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  • Overall approach
    0/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    14/86
    • Palm oil
      18/86
      • Commitment Strength
        10/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            Type of commitment: Certification
            (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".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            (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".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            (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".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            (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".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            (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".
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            (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".
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            (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".
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        3/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            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".
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            (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".
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UNGP; 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.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          PHW Group's Code of Conduct for Business Partners prohibits discrimination based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      20/86
      • Commitment Strength
        15/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          15/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            If Other, specify here: MEGA is the PHW Group's most important subsidary in terms of animal nutrition. 
            Type of commitment: Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: 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 sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            "In March 2015, MEGA Tierernahrung 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 operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            "In March 2015, MEGA Tierernahrung 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 direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In March 2015, MEGA Tierernahrung 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 indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "In March 2015, MEGA Tierernahrung 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
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "In March 2015, MEGA Tierernahrung received[...]independent certification [...]especially with soy and soy products.The soy used there corresponds to the RTRS standard (Roundtable on Responsible Soy)". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "In March 2015, MEGA Tierernahrung 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
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • 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 protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
            certification
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
          Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UNGP; 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.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          PHW Group's Code of Conduct for Business Partners prohibits discrimination based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      5/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UNGP; 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.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          PHW Group's Code of Conduct for Business Partners prohibits discrimination based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    8/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    1/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/16
    Avg. score

Profile

PHW Group, based in Germany, produces and markets poultry under the WIESENHOF brand, as well as producing animal feed. The Group has an annual turnover of over EUR 2.4 billion.

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

Top Brands

Wiesenhof, Drobimex, Bomadek, Ameta, Groenlandkip, MEGA Tierernahrung, Lohmann Pharma, Ge Prom, Nutrilo, Vibalogics, Lohmann Pharma

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