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  • Overall approach
    1/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Overall commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      Which commodities does the commodity-specific commitment apply to?: Palm oil; Soy

      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?: NA
      "From the second quarter of 2022, we will guarantee deforestation-free supply chains for our mixed feeds in relation to the raw materials soya and palm oil for poultry bred in Germany."
    • 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
      0/1
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
      Conservation disclosure
      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 ha
      "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
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear

      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: No
      "Our aim is to achieve a reduction of 30 % versus the baseline year 2019/20 in unavoidable emissions at our German production sites for chicken, turkey and sausage from Scope 1 and Scope 2 by 2030."
  • Commodity score
    14/90
    • Palm oil
      16/90
      • Commitment Strength
        6/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          6/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            When was this commitment set?: 2022

            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "From the second quarter of 2022, we will guarantee deforestation-free supply chains for our mixed feeds in relation to the raw materials soya and palm oil for poultry bred in Germany. [...] Since as early as 2019, we have exclusively used sustainable palm oil in line with the SEGREGATED standard in our processing sites for chicken, turkey and speciality cold cuts. "
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Focus on indirect palm and only for feed supplying german animals

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA

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

            If no, what is excluded?: Product line; Location
            "From the second quarter of 2022, we will guarantee deforestation-free supply chains for our mixed feeds in relation to the raw materials soya and palm oil for poultry bred in Germany. [...] Since as early as 2019, we have exclusively used sustainable palm oil in line with the SEGREGATED standard in our processing sites for chicken, turkey and speciality cold cuts. "
          • Target date
            2022
            1/1
            Target date
            2022
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: deforestation-free supply chains for our mixed feeds in relation to the raw materials soya and palm oil for poultry bred in Germany.
            "From the second quarter of 2022, we will guarantee deforestation-free supply chains for our mixed feeds in relation to the raw materials soya and palm oil for poultry bred in Germany. [...] Since as early as 2019, we have exclusively used sustainable palm oil in line with the SEGREGATED standard in our processing sites for chicken, turkey and speciality cold cuts. "
          • 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?: 2019
            "From the second quarter of 2022, we will guarantee deforestation-free supply chains for our mixed feeds in relation to the raw materials soya and palm oil for poultry bred in Germany. [...] Since as early as 2019, we have exclusively used sustainable palm oil in line with the SEGREGATED standard in our processing sites for chicken, turkey and speciality cold cuts. "
        • 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 1

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

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          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
          0/2
        • 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
          "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
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        7/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          “Code of Conduct – Social Standards for Business Partners […] Legal Compliance Compliance with international regulations and directives, the laws applicable in the countries of business activity, industry minimum standards, ILO and UN Conventions and all other relevant statutory regulations must be ensured whereby the most stringent requirements in each case are to be applied.”
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

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

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Monitoring by company or independent inspector
          “Operational Implementation Implementation of the rules from the Code of Conduct shall be defined by a policy of social accountability and ensured by verifiable measures. Management is responsible for correct implementation, regular monitoring of compliance and continuous improvement. Personnel must be informed as regards the requirements and rights arising from the Code of Conduct. Management shall deal with information from personnel relating to non-compliance. The business partners agree that implementation of social standards may be monitored at any time either by our company or by an independent inspector authorised to do so on our behalf.”
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      14/90
      • Commitment Strength
        6/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          6/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            If other certification, specify: ProTerra

            Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Yes

            When was this commitment set?: 2022

            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS; Other certification
            "From the second quarter of 2022, we will guarantee deforestation-free supply chains for our mixed feeds in relation to the raw materials soya and palm oil for poultry bred in Germany. [...] Since as early as 2019, we have exclusively used sustainable palm oil in line with the SEGREGATED standard in our processing sites for chicken, turkey and speciality cold cuts."
          • 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 excluded?: Only applies to mixed feeds in relation to the raw materials soya and palm oil for poultry bred in Germany.

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: deforestation-free supply chains for our mixed feeds in relation to the raw materials soya and palm oil for poultry bred in Germany.

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: Only applies to mixed feeds in relation to the raw materials soya and palm oil for poultry bred in Germany.

            If no, what is excluded?: Product line; Location

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: NA
            "From the second quarter of 2022, we will guarantee deforestation-free supply chains for our mixed feeds in relation to the raw materials soya and palm oil for poultry bred in Germany. [...] Since as early as 2019, we have exclusively used sustainable palm oil in line with the SEGREGATED standard in our processing sites for chicken, turkey and speciality cold cuts."
          • Target date
            2022
            1/1
            Target date
            2022
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: deforestation-free supply chains for our mixed feeds in relation to the raw materials soya and palm oil for poultry bred in Germany.
            "From the second quarter of 2022, we will guarantee deforestation-free supply chains for our mixed feeds in relation to the raw materials soya and palm oil for poultry bred in Germany. [...] Since as early as 2019, we have exclusively used sustainable palm oil in line with the SEGREGATED standard in our processing sites for chicken, turkey and speciality cold cuts."
          • 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
            In their 2019 sustainability report PHW report: 100% RTRS certified soy in Kip Van Morgen feed. And that "the Brazilian sot meal in feed used by WIESENHOF farming partners fulfills the ProTerra sustainability standard".
        • 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 1

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

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          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
          0/2
        • 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
          "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
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        5/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          “Code of Conduct – Social Standards for Business Partners […] Legal Compliance Compliance with international regulations and directives, the laws applicable in the countries of business activity, industry minimum standards, ILO and UN Conventions and all other relevant statutory regulations must be ensured whereby the most stringent requirements in each case are to be applied.”
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Monitoring by company or independent inspector

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA
          “Operational Implementation Implementation of the rules from the Code of Conduct shall be defined by a policy of social accountability and ensured by verifiable measures. Management is responsible for correct implementation, regular monitoring of compliance and continuous improvement. Personnel must be informed as regards the requirements and rights arising from the Code of Conduct. Management shall deal with information from personnel relating to non-compliance. The business partners agree that implementation of social standards may be monitored at any time either by our company or by an independent inspector authorised to do so on our behalf.”
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper *
      8/90
      • Commitment Strength
        0/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          0/9.5
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        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; 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
          0/2
        • 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
          "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
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        5/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          “Code of Conduct – Social Standards for Business Partners […] Legal Compliance Compliance with international regulations and directives, the laws applicable in the countries of business activity, industry minimum standards, ILO and UN Conventions and all other relevant statutory regulations must be ensured whereby the most stringent requirements in each case are to be applied.”
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: Monitoring by company or independent inspector

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: na

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: na
          “Operational Implementation Implementation of the rules from the Code of Conduct shall be defined by a policy of social accountability and ensured by verifiable measures. Management is responsible for correct implementation, regular monitoring of compliance and continuous improvement. Personnel must be informed as regards the requirements and rights arising from the Code of Conduct. Management shall deal with information from personnel relating to non-compliance. The business partners agree that implementation of social standards may be monitored at any time either by our company or by an independent inspector authorised to do so on our behalf.”
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    4/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    6/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    4/17
    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 
Agricultural Products, Paper Packaging
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Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Germany
Company Type
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CO
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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