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  • Overall approach
    2/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
      [translation] "We started actively cooperating with various international industry associations and organisations from different countries as part of various global sustainable development initiatives, such as Consumer Goods Forum and UN Global Compact"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Beef; Leather; Timber; Pulp & Paper

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?:
      "Responsible Sourcing - Products and raw materials from responsible sources [...] The work on sustainable development is overseen by the board of directors, where the company regularly reports to the strategy and capital markets committees, as well as the board of directors as a whole. [...] We have established a Sustainability Steering Committee, chaired by Magnit CEO and President Jan Dunning, and representing all of the company's key directors. This committee will coordinate Magnit's sustainable development activities, including stakeholder engagement, and make recommendations for strategically improving business resilience in response to social, environmental, resource and energy challenges. The committee reports to the board of directors. Under the leadership of this committee, there are 18 working groups that create a sustainable business model in all areas of our business: retail, manufacturing, procurement, logistics and human resources."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    11/88
    • Beef
      11/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Translation - "Suppliers are required to treat their employees with equality, respect and dignity and to observe at least the requirements of documents similar to the Company's Human Rights Policy. No employee of a Supplier shall be subjected to any form of discrimination. [...] Under no circumstances should a supplier use forced labour, whether in the form of forced or illegal labour, bonded labour, servitude or any other form.[...] Contractor undertakes to comply comprehensively with legal requirements regarding the minimum legal age for entering into an employment contract.[...] Suppliers must ensure that their employees are able to freely exercise the right to form and/or join trade unions or refuse to join them, and to enter into collective agreements."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Translation - "The Company does not tolerate any form of discrimination against its employees forto the trait:race;skin colors;gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          [translation]"PROTECTING AND DEFENDING THE RIGHTS OF REGIONS, INCLUDING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES The property and land rights of people, indigenous peoples and regions must be respected. All negotiations regarding their property or land, including its use and transfer, should be carried out on the basis of the principles of free, preliminary and informed consent, transparency and contract disclosure."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          Translation - "RECEIVING AND HANDLING REPORTS OF POLICY VIOLATIONS Each employee of the Company or representative of any group of interested parties who has information about known or suspected violations of this Policy may inform the relevant bodies of the Company by using one of the mechanisms for receiving feedback. [...] Hotline "Magnet" 8 800 200 900 2; E-mail info@magnit.ru Mobile application "Magnet" Feedback form "Write us" magnit-info.ru Russian Post 350002, Russia, Krasnodar, Levanevskogo str. 185"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil
      11/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          0/5
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Translation - "Suppliers are required to treat their employees with equality, respect and dignity and to observe at least the requirements of documents similar to the Company's Human Rights Policy. No employee of a Supplier shall be subjected to any form of discrimination. [...] Under no circumstances should a supplier use forced labour, whether in the form of forced or illegal labour, bonded labour, servitude or any other form.[...] Contractor undertakes to comply comprehensively with legal requirements regarding the minimum legal age for entering into an employment contract.[...] Suppliers must ensure that their employees are able to freely exercise the right to form and/or join trade unions or refuse to join them, and to enter into collective agreements."Link to documents: (Labour rights)
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          [translation] "The Company does not tolerate any form of discrimination against its employees forto the trait:race;skin colors;gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          [translation]"PROTECTING AND DEFENDING THE RIGHTS OF REGIONS, INCLUDING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES The property and land rights of people, indigenous peoples and regions must be respected. All negotiations regarding their property or land, including its use and transfer, should be carried out on the basis of the principles of free, preliminary and informed consent, transparency and contract disclosure."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          Translation - "RECEIVING AND HANDLING REPORTS OF POLICY VIOLATIONS Each employee of the Company or representative of any group of interested parties who has information about known or suspected violations of this Policy may inform the relevant bodies of the Company by using one of the mechanisms for receiving feedback. [...] Hotline "Magnet" 8 800 200 900 2; E-mail info@magnit.ru Mobile application "Magnet" Feedback form "Write us" magnit-info.ru Russian Post 350002, Russia, Krasnodar, Levanevskogo str. 185"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      11/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/5
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Translation - "Suppliers are required to treat their employees with equality, respect and dignity and to observe at least the requirements of documents similar to the Company's Human Rights Policy. No employee of a Supplier shall be subjected to any form of discrimination. [...] Under no circumstances should a supplier use forced labour, whether in the form of forced or illegal labour, bonded labour, servitude or any other form.[...] Contractor undertakes to comply comprehensively with legal requirements regarding the minimum legal age for entering into an employment contract.[...] Suppliers must ensure that their employees are able to freely exercise the right to form and/or join trade unions or refuse to join them, and to enter into collective agreements."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Translation - "The Company does not tolerate any form of discrimination against its employees forto the trait:race;skin colors;gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          [translation]"PROTECTING AND DEFENDING THE RIGHTS OF REGIONS, INCLUDING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES The property and land rights of people, indigenous peoples and regions must be respected. All negotiations regarding their property or land, including its use and transfer, should be carried out on the basis of the principles of free, preliminary and informed consent, transparency and contract disclosure."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          Translation - "RECEIVING AND HANDLING REPORTS OF POLICY VIOLATIONS Each employee of the Company or representative of any group of interested parties who has information about known or suspected violations of this Policy may inform the relevant bodies of the Company by using one of the mechanisms for receiving feedback. [...] Hotline "Magnet" 8 800 200 900 2; E-mail info@magnit.ru Mobile application "Magnet" Feedback form "Write us" magnit-info.ru Russian Post 350002, Russia, Krasnodar, Levanevskogo str. 185"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      11/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Translation - "Suppliers are required to treat their employees with equality, respect and dignity and to observe at least the requirements of documents similar to the Company's Human Rights Policy. No employee of a Supplier shall be subjected to any form of discrimination. [...] Under no circumstances should a supplier use forced labour, whether in the form of forced or illegal labour, bonded labour, servitude or any other form.[...] Contractor undertakes to comply comprehensively with legal requirements regarding the minimum legal age for entering into an employment contract.[...] Suppliers must ensure that their employees are able to freely exercise the right to form and/or join trade unions or refuse to join them, and to enter into collective agreements."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          [translation] "The Company does not tolerate any form of discrimination against its employees forto the trait:race;skin colors;gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          [translation]"PROTECTING AND DEFENDING THE RIGHTS OF REGIONS, INCLUDING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES The property and land rights of people, indigenous peoples and regions must be respected. All negotiations regarding their property or land, including its use and transfer, should be carried out on the basis of the principles of free, preliminary and informed consent, transparency and contract disclosure."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          Translation - "RECEIVING AND HANDLING REPORTS OF POLICY VIOLATIONS Each employee of the Company or representative of any group of interested parties who has information about known or suspected violations of this Policy may inform the relevant bodies of the Company by using one of the mechanisms for receiving feedback. [...] Hotline "Magnet" 8 800 200 900 2; E-mail info@magnit.ru Mobile application "Magnet" Feedback form "Write us" magnit-info.ru Russian Post 350002, Russia, Krasnodar, Levanevskogo str. 185"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    0/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    2/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    9/18
    Avg. score

Profile

The Magnit Group is a leading food retailer in Russia. It operates over 12,000 stores in Russia, including convenience stores, hypermarkets, family stores and cosmetic stores. The breadth of its retail market means it is exposed to a number of forest risk commodities. The group is one of the largest Russian edible grocery retailers with a major market share and proportion of edible grocery sales. Magnit Group is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy, beef and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Food retail
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
Russia
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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