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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1.00/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "The increased cultivation of palm oil is destroying peat forests and rainforests. In the process, the basis of local populations’ lives is frequently being taken away, and the habitats of valuable species are being lost. The clearing of rainforests is also releasing huge amounts of CO2."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    20/86
    • Beef
      0/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • 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
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/4
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Palm oil
      43/86
      • Commitment Strength
        30/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            "Since 2013, REWE Group has committed itself to the exclusive use of 100 per cent certified palm (kernel) oil with all four supply chain options being implemented so far [...]  For the store brands of REWE Group, the aim is to predominately use RSPO-certified palm (kernel) oil products [...] The purchase of certified palm (kernel) oil for the store brand products of REWE Group must in all cases comply with the requirements set out [above]."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Since 2013, REWE Group has committed itself to the exclusive use of 100 per cent certified palm (kernel) oil with all four supply chain options being implemented so far [...]  For the store brands of REWE Group, the aim is to predominately use RSPO-certified palm (kernel) oil products [...] The purchase of certified palm (kernel) oil for the store brand products of REWE Group must in all cases comply with the requirements set out [above]."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Since 2013, REWE Group has committed itself to the exclusive use of 100 per cent certified palm (kernel) oil with all four supply chain options being implemented so far [...]  For the store brands of REWE Group, the aim is to predominately use RSPO-certified palm (kernel) oil products [...] The purchase of certified palm (kernel) oil for the store brand products of REWE Group must in all cases comply with the requirements set out [above]."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Since 2013, REWE Group has committed itself to the exclusive use of 100 per cent certified palm (kernel) oil with all four supply chain options being implemented so far [...]  For the store brands of REWE Group, the aim is to predominately use RSPO-certified palm (kernel) oil products [...] The purchase of certified palm (kernel) oil for the store brand products of REWE Group must in all cases comply with the requirements set out [above]."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Since 2013, REWE Group has committed itself to the exclusive use of 100 per cent certified palm (kernel) oil with all four supply chain options being implemented so far [...]  For the store brands of REWE Group, the aim is to predominately use RSPO-certified palm (kernel) oil products [...] The purchase of certified palm (kernel) oil for the store brand products of REWE Group must in all cases comply with the requirements set out [above]."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            The latest milestone in their goal is "Purchase 100 per cent at least at mass balance in 2020"
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Since 2013, REWE Group has committed itself to the exclusive use of 100 per cent certified palm (kernel) oil with all four supply chain options being implemented so far [...]  For the store brands of REWE Group, the aim is to predominately use RSPO-certified palm (kernel) oil products [...] The purchase of certified palm (kernel) oil for the store brand products of REWE Group must in all cases comply with the requirements set out [above]."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Since 2013, REWE Group has committed itself to the exclusive use of 100 per cent certified palm (kernel) oil with all four supply chain options being implemented so far [...]  For the store brands of REWE Group, the aim is to predominately use RSPO-certified palm (kernel) oil products [...] The purchase of certified palm (kernel) oil for the store brand products of REWE Group must in all cases comply with the requirements set out [above]."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Since 2013, REWE Group has committed itself to the exclusive use of 100 per cent certified palm (kernel) oil with all four supply chain options being implemented so far [...]  For the store brands of REWE Group, the aim is to predominately use RSPO-certified palm (kernel) oil products [...] The purchase of certified palm (kernel) oil for the store brand products of REWE Group must in all cases comply with the requirements set out [above]."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Since 2013, REWE Group has committed itself to the exclusive use of 100 per cent certified palm (kernel) oil with all four supply chain options being implemented so far [...]  For the store brands of REWE Group, the aim is to predominately use RSPO-certified palm (kernel) oil products [...] The purchase of certified palm (kernel) oil for the store brand products of REWE Group must in all cases comply with the requirements set out [above]."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Since 2013, REWE Group has committed itself to the exclusive use of 100 per cent certified palm (kernel) oil with all four supply chain options being implemented so far [...]  For the store brands of REWE Group, the aim is to predominately use RSPO-certified palm (kernel) oil products [...] The purchase of certified palm (kernel) oil for the store brand products of REWE Group must in all cases comply with the requirements set out [above]."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Since 2013, REWE Group has committed itself to the exclusive use of 100 per cent certified palm (kernel) oil with all four supply chain options being implemented so far [...]  For the store brands of REWE Group, the aim is to predominately use RSPO-certified palm (kernel) oil products [...] The purchase of certified palm (kernel) oil for the store brand products of REWE Group must in all cases comply with the requirements set out [above]."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            The latest milestone in their goal is "Purchase 100 per cent at least at mass balance in 2020"
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Since 2013, REWE Group has committed itself to the exclusive use of 100 per cent certified palm (kernel) oil with all four supply chain options being implemented so far [...]  For the store brands of REWE Group, the aim is to predominately use RSPO-certified palm (kernel) oil products [...] The purchase of certified palm (kernel) oil for the store brand products of REWE Group must in all cases comply with the requirements set out [above]."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/11
          • Commitment details
            downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            "In order to identify the precise origins of the palm (kernel) oil used for the store brand products of REWE Group, the palm (kernel) oil products should be traceable up to the level of the mills, or ideally up to the individual plantations. Therefore, a regular dialogue with relevant store brand suppliers is crucial to advance the development of the sector and agree on common solutions that ensure this traceability."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "In order to identify the precise origins of the palm (kernel) oil used for the store brand products of REWE Group, the palm (kernel) oil products should be traceable up to the level of the mills, or ideally up to the individual plantations. Therefore, a regular dialogue with relevant store brand suppliers is crucial to advance the development of the sector and agree on common solutions that ensure this traceability."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "In order to identify the precise origins of the palm (kernel) oil used for the store brand products of REWE Group, the palm (kernel) oil products should be traceable up to the level of the mills, or ideally up to the individual plantations. Therefore, a regular dialogue with relevant store brand suppliers is crucial to advance the development of the sector and agree on common solutions that ensure this traceability."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "In order to identify the precise origins of the palm (kernel) oil used for the store brand products of REWE Group, the palm (kernel) oil products should be traceable up to the level of the mills, or ideally up to the individual plantations. Therefore, a regular dialogue with relevant store brand suppliers is crucial to advance the development of the sector and agree on common solutions that ensure this traceability."
          • 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
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            "Since 2013, REWE Group has committed itself to the exclusive use of 100 per cent certified palm (kernel) oil with all four supply chain options being implemented so far [...]  For the store brands of REWE Group, the aim is to predominately use RSPO-certified palm (kernel) oil products [...] The purchase of certified palm (kernel) oil for the store brand products of REWE Group must in all cases comply with the requirements set out [above]."
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            In 2017 Rewe Group reported to the RSPO that their total palm usage was 8,052.47 tonnes, of which 100% was RSPO-certified. This broke down into: book and claim-704.63 tonnes, mass balance-1,298.42 tonnes, segregated-5985.74 tonnes, identity preserved-63.23 tonnes.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            In 2017 Rewe Group reported to the RSPO that their total palm usage was 8,052.47 tonnes, of which 100% was RSPO-certified. This broke down into: book and claim-704.63 tonnes, mass balance-1,298.42 tonnes, segregated-5985.74 tonnes, identity preserved-63.23 tonnes.
        • 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
          "The implementation of the requirements outlined in these guidelines, particularly with regard to the use of certified palm (kernel) oil is continuously monitored both as part of the regular dialogues and in the form of audits."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          Rewe Group are a member of the Rainforest Alliance Standards Committee: "Rainforest Alliance is a sustainability standard for the production of agricultural raw materials and products. The Standards Committee decides on the further development of the content on the basis of the public standard consultations."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          8,052.47 Tonnes
          REWE Group reported their total palm oil consumption in 2017 as 8,052.47 Tonnes, 100% of which was certified.
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      32/86
      • Commitment Strength
        23/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            "By the end of 2020, all paper [Rewe and Penny] packaging should be made of certified recycled paper or certified virgin fibre." "REWE Group uses the seal of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC™) as well as the German environmental seal Blauer Engel (Blue Angel) [...] nearly 80 per cent of hygienic paper products at REWE and PENNY have the FSC® label."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "By the end of 2020, all paper [Rewe and Penny] packaging should be made of certified recycled paper or certified virgin fibre." "REWE Group uses the seal of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC™) as well as the German environmental seal Blauer Engel (Blue Angel) [...] nearly 80 per cent of hygienic paper products at REWE and PENNY have the FSC® label."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "By the end of 2020, all paper [Rewe and Penny] packaging should be made of certified recycled paper or certified virgin fibre." "REWE Group uses the seal of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC™) as well as the German environmental seal Blauer Engel (Blue Angel) [...] nearly 80 per cent of hygienic paper products at REWE and PENNY have the FSC® label."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "By the end of 2020, all paper [Rewe and Penny] packaging should be made of certified recycled paper or certified virgin fibre." "REWE Group uses the seal of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC™) as well as the German environmental seal Blauer Engel (Blue Angel) [...] nearly 80 per cent of hygienic paper products at REWE and PENNY have the FSC® label."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "By the end of 2020, all paper [Rewe and Penny] packaging should be made of certified recycled paper or certified virgin fibre." "REWE Group uses the seal of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC™) as well as the German environmental seal Blauer Engel (Blue Angel) [...] nearly 80 per cent of hygienic paper products at REWE and PENNY have the FSC® label."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "By the end of 2020, all paper [Rewe and Penny] packaging should be made of certified recycled paper or certified virgin fibre." "REWE Group uses the seal of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC™) as well as the German environmental seal Blauer Engel (Blue Angel) [...] nearly 80 per cent of hygienic paper products at REWE and PENNY have the FSC® label."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "By the end of 2020, all paper [Rewe and Penny] packaging should be made of certified recycled paper or certified virgin fibre." "REWE Group uses the seal of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC™) as well as the German environmental seal Blauer Engel (Blue Angel) [...] nearly 80 per cent of hygienic paper products at REWE and PENNY have the FSC® label."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
             
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "REWE and PENNY are completely changing the primary paper packaging of their own products towards more environmentally friendly alternatives. Through this, by the end of 2020, all paper packaging should be made of certified recycled paper or certified virgin fibre."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "REWE and PENNY are completely changing the primary paper packaging of their own products towards more environmentally friendly alternatives. Through this, by the end of 2020, all paper packaging should be made of certified recycled paper or certified virgin fibre."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "REWE and PENNY are completely changing the primary paper packaging of their own products towards more environmentally friendly alternatives. Through this, by the end of 2020, all paper packaging should be made of certified recycled paper or certified virgin fibre."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "REWE and PENNY are completely changing the primary paper packaging of their own products towards more environmentally friendly alternatives. Through this, by the end of 2020, all paper packaging should be made of certified recycled paper or certified virgin fibre."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "REWE and PENNY are completely changing the primary paper packaging of their own products towards more environmentally friendly alternatives. Through this, by the end of 2020, all paper packaging should be made of certified recycled paper or certified virgin fibre."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "REWE and PENNY are completely changing the primary paper packaging of their own products towards more environmentally friendly alternatives. Through this, by the end of 2020, all paper packaging should be made of certified recycled paper or certified virgin fibre."
        • 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
            "By the end of 2020, all paper [Rewe and Penny] packaging should be made of certified recycled paper or certified virgin fibre." "REWE Group uses the seal of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC™) as well as the German environmental seal Blauer Engel (Blue Angel) [...] nearly 80 per cent of hygienic paper products at REWE and PENNY have the FSC® label."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            "The share of more environmentally conscious paper in total consumption at REWE Group is nearly 100 per cent. The share of recycled paper among more environmentally conscious paper exceeded 95 per cent in 2017. For the remaining total of nearly five per cent, the company uses virgin fibre paper from sustainable forestry that has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC™)."
          • 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
            "By the end of 2020, all paper [Rewe and Penny] packaging should be made of certified recycled paper or certified virgin fibre." "REWE Group uses the seal of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC™) as well as the German environmental seal Blauer Engel (Blue Angel) [...] nearly 80 per cent of hygienic paper products at REWE and PENNY have the FSC® label."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          9,016.35 tonnes
          Rewe Group report total paper consumption on their website.
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      6/86
      • Commitment Strength
        4/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/21
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Type of commitment: Sustainability commitment
            "As part of its sustainable development strategy for its own store brand products, the REWE Group demands and promotes the successive substitution of soy meal imported from South America with domestic and European protein sources."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Only some sourcing regions affected
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "As part of its sustainable development strategy for its own store brand products, the REWE Group demands and promotes the successive substitution of soy meal imported from South America with domestic and European protein sources."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Does not apply to all suppliers
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Does not apply to all suppliers
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • 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
        2/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/4
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.7
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "The REWE Group is a founding member of the Danube Soya Association [...] whose principal task is the promotion of cultivating non-GMO soy in the European Danube Region." Rewe Group also make regular, active contributions to the 'Forum für nachhaltigere Eiweißfuttermittel'.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Timber
      19/86
      • 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: Protects priority forests
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC
            "[Rewe Group] supports environmentally and socially conscious forest management by increasingly procuring wood and paper for its products and packaging from sustainably operated sources. REWE Group uses the seal of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC™) as well as the German environmental seal Blauer Engel (Blue Angel)"
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "[Rewe Group] supports environmentally and socially conscious forest management by increasingly procuring wood and paper for its products and packaging from sustainably operated sources. REWE Group uses the seal of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC™) as well as the German environmental seal Blauer Engel (Blue Angel)"
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "[Rewe Group] supports environmentally and socially conscious forest management by increasingly procuring wood and paper for its products and packaging from sustainably operated sources. REWE Group uses the seal of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC™) as well as the German environmental seal Blauer Engel (Blue Angel)"
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "[Rewe Group] supports environmentally and socially conscious forest management by increasingly procuring wood and paper for its products and packaging from sustainably operated sources. REWE Group uses the seal of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC™) as well as the German environmental seal Blauer Engel (Blue Angel)"
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "[Rewe Group] supports environmentally and socially conscious forest management by increasingly procuring wood and paper for its products and packaging from sustainably operated sources. REWE Group uses the seal of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC™) as well as the German environmental seal Blauer Engel (Blue Angel)"
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            "[Rewe Group] supports environmentally and socially conscious forest management by increasingly procuring wood and paper for its products and packaging from sustainably operated sources. REWE Group uses the seal of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC™) as well as the German environmental seal Blauer Engel (Blue Angel)"
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
            "[Rewe Group] supports environmentally and socially conscious forest management by increasingly procuring wood and paper for its products and packaging from sustainably operated sources. REWE Group uses the seal of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC™) as well as the German environmental seal Blauer Engel (Blue Angel)"
        • 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
        5/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            4/4
            In their 2017 sustainability report, Rewe Group showed evidence of timber certification in their stores : "toom Baumarkt DIY stores offer a continuously expanding range of certified items from many different product categories and are officially FSC and PEFC certified."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2.7/2.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2.7/2.7
            certification
            In their 2017 sustainability report, Rewe Group showed evidence of timber certification in their stores : "toom Baumarkt DIY stores offer a continuously expanding range of certified items from many different product categories and are officially FSC and PEFC certified."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        0/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    14/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    6/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Rewe Group is a German retail company that operates within food retail, home improvement, pharmacies, discount stores, apparel shops, and travel. Rewe Group has over 15,000 stores in 20 European countries, and every week the company has 70 million customers visiting their shops. A number of products sold by Rewe Group contains palm oil.  

Sector
Industry sector 
Food retail, Furniture & flooring
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
Germany
Company Type
Company type 
Private
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Rewe, Billa, Merkur, Toom, Penny

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