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  • Overall approach
    6/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero-deforestation
      4/6
      "Our commitments: [...] Foster collective efforts towards zero deforestation by 2025"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: World Business Council for Sustainable Development Forest Solutions Group; UN Global Compact; WWF Global Forest & Trade Network; Natural Capital Coalition
      Natura & Co's subsidiary, Avon Products, is a signatory of WWF Global Forest and Trade network: "We are continuing to work in conjunction with WWF’s Global Forest and Trade Network on our sustainable paper sourcing to ensure we reach our2020 goal." Another subsidiary, Natura Cosmeticos, is a signatory of the Global Compact, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Forest Solutions Group, and the Natural Capital Coalition.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "The Bio-Bridges, in place in seven countries, are corridors that reconnect healthy forests and linkup isolated animals at risk of extinction, enabling them to reproduce." [Translation] "The desire to value Brazilian biodiversity is one of the pillars of Natura Ekos". Their subsidiary, Natura Cosmeticos, states that [translation] "Respect the forest and who lives in there: since 2000 in the Amazon we respect the cycles of nature, the maintenance of forests and the local communities"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • 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
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of conservation area are being supported or facilitated by the company on land it does not own or manage?: 1.8 million ha
      Natura&Co report that they have "1.8 mi hectares of Amazon forest preserved", with a target to preserve 3 million ha by 2030. They have also conserved 263,500 hectares of forest through the Natura Amazônia Programme and The Body Shop Bio-Bridges.
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    20/84
    • Palm oil
      28/84
      • Commitment Strength
        16/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Full traceability and/or certification for critical supply chains by 2025: Palm Oil, Mica, Paper, Alcohol, Soy, Cotton" "Full certification and / or traceability in critical supply chains by 2025: [...]RSPO Palm oil." "Regarding supply chains, Natura &Co will enforce full traceability and/or certification by 2025. Finally, it will push programs for critical ingredients in the coming years, specifically for palm oil, mica, alcohol, cotton, paper and soy."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Full traceability and/or certification for critical supply chains by 2025: Palm Oil, Mica, Paper, Alcohol, Soy, Cotton" "Full certification and / or traceability in critical supply chains by 2025: [...]RSPO Palm oil"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            "Full traceability and/or certification for critical supply chains by 2025: Palm Oil, Mica, Paper, Alcohol, Soy, Cotton" "Full certification and / or traceability in critical supply chains by 2025: [...] RSPO Palm oil"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • 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
            "Full traceability and/or certification for critical supply chains by 2025: Palm Oil, Mica, Paper, Alcohol, Soy, Cotton" "Full certification and / or traceability in critical supply chains by 2025: [...]RSPO Palm oil"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Full traceability and/or certification for critical supply chains by 2025: Palm Oil, Mica, Paper, Alcohol, Soy, Cotton" "Full certification and / or traceability in critical supply chains by 2025: [...]RSPO Palm oil"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            "Full traceability and/or certification for critical supply chains by 2025: Palm Oil, Mica, Paper, Alcohol, Soy, Cotton" "Full certification and / or traceability in critical supply chains by 2025: [...]RSPO Palm oil"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • 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
            Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: "Full traceability and/or certification for critical supply chains by 2025: Palm Oil, Mica, Paper, Alcohol, Soy, Cotton" "Full certification and / or traceability in critical supply chains by 2025: [...]RSPO Palm oil"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Economic

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: not specified
          "Supplier Communities: The communities of people engaged in small-scale farming and extraction activities in a variety of locations in Brazil, especially in the Amazon Region, from which the inputs used in our products are extracted from the local social and biodiversity. We form production chains with these communities that are based on fair prices, the sharing of benefits gained from access to the genetic heritage and associated traditional knowledge and support for local sustainable development projects. This business model has proven effective in generating social, economic and environmental value for Natura and for the communities."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Natura & Co reported the total and certified volume used in the 2018 RSPO ACOP, reporting that 30.303 tonnes of 30.75 tonnes was RSPO 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: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Natura & Co reported the total and certified volume used in the 2018 RSPO ACOP, reporting that 30.303 tonnes of 30.75 tonnes was RSPO 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
        • 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
          No
          0/4
        • 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
          What is the certified volume?: 30.303 tonnes

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 30.75 tonnes

          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
          Natura & Co reported the total and certified volume used in the 2018 RSPO ACOP.
        • 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
    • Pulp & Paper
      13/84
      • Commitment Strength
        9/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "Full traceability and/or certification for critical supply chains by 2025:[...] Paper (FSC)". "Regarding supply chains, Natura &Co will enforce full traceability and/or certification by 2025. Finally, it will push programs for critical ingredients in the coming years, specifically for palm oil, mica, alcohol, cotton, paper and soy."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Full traceability and/or certification for critical supply chains by 2025:[...] Paper (FSC)". "Regarding supply chains, Natura &Co will enforce full traceability and/or certification by 2025. Finally, it will push programs for critical ingredients in the coming years, specifically for palm oil, mica, alcohol, cotton, paper and soy."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            "Full traceability and/or certification for critical supply chains by 2025:[...] Paper (FSC)". "Regarding supply chains, Natura &Co will enforce full traceability and/or certification by 2025. Finally, it will push programs for critical ingredients in the coming years, specifically for palm oil, mica, alcohol, cotton, paper and soy."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No
            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
        • 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
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: not specified

          What is the nature of that support?: Economic
          "Supplier Communities: The communities of people engaged in small-scale farming and extraction activities in a variety of locations in Brazil, especially in the Amazon Region, from which the inputs used in our products are extracted from the local social and biodiversity. We form production chains with these communities that are based on fair prices, the sharing of benefits gained from access to the genetic heritage and associated traditional knowledge and support for local sustainable development projects. This business model has proven effective in generating social, economic and environmental value for Natura and for the communities."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/38
        • 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
          No
          0/2
        • 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
    • Soy *
      16/84
      • Commitment Strength
        12/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7


            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS

            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Supply chain includes no indirect soy
            "Full traceability and/or certification for critical supply chains by 2025:[...] Soy (NGMO + Roundtable)." "Regarding supply chains, Natura &Co will enforce full traceability and/or certification by 2025. Finally, it will push programs for critical ingredients in the coming years, specifically for palm oil, mica, alcohol, cotton, paper and soy."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "Full traceability and/or certification for critical supply chains by 2025:[...] Soy (NGMO + Roundtable)." "Regarding supply chains, Natura &Co will enforce full traceability and/or certification by 2025. Finally, it will push programs for critical ingredients in the coming years, specifically for palm oil, mica, alcohol, cotton, paper and soy."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/2
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/2
            "Full traceability and/or certification for critical supply chains by 2025:[...] Soy (NGMO + Roundtable)." "Regarding supply chains, Natura &Co will enforce full traceability and/or certification by 2025. Finally, it will push programs for critical ingredients in the coming years, specifically for palm oil, mica, alcohol, cotton, paper and soy."
          • 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
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: Not specified

          What is the nature of that support?: Economic
          "Supplier Communities: The communities of people engaged in small-scale farming and extraction activities in a variety of locations in Brazil, especially in the Amazon Region, from which the inputs used in our products are extracted from the local social and biodiversity. We form production chains with these communities that are based on fair prices, the sharing of benefits gained from access to the genetic heritage and associated traditional knowledge and support for local sustainable development projects. This business model has proven effective in generating social, economic and environmental value for Natura and for the communities."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/38
        • 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
          No
          0/2
        • 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
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    12/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    3/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/18
    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 soy. Natura Cosméticos is one of the largest companies in Brazil for beauty and personal care as well as skin care. Natura Cosméticos SA is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil and paper packaging and is also assessed for its exposure to soy.

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

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