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  • Overall approach
    1/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1.00/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1.00/1
      UN Global Consumer Goods Forum; UN Global Compact
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    6/86
    • Beef
      0/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Palm oil
      12/86
      • Commitment Strength
        12/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            Lotte Co. states that is "It is a member of RSPO to promote sustainable palm oil procurement [and] the goal is to switch 100% of palm oil procured domestically by FY2023 to third-party certified oil such as RSPO certification, and to achieve this by group companies in Japan and overseas by FY2028."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Lotte Co. states that is "It is a member of RSPO to promote sustainable palm oil procurement [and] the goal is to switch 100% of palm oil procured domestically by FY2023 to third-party certified oil such as RSPO certification, and to achieve this by group companies in Japan and overseas by FY2028."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Lotte Co. states that is "It is a member of RSPO to promote sustainable palm oil procurement [and] the goal is to switch 100% of palm oil procured domestically by FY2023 to third-party certified oil such as RSPO certification, and to achieve this by group companies in Japan and overseas by FY2028."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Lotte Co. states that is "It is a member of RSPO to promote sustainable palm oil procurement [and] the goal is to switch 100% of palm oil procured domestically by FY2023 to third-party certified oil such as RSPO certification, and to achieve this by group companies in Japan and overseas by FY2028."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Lotte Co. states that is "It is a member of RSPO to promote sustainable palm oil procurement [and] the goal is to switch 100% of palm oil procured domestically by FY2023 to third-party certified oil such as RSPO certification, and to achieve this by group companies in Japan and overseas by FY2028."
          • Target date
            2023
            0.7/1.3
            Target date
            2023
            0.7/1.3
            Lotte Co. states that is "It is a member of RSPO to promote sustainable palm oil procurement [and] the goal is to switch 100% of palm oil procured domestically by FY2023 to third-party certified oil such as RSPO certification, and to achieve this by group companies in Japan and overseas by FY2028."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Lotte Co. states that is "It is a member of RSPO to promote sustainable palm oil procurement [and] the goal is to switch 100% of palm oil procured domestically by FY2023 to third-party certified oil such as RSPO certification, and to achieve this by group companies in Japan and overseas by FY2028."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      13/86
      • Commitment Strength
        13/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/15
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            Type of commitment: Certification
            (Translation) "By fiscal 2023, 100% of paper used for packaging materials procured in Japan will be switched to environmentally friendly paper such as FSC (Forest Management Council) certified third-party certified paper and recycled paper. By the end [2028], we have set the goal of achieving this at domestic and overseas group companies." 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            (Translation) "By fiscal 2023, 100% of paper used for packaging materials procured in Japan will be switched to environmentally friendly paper such as FSC (Forest Management Council) certified third-party certified paper and recycled paper. By the end [2028], we have set the goal of achieving this at domestic and overseas group companies."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            (Translation) "By fiscal 2023, 100% of paper used for packaging materials procured in Japan will be switched to environmentally friendly paper such as FSC (Forest Management Council) certified third-party certified paper and recycled paper. By the end [2028], we have set the goal of achieving this at domestic and overseas group companies."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            (Translation) "By fiscal 2023, 100% of paper used for packaging materials procured in Japan will be switched to environmentally friendly paper such as FSC (Forest Management Council) certified third-party certified paper and recycled paper. By the end [2028], we have set the goal of achieving this at domestic and overseas group companies."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            (Translation) "By fiscal 2023, 100% of paper used for packaging materials procured in Japan will be switched to environmentally friendly paper such as FSC (Forest Management Council) certified third-party certified paper and recycled paper. By the end [2028], we have set the goal of achieving this at domestic and overseas group companies." 
          • Target date
            2027-2030
            0.2/1.3
            Target date
            2027-2030
            0.2/1.3
            (Translation) "By fiscal 2023, 100% of paper used for packaging materials procured in Japan will be switched to environmentally friendly paper such as FSC (Forest Management Council) certified third-party certified paper and recycled paper. By the end [2028], we have set the goal of achieving this at domestic and overseas group companies." 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            (Translation) "By fiscal 2023, 100% of paper used for packaging materials procured in Japan will be switched to environmentally friendly paper such as FSC (Forest Management Council) certified third-party certified paper and recycled paper. By the end [2028], we have set the goal of achieving this at domestic and overseas group companies." 
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          5/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Reduction of material inputs
            "Reducing the amount of packaging materials used in products not only saves resources but also reduces the amount of garbage generated when customers eat our products. We conduct various quality tests on packaging materials to ensure they can fulfill their most important role, which is protecting product quality, but also to reduce the amount and weight of materials used."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Reducing the amount of packaging materials used in products not only saves resources but also reduces the amount of garbage generated when customers eat our products. We conduct various quality tests on packaging materials to ensure they can fulfill their most important role, which is protecting product quality, but also to reduce the amount and weight of materials used."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            "Reducing the amount of packaging materials used in products not only saves resources but also reduces the amount of garbage generated when customers eat our products. We conduct various quality tests on packaging materials to ensure they can fulfill their most important role, which is protecting product quality, but also to reduce the amount and weight of materials used." Reporting only mentions some product lines.
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      0/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.7
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    6/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    0/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Lotte is a multinational holding company with businesses spanning food manufacture, retail, tourism, petrochemicals, construction and real estate. Headquartered in South Korea, the company’s origins are in the food industry, where it operates both production facilities and supermarkets. As a leading food manufacturer and retailer Lotte is exposed to forest risk commodities including palm oil, soy and beef. 

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

Top Brands

Lotte, Mary's Chocolate, Juicy Fresh, Chic Choc, Crunky, Koala's March, Pepeo, Guylian

How we assess the Forest 500

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

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