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  • Overall approach
    1/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "The project in the Peruvian Amazon region is working to preserve approximately 300,000 hectares of rainforest, which is the basis of life for 400 indigenous families."
    • 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
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of conservation area are being supported or facilitated by the company on land it does not own or manage?: 300,000 hectares
      "The project in the Peruvian Amazon region is working to preserve approximately 300,000 hectares of rainforest, which is the basis of life for 400 indigenous families."
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      No
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 0
  • Commodity score
    22/84
    • Palm oil
      28/84
      • Commitment Strength
        18/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            (Translation) "They are members of RSPO and certified accordingly: from 1 July 2017, five factories have only been using palm oil according to the segregation standard (SD)[...] The goal of PHW Group is to only use palm oil following the SG standard in the long run and to continuously lower the palm oil content in their recipes". (translation) "Processing plants: palm oil only according to segregation standard (SG).In the meantime, PHW has achieved the target set for palm oil two years ago and [...] itsProcessing companies exclusively use sustainable palm oil from the Segregation Standard (SG).Palm oil can be found in individual meat marinades and in poultry sausages. The latter is manufactured at WIESENHOFRietberg. The PHW subsidiary [Weisenhof] switched from Mass Balance-Standard (MB) to segregation-Standard in 2019."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            (Translation) "They are members of RSPO and certified accordingly: from 1 July 2017, five factories have only been using palm oil according to the segregation standard (SD)[...] The goal of PHW Group is to only use palm oil following the SG standard in the long run and to continuously lower the palm oil content in their recipes". (translation) "Processing plants: palm oil only according to segregation standard (SG).In the meantime, PHW has achieved the target set for palm oil two years ago and [...] itsProcessing companies exclusively use sustainable palm oil from the Segregation Standard (SG).Palm oil can be found in individual meat marinades and in poultry sausages. The latter is manufactured at WIESENHOFRietberg. The PHW subsidiary [Weisenhof] switched from Mass Balance-Standard (MB) to segregation-Standard in 2019."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            (Translation) "They are members of RSPO and certified accordingly: from 1 July 2017, five factories have only been using palm oil according to the segregation standard (SD)[...] The goal of PHW Group is to only use palm oil following the SG standard in the long run and to continuously lower the palm oil content in their recipes". (translation) "Processing plants: palm oil only according to segregation standard (SG).In the meantime, PHW has achieved the target set for palm oil two years ago and [...] itsProcessing companies exclusively use sustainable palm oil from the Segregation Standard (SG).Palm oil can be found in individual meat marinades and in poultry sausages. The latter is manufactured at WIESENHOFRietberg. The PHW subsidiary [Weisenhof] switched from Mass Balance-Standard (MB) to segregation-Standard in 2019."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            (Translation) "They are members of RSPO and certified accordingly: from 1 July 2017, five factories have only been using palm oil according to the segregation standard (SD)[...] The goal of PHW Group is to only use palm oil following the SG standard in the long run and to continuously lower the palm oil content in their recipes". (translation) "Processing plants: palm oil only according to segregation standard (SG).In the meantime, PHW has achieved the target set for palm oil two years ago and [...] itsProcessing companies exclusively use sustainable palm oil from the Segregation Standard (SG).Palm oil can be found in individual meat marinades and in poultry sausages. The latter is manufactured at WIESENHOFRietberg. The PHW subsidiary [Weisenhof] switched from Mass Balance-Standard (MB) to segregation-Standard in 2019."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Processing plants: palm oil only according to segregation standard (SG).In the meantime, PHW has achieved the target set for palm oil two years ago and [...] itsProcessing companies exclusively use sustainable palm oil from the Segregation Standard (SG).Palm oil can be found in individual meat marinades and in poultry sausages. The latter is manufactured at WIESENHOFRietberg. The PHW subsidiary [Weisenhof] switched from Mass Balance-Standard (MB) to segregation-Standard in 2019."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Processing plants: palm oil only according to segregation standard (SG).In the meantime, PHW has achieved the target set for palm oil two years ago and [...] itsProcessing companies exclusively use sustainable palm oil from the Segregation Standard (SG).Palm oil can be found in individual meat marinades and in poultry sausages. The latter is manufactured at WIESENHOFRietberg. The PHW subsidiary [Weisenhof] switched from Mass Balance-Standard (MB) to segregation-Standard in 2019."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Processing plants: palm oil only according to segregation standard (SG).In the meantime, PHW has achieved the target set for palm oil two years ago and [...] itsProcessing companies exclusively use sustainable palm oil from the Segregation Standard (SG).Palm oil can be found in individual meat marinades and in poultry sausages. The latter is manufactured at WIESENHOFRietberg. The PHW subsidiary [Weisenhof] switched from Mass Balance-Standard (MB) to segregation-Standard in 2019."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "Processing plants: palm oil only according to segregation standard (SG).In the meantime, PHW has achieved the target set for palm oil two years ago and [...] itsProcessing companies exclusively use sustainable palm oil from the Segregation Standard (SG).Palm oil can be found in individual meat marinades and in poultry sausages. The latter is manufactured at WIESENHOFRietberg. The PHW subsidiary [Weisenhof] switched from Mass Balance-Standard (MB) to segregation-Standard in 2019."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          PHW Group's Code of Conduct for Business Partners is based on the ILO and UN Declaration of Human Rights and implements the ILO's four fundamental principles and rights at work.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          [translation] "Our code of conduct is based on the conventions of the ILO, the UN human rights declaration, the UN convention on children’s rights, as well as the abolition of any form of discrimination against women, the UN Global Compact and the OECD-guidelines on multinational companies/corporations, which also influence the BSCI-code of conduct."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        5/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "Processing plants: palm oil only according to segregation standard (SG).In the meantime, PHW has achieved the target set for palm oil two years ago and [...] itsProcessing companies exclusively use sustainable palm oil from the Segregation Standard (SG).Palm oil can be found in individual meat marinades and in poultry sausages. The latter is manufactured at WIESENHOFRietberg. The PHW subsidiary [Weisenhof] switched from Mass Balance-Standard (MB) to segregation-Standard in 2019."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            "Processing plants: palm oil only according to segregation standard (SG).In the meantime, PHW has achieved the target set for palm oil two years ago and [...] itsProcessing companies exclusively use sustainable palm oil from the Segregation Standard (SG).Palm oil can be found in individual meat marinades and in poultry sausages. The latter is manufactured at WIESENHOFRietberg. The PHW subsidiary [Weisenhof] switched from Mass Balance-Standard (MB) to segregation-Standard in 2019."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • 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
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not disclosed

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%

          Details of monitoring: Using certification
          "In the meantime, PHW has achieved the target set for palm oil two years ago and [...] itsProcessing companies exclusively use sustainable palm oil from the Segregation Standard (SG)."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      23/84
      • Commitment Strength
        14/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          14/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            10.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            10.7/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No

            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS
            "In March 2015, MEGA Tierernahrung (PHW subsidary)received[...]independent certification [...]especially with soy and soy products.The soy used there corresponds to the RTRS standard (Roundtable on Responsible Soy)".
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidary
            "In March 2015, MEGA Tierernahrung (PHW subsidary)received[...]independent certification [...]especially with soy and soy products.The soy used there corresponds to the RTRS standard (Roundtable on Responsible Soy)".
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "In March 2015, MEGA Tierernahrung (PHW subsidary)received[...]independent certification [...]especially with soy and soy products.The soy used there corresponds to the RTRS standard (Roundtable on Responsible Soy)".
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            "In March 2015, MEGA Tierernahrung (PHW subsidary)received[...]independent certification [...]especially with soy and soy products.The soy used there corresponds to the RTRS standard (Roundtable on Responsible Soy)".
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          PHW Group's Code of Conduct for Business Partners is based on the ILO and UN Declaration of Human Rights and implements the ILO's four fundamental principles and rights at work.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          [translation] "Our code of conduct is based on the conventions of the ILO, the UN human rights declaration, the UN convention on children’s rights, as well as the abolition of any form of discrimination against women, the UN Global Compact and the OECD-guidelines on multinational companies/corporations, which also influence the BSCI-code of conduct."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        5/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Cut-off date: 2010
          "The brasilian soy used by Wiesenhof producers meets the ProTerra-Sustainability Standards. This guarantees that the soy originates only from areas which haven’t been cleared (i.e. deforested or else cleared for production) in the past 10 years. "
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: "PHW Group is finding a new route to feed poultry. A strategic partnership with Enterra [Enterra Feed Corporation] is aiming to replace soy in poultry feed with insect protein. "
          "PHW Group is finding a new route to feed poultry. A strategic partnership with Enterra [Enterra Feed Corporation] is aiming to replace soy in poultry feed with insect protein. "
        • 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
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using certification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not disclosed
          "In March 2015, MEGA Tierernahrung (PHW subsidary)received[...]independent certification [...]especially with soy and soy products.The soy used there corresponds to the RTRS standard (Roundtable on Responsible Soy)".
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper *
      5/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/12
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          PHW Group's Code of Conduct for Business Partners is based on the ILO and UN Declaration of Human Rights and implements the ILO's four fundamental principles and rights at work.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          [translation] "Our code of conduct is based on the conventions of the ILO, the UN human rights declaration, the UN convention on children’s rights, as well as the abolition of any form of discrimination against women, the UN Global Compact and the OECD-guidelines on multinational companies/corporations, which also influence the BSCI-code of conduct."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • 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
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    13/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    4/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/18
    Avg. score

Profile

PHW Group, based in Germany, produces and markets poultry under the WIESENHOF brand, as well as producing animal feed. PHW are exposed to palm oil and soy in the animal feed. PHW Group is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Animal feed
Segments
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Germany
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

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