training program for the various components of the Employee Code of Conduct, meaning the focus of the trainings is established in accordance with the employee’s function within the company."[...]"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."
        • 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
          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

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

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 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 percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: NA
          "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

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

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

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

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No
          "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: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No
    • Pulp & Paper
      13/90
      • Commitment Strength
        0/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          0/9.5
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        7/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "Suppliers will not directly, or indirectly through its contractors or subcontractors, use child labor, and must have policies in place that prohibit the use of child labor...Kraft Heinz prohibits the use of all forms of forced, bonded, indentured, or compulsory labor...Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding wages, overtime pay, benefits, leave, and maximum working hours...Suppliers shall not discriminate in hiring, contracting, or employment practices including, without limitation, compensation, promotion, discipline, termination, and retirement...Suppliers shall recognize and respect each worker’s freedom of association"
        • 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
          "Suppliers will not discriminate based on race, age, role, gender, gender identity, color, ethnicity, religion, country of origin, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, dependents, disability, social class, union membership, and/or political views"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "Kraft Heinz is against all forms of land acquisitions that are illegal. Suppliers must respect the land rights of women, indigenous people, and local communities impacted by their operations, and suppliers must adhere to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the Unite Nations’ principle of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in their sourcing practices"
        • 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
        7/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Compliance With Laws and Regulations Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries in which they operate, as well as all laws and regulations applicable to the provision of products and/or services to Kraft Heinz.[...]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"
        • 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
          "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. Kraft Heinz encourages suppliers to communicate the availability of the Ethics and Compliance hotline to their workers. Kraft Heinz will not tolerate retaliation against any person or supplier reporting potential misconduct in good faith."
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Training and Audits

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA
          "The most recent version of the Kraft Heinz Employee Code of Conduct is accessible to all employees globally. Kraft Heinz utilizes a modular training program for the various components of the Employee Code of Conduct, meaning the focus of the trainings is established in accordance with the employee’s function within the company."[...]"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."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          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
      13/90
      • Commitment Strength
        0/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          0/9.5
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        7/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "Suppliers will not directly, or indirectly through its contractors or subcontractors, use child labor, and must have policies in place that prohibit the use of child labor...Kraft Heinz prohibits the use of all forms of forced, bonded, indentured, or compulsory labor...Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding wages, overtime pay, benefits, leave, and maximum working hours...Suppliers shall not discriminate in hiring, contracting, or employment practices including, without limitation, compensation, promotion, discipline, termination, and retirement...Suppliers shall recognize and respect each worker’s freedom of association"
        • 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
          "Suppliers will not discriminate based on race, age, role, gender, gender identity, color, ethnicity, religion, country of origin, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, dependents, disability, social class, union membership, and/or political views"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, and commits to not proceeding with these operations unless consent has been given by Indigenous peoples and local communities
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "Kraft Heinz is against all forms of land acquisitions that are illegal. Suppliers must respect the land rights of women, indigenous people, and local communities impacted by their operations, and suppliers must adhere to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the Unite Nations’ principle of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in their sourcing practices"
        • 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
        7/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Compliance With Laws and Regulations Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries in which they operate, as well as all laws and regulations applicable to the provision of products and/or services to Kraft Heinz.[...]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"
        • 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
          "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. Kraft Heinz encourages suppliers to communicate the availability of the Ethics and Compliance hotline to their workers. Kraft Heinz will not tolerate retaliation against any person or supplier reporting potential misconduct in good faith."
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Training and Audits

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA
          "The most recent version of the Kraft Heinz Employee Code of Conduct is accessible to all employees globally. Kraft Heinz utilizes a modular training program for the various components of the Employee Code of Conduct, meaning the focus of the trainings is established in accordance with the employee’s function within the company."[...]"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."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          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
    4/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    10/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    7/17
    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 Foods & Meats, Paper Packaging
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
CO
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

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