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  • Overall approach
    0/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
      Signatory
      No
      0/1
      If Other Initiative, specify::
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
    • 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
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    12/84
    • Pulp & Paper
      2/84
      • 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
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/38
        • 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
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Social audits are conducted at various Plukon Food Group production sites in order to demonstrate to various purchasers that Plukon complies with social legislation, for instance on employment rights, ethics, competition, order, safety, the environment and animal welfare." " All sites are certified in accordance with internationally recognised food safety requirements (IFS/BRC). During acquisition processes, sites are checked for compliance with national and international laws and regulations and brought in line with the certification applied by Plukon."
        • 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
    • Soy
      21/84
      • 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
            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS; Other certification

            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Yes

            If Other, specify here: ProTerra
            "Target 2025: 10% growth in thevolume of certified soy(RTRS or ProTerra) in2025 versus 2018 (2%annual growth)." "Soy intended for free-range chicken and Good Brood Chicken feed for retail satisfiesat least RTRS or ProTerra Foundation requirements."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            Only soy used as feed for free-range chicken and Good Brood Chicken - "Target 2025: 10% growth in thevolume of certified soy(RTRS or ProTerra) in2025 versus 2018 (2%annual growth)." "Soy intended for free-range chicken and Good Brood Chicken feed for retail satisfiesat least RTRS or ProTerra Foundation requirements."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/2
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/2
            "Target 2025: 10% growth in thevolume of certified soy(RTRS or ProTerra) in2025 versus 2018 (2%annual growth)." "Soy intended for free-range chicken and Good Brood Chicken feed for retail satisfiesat least RTRS or ProTerra Foundation requirements."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • 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
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "Target 2025: 10% growth in thevolume of certified soy(RTRS or ProTerra) in2025 versus 2018 (2%annual growth)." "Soy intended for free-range chicken and Good Brood Chicken feed for retail satisfiesat least RTRS or ProTerra Foundation requirements.""Results for 2018: 33.4%growthversus2017"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            "Target 2025: 10% growth in thevolume of certified soy(RTRS or ProTerra) in2025 versus 2018 (2%annual growth)." "Soy intended for free-range chicken and Good Brood Chicken feed for retail satisfiesat least RTRS or ProTerra Foundation requirements.""Results for 2018: 33.4%growthversus2017"
          • Commitment to a traceable 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
          "Social audits are conducted at various Plukon Food Group production sites in order to demonstrate to various purchasers that Plukon complies with social legislation, for instance on employment rights, ethics, competition, order, safety, the environment and animal welfare." " All sites are certified in accordance with internationally recognised food safety requirements (IFS/BRC). During acquisition processes, sites are checked for compliance with national and international laws and regulations and brought in line with the certification applied by Plukon."
        • 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
  • Commitment strength
    7/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    5/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Plukon Food Group plays a significant role in the European poultry market, slaughtering nine million chickens a week. The group also processes, packages and markets these products for the food processing industry. Plukon Food Group are exposed to soy through the animal feed fed to the chickens. Plukon Food Group is selected as a powerbroker for soy and paper packaging.

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