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  • Overall approach
    12/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/4
      Conversion-free/zero-gross conversion/zero-net conversion commitment or a zero deforestation/deforestation-free commitment that explicitly includes all other natural ecosystems
      4/4
      Commodities (if applicable): 0

      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?: cocoa, coffee
      "we are confident that our origins will be assessed deforestation-free by 2022 for palm oil, sugar, soy, meat and pulp and paper, and by 2025 for coffee and cocoa." "Commitment to eliminate conversion of natural ecosystems [...] Our definition of deforestation goes beyond local legal definitions and refers to non-conversion of HCS and HCV lands"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Consumer Goods Forum Deforestation resolution (being a member of the CGF is not sufficient); New York Declaration on Forests; Soy Moratorium; Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support; Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 partner; UN Global Compact; Natural Capital Coalition; Other initiative

      If Other Initiative, specify:: Palm oil collaboration group
      Nestle are signatories to the CGF, NYDF, Soy Moratorium, Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support, Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, UN Global Compact, the Natural Capital Coalition, and the Palm Oil Collaboration Group.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      In their latest Forest Positive Future report, Nestlé recognise the importance of forests for the climate, biodiversity, their provision of resources and to communities across the world.  Forests "absorb one third of global greenhouse gas emissions and their regeneration is essential to keeping our planet within a 1.5-degree temperature rise" [..] "Forests are home to 80% of our land-based species" [...] "Forests provide nutrition, shelter, energy, medicines and livelihoods to around 1.6 billion people in the world. The world’s population is sustained by 76 million tons of forest-based food" [...] "An estimated 1.5 billion local and indigenous peoples have community-based tenure rights over forest resources". 
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: operational
      "The decision was just as meaningful for our business. Healthy forests and natural ecosystems are essential for our company to continue to be able to source our ingredients and raw materials." - Magdi Batato, Executive Vice President, Head of Operations, Nestlé. "The long-term success of our business relies on sustainable supply chains. For more than ten years, we have focused on eliminating deforestation from our key forest-risk commodities."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "The Nomination and Sustainability Committee of the Board of Directors of Nestlé provides strategic guidance on climate-related matters and reports to the full Board, which has overall oversight. Executive responsibility is shared by the Head of Operations and the Chief Financial Officer."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
      Yes, for all commodities
      0/0
      Does it disclose the percentage of pay at risk?: Yes - bonus is worth 150% of the CEO's Annual Base Salary, 100% of the Executive Vice President's Annual Base Salary, and 80% of the Deputy Executive Vice President's Annual Base Salary
      "The Short-Term Bonus (Annual Bonus) is based on a bonus target expressed in % of the Annual Base Salary [...] For the CEO and CFO, 100% of the target is linked to performance against the Nestlé Group objectives [...] Group objectives: [...] Additional quantitative and qualitative objectives, set by the Board of Directors in line with Nestlé's strategy, are also used to determine the Nestlé Group performance. This set of additional objectives reflects Nestlé's Creating Shared Value framework and includes the proportion of products with Nutrition, Health and Wellness benefits, markets shares, capital expenditure, structural cost optimization, progress on digitalization, strengthening Nestlé's values and culture, and further progress on quality, safety, sustainability and compliance."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      2/2
      Yes
      2/2
      In Nestlé's Forest Positive report, they outline their Net Zero by 2050 target, in which they refer to the baseline GHG emissions from 2018 of which 11.5 mio tCO2 emissions were related to "land use change (driven primarily by deforestation)". In 2030, they pledge to reduce their emissions by 50% including 8 mio tCO2 by preventing deforestation in our supply chains, 2 mio tCO2 by restoring degraded forests and peatland, 5 mio tCO2 with on-farm agroforestry (planting trees and other plants around and among crops)" 
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      2/2
      Yes
      2/2
      What is the total volume of GHG emissions arising from land use change?: 11.5 million tons

      Which method is used to calculate the GHG emissions arising from land use change?: Not disclosed 
      "92 mio tCO2 Nestlé’s 2018 baseline GHG emissions* 11.5 mio tCO2 emissions associated with land use change (driven primarily by deforestation)"
    • 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?: 3,830 ha
      "In North Sumatra, Indonesia in a Rurality project with Earthworm Foundation, over 600 farmers have beeninvolved in the development of a participatory community land use plan that includes agreement for theprotection of 3,830 hectares of forest [...] For long-term sustainable land use planning that delivers sustainable livelihoods and forest conservation, five villages are participating in a Participatory Land Use Planning (PLUP) process, which aims to clarify the legal status of ownership and land use across the region. To date, communities have agreed to conserve 3,830 hectares of forest through this process. Additionally, over 6,000 hectares were identified for conservation but further PLUP consultations will continue in 2020 for final agreement. For the conservation areas selected by the communities, the next step for the project is to obtain district government recognition and support for the forest conservation management activities."
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      "Where forest degradation has happened, we have set an ambitious reforestation goal: we will plant 200 million trees by 2030[...] including 3 million in Malaysia through Project ReLeaf and at least 3 million in the Americas with One Tree Planted" 
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2050

      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions
      "From now until 2025, we will accelerate and expand the work already undertaken to achieve a 20% reduction in emissions. Between 2025 and 2030, we will transform our operations to achieve a 50% reduction of emissions. And finally, from 2030 to 2050, we will work to balance our emissions by exploring how we offset any remaining emissions through high-quality carbon removal projects or innovation, the result of which will be net zero emissions."
  • Commodity score
    67/88
    • Palm oil
      77/88
      • Commitment Strength
        19/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: Savannah; HCS; Peat

            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Commitment to eliminate conversion of natural ecosystems"; "We aimed to achieve 100% deforestation-free supplies of palm oil, pulp and paper1 , soy, meat2 and sugar by 2020"[...]Volumes have been assessed through on-the-ground assessments, such as HCSA and HCV assessments, by our partners and/or through certification such as RTRS and Proterra (soy), FSC and PEFC (paper), and RSPO (palm oil)." [...] "2 Meat by-products as well as meats other than beef and pork are excluded from the scope of the commitment"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We aimed to achieve 100% deforestation-free supplies of palm oil, pulp and paper1 , soy, meat2 and sugar by 2020.[...]As we deploy new tools, validate assessments, and take a more forward-looking approach, we are confident that our origins will be assessed deforestation-free by 2022 for palm oil, sugar, soy, meat and pulp and paper"
          • Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            "We aimed to achieve 100% deforestation-free supplies of palm oil, pulp and paper1 , soy, meat2 and sugar by 2020.[...]As we deploy new tools, validate assessments, and take a more forward-looking approach, we are confident that our origins will be assessed deforestation-free by 2022 for palm oil, sugar, soy, meat and pulp and paper"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "We aimed to achieve 100% deforestation-free supplies of palm oil, pulp and paper1 , soy, meat2 and sugar by 2020.[...]As we deploy new tools, validate assessments, and take a more forward-looking approach, we are confident that our origins will be assessed deforestation-free by 2022 for palm oil, sugar, soy, meat and pulp and paper"
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Our category-specific requirements for palm oil require our suppliers to source oil from origins that: - Are not areas cleared of natural forest after December 31, 2015. - Respect local and indigenous communities’ right to free, prior and informed consent. - Protect HCS land. - Protect peatlands. - Comply with the principles and criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "These criteria go beyond regulatory requirements to ensure sustainable long-term supply and to reach the ambition of our purpose, especially to continually reduce our impact on the planet’s resources. We’ve committed to be 100% deforestation-free by the end of 2020. As of March 2020, 70% of the palm oil we buy, was verified deforestation-free. We will continue to work with smallholder farmers and large suppliers alike to be close to 100% deforestation-free by 2022."
          • Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            "Our category-specific requirements for palm oil require our suppliers to source oil from origins that: - Are not areas cleared of natural forest after December 31, 2015. - Respect local and indigenous communities’ right to free, prior and informed consent. - Protect HCS land. - Protect peatlands. - Comply with the principles and criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). These criteria go beyond regulatory requirements to ensure sustainable long-term supply and to reach the ambition of our purpose, especially to continually reduce our impact on the planet’s resources. We’ve committed to be 100% deforestation-free by the end of 2020. As of March 2020, 70% of the palm oil we buy, was verified deforestation-free. We will continue to work with smallholder farmers and large suppliers alike to be close to 100% deforestation-free by 2022."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "Our category-specific requirements for palm oil require our suppliers to source oil from origins that: - Are not areas cleared of natural forest after December 31, 2015. - Respect local and indigenous communities’ right to free, prior and informed consent. - Protect HCS land. - Protect peatlands. - Comply with the principles and criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). These criteria go beyond regulatory requirements to ensure sustainable long-term supply and to reach the ambition of our purpose, especially to continually reduce our impact on the planet’s resources. We’ve committed to be 100% deforestation-free by the end of 2020. As of March 2020, 70% of the palm oil we buy, was verified deforestation-free. We will continue to work with smallholder farmers and large suppliers alike to be close to 100% deforestation-free by 2022."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/6
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "Our objective is to reach 100% traceability to plantation by end of 2020." - target date not updated.
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Our objective is to reach 100% traceability to plantation by end of 2020." - target date not updated.
          • Target date
            Past target date, not updated or not achieved
            0/0.7
            Target date
            Past target date, not updated or not achieved
            0/0.7
            "Our objective is to reach 100% traceability to plantation by end of 2020." - target date not updated.
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        18/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply? E.g. tier 1, tier 2, tier 3: tier 1

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          "Nestlé's Responsible Sourcing Standards requires Tier 1 suppliers to observe the following standards: "Freedom from Forced, Bonded or Prison Labour [...] Freedom of Association, Collective Bargaining [...] no person shall be employed under the age of 15 or under the age for completion of compulsory education, whichever is higher [...] Recognition and promotion processes and practices are made based on worker performance, without discrimination on gender and with the aim to provide equal opportunities for women empowerment."[...] "The Supplier shall: Operate with dignity, respect and integrity regarding the treatment of its workers: • Any form of psychological, physical, sexual or verbal abuse, intimidation, or harassment is not tolerated."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training
          "To support transformation in our supply chains to meet our commitments, we spent 2019 directly engaging with our supply chain on transformation work around 45 refineries of origin in 11 countries. We focused in particular on addressing deforestation and peat development, exploitation, and smallholder inclusion [...] To ensure smallholder inclusion in our supply chains and help build their resilience, Nestlé supported eight palm oil smallholder projects in Indonesia, Malaysia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, and Mexico. These projects aim to enable sustainable livelihoods for farmers while helping them produce responsibly. Seven of these projects are through the Earthworm Foundation Rurality initiative, an approach to engaging smallholders that focuses on helping them develop their own capacity through strategic use of market links and supply chains. The eighth project is in Mexico, implemented by Proforest."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          4/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          4/4
          "The Supplier shall • Commit to providing equal employment opportunities and promotion and not discriminate in employment, including hiring, compensation, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement, or on the basis of gender [...] Respect of Gender and Woman Empowerment Principle Farmers shall • recognize the unique position and needs of women, and that women are often impacted by working conditions differently than men, and that interventions will therefore need to be designed and operated accordingly [...] Recognition and promotion processes and practices are made based on worker performance, without discrimination on gender and with the aim to provide equal opportunities for women empowerment."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm; Environmental harm
          This quote is in relation to Nestle's forest risk commodities: "Through initiatives and sessions, we work with NGOs, rights holders and others to further develop our policies and procedures and improve our performance on the ground. As such, we are committed to engaging with stakeholders who are or could be affected by our business activities, including local communities. We are committed to remedying adverse impacts on individuals, workers and communities that we cause or to which we contribute."
        • 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
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply? E.g. tier 1, tier 2, tier 3: All tiers
          "The Standard sets forth requirements for upstream supply chain third parties, including Nestlé sourcing teams, through to first tier suppliers (and all affiliates), sub tier suppliers (intermediaries) and origin service providers, farms or sea based raw material production defined as origin [...] • Agricultural and forestry developments and activities on local peoples’ land are subject to the free, prior and informed consent [FPIC] of the affected local communities, including indigenous peoples, with or without governmental consent for expansion"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          0/0
          Reference to Responsible Sourcing Standard (RSS): "The Standard makes explicit provisions for the protection of peatland and high-carbon-stock (HCS) land, which are critical in combating deforestation, and for the prevention of social conflict arising from potential disputes over land rights and land acquisition."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        40/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "While our original objective is in sight, there is more work to do. As of December 2020, we have assessed these key agricultural commodities as 90% deforestation-free*".[...] "As we deploy new tools, validate assessments, and take a more forward-looking approach, we are confident that our origins will be assessed deforestation-free by 2022 for palm oil, sugar, soy, meat and pulp and paper"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            According to the RSPO ACOP, the certified palm oil products is 48.44%
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            (for 2.3 only) What percentage of the commodity volume in the company's supply chain is traceable to applicable supply chain levels (e.g. direct suppliers/processing facility/production unit)?: 70% traceability to plantation
            "In 2020, Nestlé sourced approximately 453,000 MT of palm oil and palm kernel oil, achieving 70% traceability to plantation, 96% traceability to mill, and 85% Responsibly Sourced palm oil."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Volumes have been assessed through on-the-ground assessments, such as HCSA and HCV assessments, by our partners and/or through certification such as RTRS and Proterra (soy), FSC and PEFC (paper), and RSPO (palm oil)." 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Third party verification.

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO, Starling
            Nestlé carries out HCS/HCV assessments by thirs parties through Earthworm Foundation, RSPO, HCS, Airbus Starling satellites monitoring. 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Earthworm Foundation

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Earthworm Foundation
            "Our global oils buyers based in Malaysia, Panama, and Switzerland track and monitor the origin of our palm oil via supplier Traceability Declaration Documents used to collect traceability data to plantation with our external partner Earthworm Foundation." ; "We ask all our suppliers to map their entire supply chain all the way to plantation, including for third-party mills. This information can be challenging to obtain." [...]"This is why we funded Earthworm Foundation to develop a targeted approach to engage suppliers and mills on traceability to plantation and corresponding deforestation verification."
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 31/12/2015
          "As part of our Responsible Sourcing Standard, we require all our suppliers to ensure that do not expand or produce on areas converted from High Carbon Stock forests and habitat such as peatland, wetlands, savannas after 31st December 2015, peatlands of any depth, except where farming practices protect peat, High Carbon Stock forests as defined in the High Carbon Stock Approach Toolkit"
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise; Providing financial support

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: "This includes TFA, RSPO, HCSA Working Group, national sustainable palm oil roundtables, the Palm Oil Collaboration Group, the Palm Oil Transparency Coalition; RADD + consortium." 
          "we cannot work alone, and therefore we continue to increase our collaboration with multi-stakeholder initiatives to achieve lasting change. This includes TFA, RSPO, HCSA Working Group, national sustainable palm oil roundtables, the Palm Oil Collaboration Group, the Palm Oil Transparency Coalition; RADD + consortium. This is part of our 2030 ambition to strive for zero environmental impact in our operations. Nestlé joined the HCSA Steering Group in October 2018 with the ambition to help make the HCS Approach, which is a core part of the Nestlé Responsible Sourcing Standard, the norm in tropical forest conservation. In 2019, we funded three initiatives to advance this ambition." [...] "In 2019, we joined the newly formed RSPO Assurance Standing Committee as its Consumer Goods Manufacturer representative, and actively participated in the various consultation processes around RSPO’s Smallholder Standard (new in 2019) and Shared Responsibility principles. We're also participating in projects to help smallholder get RSPO Certification. For example in Chiapas and Tabasco Mexico, the Mexico Palm Oil Holistic Program is a collaborative effort from Nestlé, Pepsico, Oleopalma, RSPO, Proforest, and Femexpalma to support the sustainable development of the Mexican palm oil sector and to help smallholder farmers to get RSPO certification." - Nestlé are involved in multiple collaborations to increase sustainability.
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified 
          "Using a variety of desk-based sources and tools, Nestlé works with partners to assess the level of deforestation risk in a region. Publicly available data and literature, supplier questionnaires, information from satellite monitoring and tools like Maplecroft help to differentiate high-risk from low-risk regions and prioritize suppliers for on-theground assessments."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Our category-specific requirements for palm oil mean our suppliers must source oil from origins that:Comply with local laws and regulations."[...] "We also work with partners like Earthworm Foundation to conduct supplier assessments and identify gaps. This leads to the development of action plans with milestones and deadlines to act upon risks and improvement opportunities identified during assessments."
        • 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
          "We encourage you to 'Speak Up' if you become aware of incidents of harassment or discrimination, abuse of power, mobbing/bullying, fraud, corruption, conflict of interest, or any other behaviors contrary to our Corporate Business Principles, Code of Business Conduct or our values rooted in respect."[...] "Hence, 'Speak Up', our non-compliance reporting system, provides all Nestlé employees and all other external stakeholders with a dedicated communication channel for reporting non-compliance concerns."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 453,000 MT
          "In 2020, Nestlé sourced approximately 453,000 MT of palm oil and palm kernel oil"
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          50-79%
          3/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          50-79%
          3/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

          What is the compliant volume?: 317,100 MT

          What third-party verification is used?: Starling satellite monitoring system

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 135,900 MT
          "In 2020, Nestlé sourced approximately 453,000 MT of palm oil and palm kernel oil, achieving 70% traceability to plantation, 96% traceability to mill, and 85% Responsibly Sourced palm oil." [...] "In 2020, we reported our 2019 certified sourcing: 102,155 MT of RSPO SG palm oil and palm kernel oil (22%) and an addition 118,280 MT Book & Claim Credits (26%)." [...] "To address deforestation and peat development we monitored our global palm oil supply chain with Starling satellite monitoring system to identify deforestation cases and risks, and to prioritize actions. Using this approach, at the end of 2020, we were able to verify that 70% of the palm oil we sourced came from lands not deforested after December 31, 2015."
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Our category-specific requirements for palm oil mean our suppliers must source oil from origins that:Comply with local laws and regulations.Respect local and indigenous communities’ rights to free, prior and informed consent." [...] "We work together with our direct suppliers to continuously improve the sustainability practices of our upstream supply chain, all the way up to smallholder farmers. We also work with partners like Earthworm Foundation to conduct supplier assessments and identify gaps. This then informs the development of action plans with defined milestones and deadlines to act upon risks and identified opportunities for improvement."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers; Yes, report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers; Yes, report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Indonesia, Malaysia, Colombia, Thailand, Cameroon, Papua New Guinea, Guatemala, Costa Rica
          Nestlé have a palm oil supply chain disclosure document, where they have a list of their suppliers, including parent company, supplier, mill company name, mill name, country. "To hold our suppliers and ourselves accountable as well as driving industry-wide transparency, we have published the lists of our Tier 1 suppliers and their mills in our supply chain (pdf, 8Mb), along with the country of origin." [...] "The mills association with Tier 1 suppliers does not indicate ownership of the mills by that Tier 1 supplier. The mill owner is indicated by the “Mill Company Name”. The Tier 1 supplier relationship to the mill is through direct or indirect sourcing, except in the cases where the Mill Company Name is the same as the Supplier name." 
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: N/A

          Details of monitoring: Using certification; Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "To accelerate this commitment in palm oil, we have partnered with Airbus and Earthworm Foundation to implement Starling, a satellite-based service, to monitor 100% of our global palm oil supply chains from 2019. Starling provides highly detailed optical and radar images of land across huge areas, so even small changes in tree cover are clearly visible. We then use the platform directly to monitor deforestation risk within our supply chain and to prioritize where to take action."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          Yes, for all sourcing
          4/4
          Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          Yes, for all sourcing
          4/4
          How many hectares/km/m?: 472,513 ha
          "Deforestation linked to the expansion of palm oil production continues to be a reality. In 2019, there were 388,047 Starling alerts globally for deforestation within 50km of the mills we source from – representing 472,513 hectares of forest loss."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes
          "We expect all our suppliers to fully respect and adhere to our Responsible Sourcing Standard requirements, which include no deforestation requirements. We monitor our suppliers on an annual basis through on the ground assessments or certification. If a mill or plantation in our supply chain is found to be responsible for deforestation, we suspend it and start engaging them as well as our direct supplier where possible. The mill or plantation will re-enter our supply chain under the condition that it has stopped deforesting, placed a moratorium on clearance, developed and implemented a no deforestation policy and plan, as well as developed a remediation plan. If no action is taken the company will remain excluded from our supply chain."[...] " "We work together with our direct suppliers to continuously improve the sustainability practices of our upstream suppliers, all the way up to smallholder farmers."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: Yes
          "When a supplier fails to effectively manage identified risks or meet agreed deadlines, we take decisive action. To provide assurance of this, disclosed below are 10 upstream supply chain companies that have been removed from the Nestlé supply chain since 2018: DTK Opportunity, Korindo Group, Indonusa, Olmeca (REPSA), PACIFIC INTER-LINK (HSA), PTT Green Plc, Salim Group/Indofood, Noble, Posco Daewoo, Cilandri Anky Abadi"
    • Pulp & Paper
      62/88
      • Commitment Strength
        13/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          5/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "In 2010, we made a supply chain commitment that all our products, globally, will not be associated with deforestation by 2020."[...] "We aim to source only pulp and paper that meet our supply chain deforestation-free commitment, or at the very least, come from suppliers making measurable progress toward meeting it." [...] "As of December 2020, 94% of the pulp and paper we buy was assessed as deforestation-free (pdf). We will continue to work with our partners and suppliers to close the gap."[...] "We use certifications such as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) to demonstrate compliance, seeking collaboration opportunities with these organizations to improve standards where appropriate."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "In 2010, we made a supply chain commitment that all our products, globally, will not be associated with deforestation by 2020."[...] "We aim to source only pulp and paper that meet our supply chain deforestation-free commitment, or at the very least, come from suppliers making measurable progress toward meeting it." [...] "As of December 2020, 94% of the pulp and paper we buy was assessed as deforestation-free (pdf). We will continue to work with our partners and suppliers to close the gap."[...] "We use certifications such as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) to demonstrate compliance, seeking collaboration opportunities with these organizations to improve standards where appropriate."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
            Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
            "In 2010, we made a supply chain commitment that all our products, globally, will not be associated with deforestation by 2020."[...] "We aim to source only pulp and paper that meet our supply chain deforestation-free commitment, or at the very least, come from suppliers making measurable progress toward meeting it." [...] "As of December 2020, 94% of the pulp and paper we buy was assessed as deforestation-free (pdf). We will continue to work with our partners and suppliers to close the gap."[...] "We use certifications such as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) to demonstrate compliance, seeking collaboration opportunities with these organizations to improve standards where appropriate."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
            "In 2010, we made a supply chain commitment that all our products, globally, will not be associated with deforestation by 2020."[...] "We aim to source only pulp and paper that meet our supply chain deforestation-free commitment, or at the very least, come from suppliers making measurable progress toward meeting it." [...] "As of December 2020, 94% of the pulp and paper we buy was assessed as deforestation-free (pdf). We will continue to work with our partners and suppliers to close the gap."[...] "We use certifications such as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) to demonstrate compliance, seeking collaboration opportunities with these organizations to improve standards where appropriate."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "55% of our total pulp and paper category covered by our responsible sourcing program in 2020 was from recycled materials"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Segment

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: the baseline volume covers 85% of the known purchases in 2019

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 15%
            "55% of our total pulp and paper category covered by our responsible sourcing program in 2020 was from recycled materials. Our pulp and paper baseline volume is based on supply chain mapping conducted in 2020 which covered 85% of our known 2019 purchases."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "55% of our total pulp and paper category covered by our responsible sourcing program in 2020 was from recycled materials"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "55% of our total pulp and paper category covered by our responsible sourcing program in 2020 was from recycled materials"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          4/6
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "In practice, Nestlé’s commitment to responsible pulp & paper, focusing first on virgin fibre, involves two steps: 1) Achieving traceability of the supply chain all the way back to the fibre source." "To hold our suppliers and ourselves accountable as well as driving industry-wide transparency, we have published the list of our direct suppliers (pdf, 0.3Mb) and the list of related pulp mills in our upstream supply chain [...] Since 2010, we have been using a combination of tools, including supply chain mapping, certification, on-the-ground verification and, more recently, Starling satellite monitoring, to ensure that the pulp and paper we buy is not linked to deforestation." "94 % of pulp and paper assessed as deforestation-free in 2020" "Target: Our target is to achieve 95% traceability to country of harvest by end of 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Segment

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Recycled material is not considered as adding to deforestation. 
            "Our target is to achieve 95% traceability to country of harvest by end of 2020. Approach: We work closely with suppliers to create a full picture of their supply chains and sourcing locations." [...] "Our global buyers based in Malaysia, Panama, and Switzerland track and monitor the origin of our pulp and paper via supplier Traceability Declaration Documents used to collect traceability data to country of harvest . We do not map and assess the upstream supply for recycled material in the same way that we do for virgin pulp and paper, as recycled material is not considered as adding to deforestation"
          • Target date
            Past target date, not updated or not achieved
            0/0.7
            Target date
            Past target date, not updated or not achieved
            0/0.7
            "94 % of pulp and paper assessed as deforestation-free in 2020" "Target: Our target is to achieve 95% traceability to country of harvest by end of 2020."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        18/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Nestlé's Responsible Sourcing Standards requires Tier 1 suppliers to observe the following standards: "Freedom from Forced, Bonded or Prison Labour [...] Freedom of Association, Collective Bargaining [...] no person shall be employed under the age of 15 or under the age for completion of compulsory education, whichever is higher [...] Recognition and promotion processes and practices are made based on worker performance, without discrimination on gender and with the aim to provide equal opportunities for women empowerment."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training
          "Meeting our commitment is the culmination of many years of focused collaboration and effort, including through our Farmer Connect program, which trains and retrains hundreds of thousands of farmers in sustainable practices every year." [...] "In 2020, we launched our Net Zero Roadmap, detailing how we will reach our ambitious net zero commitment. One of the key pillars of our strategy is to work with farmers to grow the practice of regenerative agriculture.Throughout our raw materials supply chains, we will continue to develop skilled, resilient agripreneurs and future-fit farmers able to combine productivity with environmental sustainability"[...] "We are targeting our efforts, focusing on cutting methane emissions, helping farmers access innovative technologies and encouraging the implementation of more efficient soil, herd and land management techniques.Our work will help the more than 600 000 farmers who supply us with ingredients to adopt sustainable practices and enhance livelihoods."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          4/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          4/4
          "The Supplier shall • Commit to providing equal employment opportunities and promotion and not discriminate in employment, including hiring, compensation, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement, or on the basis of gender [...] Respect of Gender and Woman Empowerment Principle Farmers shall • recognize the unique position and needs of women, and that women are often impacted by working conditions differently than men, and that interventions will therefore need to be designed and operated accordingly [...] Recognition and promotion processes and practices are made based on worker performance, without discrimination on gender and with the aim to provide equal opportunities for women empowerment. Identify opportunity for inclusion of women in farm work to promote worker diversity and equal opportunity in the community."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm; Environmental harm
          This quote is in relation to Nestle's forest risk commodities: "Through initiatives and sessions, we work with NGOs, rights holders and others to further develop our policies and procedures and improve our performance on the ground. As such, we are committed to engaging with stakeholders who are or could be affected by our business activities, including local communities. We are committed to remedying adverse impacts on individuals, workers and communities that we cause or to which we contribute."
        • 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
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply? E.g. tier 1, tier 2, tier 3: All tiers
          "The Standard sets forth requirements for upstream supply chain third parties, including Nestlé sourcing teams, through to first tier suppliers (and all affiliates), sub tier suppliers (intermediaries) and origin service providers, farms or sea based raw material production defined as origin [...] • Agricultural and forestry developments and activities on local peoples’ land are subject to the free, prior and informed consent [FPIC] of the affected local communities, including indigenous peoples, with or without governmental consent for expansion"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          0/0
          Reference to Responsible Sourcing Standard (RSS): "The Standard makes explicit provisions for the protection of peatland and high-carbon-stock (HCS) land, which are critical in combating deforestation, and for the prevention of social conflict arising from potential disputes over land rights and land acquisition."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        31/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            According to Nestlé's No Deforestation Commitment 2020 update, 94% of pulp and paper are verified as deforestation free. 4% are on-the-ground assessments verified and certified by FSC and PEFC 
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "55% of our total pulp and paper category covered by our responsible sourcing program in 2020 was from recycled materials. Our pulp and paper baseline volume is based on supply chain mapping conducted in 2020 which covered 85% of our known 2019 purchases."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "96 %of pulp and paper traceable (virgin fiber only) in 2020"
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC and PEFC

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC and PEFC
            According to Nestlé's No Deforestation Commitment 2020 update, 94% of pulp and paper are verified as deforestation free. 4% are on-the-ground assessments verified and certified by FSC and PEFC 
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using an internal verification system.
            0.5/1
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using an internal verification system.
            0.5/1
            "Supply chain transparency is key to address deforestation risks in supply chains and to demonstrate progress in addressing deforestation risks in supply chains. To this end we disclose a number of information across all the raw materials that are part of our Responsible Sourcing program, including all forest-risk raw materials covered in CDP Forests. These disclosures cover 95% of Nestlé’s annual sourcing of raw materials [...] ""Traceability – Low risk: Volumes have been traced back to forests/farms/plantations through the use of technologies (e.g. SupplyShift, Achillies) or partnerships with NGOs. Those locations are classified as no or low risk of deforestation by relevant literature."
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          2020 is the commitment target date and of which, "In 2010, Nestlé committed to deforestation-free supply chains. Our Responsible Sourcing Standard is the tool that we use to operationalize our commitment. Definition: Zero deforestation. This includes: Areas converted from High Carbon Stock forests and habitat such as peatland, wetlands, savannas after 31st December 2015"
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: CGF Forest Positive Coalition of Action 

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "Nestlé plays an active role in the Forest Positive Coalition of Action and the related Commodity Working Groups for soy, pulp and paper, palm oil and beef." 
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 0%

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
          "We are also partnering with Airbus and Earthworm Foundation to use Starling, a satellite-based service that will help us determine where forest loss in our supply chain is resulting in deforestation and degradation of HCV forests. In order to develop base maps of forest cover, we trialed this technology in four locations in 2019: Northwest Russia, Southeast USA, British Columbia in Canada and Sumatra in Indonesia. We will monitor forest cover change in these locations in 2020. We are also exploring how the technology can be used to map forest biomass and productivity, which could support resource use planning decisions and potentially monitor carbon trends."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Our category-specific requirements for pulp and paper, developed in conjunction with our partner Earthworm Foundation, require: Adherence to local and national regulations and laws [...] We also use certifications such as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) as tools to demonstrate compliance."
        • 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
          "We encourage you to 'Speak Up' if you become aware of incidents of harassment or discrimination, abuse of power, mobbing/bullying, fraud, corruption, conflict of interest, or any other behaviors contrary to our Corporate Business Principles, Code of Business Conduct or our values rooted in respect."[...] "Hence, 'Speak Up', our non-compliance reporting system, provides all Nestlé employees and all other external stakeholders with a dedicated communication channel for reporting non-compliance concerns."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: Total
          In 2020, Nestle sourced 1154 kilotons(1,154,000 tons) of pulp and paper with 94% assessed as deforestation free 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 94%

          What is the compliant volume?: 1155 kilotonnes

          What third-party verification is used?: "by HCSA & HCV assessments, by our partners (e.g. Earthworm Foundation, Proforest, SGS) and/or through certification such [...] FSC and PEFC (paper)"
          "94% of pulp and paper assessed as deforestation-free in 2020", "1155 kilotonnes" with 90% traceable to low risk origins and 4% assessed on the ground "by HCSA & HCV assessments, by our partners (e.g. Earthworm Foundation, Proforest, SGS) and/or through certification such [...] FSC and PEFC (paper)"
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers; Yes, report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers; Yes, report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 0%

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Yes (pulp mills)

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Brazil, Chile, USA, Austria, Finland, France, Latvia, Russia, Sweden
          Nestlé provides a list of direct suppliers and pulp mills. 
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not disclosed

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 94%

          Details of monitoring: Using certification; Using third party verification
          90% traceable to low risk origins, 4% assessed on the ground "by HCSA & HCV assessments, by our partners (e.g. Earthworm Foundation, Proforest, SGS) and/or through certification such [...] FSC and PEFC (paper)" and 6% not yet traced."; "Since 2010, we have used several tools, including supply chain mapping, certification, on-the-ground verification and, more recently, Starling satellite monitoring, to ensure our pulp and paper are not linked to deforestation or forest degradation."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes
          "We expect all our suppliers to fully respect and adhere to our Responsible Sourcing Standard requirements, which include no deforestation requirements. We monitor our suppliers on an annual basis through on the ground assessments or certification. If a mill or plantation in our supply chain is found to be responsible for deforestation, we suspend it and start engaging them as well as our direct supplier where possible. The mill or plantation will re-enter our supply chain under the condition that it has stopped deforesting, placed a moratorium on clearance, developed and implemented a no deforestation policy and plan, as well as developed a remediation plan. If no action is taken the company will remain excluded from our supply chain." Also under procedure to address an d resolve non-compliance, they state "Developing time-bound targets and milestones to bring suppliers back into compliance" 
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      63/88
      • Commitment Strength
        13/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            8/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            8/8
            Other certification scheme: Global Proterra, FSA Silver level, Amazon Soy moratorium

            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS; Other certification

            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: Savannah; Mangroves; HCS; Peat

            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Yes
            "In 2010, we made a deforestation-free commitment for our supply chains, stating that our key commodities, globally, will not be associated with deforestation by 2020. We have been using a combination of tools, including supply chain mapping, certification and on-the-ground verification, to ensure that the soya that we buy is not linked to deforestation or conversion of natural habitat. As of December 2020, 90% of the soya that we buy was assessed as deforestation-free. We will continue to work with our suppliers, the industry and local stakeholders to accelerate efforts and close the gap by 2022." "In order to reach our no deforestation and no conversion commitments on soya, we developed a new Theory of Change for soya in 2019 with the support of our partner Proforest, building on the work we've started a couple for years ago. The main strategies adopted for both direct and indirect soya sourcing between 2020 and 2025 are focused on working within and beyond our supply chain"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "In 2010, we made a commitment to no-deforestation in soy by end of 2020. [...] The main strategies adopted for both direct and indirect soya sourcing between 2020 and 2025 are focused on working within and beyond our supply chain. Within our supply chains our priorities are to: - Focus policy implementation in priority origins, where positive change is needed and achievable. Priority regions are identified by considering volumes sourced and needs in Nestlé’s different focus areas. For natural capital the regions identified were the Brazilian Cerrado and the Argentinian Chaco biomes. -Engage priority suppliers to build capacity, improve policies, cascade implementation and demonstrate compliance. We source soya from hundreds of suppliers, so prioritization is key to driving change. Our priority suppliers are engaged in a continuous improvement program that involves awareness raising and capacity building, supply chain mapping, gap assessments, development of action plans and monitoring of progress."
          • Target date
            2022
            0.9/1
            Target date
            2022
            0.9/1
            "We’ve committed to be 100% deforestation-free by the end of 2020. As of March 2020, 76% of the soy we buy, was verified deforestation-free. We will continue to work with smallholder farmers and large suppliers alike to be close to 100% deforestation-free by 2022." 
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "We’ve committed to be 100% deforestation-free by the end of 2020. As of March 2020, 76% of the soy we buy, was verified deforestation-free. We will continue to work with smallholder farmers and large suppliers alike to be close to 100% deforestation-free by 2022. "
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/9
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            5.3/5.3
            "Traceability is the first step towards achieving our no deforestation commitments and help us in informing the next steps. We combine traceability with a risk-based approach, meaning that in high risk countries (Brazil and Argentina), we gather traceability information to the region (biome) of origin and in high risk biomes (Amazon and Cerrado in Brazil and Chaco in Argentina), we then verify if sourcing of conversion-free soy is ensured. [...] 20.5% of our soy volumes are currently not traceable. Improving our traceability has been one of our key priorities since the beginning of 2020. One of the key actions to achieve this is engaging our suppliers to get them to map their supply chains. [...]  Impact to date: - adoption of a ToC for soy covering both direct and indirect soy - Increased our traceability of our soy volumes (78% at least to crush site) and now expanded traceability to cover soybean oil"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Location

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Risk-based approach
            "Traceability is the first step towards achieving our no deforestation commitments and help us in informing the next steps. We combine traceability with a risk-based approach, meaning that in high risk countries (Brazil and Argentina), we gather traceability information to the region (biome) of origin and in high risk biomes (Amazon and Cerrado in Brazil and Chaco in Argentina), we then verify if sourcing of conversion-free soy is ensured. [...] 20.5% of our soy volumes are currently not traceable. Improving our traceability has been one of our key priorities since the beginning of 2020. One of the key actions to achieve this is engaging our suppliers to get them to map their supply chains. [...]  Impact to date: - adoption of a ToC for soy covering both direct and indirect soy - Increased our traceability of our soy volumes (78% at least to crush site) and now expanded traceability to cover soybean oil"
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        18/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply? E.g. tier 1, tier 2, tier 3: tier 1
          "Nestlé's Responsible Sourcing Standards requires Tier 1 suppliers to observe the following standards: "Freedom from Forced, Bonded or Prison Labour [...] Freedom of Association, Collective Bargaining [...] no person shall be employed under the age of 15 or under the age for completion of compulsory education, whichever is higher [...] Recognition and promotion processes and practices are made based on worker performance, without discrimination on gender and with the aim to provide equal opportunities for women empowerment."[...] "The Supplier shall: Operate with dignity, respect and integrity regarding the treatment of its workers: • Any form of psychological, physical, sexual or verbal abuse, intimidation, or harassment is not tolerated."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training
          "Meeting our commitment is the culmination of many years of focused collaboration and effort, including through our Farmer Connect program, which trains and retrains hundreds of thousands of farmers in sustainable practices every year." [...] "In 2020, we launched our Net Zero Roadmap, detailing how we will reach our ambitious net zero commitment. One of the key pillars of our strategy is to work with farmers to grow the practice of regenerative agriculture.Throughout our raw materials supply chains, we will continue to develop skilled, resilient agripreneurs and future-fit farmers able to combine productivity with environmental sustainability"[...] "We are targeting our efforts, focusing on cutting methane emissions, helping farmers access innovative technologies and encouraging the implementation of more efficient soil, herd and land management techniques.Our work will help the more than 600 000 farmers who supply us with ingredients to adopt sustainable practices and enhance livelihoods."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          4/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          4/4
          "The Supplier shall • Commit to providing equal employment opportunities and promotion and not discriminate in employment, including hiring, compensation, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement, or on the basis of gender [...] Respect of Gender and Woman Empowerment Principle Farmers shall • recognize the unique position and needs of women, and that women are often impacted by working conditions differently than men, and that interventions will therefore need to be designed and operated accordingly [...] Recognition and promotion processes and practices are made based on worker performance, without discrimination on gender and with the aim to provide equal opportunities for women empowerment."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm; Environmental harm
          This quote is in relation to Nestle's forest risk commodities: "Through initiatives and sessions, we work with NGOs, rights holders and others to further develop our policies and procedures and improve our performance on the ground. As such, we are committed to engaging with stakeholders who are or could be affected by our business activities, including local communities. We are committed to remedying adverse impacts on individuals, workers and communities that we cause or to which we contribute."
        • 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
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply? E.g. tier 1, tier 2, tier 3: All tiers
          "The Standard sets forth requirements for upstream supply chain third parties, including Nestlé sourcing teams, through to first tier suppliers (and all affiliates), sub tier suppliers (intermediaries) and origin service providers, farms or sea based raw material production defined as origin [...] • Agricultural and forestry developments and activities on local peoples’ land are subject to the free, prior and informed consent [FPIC] of the affected local communities, including indigenous peoples, with or without governmental consent for expansion"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          0/0
          Reference to Responsible Sourcing Standard (RSS): "The Standard makes explicit provisions for the protection of peatland and high-carbon-stock (HCS) land, which are critical in combating deforestation, and for the prevention of social conflict arising from potential disputes over land rights and land acquisition."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        29/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            "As of March 2020, 76% of the soya that we buy was verified deforestation-free". 70% of this soy was identified as deforestation via the following method: "Traceability – Low risk: Volumes have been traced back to forests/farms/plantations through the use of technologies (e.g. SupplyShift, Achillies) or partnerships with NGOs. Those locations are classified as no or low risk of deforestation by relevant literature." The remaining 6% was "Verified on the ground: HCS/HCV assessments by NGO partners e.g. Earthworm Foundation, Proforest and/or certifications such as RTRS (soya)". [...] "As of December 2020, 90% of soya was assessed as deforestation-free" 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            (for 2.3 only) What percentage of the commodity volume in the company's supply chain can be traced to origin in low-risk jurisdictions?: 70%
            "Our traceability efforts have focused on soybean meal so far and as of end of 2019, we achieved 78% traceability to crush site. We started tracing soybean oil in 2019, but this is currently excluded from the reporting as it would change the baseline."; Nestlé also report their verification coverage in the 'Nestlé No Deforestation Commitment' 2019 report.
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: SupplyShift, Achillies, Earthworm Foundation, Proforest, RTRS. 

            Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: Yes, it is unknown and not yet deforestation free. 
            "As of March 2020, 76% of the soy we buy, was verified deforestation-free. We will continue to work with smallholder farmers and large suppliers alike to be close to 100% deforestation-free by 2022." In order for the soy to be verified as deforestation free, they use a combination of traceability methods: "Traceability – Low risk = Volumes have been traced back to forests/farms/plantations through the use of technologies (e.g. SupplyShift, Achillies) or partnerships with NGOs. Those locations are classified as no or low risk of deforestation by relevant literature. Verified on the ground = HCS/HCV assessments by NGO partners e.g. Earthworm Foundation, Proforest and/or certifications such as RTRS (soya)."  
          • 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
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 31/12/2015
          "As part of our Responsible Sourcing Standard, we require all our suppliers to ensure that do not expand or produce on areas converted from High Carbon Stock forests and habitat such as peatland, wetlands, savannas after 31st December 2015, peatlands of any depth, except where farming practices protect peat, High Carbon Stock forests as defined in the High Carbon Stock Approach Toolkit"
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: CGF Forest Positive Coalition of Action Soy Working Group 
          "Nestlé plays an active role in the Forest Positive Coalition of Action and the related Commodity Working Groups for soy, pulp and paper, palm oil and beef." [...] The aim of the soy working group is to "Accelerate efforts to remove legal and illegal soy-driven deforestation and conversion of natural ecosystems from our individual supply chains, adopting sectoral cut-off dates where they exist and a cut-off date no later than 2020 for the rest"
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified 
          "Using a variety of desk-based sources and tools, Nestlé works with partners to assess the level of deforestation risk in a region. Publicly available data and literature, supplier questionnaires, information from satellite monitoring and tools like Maplecroft help to differentiate high-risk from low-risk regions and prioritize suppliers for on-theground assessments."
        • 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
          "We encourage you to 'Speak Up' if you become aware of incidents of harassment or discrimination, abuse of power, mobbing/bullying, fraud, corruption, conflict of interest, or any other behaviors contrary to our Corporate Business Principles, Code of Business Conduct or our values rooted in respect."[...] "Hence, 'Speak Up', our non-compliance reporting system, provides all Nestlé employees and all other external stakeholders with a dedicated communication channel for reporting non-compliance concerns."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 490 kilotonnes 
          "490 kilotonnes" published in CDP 2020 report 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 90%

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 59000 tons

          What third-party verification is used?: RTRS "Nestlé accepts certification against approved sustainability schemes and initiatives that are consistent with our requirements, such as the Round Table on Responsible Soy"

          What is the compliant volume?: 441000 tons
          "90 %of direct soya assessed as deforestation-free"
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers; Yes, report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers; Yes, report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Nigeria, Russian Federation, Serbia, USA
          Nestlé disclose their tier 1 suppliers in their 2019 'supply chain disclosure: soy' document.; "To hold our suppliers and ourselves accountable and drive industry-wide transparency, we have published the list of our soya suppliers and their crush sites in our supply chain".
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified 

          Details of monitoring: Using third party verification
          "To better understand the issues in our supply chain, our partner Proforest undertakes site assessments based on the requirements laid out in our Responsible Sourcing Standard. Proforest also provides technical assistance and guidance to our suppliers to help support them to make improvements in their supply bases. We are now going further, developing a Theory of Change model to help take us toward our 2025 vision."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Suspend suppliers, engage to bring into compliance, and reintroduce to the supply chain
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Suspend suppliers, engage to bring into compliance, and reintroduce to the supply chain
          2/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "If we find that HCS/HCVs are converted, that deforestation or peat development occur, we suspend and engage our suppliers . -When these violations occur, to source from the company, we would expect a moratorium in place, no further development, adoption of no deforestation and no peat policies, and that recovery plans are put in place." 
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Beef *
      64/88
      • Commitment Strength
        15/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            8/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            8/8
            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: Peat
            "Commitment to eliminate conversion of natural ecosystems"; "We aimed to achieve 100% deforestation-free supplies of palm oil, pulp and paper1 , soy, meat2 and sugar by 2020" [...] "2 Meat by-products as well as meats other than beef and pork are excluded from the scope of the commitment" [...] "As we deploy new tools, validate assessments, and take a more forward-looking approach, we are confident that our origins will be assessed deforestation-free by 2022 for palm oil, sugar, soy, meat and pulp and paper, and by 2025 for coffee and cocoa." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "As we deploy new tools, validate assessments, and take a more forward-looking approach, we are confident that our origins will be assessed deforestation-free by 2022 for palm oil, sugar, soy, meat and pulp and paper, and by 2025 for coffee and cocoa." 
          • Target date
            2022
            0.9/1
            Target date
            2022
            0.9/1
            "As we deploy new tools, validate assessments, and take a more forward-looking approach, we are confident that our origins will be assessed deforestation-free by 2022 for palm oil, sugar, soy, meat and pulp and paper, and by 2025 for coffee and cocoa." 
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "We aimed to achieve 100% deforestation-free supplies of palm oil, pulp and paper1 , soy, meat2 and sugar by 2020.[...]As we deploy new tools, validate assessments, and take a more forward-looking approach, we are confident that our origins will be assessed deforestation-free by 2022 for palm oil, sugar, soy, meat and pulp and paper"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/9
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            "We expect to be above 90% verified deforestation-free by the end of 2020. We continue to work on identifying and addressing any risk in the remaining of our supply chains and keep engaging smallholder farmers and large suppliers alike to be close to 100% deforestation-free within the next three years. [...] we have worked on the ground to trace where our raw materials, including meat, come from to ensure they are not linked to deforestation. As of March 2020, 99% of the meat we buy for our Food Business (which excludes meat, poultry and egg by-products) was verified deforestation-free. We began tracing meat by-products in 2019 and expected to have this completed this by March 2020." "Meat (beef, pork, veal, lamb/mutton) used for human consumption"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            "As of December 2020, 98% of the meat we buy for our Food Business (which excludes all byproducts from meat, poultry and eggs) was assessed"
          • Target date
            2023
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2023
            0.8/1
            "We expect to be above 90% verified deforestation-free by the end of 2020. We continue to work on identifying and addressing any risk in the remaining of our supply chains and keep engaging smallholder farmers and large suppliers alike to be close to 100% deforestation-free within the next three years. [...] we have worked on the ground to trace where our raw materials, including meat, come from to ensure they are not linked to deforestation. As of March 2020, 99% of the meat we buy for our Food Business (which excludes meat, poultry and egg by-products) was verified deforestation-free. We began tracing meat by-products in 2019 and expected to have this completed this by March 2020."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "We expect to be above 90% verified deforestation-free by the end of 2020. We continue to work on identifying and addressing any risk in the remaining of our supply chains and keep engaging smallholder farmers and large suppliers alike to be close to 100% deforestation-free within the next three years. [...] we have worked on the ground to trace where our raw materials, including meat, come from to ensure they are not linked to deforestation. As of March 2020, 99% of the meat we buy for our Food Business (which excludes meat, poultry and egg by-products) was verified deforestation-free. We began tracing meat by-products in 2019 and expected to have this completed this by March 2020"
      • Social Considerations
        18/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          Nestlé's Responsible Sourcing Standards requires Tier 1 suppliers to observe the following standards: "Freedom from Forced, Bonded or Prison Labour [...] Freedom of Association, Collective Bargaining [...] no person shall be employed under the age of 15 or under the age for completion of compulsory education, whichever is higher [...] Recognition and promotion processes and practices are made based on worker performance, without discrimination on gender and with the aim to provide equal opportunities for women empowerment."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training
          "Meeting our commitment is the culmination of many years of focused collaboration and effort, including through our Farmer Connect program, which trains and retrains hundreds of thousands of farmers in sustainable practices every year." [...] "In 2020, we launched our Net Zero Roadmap, detailing how we will reach our ambitious net zero commitment. One of the key pillars of our strategy is to work with farmers to grow the practice of regenerative agriculture.Throughout our raw materials supply chains, we will continue to develop skilled, resilient agripreneurs and future-fit farmers able to combine productivity with environmental sustainability"[...] "We are targeting our efforts, focusing on cutting methane emissions, helping farmers access innovative technologies and encouraging the implementation of more efficient soil, herd and land management techniques.Our work will help the more than 600 000 farmers who supply us with ingredients to adopt sustainable practices and enhance livelihoods."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          4/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address the inclusion of women and ensure equality in commodity supply chains
          4/4
          "The Supplier shall • Commit to providing equal employment opportunities and promotion and not discriminate in employment, including hiring, compensation, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement, or on the basis of gender [...] Respect of Gender and Woman Empowerment Principle Farmers shall • recognize the unique position and needs of women, and that women are often impacted by working conditions differently than men, and that interventions will therefore need to be designed and operated accordingly [...] Recognition and promotion processes and practices are made based on worker performance, without discrimination on gender and with the aim to provide equal opportunities for women empowerment. Identify opportunity for inclusion of women in farm work to promote worker diversity and equal opportunity in the community."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm; Environmental harm
          Environmental: "Meat volumes are considered responsibly sourced when they meet one of the following criteria: a. Farm assessments have been performed by a third-party verification company (e.g. SGS, Control Union) on a sample group of farmers involved in the Nestlé supply chain. b. Nestlé has engaged with the supplier in remediation/capacity-building “value adding projects” (e.g. animal welfare, GHG emissions, water) driving greater responsible sourcing/ sustainability in the Nestlé supply chain." Social: "We are committed to remedying adverse impacts on individuals, workers and communities that we cause or to which we contribute. In addition to our own internal and external grievance mechanisms (Integrity Reporting System and Tell Us), we collaborate with business partners as well as local NGOs and authorities to improve access to remedy in our upstream supply chain, including the development of third-party non-judicial mechanisms such as worker helplines."
        • 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
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply? E.g. tier 1, tier 2, tier 3: All tiers
          In their Responsible Sourcing Standards, Nestlé stipulate that "Agricultural and forestry developments and activities on local peoples’ land are subject to the free, prior and informed consent [FPIC] of the affected local communities, including indigenous peoples, with or without governmental consent for expansion" In their CDP report, they acknowledge that this standard "sets forth requirements for upstream supply chain third parties, including our Procurement teams, through to first tier suppliers (+ affiliates), sub tier suppliers and origin service providers, farms or sea based raw material production defined as origin."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
          0/0
          Reference to Responsible Sourcing Standard (RSS): "The Standard makes explicit provisions for the protection of peatland and high-carbon-stock (HCS) land, which are critical in combating deforestation, and for the prevention of social conflict arising from potential disputes over land rights and land acquisition."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        28/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            "98% of meat assessed as deforestation-free, as of end of December 2020"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            (for 2.3 only) What percentage of the commodity volume in the company's supply chain can be traced to origin in low-risk jurisdictions?: 59%
            In the 2021 report Nestle discloses that 59% of meat is traceable to low risk origins 
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: SGS farm audits

            Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: low risk regions

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: SGS farm audits
            "We conduct SGS farm audits in our meat supply chain to verify our no deforestation commitment. This, in addition to traceability to low risk locations (based on literature) has allowed us to verify 99% of our meat purchases as deforestation free."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: SGS Audit

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: SGS Audit
            "We conduct SGS farm audits in our meat supply chain to verify our no deforestation commitment. This, in addition to traceability to low risk locations (based on literature) has allowed us to verify 99% of our meat purchases as deforestation free". 
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2015
          2020 is the commitment target date and of which, "In 2010, Nestlé committed to deforestation-free supply chains. Our Responsible Sourcing Standard is the tool that we use to operationalize our commitment. Definition: Zero deforestation. This includes: Areas converted from High Carbon Stock forests and habitat such as peatland, wetlands, savannas after 31st December 2015"
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?:  CGF Forest Positive Coalition Commodity Beef Working Group

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "Nestlé plays an active role in the Forest Positive Coalition of Action and the related Commodity Working Groups for soy, pulp and paper, palm oil and beef." [...] "The Beef Working Group will leverage the collective voice of its members to advocate for forest positive solutions to the environmental challenges associated with beef production." 
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not disclosed
          "Identifying, protecting and avoiding producing on High Conservation Values (HCV) lands in and around the producer territory after 31st December 2015, as defined in the High Carbon Stock Approach Toolkit."
        • 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
          "We encourage you to 'Speak Up' if you become aware of incidents of harassment or discrimination, abuse of power, mobbing/bullying, fraud, corruption, conflict of interest, or any other behaviors contrary to our Corporate Business Principles, Code of Business Conduct or our values rooted in respect."[...] "Hence, 'Speak Up', our non-compliance reporting system, provides all Nestlé employees and all other external stakeholders with a dedicated communication channel for reporting non-compliance concerns."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 99%

          What third-party verification is used?: SGS farm audits
          In cattle section of CDP report: "We conduct SGS farm audits in our meat supply chain to verify our no deforestation commitment. This, in addition to traceability to low risk locations (based on literature) has allowed us to verify 99% of our meat purchases as deforestation free."
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers; Yes, report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers; Yes, report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Uruguay, Germany, France, New Zealand, USA, Colombia, Sweden, Poland, Brazil, Australia

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: They disclose name and address. 
          They have a supply chain disclosure list for direct meat suppliers and upstream (indirect suppliers), disclosing the origin countries. 
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not disclosed

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 33%

          Details of monitoring: Using third party verification
          33% of meat is "Verified on the ground = HCS/HCV assessments by NGO partners e.g. Earthworm Foundation, Proforest and/or certifications such as RTRS (soya), FSC/PEFC (paper), RSPO + HCS (palm oil), Bonsucro (sugar), SGS Audit (meat)." and 67% is "Traceability – Low risk = Volumes have been traced back to forests/farms/plantations through the use of technologies (e.g. SupplyShift, Achillies) or partnerships with NGOs. Those locations are classified as no or low risk of deforestation by relevant literature."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes
          "We expect all our suppliers to fully respect and adhere to our Responsible Sourcing Standard requirements, which include no deforestation requirements. We monitor our suppliers on an annual basis through on the ground assessments or certification. If a mill or plantation in our supply chain is found to be responsible for deforestation, we suspend it and start engaging them as well as our direct supplier where possible. The mill or plantation will re-enter our supply chain under the condition that it has stopped deforesting, placed a moratorium on clearance, developed and implemented a no deforestation policy and plan, as well as developed a remediation plan. If no action is taken the company will remain excluded from our supply chain." Also under procedure to address an d resolve non-compliance, they state "Developing time-bound targets and milestones to bring suppliers back into compliance" 
        • 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
    15/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    32/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    18/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Nestlé is a Swiss food manufacturer with more than 2,000 brands being sold in more than 185 countries. Its products include beverages, confectionary, chilled foods, nutrition and pet care with well-known brands such as Maggi, KitKat, Milo and Nescafé. The company is a major manufacturer and retailer of packaged foods in Indonesia, Brazil the US and Western Europe. Its products use palm oil and soy is used in animal feed for dairy products. Nestlé S.A. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

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