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  • Overall approach
    1/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific
      0/6
      Palm oil
      Nisshin OilliO Group state that they "are committed to working towards a traceable and transparent palm oil supply chain which complies with No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) commitments".
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Nisshin OilliO Group are a member of the UN Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    19/86
    • Palm oil
      46/86
      • Commitment Strength
        29/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            If Other, specify here: The company are a member of RSPO but do not report any information 
            Nisshin OilliO Group state that they "are committed to working towards a traceable and transparent palm oil supply chain which complies with No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) commitments" and "aim to have a sustainable palm oil sourcing framework in place by 2020". In 2018, they reported that 43.8% of sourced palm was certified. 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Nisshin OilliO Group state that they "are committed to working towards a traceable and transparent palm oil supply chain which complies with No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) commitments" and "aim to have a sustainable palm oil sourcing framework in place by 2020". In 2018, they reported that 43.8% of sourced palm was certified. 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Nisshin OilliO Group state that they "are committed to working towards a traceable and transparent palm oil supply chain which complies with No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) commitments" and "aim to have a sustainable palm oil sourcing framework in place by 2020". In 2018, they reported that 43.8% of sourced palm was certified. 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Nisshin OilliO Group state that they "are committed to working towards a traceable and transparent palm oil supply chain which complies with No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) commitments" and "aim to have a sustainable palm oil sourcing framework in place by 2020". In 2018, they reported that 43.8% of sourced palm was certified. 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Nisshin OilliO Group state that they "are committed to working towards a traceable and transparent palm oil supply chain which complies with No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) commitments" and "aim to have a sustainable palm oil sourcing framework in place by 2020". In 2018, they reported that 43.8% of sourced palm was certified. 
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Nisshin OilliO Group state that they "are committed to working towards a traceable and transparent palm oil supply chain which complies with No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) commitments" and "aim to have a sustainable palm oil sourcing framework in place by 2020". In 2018, they reported that 43.8% of sourced palm was certified. 
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "We are committed to working towards a traceable and transparent palm oil supply chain which [covers] Not developing high carbon stock (HCS) forest or high conservation value (HCV) areas for new plantings; Not newly developing peatland regardless of the depth of development but promoting the best management practices for existing oil palm plantations on peat soils."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are committed to working towards a traceable and transparent palm oil supply chain which [covers] Not developing high carbon stock (HCS) forest or high conservation value (HCV) areas for new plantings; Not newly developing peatland regardless of the depth of development but promoting the best management practices for existing oil palm plantations on peat soils."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are committed to working towards a traceable and transparent palm oil supply chain which [covers] Not developing high carbon stock (HCS) forest or high conservation value (HCV) areas for new plantings; Not newly developing peatland regardless of the depth of development but promoting the best management practices for existing oil palm plantations on peat soils."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are committed to working towards a traceable and transparent palm oil supply chain which [covers] Not developing high carbon stock (HCS) forest or high conservation value (HCV) areas for new plantings; Not newly developing peatland regardless of the depth of development but promoting the best management practices for existing oil palm plantations on peat soils."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are committed to working towards a traceable and transparent palm oil supply chain which [covers] Not developing high carbon stock (HCS) forest or high conservation value (HCV) areas for new plantings; Not newly developing peatland regardless of the depth of development but promoting the best management practices for existing oil palm plantations on peat soils."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "We are committed to working towards a traceable and transparent palm oil supply chain which [covers] Not developing high carbon stock (HCS) forest or high conservation value (HCV) areas for new plantings; Not newly developing peatland regardless of the depth of development but promoting the best management practices for existing oil palm plantations on peat soils."
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "To ensure that our upstream suppliers uphold our commitments to NDPE, we will collaborate with our first-hand suppliers and aim to establish our supply chains organizing traceability identifying the mills and plantations."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "To ensure that our upstream suppliers uphold our commitments to NDPE, we will collaborate with our first-hand suppliers and aim to establish our supply chains organizing traceability identifying the mills and plantations."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "To ensure that our upstream suppliers uphold our commitments to NDPE, we will collaborate with our first-hand suppliers and aim to establish our supply chains organizing traceability identifying the mills and plantations."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "To ensure that our upstream suppliers uphold our commitments to NDPE, we will collaborate with our first-hand suppliers and aim to establish our supply chains organizing traceability identifying the mills and plantations."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "To ensure that our upstream suppliers uphold our commitments to NDPE, we will collaborate with our first-hand suppliers and aim to establish our supply chains organizing traceability identifying the mills and plantations."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            In 2018, Nisshin OilliO Group  reported that 96.1% of palm oil was traceable to the mill.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Nisshin OilliO Group state that they "are committed to working towards a traceable and transparent palm oil supply chain which complies with No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) commitments" and "aim to have a sustainable palm oil sourcing framework in place by 2020". In 2018, they reported that 43.8% of sourced palm was certified. 
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Nisshin OilliO Group provide a mill list detailing their palm suppliers' names and locations.
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        9/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Nisshin OilliO Group are committed to "Not exploiting rights of indigenous people or local communities, and respecting the principles of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) to operate on lands on which they hold legal, communal or customary rights."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Nisshin OilliO Group require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Nisshin OilliO Group require suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against on the basis of gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      5/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No monitoring
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Nisshin OilliO Group require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Nisshin OilliO Group require suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against on the basis of gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      5/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Nisshin OilliO Group require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Nisshin OilliO Group require suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against on the basis of gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    10/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    3/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    6/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Nisshin OilliO is a Japanese company producing oil and oil-based products. The company produce edible oils, soy food, processed oils and fats, raw materials for cosmetics, food ingredients, and meals among other products. One of Nisshin OilliO’s subsidiaries, Intercontinental Speciality Fats Sdn Bhd (ISF), processed over one million tonnes of palm oil in 2015. 

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Oils & fats
Segments
Processor
HQ
HQ 
Japan
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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