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  • Overall approach
    1/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "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
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • 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
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2022

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear
      [translation] "We participate in the "ZNU goes Zero" initiative organized by the Centre for Sustainable Corporate Management (ZNU). The aim of this initiative is to achieve climate-neutral operations at all participating locations by 2022. In our commitment to sustainability the current orientation is focused on the climate- neutral efficiency of our WIESENHOF production sites. We want to reduce the amount of CO2 emissions in all areas of our business to a minimum, in order to (where economically and physically possible), produce on a climate-neutral basis. The main focus is our participation in the voluntary initiative ‘ZNU goes Zero’: as of 1st January 2020, all of our ZNU-approved production sites for chicken, turkey and sausage have been producing on a 100 per cent climate neutral basis."
  • Commodity score
    17/88
    • Palm oil
      23/88
      • Commitment Strength
        10/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            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
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            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."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            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."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            [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."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            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 [...] its Processing 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 WIESENHOF Rietberg. The PHW subsidiary [Weisenhof] switched from Mass Balance-Standard (MB) to segregation-Standard in 2019."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "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 [...] its Processing 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 WIESENHOF Rietberg. The PHW subsidiary [Weisenhof] switched from Mass Balance-Standard (MB) to segregation-Standard in 2019."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            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."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            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."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        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
          W 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
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and 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
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "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, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "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
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          [translation] "International regulations and laws, the applicable law in the countries of activity, industrial minimum standards, ILO and UN Conventions and all relevant legal provisions must be complied with, whereby the strictest requirements shall apply. [...] Business partners agree that implementation of the Social Standards may be monitored at any time either by the PHW Group itself or by an independent auditor appointed by PHW Group."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          [translation] "International regulations and laws, the applicable law in the countries of activity, industrial minimum standards, ILO and UN Conventions and all relevant legal provisions must be complied with, whereby the strictest requirements shall apply. [...] Business partners agree that implementation of the Social Standards may be monitored at any time either by the PHW Group itself or by an independent auditor appointed by PHW Group."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%

          Details of monitoring: Using certification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not disclosed
          "In the meantime, PHW has achieved the target set for palm oil two years ago and [...] its Processing companies exclusively use sustainable palm oil from the Segregation Standard (SG)."
        • 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
      14/88
      • Commitment Strength
        4/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/11
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2.7/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2.7/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS

            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
            "In 2021, we will continue to use 100% sustainably certified and resource-preserving soy meal (e.g. ProTerra, RTRS) for our WIESENHOF integration.PHW continues to press for European approval of insect protein as an alternative to soya in poultry feed."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidary
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "In 2021, we will continue to use 100% sustainably certified and resource-preserving soy meal (e.g. ProTerra, RTRS) for our WIESENHOF integration.PHW continues to press for European approval of insect protein as an alternative to soya in poultry feed."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "In 2021, we will continue to use 100% sustainably certified and resource-preserving soy meal (e.g. ProTerra, RTRS) for our WIESENHOF integration.PHW continues to press for European approval of insect protein as an alternative to soya in poultry feed."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        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
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and 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
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        5/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          "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?: Enterra [Enterra Feed Corporation]
           [translation] "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
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
          [translation] "International regulations and laws, the applicable law in the countries of activity, industrial minimum standards, ILO and UN Conventions and all relevant legal provisions must be complied with, whereby the strictest requirements shall apply. [...] Business partners agree that implementation of the Social Standards may be monitored at any time either by the PHW Group itself or by an independent auditor appointed by PHW Group."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          [translation] "International regulations and laws, the applicable law in the countries of activity, industrial minimum standards, ILO and UN Conventions and all relevant legal provisions must be complied with, whereby the strictest requirements shall apply. [...] Business partners agree that implementation of the Social Standards may be monitored at any time either by the PHW Group itself or by an independent auditor appointed by PHW Group."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper *
      9/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/5
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        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
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and 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
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          [translation] "International regulations and laws, the applicable law in the countries of activity, industrial minimum standards, ILO and UN Conventions and all relevant legal provisions must be complied with, whereby the strictest requirements shall apply. [...] Business partners agree that implementation of the Social Standards may be monitored at any time either by the PHW Group itself or by an independent auditor appointed by PHW Group."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          [translation] "International regulations and laws, the applicable law in the countries of activity, industrial minimum standards, ILO and UN Conventions and all relevant legal provisions must be complied with, whereby the strictest requirements shall apply. [...] Business partners agree that implementation of the Social Standards may be monitored at any time either by the PHW Group itself or by an independent auditor appointed by PHW Group."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    5/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    6/50
    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
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Germany
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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