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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific
      0/6
      Palm oil
      [translation] "We use 100% RSPO certified palm oil."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Forest Solutions Group - WBCSD; UN Global Compact; Natural Capital Coalition; Other intiative, Partners for the Amazon (PPA)
      Natura Cosméticos state that they are signatory to the UN Global Compact, WBCSD, Natural Capital Coalition and PPA.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1.00/1
      (translation) "Reasons to take care of the Amazon Forest abound, even for those who the region is just a remote point of the map. The Amazon is home to over 30,000 species of plants and 100,000 animals. In addition, it has the important role of helping to stabilize climate at local and global levels."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    35/86
    • Palm oil
      42/86
      • Commitment Strength
        23/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            [translation] "We use 100% RSPO certified palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            [translation] "We use 100% RSPO certified palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            [translation] "We use 100% RSPO certified palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            [translation] "We use 100% RSPO certified palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            [translation] "We use 100% RSPO certified palm oil."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            [translation] "We use 100% RSPO certified palm oil."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            [translation] "We use 100% RSPO certified palm oil."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            [translation] "We use 100% RSPO certified palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            [translation] "We use 100% RSPO certified palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            [translation] "We use 100% RSPO certified palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            [translation] "We use 100% RSPO certified palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            [translation] "We use 100% RSPO certified palm oil."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            [translation] "We use 100% RSPO certified palm oil."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            [translation] "We use 100% RSPO certified palm oil."
        • 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
        13/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Natura Cosméticos reported to the 2017 RPSO ACOP, stating that their total palm oil consumption was 28,450 tonnes, of which 10,600 tonnes was certified.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            Natura Cosméticos reported to the 2017 RPSO ACOP, stating that their total palm oil consumption was 28,450 tonnes, of which 10,600 tonnes was certified.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            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
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "Whenever cases of non-compliance with this Code are identified, they must be reported to the Ombudsman to be handled appropriately. The consequences applied to misconduct may range from continuous improvement actions, contract termination to appropriate legal action. Natura reserves the right at any time to verify whether suppliers are complying with the provisions of this code."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          Natura state that "you can rely on the Ouvidoria, a channel to register and investigate cases of non-compliance with the Code of Conduct." "This is an exclusive Natura channel for secure and, if desired, anonymous communication of conduct that violates Naturas Code of Conduct." This mechanism applies to suppliers as well as employees.
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Natura Cosméticos reported to the 2017 RPSO ACOP, stating that their total palm oil consumption was 28,450 tonnes, of which 10,600 tonnes was certified.
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Natura Cosméticos require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Natura Cosméticos require their suppliers to ensure their workers are free from discrimination based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      27/86
      • Commitment Strength
        16/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            "We adopt FSC certified paper in our product packaging and boarding boxes for consultants."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We adopt FSC certified paper in our product packaging and boarding boxes for consultants."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We adopt FSC certified paper in our product packaging and boarding boxes for consultants."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We adopt FSC certified paper in our product packaging and boarding boxes for consultants."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We adopt FSC certified paper in our product packaging and boarding boxes for consultants."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          6/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Reduction of material inputs
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Applies to cartons, and Brazilian operations
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Natura Cosmeticos (Brazil) prioritise the use of sustainable materials (recycled and recyclable) when manufacturing our product packaging. "…[they] now use fewer cartons (only keeping them where absolutely necessary), and those we do use are now made from 40% recycled cardboard."
          • 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
        6/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Natura have (translation)"expand[ed] the the adoption of eco-efficient packaging (with at least half the weight of a similar regular package and / or containing 50% recycled material after consumption and / or 50% of non-renewable cellulose, provided there is no increase in mass)."
          • 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
        • 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
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          Natura state that "you can rely on the Ouvidoria, a channel to register and investigate cases of non-compliance with the Code of Conduct." "This is an exclusive Natura channel for secure and, if desired, anonymous communication of conduct that violates Naturas Code of Conduct." This mechanism applies to suppliers as well as employees.
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Natura Cosméticos require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Natura Cosméticos require their suppliers to ensure their workers are free from discrimination based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    20/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    10/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Natura Cosméticos is a cosmetics company active throughout South America and which also has a consumer base in France. Its products range from make-up to fragrances and hair products, which exposes the company to forest risk commodities such as palm oil and soya. Natura Cosméticos is one of the largest companies in Brazil for beauty and personal care as well as skin care.

Sector
Industry sector 
Cosmetics & personal care
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Brazil
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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