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  • Overall approach
    2/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact; The Capitals Coalition
      "Signatory since 2001 The UN Global Compact"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Trees sequester carbon, protect drinking water, and prevent climate change related events like flooding. We believe everyone has a part in protecting ecosystems and have committed to planting 50 million trees by 2032. So far, our brands’ reforestation partner Eden Reforestation Projects has planted mangroves and forests. Studies show that coastal forests such as mangroves can help turn the tide on climate change as they remove between two to four times more carbon than tropical forests. Our reforestation partner also empowers local communities through fair wages and long-term ownership over the forests they plant. Our brands have helped plant trees around the world."
    • 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
      0/1
    • 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
  • Commodity score
    14/90
    • Leather
      11/90
      • Commitment Strength
        3/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          3/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            Do they have a deforestation commitment covering animal feed?: No

            When was this commitment set?: NA
            "Leather must not be sourced from animals reared in India, China or the Amazon biome. Pentland reserves the right to require manufacturers and licensees to obtain written certification from tanneries that they are supplying leather from animals raised outside of these regions. • Leather should be preferentially sourced from tanneries awarded a Gold, Silver or Bronze certification by the Leather Working Group"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: NA

            If Other, specify: NA

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: India, China or the Amazon biome.

            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "Leather must not be sourced from animals reared in India, China or the Amazon biome. Pentland reserves the right to require manufacturers and licensees to obtain written certification from tanneries that they are supplying leather from animals raised outside of these regions. • Leather should be preferentially sourced from tanneries awarded a Gold, Silver or Bronze certification by the Leather Working Group"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "Leather must not be sourced from animals reared in India, China or the Amazon biome. Pentland reserves the right to require manufacturers and licensees to obtain written certification from tanneries that they are supplying leather from animals raised outside of these regions. • Leather should be preferentially sourced from tanneries awarded a Gold, Silver or Bronze certification by the Leather Working Group"
          • 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?: Current
            "Leather must not be sourced from animals reared in India, China or the Amazon biome. Pentland reserves the right to require manufacturers and licensees to obtain written certification from tanneries that they are supplying leather from animals raised outside of these regions. • Leather should be preferentially sourced from tanneries awarded a Gold, Silver or Bronze certification by the Leather Working Group"
        • 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
        4/17
        • 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 2 Suppliers

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

          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "We’re committed to trading ethically. Our Code of Conduct reflects the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) base code and International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions. This Code provides minimum standards that should be exceeded where possible. In applying it, suppliers must comply with national and other applicable laws and, where the provisions of the law and this Code address the same subject, apply the provision that gives workers the greater protection. [...] Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "No discrimination is practiced 7.1 There is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation. [...] We expect our people and our partners, whether they are distributors, licensees, suppliers or the affiliates that we work with, to adopt and implement our Standards"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "If a Zero Tolerance issue is identified, Pentland will implement our Zero Tolerance Policy, which outlines how issues will be managed and escalated within the business. Our CR team will work closely with our suppliers to remediate the ZT issues identified. Factories are required to confirm their remediation plan, analyse root causes and take action to remedy the issues effectively. "
        • 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
        4/56
        • 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
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Vietnam Bosnia And Herzegovina China Thailand Pakistan Turkey Bangladesh Spain Cambodia United Kingdom India Sri Lanka Taiwan Belgium Lithuania Malaysia Portugal Japan Indonesia

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: NA

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: NA

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: NA

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: NA

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: NA

          What is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: NA

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: NA

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: No
          "The list does not include sites subcontracted to provide specialist processes for our tier 1 assembly factories, eg. panel embroidery & printing, suppliers to our licensed partners, not-for-retail product, or suppliers, factories and producers beyond tier 1.We included Speedo North America tier 1 factories as transition completed starting from October 2021. Lacoste JV footwear factories list are take out from this list as they are listed under Lacoste web-site."
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: NA

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA
          "Leather must not be sourced from animals reared in India, China or the Amazon biome. Pentland reserves the right to require manufacturers and licensees to obtain written certification from tanneries that they are supplying leather from animals raised outside of these regions"
        • 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
    • Pulp & Paper
      16/90
      • 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
            What paper/pulp product does their commitment apply to?: Paper products; Pulp; Packaging; Viscose/collulose

            When was this commitment set?: 2021

            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "Wood pulp • Any materials made from wood pulp (such as lyocell and modal) must be 100% certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). • Packaging made from wood pulp or paper should preferentially be FSC/PEFC certified or post-consumer recycled."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Wood pulp • Any materials made from wood pulp (such as lyocell and modal) must be 100% certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). • Packaging made from wood pulp or paper should preferentially be FSC/PEFC certified or post-consumer recycled."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: FSC/ PEFC certified
            "Wood pulp • Any materials made from wood pulp (such as lyocell and modal) must be 100% certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). • Packaging made from wood pulp or paper should preferentially be FSC/PEFC certified or post-consumer recycled."
          • 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?: current
            "Wood pulp • Any materials made from wood pulp (such as lyocell and modal) must be 100% certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). • Packaging made from wood pulp or paper should preferentially be FSC/PEFC certified or post-consumer recycled."
        • 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
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1

          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "We’re committed to trading ethically. Our Code of Conduct reflects the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) base code and International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions. This Code provides minimum standards that should be exceeded where possible. In applying it, suppliers must comply with national and other applicable laws and, where the provisions of the law and this Code address the same subject, apply the provision that gives workers the greater protection. [...] Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "No discrimination is practiced 7.1 There is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation. [...] We expect our people and our partners, whether they are distributors, licensees, suppliers or the affiliates that we work with, to adopt and implement our Standards"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "If a Zero Tolerance issue is identified, Pentland will implement our Zero Tolerance Policy, which outlines how issues will be managed and escalated within the business. Our CR team will work closely with our suppliers to remediate the ZT issues identified. Factories are required to confirm their remediation plan, analyse root causes and take action to remedy the issues effectively. "
        • 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
        7/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
          What methods are used for verification?: FSC/PEFC

          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC/PEFC

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC/PEFC

          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: NA

          Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: NA
        • 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
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: NA

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: NA

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: NA

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: NA

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Vietnam Bosnia And Herzegovina China Thailand Pakistan Turkey Bangladesh Spain Cambodia United Kingdom India Sri Lanka Taiwan Belgium Lithuania Malaysia Portugal Japan Indonesia

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: NA

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: NA

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: No

          What is the volume of each forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or subnational location?: NA
          "The list does not include sites subcontracted to provide specialist processes for our tier 1 assembly factories, eg. panel embroidery & printing, suppliers to our licensed partners, not-for-retail product, or suppliers, factories and producers beyond tier 1.We included Speedo North America tier 1 factories as transition completed starting from October 2021. Lacoste JV footwear factories list are take out from this list as they are listed under Lacoste web-site."
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified
          "Pentland’s brands reserve the right to require manufacturers and licensees to provide details of any material and its source at any time. [...] • Any materials made from wood pulp (such as lyocell and modal) must be 100% certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). • Packaging made from wood pulp or paper should preferentially be FSC/PEFC certified or post-consumer recycled."
        • 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
    5/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    4/17
    Avg. score

Profile

Pentland Group is headquartered in the UK and has annual sales of £6.6 billion. They own major sports, outdoors and lifestyle brandds including Berghaus, Speedo and Canterbury of New Zealand. Their products are available in over 190 countries. They have been selected as a powerbroker for leather and pulp and paper.

Sector
Industry sector 
Apparel Accessories & Luxury Goods, Apparel Retail, Paper Packaging
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

Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury, Endura, ellesse, SeaVees, Red Or Dead, Mitre, Kickers, JD Sports Fashion Ltd, Lacoste Chaussures

How we assess the Forest 500

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

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