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  • Overall approach
    1/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Deforestation has significant negative impacts on both global climate and biodiversity."
    • 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: Net-zero emissions

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2050
      "We will reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that arise during the life cycle of our products by 35% by 2030. We will achieve complete climate neutrality in all direct and indirect areas of influence* by 2050. *Scope 1, 2 and 3 according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol."
  • Commodity score
    19/88
    • Beef
      6/88
      • 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
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "In the supplier manual and in the code of conduct for suppliers, the company specifies [...] The required social standards are based on internationally recognized human rights and the criteria of the International Labor Organisation (ILO). Accordingly Dr Oetker does not tolerate child or forced labor in the supply chains. The right to freedom of association and collective bargaining must be guaranteed" [...] "This includes those Laws related to the protection of employees, which require that a Supplier does not practice any form of forced labor or corporal punishment and also no child labor within the meaning of the Convention of the ILO or other applicable national Laws, that employees shall not be illegally discriminated against and that Laws on the working hours, wages and other workplace Laws shall be complied with"
        • 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
        2/50
        • 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, 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
          "If there is any indication of a (potential) violation of the law in relation to Dr. Oetker, you have the possibility to send us – completely anonymously – a message via the Compliance Hotline System of the Oetker-Group: [...] Alternatively you have the possibility to send an e-mail to the Compliance Organization of our Company.Contact:compliance@oetker.de If you like to contact the Oetker-Group regarding this issue, please refer to:compliance@oetker-gruppe.de We will carefully investigate the reported matter and, if necessary, take appropriate action.
        • 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
    • Palm oil
      26/88
      • Commitment Strength
        8/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "We will establish deforestation-free supply chains by 2025; this applies, for example, to the procurement of paper, soy, sugar, palm oil and cocoa." [...] "In order to live up to our ecological responsibility, we are a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil, RSPO for short, since 2011 and apply the criteria for the sustainable cultivation of palm oil established by the RSPO. All German sites where palm oil is processed in our products have already been RSPO-certified since the end of 2012. At international level, the conversion to the RSPO "Segregated" standard was largely completed by the end of 2020. For companies that were acquired after this period or will be acquired in the future, we grant a transition period."
          • 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?: Location

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Applies to subsidiary of Oetker, and only German locations
            "We will establish deforestation-free supply chains by 2025; this applies, for example, to the procurement of paper, soy, sugar, palm oil and cocoa." [...] "In order to live up to our ecological responsibility, we are a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil, RSPO for short, since 2011 and apply the criteria for the sustainable cultivation of palm oil established by the RSPO. All German sites where palm oil is processed in our products have already been RSPO-certified since the end of 2012. At international level, the conversion to the RSPO "Segregated" standard was largely completed by the end of 2020. For companies that were acquired after this period or will be acquired in the future, we grant a transition period."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "We will establish deforestation-free supply chains by 2025; this applies, for example, to the procurement of paper, soy, sugar, palm oil and cocoa." [...] "In order to live up to our ecological responsibility, we are a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil, RSPO for short, since 2011 and apply the criteria for the sustainable cultivation of palm oil established by the RSPO. All German sites where palm oil is processed in our products have already been RSPO-certified since the end of 2012. At international level, the conversion to the RSPO "Segregated" standard was largely completed by the end of 2020. For companies that were acquired after this period or will be acquired in the future, we grant a transition period."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          3/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "We will establish deforestation-free supply chains by 2025; this applies, for example, to the procurement of paper, soy, sugar, palm oil and cocoa." [...] "In order to live up to our ecological responsibility, we are a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil, RSPO for short, since 2011 and apply the criteria for the sustainable cultivation of palm oil established by the RSPO. All German sites where palm oil is processed in our products have already been RSPO-certified since the end of 2012. At international level, the conversion to the RSPO "Segregated" standard was largely completed by the end of 2020. For companies that were acquired after this period or will be acquired in the future, we grant a transition period."
          • 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?: Product line
            "We will establish deforestation-free supply chains by 2025; this applies, for example, to the procurement of paper, soy, sugar, palm oil and cocoa." [...] "In order to live up to our ecological responsibility, we are a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil, RSPO for short, since 2011 and apply the criteria for the sustainable cultivation of palm oil established by the RSPO. All German sites where palm oil is processed in our products have already been RSPO-certified since the end of 2012. At international level, the conversion to the RSPO "Segregated" standard was largely completed by the end of 2020. For companies that were acquired after this period or will be acquired in the future, we grant a transition period."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "We will establish deforestation-free supply chains by 2025; this applies, for example, to the procurement of paper, soy, sugar, palm oil and cocoa." [...] "In order to live up to our ecological responsibility, we are a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil, RSPO for short, since 2011 and apply the criteria for the sustainable cultivation of palm oil established by the RSPO. All German sites where palm oil is processed in our products have already been RSPO-certified since the end of 2012. At international level, the conversion to the RSPO "Segregated" standard was largely completed by the end of 2020. For companies that were acquired after this period or will be acquired in the future, we grant a transition period."
          • 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
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "In the supplier manual and in the code of conduct for suppliers, the company specifies [...] The required social standards are based on internationally recognized human rights and the criteria of the International Labor Organisation (ILO). Accordingly Dr Oetker does not tolerate child or forced labor in the supply chains. The right to freedom of association and collective bargaining must be guaranteed" [...] "This includes those Laws related to the protection of employees, which require that a Supplier does not practice any form of forced labor or corporal punishment and also no child labor within the meaning of the Convention of the ILO or other applicable national Laws, that employees shall not be illegally discriminated against and that Laws on the working hours, wages and other workplace Laws shall be complied with"
        • 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
        15/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "We will establish deforestation-free supply chains by 2025; this applies, for example, to the procurement of paper, soy, sugar, palm oil and cocoa." [...] "In order to live up to our ecological responsibility, we are a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil, RSPO for short, since 2011 and apply the criteria for the sustainable cultivation of palm oil established by the RSPO. All German sites where palm oil is processed in our products have already been RSPO-certified since the end of 2012. At international level, the conversion to the RSPO "Segregated" standard was largely completed by the end of 2020. For companies that were acquired after this period or will be acquired in the future, we grant a transition period." in their ACOP report for 2019 they report a total of 3,731.05 tons of palm oil in their operations, with 1,954.83 of that being RSPO certified
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "We will establish deforestation-free supply chains by 2025; this applies, for example, to the procurement of paper, soy, sugar, palm oil and cocoa." [...] "In order to live up to our ecological responsibility, we are a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil, RSPO for short, since 2011 and apply the criteria for the sustainable cultivation of palm oil established by the RSPO. All German sites where palm oil is processed in our products have already been RSPO-certified since the end of 2012. At international level, the conversion to the RSPO "Segregated" standard was largely completed by the end of 2020. For companies that were acquired after this period or will be acquired in the future, we grant a transition period." in their ACOP report for 2019 they report a total of 3,731.05 tons of palm oil in their operations, with 1,954.83 of that being RSPO certified
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • 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
            "We will establish deforestation-free supply chains by 2025; this applies, for example, to the procurement of paper, soy, sugar, palm oil and cocoa." [...] "In order to live up to our ecological responsibility, we are a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil, RSPO for short, since 2011 and apply the criteria for the sustainable cultivation of palm oil established by the RSPO. All German sites where palm oil is processed in our products have already been RSPO-certified since the end of 2012. At international level, the conversion to the RSPO "Segregated" standard was largely completed by the end of 2020. For companies that were acquired after this period or will be acquired in the future, we grant a transition period." in their ACOP report for 2019 they report a total of 3,731.05 tons of palm oil in their operations, with 1,954.83 of that being RSPO 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
            "We will establish deforestation-free supply chains by 2025; this applies, for example, to the procurement of paper, soy, sugar, palm oil and cocoa." [...] "In order to live up to our ecological responsibility, we are a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil, RSPO for short, since 2011 and apply the criteria for the sustainable cultivation of palm oil established by the RSPO. All German sites where palm oil is processed in our products have already been RSPO-certified since the end of 2012. At international level, the conversion to the RSPO "Segregated" standard was largely completed by the end of 2020. For companies that were acquired after this period or will be acquired in the future, we grant a transition period." in their ACOP report for 2019 they report a total of 3,731.05 tons of palm oil in their operations, with 1,954.83 of that being RSPO 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, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: hotline, webform, email 

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "If there is any indication of a (potential) violation of the law in relation to Dr. Oetker, you have the possibility to send us – completely anonymously – a message via the Compliance Hotline System of the Oetker-Group: [...] Alternatively you have the possibility to send an e-mail to the Compliance Organization of our Company.Contact:compliance@oetker.de If you like to contact the Oetker-Group regarding this issue, please refer to:compliance@oetker-gruppe.de We will carefully investigate the reported matter and, if necessary, take appropriate action.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 3,731.05 tons
          In their ACOP report for 2019 they report a total of 3,731.05 tons of palm oil in their German operations, with 1,954.83 of that being RSPO certified
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          50-79%
          3/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          50-79%
          3/6
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 1,766.22 tons

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 52%

          What is the certified volume?: 1,954.83 tons

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO certification 
          In their ACOP report for 2019 they report a total of 3,731.05 tons of palm oil in their German operations, with 1,954.83 of that being RSPO certified which equates to 52.39%
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • 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 internal monitoring and verification systems
          "Dr. Oetker has developed a supplier evaluation system that supports buyers in evaluating and developing suppliers. ... suppliers are assessed with regard to the quality of the goods and sustainability criteria such as occupational safety, health management, environmental protection, human rights, working conditions and anti-corruption."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: slight to moderate deviations from the requirements in supplier code of conduct

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: corrective measures
          "In addition to the purchasing standards, we have developed an evaluation system for our suppliers that supports our buyers in assessing and developing suppliers. The suppliers are evaluated with demanding test procedures with regard to the quality of the goods and according to sustainability criteria such as occupational safety, health management, environmental protection, human rights, working conditions and anti-corruption. With the successful completion of the multi-stage evaluation process, also known as auditing, suppliers qualify for Dr. Oetker. Corrective measures are initiated and implemented in the event of only slight to moderate deviations from the requirements. If a potential supplier shows that he is not cooperative or able to implement corrective measures, he will be blocked by Dr. Oetker. Even with successfully qualified suppliers, regular controls follow in order to guarantee compliance with all requirements in the long term."
        • 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?: No

          How many noncompliant producers or suppliers are engaged through improvement plans or other processes, and what percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0
          "During the reporting period, however, no business relationship with any supplier had to be terminated due to an inadequate assessment of environmental or social criteria."
    • Pulp & Paper
      26/88
      • Commitment Strength
        10/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            "We will establish deforestation-free supply chains by 2025; this applies, for example, to the procurement of paper, soy, sugar, palm oil and cocoa."
          • 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 will establish deforestation-free supply chains by 2025; this applies, for example, to the procurement of paper, soy, sugar, palm oil and cocoa."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "We will establish deforestation-free supply chains by 2025; this applies, for example, to the procurement of paper, soy, sugar, palm oil and cocoa."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "With the help of an optimized packaging design, Dr. Oetker intends to further target the reduction in the amount of materials used. The focus here is on weight reduction and the use of recyclable materials. By 2025 we will achieve 100% recyclability for all packaging materials."
          • 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
            "With the help of an optimized packaging design, Dr. Oetker intends to further target the reduction in the amount of materials used. The focus here is on weight reduction and the use of recyclable materials. By 2025 we will achieve 100% recyclability for all packaging materials."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
          • 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
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "In the supplier manual and in the code of conduct for suppliers, the company specifies [...] The required social standards are based on internationally recognized human rights and the criteria of the International Labor Organisation (ILO). Accordingly Dr Oetker does not tolerate child or forced labor in the supply chains. The right to freedom of association and collective bargaining must be guaranteed" [...] "This includes those Laws related to the protection of employees, which require that a Supplier does not practice any form of forced labor or corporal punishment and also no child labor within the meaning of the Convention of the ILO or other applicable national Laws, that employees shall not be illegally discriminated against and that Laws on the working hours, wages and other workplace Laws shall be complied with"
        • 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
        11/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • 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
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            Volumes are reported in a table format within their deforestation policy. "Paper/Pulp - Folding Box -Volume in Tonnes: 62,149, Share of Recycled Material - 87.9% Origin of Remaining Fresh Fibre - 77% EU; 17% North America; 6% global"
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            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?: No
            Volumes are reported in a table format within their deforestation policy. "Paper/Pulp - Folding Box -Volume in Tonnes: 62,149, Share of Recycled Material - 87.9% Origin of Remaining Fresh Fibre - 77% EU; 17% North America; 6% global"
          • 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, 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
          "If there is any indication of a (potential) violation of the law in relation to Dr. Oetker, you have the possibility to send us – completely anonymously – a message via the Compliance Hotline System of the Oetker-Group: [...] Alternatively you have the possibility to send an e-mail to the Compliance Organization of our Company.Contact:compliance@oetker.de If you like to contact the Oetker-Group regarding this issue, please refer to:compliance@oetker-gruppe.de We will carefully investigate the reported matter and, if necessary, take appropriate action.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 86,921 tonnes
          volume is reported within a table in the deforestation policy. Volume, share of recycled material and origin of remaining fresh fibre- 86,921 tonnes
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 86,921 tonnes
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified 
          Translation - "Our supplier evaluation system - In addition to the purchasing standards, we have developed an evaluation system for our suppliers that supports our buyers in assessing and developing suppliers. The suppliers are evaluated with demanding test procedures with regard to the quality of the goods and according to sustainability criteria such as occupational safety, health management, environmental protection, human rights, working conditions and anti-corruption. With the successful completion of the multi-stage evaluation process, also called auditing, suppliers qualify for Dr. Oetker."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          Translation - "In addition to the purchasing standards, we have developed an evaluation system for our suppliers that supports our buyers in assessing and developing suppliers. The suppliers are evaluated with demanding test procedures with regard to the quality of the goods and according to sustainability criteria such as occupational safety, health management, environmental protection, human rights, working conditions and anti-corruption. With the successful completion of the multi-stage evaluation process, also called auditing, suppliers qualify for Dr. Oetker. Corrective measures are initiated and implemented in the event of only slight to moderate deviations from the requirements. If a potential supplier is not cooperative or unable to implement corrective measures, that supplier will be blocked from Dr. Oetker. Even for the suppliers who have qualified we continue to conduct regular checks, in order to assess and guarantee compliance of all requirements in the long-term."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      19/88
      • Commitment Strength
        7/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
            "We will establish deforestation-free supply chains by 2025; this applies, for example, to the procurement of paper, soy, sugar, palm oil and cocoa."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We will establish deforestation-free supply chains by 2025; this applies, for example, to the procurement of paper, soy, sugar, palm oil and cocoa."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            "We will establish deforestation-free supply chains by 2025; this applies, for example, to the procurement of paper, soy, sugar, palm oil and cocoa."
          • 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
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "In the supplier manual and in the code of conduct for suppliers, the company specifies [...] The required social standards are based on internationally recognized human rights and the criteria of the International Labor Organisation (ILO). Accordingly Dr Oetker does not tolerate child or forced labor in the supply chains. The right to freedom of association and collective bargaining must be guaranteed" [...] "This includes those Laws related to the protection of employees, which require that a Supplier does not practice any form of forced labor or corporal punishment and also no child labor within the meaning of the Convention of the ILO or other applicable national Laws, that employees shall not be illegally discriminated against and that Laws on the working hours, wages and other workplace Laws shall be complied with"
        • 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
        7/50
        • 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, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          "If there is any indication of a (potential) violation of the law in relation to Dr. Oetker, you have the possibility to send us – completely anonymously – a message via the Compliance Hotline System of the Oetker-Group: [...] Alternatively you have the possibility to send an e-mail to the Compliance Organization of our Company.Contact:compliance@oetker.de If you like to contact the Oetker-Group regarding this issue, please refer to:compliance@oetker-gruppe.de We will carefully investigate the reported matter and, if necessary, take appropriate action.
        • 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
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified
          "Dr. Oetker has developed a supplier evaluation system that supports buyers in evaluating and developing suppliers. ... suppliers are assessed with regard to the quality of the goods and sustainability criteria such as occupational safety, health management, environmental protection, human rights, working conditions and anti-corruption."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: corrective measures

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: slight to moderate deviations from the requirements in supplier code of conduct
          "In addition to the purchasing standards, we have developed an evaluation system for our suppliers that supports our buyers in assessing and developing suppliers. The suppliers are evaluated with demanding test procedures with regard to the quality of the goods and according to sustainability criteria such as occupational safety, health management, environmental protection, human rights, working conditions and anti-corruption. With the successful completion of the multi-stage evaluation process, also known as auditing, suppliers qualify for Dr. Oetker. Corrective measures are initiated and implemented in the event of only slight to moderate deviations from the requirements. If a potential supplier shows that he is not cooperative or able to implement corrective measures, he will be blocked by Dr. Oetker. Even with successfully qualified suppliers, regular controls follow in order to guarantee compliance with all requirements in the long term."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          How many noncompliant producers or suppliers are engaged through improvement plans or other processes, and what percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0

          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No
          "During the reporting period, however, no business relationship with any supplier had to be terminated due to an inadequate assessment of environmental or social criteria."
  • Commitment strength
    6/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    9/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Oetker-Gruppe is a German manufacturer of packaged food. The majority of the company’s products are frozen pizzas, baking goods, desserts, dry ready meals, beverages, and snacks. Oetker-Gruppe operates internationally with more than 400 companies working in a variety of different business segments. Oetker-Gruppe is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy, beef and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Packaged food
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Germany
Company Type
Company type 
Private
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

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