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  • Overall approach
    3/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment
      0/6
      Commodities (if applicable): 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."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
      Kraft Heinz is a member of the UN Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Given its efficiency and versatility, global demand for palm oil has more than doubled in the last ten years, and this exceptional growth has brought economic and employment benefits for millions of palm oil producers. However, it has also elevated unprecedented threats to the forests, wildlife and people in areas where the crop is grown, and we share the industry’s collective concern around these social and environmental risks. [...] No destruction of primary, high carbon stock or high conservation value forests"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: "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
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    22/84
    • Beef
      13/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • 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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/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/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "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"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Ethics Hotline
          "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
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil
      46/84
      • Commitment Strength
        22/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO; RA
            "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 applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "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"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            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  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"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "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
          7/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Kraft Heinz will actively work with its suppliers and other stakeholders to ensure the palmoil used in its products adheres to the following requirements: [...] No deforestation, including no destruction of primary, high carbon stock or highconservation value forests; [...] No new development on peat lands regardless of the depth, and employ bestmanagement practices for existing operations on peat"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "This policy applies to The Kraft Heinz Company and all its business units (the “Company”)that procure palm oil and derivatives thereof and all of its products.We recognize the challenges associated with ensuring sustainably sourced materials atmanufacturers not directly under our control, and will work closely with our suppliers andmanufacturing partners to identify short- and long-term solutions."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            According to their 2019 ACOP report, Kraft Heinz has already achieved 100% RSPO certification.
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/8
          • 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
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "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
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "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
        7/18
        • 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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/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/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "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"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            (Downstream only) How much of this is in protected areas, primary forests, intact forest landscapes, and/or peatlands?: 0 Not specified

            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No

            (Downstream only) How many hectares of deforestation and/or conversion have occurred since the commitment cut-off date in the operations of the company's direct or indirect suppliers?: 0 Not specified
            Progress is reported via the 2018 ACOP report
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            Progress reported on via 2019 ACOP report
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: 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: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Progress reported on via 2019 ACOP report
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Ethics Hotline

          Details of the mechanism: 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
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

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

          What is the certified volume?: 6567 tonnes
          Reported 6567 tonnes, 100% RSPO certified in 2018
        • 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
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: corrective measures (undisclosed)

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

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non compliance
          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
      19/84
      • Commitment Strength
        6/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/12
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Kraft Heinz commit to "optimizing material use and structure to meet shelf life needs; minimizing end-of-life impact; using packaging materials made with recycled content and/or that are recyclable, where possible; and maximizing the potential for transportation efficiency through improved packaging design. We will continue working with our suppliers to find better ways to deliver efficient, effective packaging."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Kraft Heinz commit to "optimizing material use and structure to meet shelf life needs; minimizing end-of-life impact; using packaging materials made with recycled content and/or that are recyclable, where possible; and maximizing the potential for transportation efficiency through improved packaging design. We will continue working with our suppliers to find better ways to deliver efficient, effective packaging."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • 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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/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/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "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"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Ethics Hotline
          "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
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      9/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • 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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/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/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "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"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    7/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    8/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    7/18
    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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