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  • Overall approach
    3/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      Commodity-specific commitment - commitment that does not apply to all of the commodities the company is exposed to
      0/4
      In relation to palm oil and pulp only - "Maintaining Forests: We prohibit deforestation"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      P&G is a signatory to the Consumer Goods Forum Deforestation Resolution and the New York Declaration on Forests. "As a first step to understand what we can do to help support regions seeking to advance responsible practices, we have joined the Tropical Forest Alliance to learn more about emerging efforts in our key sourcing regions of Indonesia and Malaysia". "In 2008, P&G joined WWF’s Global Forest & Trade Network program, which assists companies with sourcing more of their wood and paper products from responsibly managed forests"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Forests are critical to supporting virtually all life on earth. Increases in world population and pressure from economic demands are increasing threats to the world’s forests. These threats are especially high in tropical regions where deforestation and loss of high-conservation-value areas are already occurring. The good news is that forests are one of our most-renewable resources and by collaborating with numerous private and public sector organizations we can make progress in achieving our zero deforestation and forest degradation goals and protecting habitat which benefits people, business, wildlife, and local economies."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP COUNCIL - Chair Executive Sponsor for Sustainability (Currently President of Global Fabric Care) Participants CEO and Chairman of the Board, Chief R&D Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Product Supply Officer, Chief Legal Officer, President of European Sales & Marketing Organization, VP of Communications, VP of Sustainability, Director of Sustainability Purpose Maintains overall oversight of sustainability efforts, including climate change. Includes monitoring progress vs. goals, providing strategic direction, alignment to proposed program objectives and goals, discussion and allocation of budget needs - Meets Quarterly. [...] The CEO and Chairman of the Board sits on the SLC and can bring relevant climate related items to the Company’s Board of Directors and its Governance and Public Responsibility Committee which has oversight of Corporate Citizenship efforts, including climate."
    • 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
    • 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?: 2030

      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions
      "Our Operations: Reducing Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 50 percent by 2030 vs. 2010 baselineWe’ve been working hard to reduce the GHG emissions from P&G sites. In 2020, we set a goal to be carbon neutral for the decade across our operations and we’re already making progress."
  • Commodity score
    49/88
    • Palm oil
      63/88
      • Commitment Strength
        19/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            "P&G’s Palm Oil Sourcing Policy effectively prohibits the conversion of intact forest landscapes for palm oil production."; " P&G is committed to responsibly sourcing palm from suppliers and via supply chains that protect eco-systems from conversion and deforestation"
          • 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
            "P&G’s Palm Oil Sourcing Policy effectively prohibits the conversion of intact forest landscapes for palm oil production."; " P&G is committed to responsibly sourcing palm from suppliers and via supply chains that protect eco-systems from conversion and deforestation"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "P&G’s Palm Oil Sourcing Policy effectively prohibits the conversion of intact forest landscapes for palm oil production."; " P&G is committed to responsibly sourcing palm from suppliers and via supply chains that protect eco-systems from conversion and deforestation"
          • 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
            "P&G’s Palm Oil Sourcing Policy effectively prohibits the conversion of intact forest landscapes for palm oil production."; " P&G is committed to responsibly sourcing palm from suppliers and via supply chains that protect eco-systems from conversion and deforestation"
        • 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
            "P&G purchases small amounts of total global palm production (less than 1%). 100% of the palm oil used in P&G brands is RSPO certified, and by 2022 we plan to have 100% of the palm kernel oil used in P&G brands RSPO certified."; "• No development of high-conservation-value (HCV) areas and high-carbon-stock* (HCS) forests • No new development of peat lands regardless of depth" ; "P&G is committed to ensuring our suppliers meet RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) and have the necessary policies and procedures in place to ensure responsible sourcing of palm oil, palm kernel oil, and their derivatives" 
          • 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
            "P&G purchases small amounts of total global palm production (less than 1%). 100% of the palm oil used in P&G brands is RSPO certified, and by 2022 we plan to have 100% of the palm kernel oil used in P&G brands RSPO certified."; "• No development of high-conservation-value (HCV) areas and high-carbon-stock* (HCS) forests • No new development of peat lands regardless of depth" ; "P&G is committed to ensuring our suppliers meet RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) and have the necessary policies and procedures in place to ensure responsible sourcing of palm oil, palm kernel oil, and their derivatives" 
          • Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            "P&G purchases small amounts of total global palm production (less than 1%). 100% of the palm oil used in P&G brands is RSPO certified, and by 2022 we plan to have 100% of the palm kernel oil used in P&G brands RSPO certified."; "• No development of high-conservation-value (HCV) areas and high-carbon-stock* (HCS) forests • No new development of peat lands regardless of depth" ; "P&G is committed to ensuring our suppliers meet RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) and have the necessary policies and procedures in place to ensure responsible sourcing of palm oil, palm kernel oil, and their derivatives" 
          • 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
            "P&G purchases small amounts of total global palm production (less than 1%). 100% of the palm oil used in P&G brands is RSPO certified, and by 2022 we plan to have 100% of the palm kernel oil used in P&G brands RSPO certified."; "• No development of high-conservation-value (HCV) areas and high-carbon-stock* (HCS) forests • No new development of peat lands regardless of depth" ; "P&G is committed to ensuring our suppliers meet RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) and have the necessary policies and procedures in place to ensure responsible sourcing of palm oil, palm kernel oil, and their derivatives" 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/6
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "We expect direct suppliers to trace palm kernel oil back to the original mill and palm oil back to the plantation of origin."; "Ultimately, we want to trace back to the source plantations, including the thousands of small farmers in our palm kernel oil supply chain [...] The following actions will apply to our purchases of palm oil and palm oil fractions and palm kernel oil: • Establish traceability to palm oil mills by December 31, 2015."; In 2019, they state that "We have traced >98% of our supply chain to Palm Oil Mills."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Indirect suppliers
            "We expect direct suppliers to trace palm kernel oil back to the original mill and palm oil back to the plantation of origin."; "Ultimately, we want to trace back to the source plantations, including the thousands of small farmers in our palm kernel oil supply chain [...] The following actions will apply to our purchases of palm oil and palm oil fractions and palm kernel oil: • Establish traceability to palm oil mills by December 31, 2015."; In 2019, they state that "We have traced >98% of our supply chain to Palm Oil Mills."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "We expect direct suppliers to trace palm kernel oil back to the original mill and palm oil back to the plantation of origin."; "Ultimately, we want to trace back to the source plantations, including the thousands of small farmers in our palm kernel oil supply chain [...] The following actions will apply to our purchases of palm oil and palm oil fractions and palm kernel oil: • Establish traceability to palm oil mills by December 31, 2015."; In 2019, they state that "We have traced >98% of our supply chain to Palm Oil Mills."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2015
            "We expect direct suppliers to trace palm kernel oil back to the original mill and palm oil back to the plantation of origin."; "Ultimately, we want to trace back to the source plantations, including the thousands of small farmers in our palm kernel oil supply chain [...] The following actions will apply to our purchases of palm oil and palm oil fractions and palm kernel oil: • Establish traceability to palm oil mills by December 31, 2015."; In 2019, they state that "We have traced >98% of our supply chain to Palm Oil Mills."
      • Social Considerations
        15/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          P&G respects internationally recognized human rights as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Associated Covenants, and the International Labor Organization (ILO) Declaration on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work [...] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association."; "The updated policy combines—and in some cases, expands—existing policies for clearer and easier communication of our commitments and expectations internally and with customers, business partners, and other external stakeholders. We used the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in updating this Human Rights policy.'
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Certification; Technical assistance/support; Education and training
          "P&G sits in the RSPO Smallholder Standing Committee to oversee the execution of the RSPO Smallholder Strategy etc. • P&G with MISI become impact partners for the RSPO Smallholder Academy • 4 P&G-CSS staff have qualified as Master Trainers for the RSPO Smallholder Trainer Academy • P&G-CSS contributed to and partnered with RSPO to assess feasibility and auditability of the RSPO Independent Smallholder Standard (RISS)."; "FY18/19 was a major milestone year where we strategically partnered with the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI), a member of the MIT Global SCALE Network to establish P&G-CSS. As the main delivery partner for the P&G Smallholders Program, the mission of P&G-CSS is to safeguard the interest of the smallholders and improve their livelihood while ensuring ethical and responsible sourcing for oil palm with commitments to no deforestation, no new plantation on peatlands and no exploitation in the supply." 
        • 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
          "Discrimination based on race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression [...] External business partners must not discriminate in their hiring and employment practices (e.g., pay/promotion) and must follow all employment laws. Employment decisions must be based on merit, skills, and work experiences."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "In addition to establishing this renewed policy to respect human rights, we're committing to:Improving our due diligence to identify, prevent, mitigate, and report infringements across our end-to-end supply chain, andExpanding processes to remediate any adverse impacts that we cause or contribute to.This policy supports our long-standing legacy of doing the right thing in a way that supports winning with consumers and customers around the world."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "P&G is committed to ensuring our suppliers meet RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) 2018 and have the necessary policies and procedures in place to ensure: ... • Respect for land tenure rights, including rights of indigenous and local communities to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent for development of land they own legally, communally or by custom."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        30/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            In October 2021 - "Now 100 percent of the wood pulp and palm oils used in our Brands are third-party certified" ;  "Maintained 100% RSPO certification for palm oil/ palm oil derivatives and have switched all our PO purchases to RSPO Certified SG and we remain on track to purchase 100% of our palm oil derivatives as RSPO SG by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            P&G report in their 2020 RSPO ACOP that they source and also use in products purchased a total of 604011 tonnes of palm oil, of which 344624 tonnes are certified
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "We expect direct suppliers to trace palm kernel oil back to the original mill and palm oil back to the plantation of origin."; "Ultimately, we want to trace back to the source plantations, including the thousands of small farmers in our palm kernel oil supply chain [...] The following actions will apply to our purchases of palm oil and palm oil fractions and palm kernel oil: • Establish traceability to palm oil mills by December 31, 2015."; In 2019, they state that "We have traced >98% of our supply chain to Palm Oil Mills."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            In October 2021 - "Now 100 percent of the wood pulp and palm oils used in our Brands are third-party certified" ;  "Maintained 100% RSPO certification for palm oil/ palm oil derivatives and have switched all our PO purchases to RSPO Certified SG and we remain on track to purchase 100% of our palm oil derivatives as RSPO SG by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            P&G report in their 2020 RSPO ACOP that they source and also use in products purchased a total of 604011 tonnes of palm oil, of which 344624 tonnes are certified
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using an internal verification system.
            0.5/1
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using an internal verification system.
            0.5/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Earthqualizer

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Earthqualizer
            "In 2020, we worked with Earthqualizer to deploy satellite/ mapping technology to allow us to enhance our proactive tracking and investigation of potential deforestation, development on peat and fires in our supplier enterprise-wide supply chains." 
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          "Our palm oil sourcing policy requires suppliers to ensure no deforestation and no development on peatlands."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • 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?: RSPO Jurisdictional Working Group, RSPO Independent Smallholder Standard (RISS), FGV's human rights remediation efforts
          "Announced a 3rd party collaboration with FGV, our key PKO supplier and JV Partner in Malaysia, to invest in and accelerate FGV’s human rights remediation efforts", "participated in the RSPO Independent Smallholder Standard (RISS) development and will guide independent smallholders in the Smallholders Program into the RISS certification process", and "have participated in the RSPO Jurisdictional Working Group to develop the framework and certification structure to enable broader compliance to RSPO standards and our Responsible Sourcing Policy".
        • 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
          "P&G reserves the right to conduct audits to assure compliance with these guidelines and also reserves the right to discontinue any relationship should the external business partner violate, fail to correct, or have a pattern of violating these guidelines [...] External business partners must comply with all applicable environmental laws, rules and regulations."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "We deeply value feedback—especially when we’re notified by someone of an allegation, finding, report, event or discovery that suggests that there may have been a violation of: 1) the law; 2) our Worldwide Business Conduct Manual (WBCM); or 3) a Company policy." Access to an email, phone number to submit a complaint. 
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 604011 tonnes
          P&G report in their 2020 RSPO ACOP that they source and also use in products purchased a total of 604011 tonnes of palm oil, of which 344624 tonnes are certified
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          50-79%
          3/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          50-79%
          3/6
          What is the certified volume?: 344624 tonnes

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 57%

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO
          P&G report in their 2020 RSPO ACOP that they source and also use in products purchased a total of 604011 tonnes of palm oil, of which 344624 tonnes are certified
        • 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
          "In addition to establishing this renewed policy to respect human rights, we're committing to:Improving our due diligence to identify, prevent, mitigate, and report infringements across our end-to-end supply chain, andExpanding processes to remediate any adverse impacts that we cause or contribute to.This policy supports our long-standing legacy of doing the right thing in a way that supports winning with consumers and customers around the world."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Malaysia and Indonesia

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Yes

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 2%

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 98%
          "We have currently been at 98% traceability of palm purchases back to the palm oil mills. Our key direct suppliers are Wilmar, ICOF, AAA, GAR and Kalmart. See the map for locations of mills and click on the link for a detailed list of these mills." The suppliers list includes the following information: mill name, company, group company, country and location coordinates. 
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified 

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
           "Our commitments to environmental sustainability are addressed in our Environmental Policies & Statements. External business partners are expected to share P&G’s commitments and maximize the value and quality of their products by using resources responsibly, preserving the environment and reducing the environmental footprint of their operations. P&G will identify and notify external business partners that will be required to use and submit the scorecard or designated equivalent on-line tool to track improvement on environmental sustainability metrics. All other external business partners are encouraged to use the scorecard for their internal use if applicable."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: "If we find a supplier is violating any of the above requirements, and if that supplier does not acknowledge and take action to resolve the concern, P&G will suspend or eliminate palm oil purchases from that supplier."

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "If we find a supplier is violating any of the above requirements, and if that supplier does not acknowledge and take action to resolve the concern, P&G will suspend or eliminate palm oil purchases from that supplier. A supplier would need to have a documented action plan and demonstrate meaningful progress to be considered for reinstating supply agreements."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      53/88
      • Commitment Strength
        12/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "P&G does not allow deforestation and does not permit forest degradation in our sourcing. "; "P&G requires that 100% of the wood pulp we source is certified by one of these 3rd party certification systems (Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) which include criteria related to protecting both environmental and social values of forests. For every tree we use, at least one is regrown. " 
          • 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
            "P&G does not allow deforestation and does not permit forest degradation in our sourcing. "; "P&G requires that 100% of the wood pulp we source is certified by one of these 3rd party certification systems (Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) which include criteria related to protecting both environmental and social values of forests. For every tree we use, at least one is regrown. "
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "P&G does not allow deforestation and does not permit forest degradation in our sourcing. "; "P&G requires that 100% of the wood pulp we source is certified by one of these 3rd party certification systems (Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) which include criteria related to protecting both environmental and social values of forests. For every tree we use, at least one is regrown. "
          • 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
            "P&G does not allow deforestation and does not permit forest degradation in our sourcing. "; "P&G requires that 100% of the wood pulp we source is certified by one of these 3rd party certification systems (Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) which include criteria related to protecting both environmental and social values of forests. For every tree we use, at least one is regrown. "
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "As we go forward, our objective is to achieve 100% use of recycled or third-party certified virgin fiber in our paper packaging by 2022 and maintain this goal ongoing. We will continue to report data on our paper packaging on an annual basis." 
          • 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
            "As we go forward, our objective is to achieve 100% use of recycled or third-party certified virgin fiber in our paper packaging by 2022 and maintain this goal ongoing. We will continue to report data on our paper packaging on an annual basis." 
          • Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            "As we go forward, our objective is to achieve 100% use of recycled or third-party certified virgin fiber in our paper packaging by 2022 and maintain this goal ongoing. We will continue to report data on our paper packaging on an annual basis." 
          • 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
            "As we go forward, our objective is to achieve 100% use of recycled or third-party certified virgin fiber in our paper packaging by 2022 and maintain this goal ongoing. We will continue to report data on our paper packaging on an annual basis." 
        • 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
        15/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "P&G respects internationally recognized human rights as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Associated Covenants, and the International Labor Organization (ILO) Declaration on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work [...] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association."; "The updated policy combines—and in some cases, expands—existing policies for clearer and easier communication of our commitments and expectations internally and with customers, business partners, and other external stakeholders. We used the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in updating this Human Rights policy.'
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Certification; Education and training

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: Not specified
          "Achieving our goal means collaborating with NGOs, suppliers and governments to help increase the acreage of FSC-certified forests. One of the ways we do this is through multiple projects led by The Nature Conservancy and the American Forest Foundation, such as the Family Forest Carbon Program, the Working Woodlands project and Carolina’s Working Forest Conservation Collaborative to educate family forest landowners and other smallholders on how to obtain forest certification."
        • 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
          "Discrimination based on race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression [...] External business partners must not discriminate in their hiring and employment practices (e.g., pay/promotion) and must follow all employment laws. Employment decisions must be based on merit, skills, and work experiences."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "In addition to establishing this renewed policy to respect human rights, we're committing to:Improving our due diligence to identify, prevent, mitigate, and report infringements across our end-to-end supply chain, andExpanding processes to remediate any adverse impacts that we cause or contribute to.This policy supports our long-standing legacy of doing the right thing in a way that supports winning with consumers and customers around the world."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "P&G's Family Care products are made with 100 percent 3rd party certified pulp sourced from responsibly-managed forests... Respecting People: Respecting the rights of workers and Indigenous Peoples supporting Free, Prior, and Informed Consent from all groups and United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        27/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/2
          • 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
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "Today, all our Family Care products are made with 100% certified pulp, sourced from responsibly managed forests. Charmin and Puffs are also Forest Stewardship Council© (FSC©) and Rainforest Alliance certified. "
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "As of 2021, P&G is at 99.5% of this goal and intends to achieve 100% by 2022."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC, PEFC

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC, PEFC 
             "Since 2015, we require that 100% of the wood pulp we source is certified by a leading 3rd party certification system (Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) who ensure forests are responsibly managed. For every tree we use, at least one is regrown."
          • 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
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          P&G does not allow deforestation and does not permit forest degradation in our sourcing. Permanent conversion of land from forests to non-forest increases greenhouse gas emissions and has negative effects on biodiversity and the local communities that rely on them. P&G works with suppliers and stakeholders to address deforestation concerns in high-risk areas.
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • 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?: NGO sector initiatives 
          "Achieving our goal means collaborating with NGOs, suppliers and governments to help increase the acreage of FSC-certified forests. One of the ways we do this is through multiple projects led by The Nature Conservancy and the American Forest Foundation, such as the Family Forest Carbon Program, the Working Woodlands project and Carolina’s Working Forest Conservation Collaborative to educate family forest landowners and other smallholders on how to obtain forest certification."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified 
          "As part of our procurement practices, we require that all wood used for pulp supplied has undergone a risk assessment in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Controlled Wood standard. The FSC Controlled Wood risk assessments ensure that unwanted wood sources are avoided, and that wood harvesting is done legally per our procurement policy. Our preference for FSC makes use of both FSC Chain of Custody (FSC COC) and Controlled Wood (FSC CW) inputs."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "P&G reserves the right to conduct audits to assure compliance with these guidelines and also reserves the right to discontinue any relationship should the external business partner violate, fail to correct, or have a pattern of violating these guidelines [...] External business partners must comply with all applicable environmental laws, rules and regulations."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "We deeply value feedback—especially when we’re notified by someone of an allegation, finding, report, event or discovery that suggests that there may have been a violation of: 1) the law; 2) our Worldwide Business Conduct Manual (WBCM); or 3) a Company policy." Access to an email, phone number to submit a complaint. 
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 840,000 metric tons 
          They report a 2020 volume of 840,000 metric tons of paper-based packaging. Of which 80% was recycled, 20% was virgin. Of the virgin: 99.5% was recycled or 3rd party certified virgin (94% was 3rd party certified and 42% was Virgin fiber that was 3rd party Certified FSC) 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          What is the certified volume?: 157920 metric tons

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 99.5%

          What third-party verification is used?: FSC
          They report a 2020 volume of 840,000 metric tons of paper-based packaging. Of which 80% was recycled, 20% was virgin. Of the virgin: 99.5% was recycled or 3rd party certified virgin (94% was 3rd party certified and 42% was Virgin fiber that was 3rd party Certified FSC). "P&G has an aim to achieve 100% of the volume reported by our suppliers was either recycled or third-party certified virgin content by 2020. As of 2021, P&G is at 99.5% of this goal and intends to achieve 100% by 2022."
        • 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
          "In addition to establishing this renewed policy to respect human rights, we're committing to: Improving our due diligence to identify, prevent, mitigate, and report infringements across our end-to-end supply chain, and Expanding processes to remediate any adverse impacts that we cause or contribute to. This policy supports our long-standing legacy of doing the right thing in a way that supports winning with consumers and customers around the world."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers
          2/4
          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Mexico, Poland, Canada, Thailand, China, America, Brazil 
          "This list contains direct paper packaging suppliers accounting for 95% of P&G’s paper packaging purchases globally as of March 2021." 
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using certification; Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified
          "P&G continuously reviews wood pulp suppliers to ensure they provide us with sustainably sourced fiber and follow this policy. To evaluate compliance suppliers are required to participate in: • Semiannual sustainability desk-side audits • Biennial forest field assessments including management plan appraisal • Quarterly evaluations of sustainability efforts and plans." For certification p&G encourages suppliers to carry out annual third party audits by recommended bodies such as Preferred by Nature, PwC, SCS Global Services, SGS, SAI Global, and KPMG: "These claims require rigorous annual third-party, independent audits of forests and reviews of supplier’s internal due diligence systems..."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes
          "Alleged non-compliances to this and any P&G policies identified during any of these activities will follow our Forestry Grievance Process. This three-phase process of Evaluate, Investigate, and Remediate allows P&G to ensure our policies are being followed. Potential actions by P&G when non-compliances are confirmed are to engage, suspend, or terminate supplier relationships. Scale, scope, and irremediability of the allegation are used to determine the level of P&G response. More details can be found in the Forestry Grievance Process."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy *
      13/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • 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
        • 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
        7/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "P&G respects internationally recognized human rights as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Associated Covenants, and the International Labor Organization (ILO) Declaration on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work [...] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association."; "The updated policy combines—and in some cases, expands—existing policies for clearer and easier communication of our commitments and expectations internally and with customers, business partners, and other external stakeholders. We used the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in updating this Human Rights policy.'
        • 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
          "Discrimination based on race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression [...] External business partners must not discriminate in their hiring and employment practices (e.g., pay/promotion) and must follow all employment laws. Employment decisions must be based on merit, skills, and work experiences."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "In addition to establishing this renewed policy to respect human rights, we're committing to:Improving our due diligence to identify, prevent, mitigate, and report infringements across our end-to-end supply chain, andExpanding processes to remediate any adverse impacts that we cause or contribute to.This policy supports our long-standing legacy of doing the right thing in a way that supports winning with consumers and customers around the world."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/50
        • 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
          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
          "P&G reserves the right to conduct audits to assure compliance with these guidelines and also reserves the right to discontinue any relationship should the external business partner violate, fail to correct, or have a pattern of violating these guidelines [...] External business partners must comply with all applicable environmental laws, rules and regulations."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own
          "We deeply value feedback—especially when we’re notified by someone of an allegation, finding, report, event or discovery that suggests that there may have been a violation of: 1) the law; 2) our Worldwide Business Conduct Manual (WBCM); or 3) a Company policy." Access to an email, phone number to submit a complaint. 
        • 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
          "In addition to establishing this renewed policy to respect human rights, we're committing to: Improving our due diligence to identify, prevent, mitigate, and report infringements across our end-to-end supply chain, and Expanding processes to remediate any adverse impacts that we cause or contribute to.This policy supports our long-standing legacy of doing the right thing in a way that supports winning with consumers and customers around the world."
        • 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
    12/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    24/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    13/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Proctor & Gamble is an American consumer goods manufacturer. The company produces laundry detergents, personal hygiene products, toilet paper, and toothpaste among many other products. Proctor & Gamble owns several well-known brands, such as Ariel, Head & Shoulders, Gillette, Tide, and Herbal Essence. Procter & Gamble Co, The is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, pulp & paper and paper packaging and is also assessed for its exposure to soy.

Sector
Industry sector 
Cosmetics, Personal care, Home care
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Always, Always Discreet, Ambi Pur, Ariel, Ariel Pgp, Aussie, Bold, Bold 2in1, Clearblue, Daz, Fairy, Fairy Nb, Febreze, Febreze Unstoppables, Flash, Gillette, Gillette Venus, Head & Shoulders, Herbal Essences, Lenor, Max Factor, Nicen Easy, Olay, Old Spice, Oral-b, P&g Professional, Pampers, Pantene, Pantene Pro-v, Tampax, Venus, Wella

How we assess the Forest 500

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