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  • Overall approach
    5/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      2/4
      Zero net deforestation or, for soy, palm oil, leather and beef companies only, no deforestation of HCV and HCS forests
      2/4
      "The companies of REWE Group expect their suppliers to contribute to net-zero deforestation. The supplier is requested to ensure that no clearing of primary forests and other high conservation value (HCV) areas takes place within the supply chain and that cultivation on land cleared after July 2008 is prohibited. Legal deforestation must be compensated for through reforestation."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      REWE Group signed the Statement of Support for the Cerrado Manifesto; Company is a signatory to the Soy Moratorium
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Protecting forests and biodiversity play a crucial role in reducing climate change. The companies of REWE Group expect their suppliers to contribute to net-zero deforestation. The supplier is requested to ensure that no clearing of primary forests and other high conservation value (HCV) areas takes place within the supply chain and that cultivation on land cleared after July 2008 is prohibited. Legal deforestation must be compensated for through reforestation."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      REWES raw materials policies are within this strategy - "Sustainability is anchored at the highest level of corporate management – overall responsibility lies with the Chairman of the Executive Board. In addition, each sales line has its own sustainability division, which further develops the sales line’s sustainability strategy."
    • 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
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 160 hectares
      [translation] "In February 2018, REWE Group was able to hand over a total of 160 hectares of reforested pastureland in a nature reserve to the Panamanian Ministry of the Environment."
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    36/88
    • Beef
      25/88
      • Commitment Strength
        6/20
        • 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
          6/9
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2.7/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2.7/5.3
            "The supplier must be able to prove the origin of all of its agricultural raw materials (at least the country of origin). REWE reserves the right to request the supplier to provide a complete representation of the supply chain (supply chain mapping) through to the source at a specific point in time to facilitate the assessment of the implementation of this CoC in relation to the upstream supply chain. The companies of REWE Group are entitled to request the necessary data and information from the supplier for implementing this CoC and for ensuring their own due diligence at any time."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "The supplier must be able to prove the origin of all of its agricultural raw materials (at least the country of origin). REWE reserves the right to request the supplier to provide a complete representation of the supply chain (supply chain mapping) through to the source at a specific point in time to facilitate the assessment of the implementation of this CoC in relation to the upstream supply chain. The companies of REWE Group are entitled to request the necessary data and information from the supplier for implementing this CoC and for ensuring their own due diligence at any time."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "The supplier must be able to prove the origin of all of its agricultural raw materials (at least the country of origin). REWE reserves the right to request the supplier to provide a complete representation of the supply chain (supply chain mapping) through to the source at a specific point in time to facilitate the assessment of the implementation of this CoC in relation to the upstream supply chain. The companies of REWE Group are entitled to request the necessary data and information from the supplier for implementing this CoC and for ensuring their own due diligence at any time."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "The supplier must be able to prove the origin of all of its agricultural raw materials (at least the country of origin). REWE reserves the right to request the supplier to provide a complete representation of the supply chain (supply chain mapping) through to the source at a specific point in time to facilitate the assessment of the implementation of this CoC in relation to the upstream supply chain. The companies of REWE Group are entitled to request the necessary data and information from the supplier for implementing this CoC and for ensuring their own due diligence at any time."
      • Social Considerations
        13/18
        • 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
          "REWE Group aligns its business operations with the following internationally applicable standards and guidelines: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations (UN) the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights (UNGP) conventions and recommendations of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on labour and social standards of the principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises; and the Forced Labour Priority Principles of the Consumer Good Forum (CGF)"
        • 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
          "REWE Group therefore strives to support small holders, for example, by purchasing certified products and through projects."
        • 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
          "This is accompanied by the obligation to comply with the following principles in particular: All forms of discrimination are prohibited. Business partners undertake not to exclude or favour persons on the basis of their gender, origin or other reasons."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          "In the event legally permitted land use changes are made, or water or resources of local communities are used or affected, the supplier must obtain the free, prior and informed consent of the communities in question and document this process."
        • 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
          "REWE sets out in each section of the code of conduct that there is a need to comply with laws and regulations and then discuss their right to carry our audits: "The companies of REWE Group are entitled to check whether the supplier is complying with the requirements of this CoC at all times. For this purpose, employees of REWE Group companies and third parties commissioned by them are entitled to audit the supplier’s premises and operating facilities during usual business hours, to check the measures taken by the supplier to comply with this CoC, to inspect all relevant documents of the supplier, and to speak to employees of the supplier on and off the supplier’s premises in this regard. The supplier must also stipulate this right in favour of REWE Group companies in its contracts with sub-suppliers and to ensure that these, in turn, stipulate this right in contracts with their sub-suppliers, so that the companies of REWE Group are entitled to carry out audits throughout the entire production chain."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          [translation] "Our compliance notification process guarantees a trustworthy and, at the same time, transparent approach to handling compliance notices. In principle, references to the actions of the REWE Group and its employees. A notice becomes a “compliance notice” if there is a suspicion of a rule violation or a criminal offense. Above all, corruption crimes cause considerable damage not only to REWE Group, but also to society. Compliance notices can be submitted by employees, but also by outsiders. [....] The Governance & Compliance central unit is the central point of contact for compliance matters.Contact:REWE Group CorporateGovernance & ComplianceDomstrasse 2050668 Colognecompliance@rewe-group.com"
        • 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
          "The companies of REWE Group are entitled to check whether the supplier is complying with the requirements of this CoC at all times. For this purpose, employees of REWE Group companies and third parties commissioned by them are entitled to audit the supplier’s premises and operating facilities during usual business hours, to check the measures taken by the supplier to comply with this CoC, to inspect all relevant documents of the supplier, and to speak to employees of the supplier on and off the supplier’s premises in this regard."
        • 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
    • Palm oil
      52/88
      • Commitment Strength
        13/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          3/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "REWE Group commits itself to purchasing certified palm oil for all private label products containing palm oil The use of certified palm oil is governed by the certification systems RSPO, ISCC+ and Rainforest Alliance, which have been acknowledged by the Sustainable Palm Oil Forum. For the private labels of REWE Group, the aim is to predominantly use RSPO-certified palm oil products."
          • 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?: Product line
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "REWE Group commits itself to purchasing certified palm oil for all private label products containing palm oil The use of certified palm oil is governed by the certification systems RSPO, ISCC+ and Rainforest Alliance, which have been acknowledged by the Sustainable Palm Oil Forum. For the private labels of REWE Group, the aim is to predominantly use RSPO-certified palm oil products."
          • 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
            Target is current. 
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "REWE Group commits itself to purchasing certified palm oil for all private label products containing palm oil The use of certified palm oil is governed by the certification systems RSPO, ISCC+ and Rainforest Alliance, which have been acknowledged by the Sustainable Palm Oil Forum. For the private labels of REWE Group, the aim is to predominantly use RSPO-certified palm oil products."
          • 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?: Product line
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "REWE Group commits itself to purchasing certified palm oil for all private label products containing palm oil The use of certified palm oil is governed by the certification systems RSPO, ISCC+ and Rainforest Alliance, which have been acknowledged by the Sustainable Palm Oil Forum. For the private labels of REWE Group, the aim is to predominantly use RSPO-certified palm oil products."
          • 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
            "REWE Group commits itself to purchasing certified palm oil for all private label products containing palm oil The use of certified palm oil is governed by the certification systems RSPO, ISCC+ and Rainforest Alliance, which have been acknowledged by the Sustainable Palm Oil Forum. For the private labels of REWE Group, the aim is to predominantly use RSPO-certified palm oil products."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/6
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, checks compliance
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, checks compliance
            4/4
            "The supplier must be able to prove the origin of all of its agricultural raw materials (at least the country of origin). REWE reserves the right to requestthe supplier to provide a complete representation of the supply chain (supply chain mapping) through to the source at a specific point in time to facilitate the assessment of the implementation of this CoC in relation to the upstream supply chain."
          • 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
            "The supplier must be able to prove the origin of all of its agricultural raw materials (at least the country of origin). REWE reserves the right to requestthe supplier to provide a complete representation of the supply chain (supply chain mapping) through to the source at a specific point in time to facilitate the assessment of the implementation of this CoC in relation to the upstream supply chain."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "The supplier must be able to prove the origin of all of its agricultural raw materials (at least the country of origin). REWE reserves the right to requestthe supplier to provide a complete representation of the supply chain (supply chain mapping) through to the source at a specific point in time to facilitate the assessment of the implementation of this CoC in relation to the upstream supply chain."
          • 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
            "The supplier must be able to prove the origin of all of its agricultural raw materials (at least the country of origin). REWE reserves the right to requestthe supplier to provide a complete representation of the supply chain (supply chain mapping) through to the source at a specific point in time to facilitate the assessment of the implementation of this CoC in relation to the upstream supply chain."
      • Social Considerations
        13/18
        • 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
          "REWE Group aligns its business operations with the following internationally applicable standards and guidelines: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations (UN) the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights (UNGP) conventions and recommendations of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on labour and social standards of the principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises; and the Forced Labour Priority Principles of the Consumer Good Forum (CGF)"
        • 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
          "REWE Group therefore strives to support small holders, for example, by purchasing certified products and through projects."
        • 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
          "This is accompanied by the obligation to comply with the following principles in particular: All forms of discrimination are prohibited. Business partners undertake not to exclude or favour persons on the basis of their gender, origin or other reasons."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          "In the event legally permitted land use changes are made, or water or resources of local communities are used or affected, the supplier must obtain the free, prior and informed consent of the communities in question and document this process."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        26/50
        • 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
            They report progress within their ACOP Report for RSPO certification. 
          • 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
            In their 2019 ACOP report, they report progress on RSPO commitment. 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • 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?: Certification
            "REWE Group commits itself to purchasing certified palm oil for all private label products containing palm oil The use of certified palm oil is governed by the certification systems RSPO, ISCC+ and Rainforest Alliance, which have been acknowledged by the Sustainable Palm Oil Forum. For the private labels of REWE Group, the aim is to predominantly use RSPO-certified palm oil products."
          • 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
            It is verified through RSPO and this is seen in their latest 2019 ACOP report. 
          • 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?: Internal audit
            "The companies of REWE Group are entitled to check whether the supplier is complying with the requirements of this CoC at all times. For this purpose, employees of REWE Group companies and third parties commissioned by them are entitled to audit the supplier’s premises and operating facilities during usual business hours, to check the measures taken by the supplier to comply with this CoC, to inspect all relevant documents of the supplier, and to speak to employees of the supplier on and off the supplier’s premises in this regard. The supplier must also stipulate this right in favour of REWE Group companies in its contracts with sub-suppliers and to ensure that these, in turn, stipulate this right in contracts with their sub-suppliers, so that the companies of REWE Group are entitled to carry out audits throughout the entire production chain."
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          "Protecting forests and biodiversity play a crucial role in reducing climate change. The companies of REWE Group expect their suppliers to contribute to net-zero deforestation. The supplier is requested to ensure that no clearing of primary forests and other high conservation value (HCV) areas takes place within the supply chain and that cultivation on land cleared after July 2008 is prohibited. Legal deforestation must be compensated for through reforestation."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          "Protecting forests and biodiversity play a crucial role in reducing climate change. The companies of REWE Group expect their suppliers to contribute to net-zero deforestation. The supplier is requested to ensure that no clearing of primary forests and other high conservation value (HCV) areas takes place within the supply chain and that cultivation on land cleared after July 2008 is prohibited. Legal deforestation must be compensated for through reforestation."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Forum on Sustainable Palm Oil (FONAP)

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "In 2013, REWE Group co-founded the Forum on Sustainable Palm Oil (FONAP). The members of the multi stakeholder initiative undertake to significantly increase the proportion of sustainably produced palm oil, while at the same time FONAP and its members focus on improving existing certifications and standards."
        • 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
          "REWE sets out in each section of the code of conduct that there is a need to comply with laws and regulations and then discuss their right to carry our audits: "The companies of REWE Group are entitled to check whether the supplier is complying with the requirements of this CoC at all times. For this purpose, employees of REWE Group companies and third parties commissioned by them are entitled to audit the supplier’s premises and operating facilities during usual business hours, to check the measures taken by the supplier to comply with this CoC, to inspect all relevant documents of the supplier, and to speak to employees of the supplier on and off the supplier’s premises in this regard. The supplier must also stipulate this right in favour of REWE Group companies in its contracts with sub-suppliers and to ensure that these, in turn, stipulate this right in contracts with their sub-suppliers, so that the companies of REWE Group are entitled to carry out audits throughout the entire production chain."
        • 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

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own
          [translation] "Our compliance notification process guarantees a trustworthy and, at the same time, transparent approach to handling compliance notices. In principle, references to the actions of the REWE Group and its employees. A notice becomes a “compliance notice” if there is a suspicion of a rule violation or a criminal offense. Above all, corruption crimes cause considerable damage not only to REWE Group, but also to society. Compliance notices can be submitted by employees, but also by outsiders. [....] The Governance & Compliance central unit is the central point of contact for compliance matters.Contact:REWE Group CorporateGovernance & ComplianceDomstrasse 2050668 Colognecompliance@rewe-group.com"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 17425.53 tonnes
          In their 2019 ACOP report, 100% of their total 17425.53 tonnes of palm oil was certified. 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          What is the certified volume?: 17425.53 tonnes

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO
          In their 2019 ACOP report, 100% of their total 17425.53 tonnes of palm oil was 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
          "The companies of REWE Group are entitled to check whether the supplier is complying with the requirements of this CoC at all times. For this purpose, employees of REWE Group companies and third parties commissioned by them are entitled to audit the supplier’s premises and operating facilities during usual business hours, to check the measures taken by the supplier to comply with this CoC, to inspect all relevant documents of the supplier, and to speak to employees of the supplier on and off the supplier’s premises in this regard."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      36/88
      • Commitment Strength
        8/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          3/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "100 % certified paper packaging by the end of 2020 at REWE and PENNY in Germany"; "We at REWE Group are committed to take on ambitious goals to protect our environment. Given that a large part of our packaging consists of paper, we have pledged to tackle paper packaging of our private label products as part of our overall packaging strategy. Subsequently, we aim to promote responsible forestry and biodiversity by using certified recycled paper and certified fresh fiber paper in order to conserve resources wherever we cannot avoid or reduce our existing packaging. [...] Accepted standards [...] FSC Recycled - FSC 100% - FSC Mix - PEFC Recycled - PEFC Certified"
          • 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
            "100 % certified paper packaging by the end of 2020 at REWE and PENNY in Germany"
          • Target date
            Past target date, not updated or not achieved
            0/0.7
            Target date
            Past target date, not updated or not achieved
            0/0.7
            "100 % certified paper packaging by the end of 2020 at REWE and PENNY in Germany"; "The goal is to make all primary paper packaging mentioned in the scope of this one pager more eco-friendly by using certified recycled paper or certified fresh fiber"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "Subsequently, we aim to promote responsible forestry and biodiversity by using certified recycled paper and certified fresh fiber paper in order to conserve resources wherever we cannot avoid or reduce our existing packaging"
          • 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
            "Subsequently, we aim to promote responsible forestry and biodiversity by using certified recycled paper and certified fresh fiber paper in order to conserve resources wherever we cannot avoid or reduce our existing packaging"
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        13/18
        • 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
          "REWE Group aligns its business operations with the following internationally applicable standards and guidelines: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations (UN) the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights (UNGP) conventions and recommendations of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on labour and social standards of the principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises; and the Forced Labour Priority Principles of the Consumer Good Forum (CGF)"
        • 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
          "REWE Group therefore strives to support small holders, for example, by purchasing certified products and through projects."
        • 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
          "This is accompanied by the obligation to comply with the following principles in particular: All forms of discrimination are prohibited. Business partners undertake not to exclude or favour persons on the basis of their gender, origin or other reasons."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          "In the event legally permitted land use changes are made, or water or resources of local communities are used or affected, the supplier must obtain the free, prior and informed consent of the communities in question and document this process."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "the hygiene paper products at REWE and PENNY already bear 100 percent the FSC®, PEFC ™ or the Blue Angel label. In addition, the REWE Group has set itself the goal of that 100 percent of the relevant stationery at REWE and PENNY will have been awarded these three seals by the end of 2020. This goal was achieved ahead of schedule at the end of 2019."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            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 and PEFC certification

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC and PEFC certification
            "the hygiene paper products at REWE and PENNY already bear 100 percent the FSC®, PEFC ™ or the Blue Angel label. In addition, the REWE Group has set itself the goal of that 100 percent of the relevant stationery at REWE and PENNY will have been awarded these three seals by the end of 2020. This goal was achieved ahead of schedule at the end of 2019."
          • 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, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          "Protecting forests and biodiversity play a crucial role in reducing climate change. The companies of REWE Group expect their suppliers to contribute to net-zero deforestation. The supplier is requested to ensure that no clearing of primary forests and other high conservation value (HCV) areas takes place within the supply chain and that cultivation on land cleared after July 2008 is prohibited. Legal deforestation must be compensated for through reforestation."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          "Protecting forests and biodiversity play a crucial role in reducing climate change. The companies of REWE Group expect their suppliers to contribute to net-zero deforestation. The supplier is requested to ensure that no clearing of primary forests and other high conservation value (HCV) areas takes place within the supply chain and that cultivation on land cleared after July 2008 is prohibited. Legal deforestation must be compensated for through reforestation."
        • 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
          "REWE sets out in each section of the code of conduct that there is a need to comply with laws and regulations and then discuss their right to carry our audits: "The companies of REWE Group are entitled to check whether the supplier is complying with the requirements of this CoC at all times. For this purpose, employees of REWE Group companies and third parties commissioned by them are entitled to audit the supplier’s premises and operating facilities during usual business hours, to check the measures taken by the supplier to comply with this CoC, to inspect all relevant documents of the supplier, and to speak to employees of the supplier on and off the supplier’s premises in this regard. The supplier must also stipulate this right in favour of REWE Group companies in its contracts with sub-suppliers and to ensure that these, in turn, stipulate this right in contracts with their sub-suppliers, so that the companies of REWE Group are entitled to carry out audits throughout the entire production chain."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          [translation] "Our compliance notification process guarantees a trustworthy and, at the same time, transparent approach to handling compliance notices. In principle, references to the actions of the REWE Group and its employees. A notice becomes a “compliance notice” if there is a suspicion of a rule violation or a criminal offense. Above all, corruption crimes cause considerable damage not only to REWE Group, but also to society. Compliance notices can be submitted by employees, but also by outsiders. [....] The Governance & Compliance central unit is the central point of contact for compliance matters.Contact:REWE Group CorporateGovernance & ComplianceDomstrasse 2050668 Colognecompliance@rewe-group.com"
        • 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
          "The companies of REWE Group are entitled to check whether the supplier is complying with the requirements of this CoC at all times. For this purpose, employees of REWE Group companies and third parties commissioned by them are entitled to audit the supplier’s premises and operating facilities during usual business hours, to check the measures taken by the supplier to comply with this CoC, to inspect all relevant documents of the supplier, and to speak to employees of the supplier on and off the supplier’s premises in this regard."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified
          "the integration of sustainability as part of the supplier evaluation is promoted and specific rules are created through sensitization and obligations of the contractual partners in order to implement sustainability across the entire supply chain. As far as this is noted in the requirements, these rules are also an integral part of the supplier contracts and are checked by the sustainability department of the REWE Group in the purchasing process."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      35/88
      • Commitment Strength
        9/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          1/11
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1.3/8
            Other certification scheme: ProTerra standard

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

            Which certification schemes are used?: Other certification
            "All private-label eggs, milk and fresh poultry at REWE and PENNY are now produced using sustainable soya as animal feed and are certified as deforestation-free [...]To minimise the long-term impact of animal food products on deforestation in South America, the REWE Group is continuously analysing all supply chains that involve the extensive use of soya. [...] This means that for the supply chains of its private-label products of animal origin, the REWE Group has adopted a principle of gradually reducing soya bean meal imports from South America and certifying non-substitutable South American soya (for example, using the ProTerra Standard). It is also facilitating the cultivation of soya in Europe and the use of alternative, local sources of protein."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Location

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Focus on South America supply and indirect soy only.
            "All private-label eggs, milk and fresh poultry at REWE and PENNY are now produced using sustainable soya as animal feed and are certified as deforestation-free [...]To minimise the long-term impact of animal food products on deforestation in South America, the REWE Group is continuously analysing all supply chains that involve the extensive use of soya. [...] This means that for the supply chains of its private-label products of animal origin, the REWE Group has adopted a principle of gradually reducing soya bean meal imports from South America and certifying non-substitutable South American soya (for example, using the ProTerra Standard). It is also facilitating the cultivation of soya in Europe and the use of alternative, local sources of protein."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
            Target date
            No target date
            0/1
            "All private-label eggs, milk and fresh poultry at REWE and PENNY are now produced using sustainable soya as animal feed and are certified as deforestation-free [...]To minimise the long-term impact of animal food products on deforestation in South America, the REWE Group is continuously analysing all supply chains that involve the extensive use of soya. [...] This means that for the supply chains of its private-label products of animal origin, the REWE Group has adopted a principle of gradually reducing soya bean meal imports from South America and certifying non-substitutable South American soya (for example, using the ProTerra Standard). It is also facilitating the cultivation of soya in Europe and the use of alternative, local sources of protein."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
            "All private-label eggs, milk and fresh poultry at REWE and PENNY are now produced using sustainable soya as animal feed and are certified as deforestation-free [...]To minimise the long-term impact of animal food products on deforestation in South America, the REWE Group is continuously analysing all supply chains that involve the extensive use of soya. [...] This means that for the supply chains of its private-label products of animal origin, the REWE Group has adopted a principle of gradually reducing soya bean meal imports from South America and certifying non-substitutable South American soya (for example, using the ProTerra Standard). It is also facilitating the cultivation of soya in Europe and the use of alternative, local sources of protein."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          9/9
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, checks compliance
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, checks compliance
            5.3/5.3
            "The supplier must be able to prove the origin of all of its agricultural raw materials (at least the country of origin). REWE reserves the right to request the supplier to provide a complete representation of the supply chain (supply chain mapping) through to the source at a specific point in time to facilitate the assessment of the implementation of this CoC in relation to the upstream supply chain. The companies of REWE Group are entitled to request the necessary data and information from the supplier for implementing this CoC and for ensuring their own due diligence at any time."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "The supplier must be able to prove the origin of all of its agricultural raw materials (at least the country of origin). REWE reserves the right to request the supplier to provide a complete representation of the supply chain (supply chain mapping) through to the source at a specific point in time to facilitate the assessment of the implementation of this CoC in relation to the upstream supply chain. The companies of REWE Group are entitled to request the necessary data and information from the supplier for implementing this CoC and for ensuring their own due diligence at any time."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "The supplier must be able to prove the origin of all of its agricultural raw materials (at least the country of origin). REWE reserves the right to request the supplier to provide a complete representation of the supply chain (supply chain mapping) through to the source at a specific point in time to facilitate the assessment of the implementation of this CoC in relation to the upstream supply chain. The companies of REWE Group are entitled to request the necessary data and information from the supplier for implementing this CoC and for ensuring their own due diligence at any time."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "The supplier must be able to prove the origin of all of its agricultural raw materials (at least the country of origin). REWE reserves the right to request the supplier to provide a complete representation of the supply chain (supply chain mapping) through to the source at a specific point in time to facilitate the assessment of the implementation of this CoC in relation to the upstream supply chain. The companies of REWE Group are entitled to request the necessary data and information from the supplier for implementing this CoC and for ensuring their own due diligence at any time."
      • Social Considerations
        13/18
        • 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
          "REWE Group aligns its business operations with the following internationally applicable standards and guidelines: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations (UN) the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights (UNGP) conventions and recommendations of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on labour and social standards of the principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises; and the Forced Labour Priority Principles of the Consumer Good Forum (CGF)"
        • 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
          "REWE Group therefore strives to support small holders, for example, by purchasing certified products and through projects."
        • 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
          "This is accompanied by the obligation to comply with the following principles in particular: All forms of discrimination are prohibited. Business partners undertake not to exclude or favour persons on the basis of their gender, origin or other reasons."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          "In the event legally permitted land use changes are made, or water or resources of local communities are used or affected, the supplier must obtain the free, prior and informed consent of the communities in question and document this process."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        12/50
        • 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
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          "Protecting forests and biodiversity play a crucial role in reducing climate change. The companies of REWE Group expect their suppliers to contribute to net-zero deforestation. The supplier is requested to ensure that no clearing of primary forests and other high conservation value (HCV) areas takes place within the supply chain and that cultivation on land cleared after July 2008 is prohibited. Legal deforestation must be compensated for through reforestation."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          "Protecting forests and biodiversity play a crucial role in reducing climate change. The companies of REWE Group expect their suppliers to contribute to net-zero deforestation. The supplier is requested to ensure that no clearing of primary forests and other high conservation value (HCV) areas takes place within the supply chain and that cultivation on land cleared after July 2008 is prohibited. Legal deforestation must be compensated for through reforestation."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Donau Soja Organisation

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "As a founding member of the Donau Soja Organisation, the REWE Group has cooperated with around 220 farmers since 2015 to support the cultivation of over 55,000 tons of certified, deforestation-free soya in the Zupanja region of Croatia. The organisation advocates sustainably produced, non-genetically engineered soya from Europe that helps to create added value in the Danube basin region. Donau Soja thus supports an independent, environmentally sustainable source of protein in Europe, thereby reducing the pressure on the sensitive regions of South America."
        • 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
          "REWE sets out in each section of the code of conduct that there is a need to comply with laws and regulations and then discuss their right to carry our audits: "The companies of REWE Group are entitled to check whether the supplier is complying with the requirements of this CoC at all times. For this purpose, employees of REWE Group companies and third parties commissioned by them are entitled to audit the supplier’s premises and operating facilities during usual business hours, to check the measures taken by the supplier to comply with this CoC, to inspect all relevant documents of the supplier, and to speak to employees of the supplier on and off the supplier’s premises in this regard. The supplier must also stipulate this right in favour of REWE Group companies in its contracts with sub-suppliers and to ensure that these, in turn, stipulate this right in contracts with their sub-suppliers, so that the companies of REWE Group are entitled to carry out audits throughout the entire production chain."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          [translation] "Our compliance notification process guarantees a trustworthy and, at the same time, transparent approach to handling compliance notices. In principle, references to the actions of the REWE Group and its employees. A notice becomes a “compliance notice” if there is a suspicion of a rule violation or a criminal offense. Above all, corruption crimes cause considerable damage not only to REWE Group, but also to society. Compliance notices can be submitted by employees, but also by outsiders. [....] The Governance & Compliance central unit is the central point of contact for compliance matters.Contact:REWE Group CorporateGovernance & ComplianceDomstrasse 2050668 Colognecompliance@rewe-group.com"
        • 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
          "The companies of REWE Group are entitled to check whether the supplier is complying with the requirements of this CoC at all times. For this purpose, employees of REWE Group companies and third parties commissioned by them are entitled to audit the supplier’s premises and operating facilities during usual business hours, to check the measures taken by the supplier to comply with this CoC, to inspect all relevant documents of the supplier, and to speak to employees of the supplier on and off the supplier’s premises in this regard."
        • 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
    • Timber *
      30/88
      • Commitment Strength
        4/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          5/11
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2.7/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2.7/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "REWE Group is committed to protecting the forests of the world and the animals and plants that live there. For this reason, it 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). A large number of REWE Group products already bear these seals."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "REWE Group is committed to protecting the forests of the world and the animals and plants that live there. For this reason, it 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). A large number of REWE Group products already bear these seals."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
            Target date
            No target date
            0/1
            "REWE Group is committed to protecting the forests of the world and the animals and plants that live there. For this reason, it 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). A large number of REWE Group products already bear these seals."
          • 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
        13/18
        • 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
          "REWE Group aligns its business operations with the following internationally applicable standards and guidelines: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations (UN) the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights (UNGP) conventions and recommendations of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on labour and social standards of the principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises; and the Forced Labour Priority Principles of the Consumer Good Forum (CGF)"
        • 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
          "REWE Group therefore strives to support small holders, for example, by purchasing certified products and through projects."
        • 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
          "This is accompanied by the obligation to comply with the following principles in particular: All forms of discrimination are prohibited. Business partners undertake not to exclude or favour persons on the basis of their gender, origin or other reasons."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • 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
          "In the event legally permitted land use changes are made, or water or resources of local communities are used or affected, the supplier must obtain the free, prior and informed consent of the communities in question and document this process."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            "In addition, the REWE Group has set itself the goal of that 100 percent of the relevant stationery at REWE and PENNY will also have been awarded these three seals by the end of 2020. This goal was achieved ahead of schedule at the end of 2019. [...] REWE and PENNY are converting their entire range of charcoal to FSC or PEFC-certified products, whose production uses wood from sustainable forest management and controlled sources. By the end of 2019, the REWE Group would like to exclusively offer certified charcoal in its around 5,500 REWE and PENNY stores nationwide."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC and PEFC certification

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC and PEFC certification
            "In addition, the REWE Group has set itself the goal of that 100 percent of the relevant stationery at REWE and PENNY will also have been awarded these three seals by the end of 2020. This goal was achieved ahead of schedule at the end of 2019. [...] REWE and PENNY are converting their entire range of charcoal to FSC or PEFC-certified products, whose production uses wood from sustainable forest management and controlled sources. By the end of 2019, the REWE Group would like to exclusively offer certified charcoal in its around 5,500 REWE and PENNY stores nationwide."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          "Protecting forests and biodiversity play a crucial role in reducing climate change. The companies of REWE Group expect their suppliers to contribute to net-zero deforestation. The supplier is requested to ensure that no clearing of primary forests and other high conservation value (HCV) areas takes place within the supply chain and that cultivation on land cleared after July 2008 is prohibited. Legal deforestation must be compensated for through reforestation."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          "Protecting forests and biodiversity play a crucial role in reducing climate change. The companies of REWE Group expect their suppliers to contribute to net-zero deforestation. The supplier is requested to ensure that no clearing of primary forests and other high conservation value (HCV) areas takes place within the supply chain and that cultivation on land cleared after July 2008 is prohibited. Legal deforestation must be compensated for through reforestation."
        • 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
          "REWE sets out in each section of the code of conduct that there is a need to comply with laws and regulations and then discuss their right to carry our audits: "The companies of REWE Group are entitled to check whether the supplier is complying with the requirements of this CoC at all times. For this purpose, employees of REWE Group companies and third parties commissioned by them are entitled to audit the supplier’s premises and operating facilities during usual business hours, to check the measures taken by the supplier to comply with this CoC, to inspect all relevant documents of the supplier, and to speak to employees of the supplier on and off the supplier’s premises in this regard. The supplier must also stipulate this right in favour of REWE Group companies in its contracts with sub-suppliers and to ensure that these, in turn, stipulate this right in contracts with their sub-suppliers, so that the companies of REWE Group are entitled to carry out audits throughout the entire production chain."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          [translation] "Our compliance notification process guarantees a trustworthy and, at the same time, transparent approach to handling compliance notices. In principle, references to the actions of the REWE Group and its employees. A notice becomes a “compliance notice” if there is a suspicion of a rule violation or a criminal offense. Above all, corruption crimes cause considerable damage not only to REWE Group, but also to society. Compliance notices can be submitted by employees, but also by outsiders. [....] The Governance & Compliance central unit is the central point of contact for compliance matters.Contact:REWE Group CorporateGovernance & ComplianceDomstrasse 2050668 Colognecompliance@rewe-group.com"
        • 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
          "The companies of REWE Group are entitled to check whether the supplier is complying with the requirements of this CoC at all times. For this purpose, employees of REWE Group companies and third parties commissioned by them are entitled to audit the supplier’s premises and operating facilities during usual business hours, to check the measures taken by the supplier to comply with this CoC, to inspect all relevant documents of the supplier, and to speak to employees of the supplier on and off the supplier’s premises in this regard."
        • 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
    8/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    14/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    13/18
    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 its shops. The breadth of its retail market means it is exposed to several forest risk commodities. Rewe Group is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy, beef and paper packaging and is also assessed for its exposure to timber.

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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