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  • Overall approach
    2/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Overall commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?: na

      Which commodities does the commodity-specific commitment apply to?: Soy
      "We have specific policies governing our use of ingredients at high risk of causing deforestation"[...]"We support the view that all soy should be responsibly sourced, and we are working towards 100% responsibly sourced soy across our supply chain whether it be for indirect or direct use."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Forests help to stabilise the climate and are vital for biodiversity, so we must monitor ingredients that pose a deforestation risk."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      What poportion of a company’s annual revenue depends on each forest risk commodity?: NA

      What type of risk is recognised?: Reputational

      What revenue comes from industries relevant to each forest risk commodity?: na

      What proportion of revenue that comes from relevant industries is exposed to each forest risk commodity?: na

      Type of risk if Other. Also add any relevant details: na
      ""Activist groups have in the past, and may in the future, use pressure tactics to influence our decisions regarding commodities, raw materials and supply chains based on their stances regarding, for example, inhumane treatment of animals and deforestation by our suppliers. These groups may be able to coordinate their actions with other groups, threaten strikes or boycotts or enlist the support of well-known persons or organizations in order to increase the pressure on us to achieve their stated aims. In the future, these actions or the threat of these actions may force us to change our business practices or pricing policies, which may have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.""
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
      Executive compensation
      No
      0/0
      Does it disclose the percentage of pay at risk?: No
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Other or unclear

      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: Yes

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2025
      "Ambitious 2025 interim science-based targets contribute to net-zero ambitions: o 45% reduction per ton of product produced across scope 1,2 and 3 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from purchased goods and services, upstream transportation and distribution, waste and upstream leased assets, anda 25% reduction in absolute terms"
  • Commodity score
    14/90
    • Beef
      5/90
      • Commitment Strength
        0/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          0/9.5
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        3/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Nomad Foods abides by or seeks guidance from the laws, regulations and guidelines below, and expects its Suppliers to do the same. Where there laws or regulations conflict, suppliers shall support whichever law or regulation provides the stronger protection: • The UN Declaration of Human Rights • The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights • International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work"[...]"We do not tolerate any form of harassment, discrimination or retaliation."[...]"Supplier Code of Conduct: This Code was launched and rolled out in 2018. It contains the basic principles of what we expect from both direct and indirect suppliers to the Nomad Foods Group and the minimum legal and ethical requirements they need to meet: A copy of the Code can be found on our website. In the Supplier Code of Conduct we have identified the salient human rights issues to Nomad as a food business, they are:  Harassment and inhumane treatment  Forced labour  Discrimination  Wages  Working hours  Freedom of association  Health & Safety"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/2
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        2/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Suppliers shall in general comply with all applicable and relevant laws and regulations that govern their business operations and activities. [...] Nomad Foods and its Suppliers will ensure ongoing compliance with and improvement of the Supplier Code of Conduct as follows: Nomad Foods reserves the right to carry out (un)announced assessments of any supplier, including the right to conduct an independent Ethical Trading Audit. [...] In enforcing this Code, we will apply a risk-based supply chain approach, putting more resources and focus on suppliers, subjects or regions we consider to be of higher risk. "
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          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
    • Palm oil
      20/90
      • Commitment Strength
        6/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          6/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            When was this commitment set?: na

            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "All palm oil used directly in our products must be RSPO (Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil) certified to the supply chain model Segregated. We no longer accept palm oil of the supply chain models Mass Balance or Book and Claim."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "All palm oil used directly in our products must be RSPO (Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil) certified to the supply chain model Segregated. We no longer accept palm oil of the supply chain models Mass Balance or Book and Claim."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: RSPO Segregated Palm Oil
            "All palm oil used directly in our products must be RSPO (Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil) certified to the supply chain model Segregated. We no longer accept palm oil of the supply chain models Mass Balance or Book and Claim."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "All palm oil used directly in our products must be RSPO (Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil) certified to the supply chain model Segregated. We no longer accept palm oil of the supply chain models Mass Balance or Book and Claim."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        3/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Nomad Foods abides by or seeks guidance from the laws, regulations and guidelines below, and expects its Suppliers to do the same. Where there laws or regulations conflict, suppliers shall support whichever law or regulation provides the stronger protection: • The UN Declaration of Human Rights • The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights • International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/2
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        12/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          0/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          0/2
          In their RSPO ACOP report Nomad Foods report 99.22% of their palm oil to be RSPO-certified - 2 tonnes by mass balance 1627 tonnes by segregation.
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Suppliers shall in general comply with all applicable and relevant laws and regulations that govern their business operations and activities. [...] Nomad Foods and its Suppliers will ensure ongoing compliance with and improvement of the Supplier Code of Conduct as follows: Nomad Foods reserves the right to carry out (un)announced assessments of any supplier, including the right to conduct an independent Ethical Trading Audit. [...] In enforcing this Code, we will apply a risk-based supply chain approach, putting more resources and focus on suppliers, subjects or regions we consider to be of higher risk. "
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: 40 Metric Tonnes

          Total volume: 1669.0 Metric Tonnes

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Food

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 1629 Metric Tonnes
          RSPO ACOP report outlines their total usage of palm oil and the proportion of this that was certified.
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Sedexm third-party ethical audits
          "Our Ethical Compliance Manager is responsible for ensuring our suppliers meet our expectations on all issues relating to human rights. We use Sedex to monitor direct supplier compliance. Sedex is a membership organisation which helps deliver transparency in supply chains. We require 100% of direct suppliers to register on Sedex and fully complete the Sedex self-assessment questionnaire, which covers labour rights, health and safety, environment, and business ethics. We also conduct third-party ethical audits to ensure the requirements in our Supplier Code and local laws are met. Strategic and high-risk suppliers are required to complete a third-party ethical audit every two years which is uploaded onto Sedex. [...] We also successfully completed our 2021 audit programme for strategic and high-risk sites (both new and existing). We completed 131 audits, exceeding the audit programme’s annual target"
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          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
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No
    • Pulp & Paper
      13/90
      • Commitment Strength
        5/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          5/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC

            Type of sustainability commitment: Reduce the volume of virgin wood fibre used in paper and packaging products through usage of recycled content

            When was this commitment set?: 2020

            What paper/pulp product does their commitment apply to?: Paper products; Pulp; Packaging
            "Policies and Approach Our Policy on Packaging dictates our approach. It sets out our commitment to reduce packaging volumes, use recyclable packaging materials and promote reuse and circularity. We aim to use sustainably managed virgin paper and FSC or PEFC-certified suppliers to package Nomad Foods products. We also use recycled materials wherever possible. However, legislation in all our markets that limits the use of recycled content from mainstream mechanical recycling for food packaging makes this challenging."[...]"When virgin paper is used, it must be from sources that are certified in responsible forest management."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Policies and Approach Our Policy on Packaging dictates our approach. It sets out our commitment to reduce packaging volumes, use recyclable packaging materials and promote reuse and circularity. We aim to use sustainably managed virgin paper and FSC or PEFC-certified suppliers to package Nomad Foods products. We also use recycled materials wherever possible. However, legislation in all our markets that limits the use of recycled content from mainstream mechanical recycling for food packaging makes this challenging."[...]"When virgin paper is used, it must be from sources that are certified in responsible forest management."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Obtain certification
            "Policies and Approach Our Policy on Packaging dictates our approach. It sets out our commitment to reduce packaging volumes, use recyclable packaging materials and promote reuse and circularity. We aim to use sustainably managed virgin paper and FSC or PEFC-certified suppliers to package Nomad Foods products. We also use recycled materials wherever possible. However, legislation in all our markets that limits the use of recycled content from mainstream mechanical recycling for food packaging makes this challenging."[...]"When virgin paper is used, it must be from sources that are certified in responsible forest management."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "Policies and Approach Our Policy on Packaging dictates our approach. It sets out our commitment to reduce packaging volumes, use recyclable packaging materials and promote reuse and circularity. We aim to use sustainably managed virgin paper and FSC or PEFC-certified suppliers to package Nomad Foods products. We also use recycled materials wherever possible. However, legislation in all our markets that limits the use of recycled content from mainstream mechanical recycling for food packaging makes this challenging."[...]"When virgin paper is used, it must be from sources that are certified in responsible forest management."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        3/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          "Nomad Foods abides by or seeks guidance from the laws, regulations and guidelines below, and expects its Suppliers to do the same. Where there laws or regulations conflict, suppliers shall support whichever law or regulation provides the stronger protection: • The UN Declaration of Human Rights • The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights • International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work"[...]"We do not tolerate any form of harassment, discrimination or retaliation."[...]"Supplier Code of Conduct: This Code was launched and rolled out in 2018. It contains the basic principles of what we expect from both direct and indirect suppliers to the Nomad Foods Group and the minimum legal and ethical requirements they need to meet: A copy of the Code can be found on our website. In the Supplier Code of Conduct we have identified the salient human rights issues to Nomad as a food business, they are:  Harassment and inhumane treatment  Forced labour  Discrimination  Wages  Working hours  Freedom of association  Health & Safety"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/2
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        5/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Suppliers shall in general comply with all applicable and relevant laws and regulations that govern their business operations and activities. [...] Nomad Foods and its Suppliers will ensure ongoing compliance with and improvement of the Supplier Code of Conduct as follows: Nomad Foods reserves the right to carry out (un)announced assessments of any supplier, including the right to conduct an independent Ethical Trading Audit. [...] In enforcing this Code, we will apply a risk-based supply chain approach, putting more resources and focus on suppliers, subjects or regions we consider to be of higher risk. "
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Sedex third-party ethical audits

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA
          "Our Ethical Compliance Manager is responsible for ensuring our suppliers meet our expectations on all issues relating to human rights. We use Sedex to monitor direct supplier compliance. Sedex is a membership organisation which helps deliver transparency in supply chains. We require 100% of direct suppliers to register on Sedex and fully complete the Sedex self-assessment questionnaire, which covers labour rights, health and safety, environment, and business ethics. We also conduct third-party ethical audits to ensure the requirements in our Supplier Code and local laws are met. Strategic and high-risk suppliers are required to complete a third-party ethical audit every two years which is uploaded onto Sedex. [...] We also successfully completed our 2021 audit programme for strategic and high-risk sites (both new and existing). We completed 131 audits, exceeding the audit programme’s annual target"
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          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
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No
    • Soy
      16/90
      • Commitment Strength
        8/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          8/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            When was this commitment set?: NA

            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS

            If other certification, specify: ProTerra - ISCC Plus - SFAP Non-Conversion - BFA; CRS - Europe Soya; Donau Soja

            Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Yes
            "We support the view that all soy should be responsibly sourced, and we are working towards 100% responsibly sourced soy across our supply chain whether it be for indirect or direct use. We will safeguard valuable native vegetation and will verify that the soy in our supply chain is deforestation free, by which we mean neither from legally nor illegally deforested land, through relevant standards, wherever possible. Currently, we approve the following standards, to be reviewed on an annual basis: - RTRS - ProTerra - ISCC Plus - SFAP Non-Conversion - BFA; CRS - Europe Soya; Donau Soja To reach our target of 100% responsibly sourced soy, we are working on a transition plan focusing on the key drivers of soy across our product portfolio We will ensure that direct and indirect soy suppliers source according to one of the defined standards and where that is not possible, we will ensure volumes are compensated through a credit scheme from 2020 onwards. • We believe collaboration across the full value chain is fundamental to achieve the transformation to responsible soy. We collaborate with others through the UK Roundtable on Soy"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We support the view that all soy should be responsibly sourced, and we are working towards 100% responsibly sourced soy across our supply chain whether it be for indirect or direct use. We will safeguard valuable native vegetation and will verify that the soy in our supply chain is deforestation free, by which we mean neither from legally nor illegally deforested land, through relevant standards, wherever possible. Currently, we approve the following standards, to be reviewed on an annual basis: - RTRS - ProTerra - ISCC Plus - SFAP Non-Conversion - BFA; CRS - Europe Soya; Donau Soja To reach our target of 100% responsibly sourced soy, we are working on a transition plan focusing on the key drivers of soy across our product portfolio We will ensure that direct and indirect soy suppliers source according to one of the defined standards and where that is not possible, we will ensure volumes are compensated through a credit scheme from 2020 onwards. • We believe collaboration across the full value chain is fundamental to achieve the transformation to responsible soy. We collaborate with others through the UK Roundtable on Soy"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Obtaining certification
            "We support the view that all soy should be responsibly sourced, and we are working towards 100% responsibly sourced soy across our supply chain whether it be for indirect or direct use. We will safeguard valuable native vegetation and will verify that the soy in our supply chain is deforestation free, by which we mean neither from legally nor illegally deforested land, through relevant standards, wherever possible. Currently, we approve the following standards, to be reviewed on an annual basis: - RTRS - ProTerra - ISCC Plus - SFAP Non-Conversion - BFA; CRS - Europe Soya; Donau Soja To reach our target of 100% responsibly sourced soy, we are working on a transition plan focusing on the key drivers of soy across our product portfolio We will ensure that direct and indirect soy suppliers source according to one of the defined standards and where that is not possible, we will ensure volumes are compensated through a credit scheme from 2020 onwards. • We believe collaboration across the full value chain is fundamental to achieve the transformation to responsible soy. We collaborate with others through the UK Roundtable on Soy"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "We support the view that all soy should be responsibly sourced, and we are working towards 100% responsibly sourced soy across our supply chain whether it be for indirect or direct use. We will safeguard valuable native vegetation and will verify that the soy in our supply chain is deforestation free, by which we mean neither from legally nor illegally deforested land, through relevant standards, wherever possible. Currently, we approve the following standards, to be reviewed on an annual basis: - RTRS - ProTerra - ISCC Plus - SFAP Non-Conversion - BFA; CRS - Europe Soya; Donau Soja To reach our target of 100% responsibly sourced soy, we are working on a transition plan focusing on the key drivers of soy across our product portfolio We will ensure that direct and indirect soy suppliers source according to one of the defined standards and where that is not possible, we will ensure volumes are compensated through a credit scheme from 2020 onwards. • We believe collaboration across the full value chain is fundamental to achieve the transformation to responsible soy. We collaborate with others through the UK Roundtable on Soy"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        3/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

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

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces
          "Nomad Foods abides by or seeks guidance from the laws, regulations and guidelines below, and expects its Suppliers to do the same. Where there laws or regulations conflict, suppliers shall support whichever law or regulation provides the stronger protection: • The UN Declaration of Human Rights • The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights • International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work"[...]"We do not tolerate any form of harassment, discrimination or retaliation."[...]"Supplier Code of Conduct: This Code was launched and rolled out in 2018. It contains the basic principles of what we expect from both direct and indirect suppliers to the Nomad Foods Group and the minimum legal and ethical requirements they need to meet: A copy of the Code can be found on our website. In the Supplier Code of Conduct we have identified the salient human rights issues to Nomad as a food business, they are:  Harassment and inhumane treatment  Forced labour  Discrimination  Wages  Working hours  Freedom of association  Health & Safety"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/2
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        6/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Suppliers shall in general comply with all applicable and relevant laws and regulations that govern their business operations and activities. [...] Nomad Foods and its Suppliers will ensure ongoing compliance with and improvement of the Supplier Code of Conduct as follows: Nomad Foods reserves the right to carry out (un)announced assessments of any supplier, including the right to conduct an independent Ethical Trading Audit. [...] In enforcing this Code, we will apply a risk-based supply chain approach, putting more resources and focus on suppliers, subjects or regions we consider to be of higher risk. "
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Sedex third-party ethical audits
          "Our Ethical Compliance Manager is responsible for ensuring our suppliers meet our expectations on all issues relating to human rights. We use Sedex to monitor direct supplier compliance. Sedex is a membership organisation which helps deliver transparency in supply chains. We require 100% of direct suppliers to register on Sedex and fully complete the Sedex self-assessment questionnaire, which covers labour rights, health and safety, environment, and business ethics. We also conduct third-party ethical audits to ensure the requirements in our Supplier Code and local laws are met. Strategic and high-risk suppliers are required to complete a third-party ethical audit every two years which is uploaded onto Sedex. [...] We also successfully completed our 2021 audit programme for strategic and high-risk sites (both new and existing). We completed 131 audits, exceeding the audit programme’s annual target"
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          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
  • Commitment strength
    4/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    6/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    3/17
    Avg. score

Profile

Nomad Foods is the largest frozen food company in Europe and one of the largest in the world. Their portfoloio includes a range of branded frozen food products across 13 European countries. Some of their brands include Birds Eye, Aunt Bessie's and Findus. They are headquartered in the UK. Nomad Foods Ltd have been selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and beef.

Sector
Industry sector 
Packaged Foods & Meats, Paper Products
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
United Kingdom
Company Type
Company type 
CO
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Aunt Bessie's, Belviva, Birds Eye, Findus, Frikom, Goodfella's, igloo, La Cocinera, Ledo

How we assess the Forest 500

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