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  • Overall approach
    2/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      "we are committed to working towards a traceable and transparent palm oil supply chain which complies with No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE)"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Company is a signatory to the Consumer Goods Forum; Company is a signatory to the UN Global Compact
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
       Recognition of high conservation value forests - "we 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 as follows: No development of high carbon stock (HCS) forest or high conservation value (HCV) areas for new plantings"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Other or unclear

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030
      Reduction ratio of GHG emissions (Scope 1 and 2, vs. FY16) - 4.2%(FY2019) 8% (FY2024) 31% (FY2030)
  • Commodity score
    24/88
    • Palm oil
      43/88
      • Commitment Strength
        17/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "we 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 as follows: No development of high carbon stock (HCS) forest or high conservation value (HCV) areas for new plantings. No new development of peatland regardless of the depth of development, and promotion of the best management practices for existing oil palm plantations on peat soils." [...] "Source 100% certified (*1) palm oil (*2)(*1) Certified by RSPO, MSPO, ISPO or other third-party organization(*2) Does not contain palm kernel oil or derivatives - target date 2022"
          • 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 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 as follows: No development of high carbon stock (HCS) forest or high conservation value (HCV) areas for new plantings. No new development of peatland regardless of the depth of development, and promotion of the best management practices for existing oil palm plantations on peat soils." [...] "Source 100% certified (*1) palm oil (*2)(*1) Certified by RSPO, MSPO, ISPO or other third-party organization(*2) Does not contain palm kernel oil or derivatives - target date 2022"
          • Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            "we 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 as follows: No development of high carbon stock (HCS) forest or high conservation value (HCV) areas for new plantings. No new development of peatland regardless of the depth of development, and promotion of the best management practices for existing oil palm plantations on peat soils." [...] "Source 100% certified (*1) palm oil (*2)(*1) Certified by RSPO, MSPO, ISPO or other third-party organization(*2) Does not contain palm kernel oil or derivatives - target date 2022"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • 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
            "we 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 as follows: No development of high carbon stock (HCS) forest or high conservation value (HCV) areas for new plantings. No new development of peatland regardless of the depth of development, and promotion of the best management practices for existing oil palm plantations on peat soils." [...] "Source 100% certified (*1) palm oil (*2)(*1) Certified by RSPO, MSPO, ISPO or other third-party organization(*2) Does not contain palm kernel oil or derivatives - target date 2022"
          • 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 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 as follows: No development of high carbon stock (HCS) forest or high conservation value (HCV) areas for new plantings. No new development of peatland regardless of the depth of development, and promotion of the best management practices for existing oil palm plantations on peat soils." [...] "Source 100% certified (*1) palm oil (*2)(*1) Certified by RSPO, MSPO, ISPO or other third-party organization(*2) Does not contain palm kernel oil or derivatives - target date 2022"
          • Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            "we 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 as follows: No development of high carbon stock (HCS) forest or high conservation value (HCV) areas for new plantings. No new development of peatland regardless of the depth of development, and promotion of the best management practices for existing oil palm plantations on peat soils." [...] "Source 100% certified (*1) palm oil (*2)(*1) Certified by RSPO, MSPO, ISPO or other third-party organization(*2) Does not contain palm kernel oil or derivatives - target date 2022"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/6
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Nisshin OilliO Group Ltd has a commitment of Traceability to mill and to plantation by 2025 "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 chain traceability identifying the mills and plantations. In the course of this action, we will offer smallholders to join our supply chains."
          • 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
            Nisshin OilliO Group Ltd has a commitment of Traceability to mill and to plantation by 2025 "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 chain traceability identifying the mills and plantations. In the course of this action, we will offer smallholders to join our supply chains."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Nisshin OilliO Group Ltd has a commitment of Traceability to mill and to plantation by 2025 "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 chain traceability identifying the mills and plantations. In the course of this action, we will offer smallholders to join our supply chains."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Comply with all relevant laws in relation to discrimination [...] Eliminate all forms of illegal, forced, bonded and child labor [...] Comply with laws in respective countries in terms of freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Comply with all relevant laws in relation to discrimination ranging from sexual orientation, gender, religion, race, disability, age, political affiliation, marital status and national origi
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Nisshin OilliO Group Ltd commits to - "No exploitation of rights of indigenous people or local communities, and respect the principles of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) to operate on lands on which they hold legal, communal or customary rights."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/50
        • 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
             Nisshin OilliO Group Ltd reported in RSPO ACOP report that 41.9% of their palm oil is certified  
          • 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
             Nisshin OilliO Group Ltd reported in RSPO ACOP report that 41.9% of their palm oil is certified  
          • 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
            " Publish rate of traceability-to-mill on website and update twice a year; Jan. – Dec. 2019 98.4%
        • 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 processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
             Nisshin OilliO Group Ltd reported in RSPO ACOP report that 41.9% of their palm oil is certified  
          • 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
             Nisshin OilliO Group Ltd reported in RSPO ACOP report that 41.9% of their palm oil is certified  
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: Yes
          "This procedure covers activities related to the handling of stakeholders' grievances with respect to the implementation of the Policy This includes recording grievances [...] The Nisshin Oi11i0 Group Palm Oil Sourcing Policy [...] By email to: sustainabilitvenisshin-oillio.com Attention: Sustainability Palm Oil Procurement Promotion Team. Grievances should include the following information: • Full Name • Company/Organization • Address • Phone No./Fax No./Email Address • Description of the grievance in detail • Evidences to support the grievance "
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 569,947 tonnes
           Nisshin reports in their 2020 ACOP report a total of 569,947 tonnes of palm oil and that that 41.9% of their palm oil is certified  
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          What is the certified volume?: 238,804 tonnes

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 41.90%

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO
           Nisshin reports in their 2020 ACOP report a total of 569,947 tonnes of palm oil and that that 41.9% of their palm oil is certified  
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of certified land holdings only; Reports location of un-certified land holdings
          2/4
          Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          Reports location of certified land holdings only; Reports location of un-certified land holdings
          2/4
          What is the total area in production (in ha)?: 0 ha Not specified

          In what country(ies) does the company operate and/or source material?: Indonesia
           Nisshin OilliO Group provide a mill list detailing their palm suppliers' names and locations.
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper *
      4/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/5
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour
          "Comply with all relevant laws in relation to discrimination [...] Eliminate all forms of illegal, forced, bonded and child labor [...]"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: Yes

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          This procedure covers activities related to the handling of stakeholders' grievances with respect to the implementation of the Policy This includes recording grievances [...] The Nisshin Oi11i0 Group basic procurement Policy [...] By email to: sustainabilitvenisshin-oillio.com Attention: Sustainability Palm Oil Procurement Promotion Team. Grievances should include the following information: • Full Name • Company/Organization • Address • Phone No./Fax No./Email Address • Description of the grievance in detail • Evidences to support the grievance "
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy *
      4/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour
          "Comply with all relevant laws in relation to discrimination [...] Eliminate all forms of illegal, forced, bonded and child labor [...]"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, and published details of any grievances within the last two years (2019-2021)
          4/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: Yes
          This procedure covers activities related to the handling of stakeholders' grievances with respect to the implementation of the Policy This includes recording grievances [...] The Nisshin Oi11i0 Group basic procurement Policy [...] By email to: sustainabilitvenisshin-oillio.com Attention: Sustainability Palm Oil Procurement Promotion Team. Grievances should include the following information: • Full Name • Company/Organization • Address • Phone No./Fax No./Email Address • Description of the grievance in detail • Evidences to support the grievance "
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    8/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    11/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/18
    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. Nisshin OilliO Group Ltd. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil and is also assessed for its exposure to soy and paper packaging.

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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