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  • Overall approach
    5/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Deforestation-Free
      4/6
      "At Restaurant Brands International, our goal is to eliminate deforestation within our global supply chain."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      0/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      Restaurant Brands International commits to "No deforestation of areas of High Conservation Value".
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    34/86
    • Beef
      32/86
      • Commitment Strength
        18/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          18/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            "As part of our forest commitment, we will work with our supply chain partners towards the following by 2030 or sooner for priority commodities, including beef, soy and coffee:No deforestation of primary forests,No deforestation of areas of High Conservation Value, No development of High Carbon Stock forest areas, No development on peatlands". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As part of our forest commitment, we will work with our supply chain partners towards the following by 2030 or sooner for priority commodities, including beef, soy and coffee:No deforestation of primary forests,No deforestation of areas of High Conservation Value, No development of High Carbon Stock forest areas, No development on peatlands". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As part of our forest commitment, we will work with our supply chain partners towards the following by 2030 or sooner for priority commodities, including beef, soy and coffee:No deforestation of primary forests,No deforestation of areas of High Conservation Value, No development of High Carbon Stock forest areas, No development on peatlands". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As part of our forest commitment, we will work with our supply chain partners towards the following by 2030 or sooner for priority commodities, including beef, soy and coffee:No deforestation of primary forests,No deforestation of areas of High Conservation Value, No development of High Carbon Stock forest areas, No development on peatlands". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As part of our forest commitment, we will work with our supply chain partners towards the following by 2030 or sooner for priority commodities, including beef, soy and coffee:No deforestation of primary forests,No deforestation of areas of High Conservation Value, No development of High Carbon Stock forest areas, No development on peatlands". 
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "As part of our forest commitment, we will work with our supply chain partners towards the following by 2030 or sooner for priority commodities, including beef, soy and coffee:No deforestation of primary forests,No deforestation of areas of High Conservation Value, No development of High Carbon Stock forest areas, No development on peatlands". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "As part of our forest commitment, we will work with our supply chain partners towards the following by 2030 or sooner for priority commodities, including beef, soy and coffee:No deforestation of primary forests,No deforestation of areas of High Conservation Value, No development of High Carbon Stock forest areas, No development on peatlands". 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "Vendors are expected to maintain appropriate records to demonstrate their compliance with this Code. RBI shall have the right to monitor compliance with this Code, including the right to conduct, or have its designee conduct, unannounced inspections of Vendors' facilities and records, and the right, in connection with such inspections, to conduct interviews of the Vendors’ employees. If RBI determines that any Vendor has violated this Code, RBI may terminate its business relationship with the Vendor or require the Vendor to implement a corrective action plan".   
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "Vendors are expected to maintain appropriate records to demonstrate their compliance with this Code. RBI shall have the right to monitor compliance with this Code, including the right to conduct, or have its designee conduct, unannounced inspections of Vendors' facilities and records, and the right, in connection with such inspections, to conduct interviews of the Vendors’ employees. If RBI determines that any Vendor has violated this Code, RBI may terminate its business relationship with the Vendor or require the Vendor to implement a corrective action plan".
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB), is a not-for-profit, collaborative, multi-stakeholder organization focused on advancing sustainability in the Canadian beef industry. The CRSB is also a member of the GRSB, and its main areas of work include Sustainability Benchmarking, a Certification Framework and Sustainability Projects.As an active member of the CRSB, we are proud to have contributed to their efforts to advance beef sustainability. In late 2017, the CRSB launched the much-anticipated Certified Sustainable Beef Framework. This framework is the first of its kind in the world and was developed over two years with input from the multi-stakeholder membership of the CRSB. The mission of this voluntary Framework is to drive the advancement and recognition of beef sustainability in Canada through a world class operation-level certification program".
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        8/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "As part of our forest commitment, we will work with our supply chain partners towards the following by 2030 or sooner for priority commodities [palm oil and wood/paper for fiber-based packaging], including beef, soy and coffee...The right of all impacted communities to provide or withhold free, prior and informed consent."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Restaurant Brands International ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Palm oil
      42/86
      • Commitment Strength
        21/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Protects priority forests; Certification
            "By the end of 2015, all palm oil sourced will support the production of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified sustainable palm oil through the purchase of GreenPalm certificates. By 2020, all palm oil sourced as well as palm oil and palm kernel oil used as an ingredient in our branded products will be from suppliers who can verify sustainable production."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "By the end of 2015, all palm oil sourced will support the production of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified sustainable palm oil through the purchase of GreenPalm certificates. By 2020, all palm oil sourced as well as palm oil and palm kernel oil used as an ingredient in our branded products will be from suppliers who can verify sustainable production."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            "All palm oil sourced by Restaurant Brands International and branded products with greater than 1% palm oil / palm kernel oil as an ingredient."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "By the end of 2015, all palm oil sourced will support the production of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified sustainable palm oil through the purchase of GreenPalm certificates. By 2020, all palm oil sourced as well as palm oil and palm kernel oil used as an ingredient in our branded products will be from suppliers who can verify sustainable production."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "By the end of 2015, all palm oil sourced will support the production of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified sustainable palm oil through the purchase of GreenPalm certificates. By 2020, all palm oil sourced as well as palm oil and palm kernel oil used as an ingredient in our branded products will be from suppliers who can verify sustainable production."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "By the end of 2015, all palm oil sourced will support the production of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified sustainable palm oil through the purchase of GreenPalm certificates. By 2020, all palm oil sourced as well as palm oil and palm kernel oil used as an ingredient in our branded products will be from suppliers who can verify sustainable production."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "By the end of 2015, all palm oil sourced will support the production of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified sustainable palm oil through the purchase of GreenPalm certificates. By 2020, all palm oil sourced as well as palm oil and palm kernel oil used as an ingredient in our branded products will be from suppliers who can verify sustainable production."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          10/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Restaurant Brands International is committed to working together with our suppliers to source palm oil that does not contribute to deforestation nor development on peatlands, and protects both High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock areas. To demonstrate progress toward this long-term goal, we developed the following milestones: By the end of 2015, all palm oil sourced will support the production of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified sustainable palm oil through the purchase of GreenPalm  certificates. By 2020, all palm oil sourced as well as palm oil and palm kernel oil used as an ingredient in our branded products will be from suppliers who can verify sustainable production."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Restaurant Brands International is committed to working together with our suppliers to source palm oil that does not contribute to deforestation nor development on peatlands, and protects both High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock areas. To demonstrate progress toward this long-term goal, we developed the following milestones: By the end of 2015, all palm oil sourced will support the production of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified sustainable palm oil through the purchase of GreenPalm  certificates. By 2020, all palm oil sourced as well as palm oil and palm kernel oil used as an ingredient in our branded products will be from suppliers who can verify sustainable production."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            "All palm oil sourced by Restaurant Brands International and branded products with greater than 1% palm oil / palm kernel oil as an ingredient."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Restaurant Brands International is committed to working together with our suppliers to source palm oil that does not contribute to deforestation nor development on peatlands, and protects both High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock areas. To demonstrate progress toward this long-term goal, we developed the following milestones: By the end of 2015, all palm oil sourced will support the production of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified sustainable palm oil through the purchase of GreenPalm  certificates. By 2020, all palm oil sourced as well as palm oil and palm kernel oil used as an ingredient in our branded products will be from suppliers who can verify sustainable production."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Restaurant Brands International is committed to working together with our suppliers to source palm oil that does not contribute to deforestation nor development on peatlands, and protects both High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock areas. To demonstrate progress toward this long-term goal, we developed the following milestones: By the end of 2015, all palm oil sourced will support the production of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified sustainable palm oil through the purchase of GreenPalm  certificates. By 2020, all palm oil sourced as well as palm oil and palm kernel oil used as an ingredient in our branded products will be from suppliers who can verify sustainable production."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Restaurant Brands International is committed to working together with our suppliers to source palm oil that does not contribute to deforestation nor development on peatlands, and protects both High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock areas. To demonstrate progress toward this long-term goal, we developed the following milestones: By the end of 2015, all palm oil sourced will support the production of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified sustainable palm oil through the purchase of GreenPalm  certificates. By 2020, all palm oil sourced as well as palm oil and palm kernel oil used as an ingredient in our branded products will be from suppliers who can verify sustainable production."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Restaurant Brands International is committed to working together with our suppliers to source palm oil that does not contribute to deforestation nor development on peatlands, and protects both High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock areas. To demonstrate progress toward this long-term goal, we developed the following milestones: By the end of 2015, all palm oil sourced will support the production of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified sustainable palm oil through the purchase of GreenPalm  certificates. By 2020, all palm oil sourced as well as palm oil and palm kernel oil used as an ingredient in our branded products will be from suppliers who can verify sustainable production."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            In the 2017 RSPO ACOP, Restaurant Brands reported their total palm oil consumption as 26,401.71 Tonnes, of which all was certified.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            In the 2017 RSPO ACOP, Restaurant Brands reported their total palm oil consumption as 26,401.71 Tonnes, of which all was certified.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "Vendors are expected to maintain appropriate records to demonstrate their compliance with this Code. RBI shall have the right to monitor compliance with this Code, including the right to conduct, or have its designee conduct, unannounced inspections of Vendors' facilities and records, and the right, in connection with such inspections, to conduct interviews of the Vendors’ employees. If RBI determines that any Vendor has violated this Code, RBI may terminate its business relationship with the Vendor or require the Vendor to implement a corrective action plan".
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "Vendors are expected to maintain appropriate records to demonstrate their compliance with this Code. RBI shall have the right to monitor compliance with this Code, including the right to conduct, or have its designee conduct, unannounced inspections of Vendors' facilities and records, and the right, in connection with such inspections, to conduct interviews of the Vendors’ employees. If RBI determines that any Vendor has violated this Code, RBI may terminate its business relationship with the Vendor or require the Vendor to implement a corrective action plan".
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings
          In 2017, Restaurant Brands International report that they are "an active member of the [Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef]".
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          In the 2017 RSPO ACOP, Restaurant Brands reported their total palm oil consumption as 26,401.71 Tonnes, of which all was certified.
      • Social Considerations
        8/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "As part of our forest commitment, we will work with our supply chain partners towards the following by 2030 or sooner for priority commodities [palm oil and wood/paper for fiber-based packaging], including beef, soy and coffee...The right of all impacted communities to provide or withhold free, prior and informed consent."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Restaurant Brands International ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      26/86
      • Commitment Strength
        14/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          14/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            "As part of our forest commitment, we will work with our supply chain partners towards the following by 2030 or sooner for priority commodities, including beef, soy and coffee:No deforestation of primary forests,No deforestation of areas of High Conservation Value, No development of High Carbon Stock forest areas, No development on peatlands". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As part of our forest commitment, we will work with our supply chain partners towards the following by 2030 or sooner for priority commodities, including beef, soy and coffee:No deforestation of primary forests,No deforestation of areas of High Conservation Value, No development of High Carbon Stock forest areas, No development on peatlands". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As part of our forest commitment, we will work with our supply chain partners towards the following by 2030 or sooner for priority commodities, including beef, soy and coffee:No deforestation of primary forests,No deforestation of areas of High Conservation Value, No development of High Carbon Stock forest areas, No development on peatlands". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As part of our forest commitment, we will work with our supply chain partners towards the following by 2030 or sooner for priority commodities, including beef, soy and coffee:No deforestation of primary forests,No deforestation of areas of High Conservation Value, No development of High Carbon Stock forest areas, No development on peatlands". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As part of our forest commitment, we will work with our supply chain partners towards the following by 2030 or sooner for priority commodities, including beef, soy and coffee:No deforestation of primary forests,No deforestation of areas of High Conservation Value, No development of High Carbon Stock forest areas, No development on peatlands". 
          • Target date
            2027-2030
            0.3/2
            Target date
            2027-2030
            0.3/2
            "As part of our forest commitment, we will work with our supply chain partners towards the following by 2030 or sooner for priority commodities, including beef, soy and coffee:No deforestation of primary forests,No deforestation of areas of High Conservation Value, No development of High Carbon Stock forest areas, No development on peatlands". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
            "As part of our forest commitment, we will work with our supply chain partners towards the following by 2030 or sooner for priority commodities, including beef, soy and coffee:No deforestation of primary forests,No deforestation of areas of High Conservation Value, No development of High Carbon Stock forest areas, No development on peatlands". 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "Vendors are expected to maintain appropriate records to demonstrate their compliance with this Code. RBI shall have the right to monitor compliance with this Code, including the right to conduct, or have its designee conduct, unannounced inspections of Vendors' facilities and records, and the right, in connection with such inspections, to conduct interviews of the Vendors’ employees. If RBI determines that any Vendor has violated this Code, RBI may terminate its business relationship with the Vendor or require the Vendor to implement a corrective action plan".
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "Vendors are expected to maintain appropriate records to demonstrate their compliance with this Code. RBI shall have the right to monitor compliance with this Code, including the right to conduct, or have its designee conduct, unannounced inspections of Vendors' facilities and records, and the right, in connection with such inspections, to conduct interviews of the Vendors’ employees. If RBI determines that any Vendor has violated this Code, RBI may terminate its business relationship with the Vendor or require the Vendor to implement a corrective action plan".
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        8/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "As part of our forest commitment, we will work with our supply chain partners towards the following by 2030 or sooner for priority commodities [palm oil and wood/paper for fiber-based packaging], including beef, soy and coffee...The right of all impacted communities to provide or withhold free, prior and informed consent."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Restaurant Brands International ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      34/86
      • Commitment Strength
        17/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/15
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC; Other (specify)
            Type of commitment: Certification; Sustainability commitment
            "Restaurant Brands International is committed to sourcing all fiber-based packaging from certified sustainable or recycled sources for both brands by 2020." "It is important to Restaurant Brands International that all of our brands’ fiber-based packaging items become certified to standards that promote sustainable forest management. These standards include the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Restaurant Brands International is committed to sourcing all fiber-based packaging from certified sustainable or recycled sources for both brands by 2020." "It is important to Restaurant Brands International that all of our brands’ fiber-based packaging items become certified to standards that promote sustainable forest management. These standards include the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification , Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            "Restaurant Brands International is committed to sourcing all fiber-based packaging from certified sustainable or recycled sources for both brands by 2020." Only Burger King and Tim Horton's
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Restaurant Brands International is committed to sourcing all fiber-based packaging from certified sustainable or recycled sources for both brands by 2020." "It is important to Restaurant Brands International that all of our brands’ fiber-based packaging items become certified to standards that promote sustainable forest management. These standards include the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification , Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Restaurant Brands International is committed to sourcing all fiber-based packaging from certified sustainable or recycled sources for both brands by 2020." "It is important to Restaurant Brands International that all of our brands’ fiber-based packaging items become certified to standards that promote sustainable forest management. These standards include the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification , Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "Restaurant Brands International is committed to sourcing all fiber-based packaging from certified sustainable or recycled sources for both brands by 2020." "It is important to Restaurant Brands International that all of our brands’ fiber-based packaging items become certified to standards that promote sustainable forest management. These standards include the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification , Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Restaurant Brands International is committed to sourcing all fiber-based packaging from certified sustainable or recycled sources for both brands by 2020." "It is important to Restaurant Brands International that all of our brands’ fiber-based packaging items become certified to standards that promote sustainable forest management. These standards include the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification , Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          10/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "Restaurant Brands International is committed to sourcing all fiber-based packaging from certified sustainable or recycled sources for both brands by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Restaurant Brands International is committed to sourcing all fiber-based packaging from certified sustainable or recycled sources for both brands by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            "Restaurant Brands International is committed to sourcing all fiber-based packaging from certified sustainable or recycled sources for both brands by 2020." Only Burger King and Tim Horton's
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Restaurant Brands International is committed to sourcing all fiber-based packaging from certified sustainable or recycled sources for both brands by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Restaurant Brands International is committed to sourcing all fiber-based packaging from certified sustainable or recycled sources for both brands by 2020."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "Restaurant Brands International is committed to sourcing all fiber-based packaging from certified sustainable or recycled sources for both brands by 2020."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Restaurant Brands International is committed to sourcing all fiber-based packaging from certified sustainable or recycled sources for both brands by 2020."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            2017 In Canada, Europe and US, all of Burger King's and Tim Horton's packaging was certified by FSC or PEFC or the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            In 2016 Sustainability Report published in 2017, Restaurant Brands International report on their recycled content for certain packaging types. For example "All kraft carryout bags were made from 100% recycled fiber with a minimum of 60% post-consumer recycled content."and "Paper tray liners were made with 50% recycled material containing a minimum of 20% post-consumer recycled content."and "Napkins were made with 100% recycled fiber and 20% post-consumer recycled material."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            2017 In Canada, Europe and US, all of Burger King's and Tim Horton's packaging was certified by FSC or PEFC or the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
          • 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
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "Vendors are expected to maintain appropriate records to demonstrate their compliance with this Code. RBI shall have the right to monitor compliance with this Code, including the right to conduct, or have its designee conduct, unannounced inspections of Vendors' facilities and records, and the right, in connection with such inspections, to conduct interviews of the Vendors’ employees. If RBI determines that any Vendor has violated this Code, RBI may terminate its business relationship with the Vendor or require the Vendor to implement a corrective action plan".
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "Vendors are expected to maintain appropriate records to demonstrate their compliance with this Code. RBI shall have the right to monitor compliance with this Code, including the right to conduct, or have its designee conduct, unannounced inspections of Vendors' facilities and records, and the right, in connection with such inspections, to conduct interviews of the Vendors’ employees. If RBI determines that any Vendor has violated this Code, RBI may terminate its business relationship with the Vendor or require the Vendor to implement a corrective action plan".
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        8/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "As part of our forest commitment, we will work with our supply chain partners towards the following by 2030 or sooner for priority commodities [palm oil and wood/paper for fiber-based packaging], including beef, soy and coffee...The right of all impacted communities to provide or withhold free, prior and informed consent."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Restaurant Brands International ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    18/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    8/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    8/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Restaurant Brands International, created in 2014 after a merger of the two famous brands Burger King and Tim Hortons, is one of the world’s largest fast food companies. With its two brands, the company operates 19,000 restaurants in almost 100 countries. By market share, it is one of the top five fast food companies in the world. In Europe it is among the top three, whilst being one of the top five in the US. The varied menu of both chains expose them to a range of forest risk commodities.

Sector
Industry sector 
Fast food
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
Canada
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Burger King, Tim Hortons, Popeyes

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